APNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

At the APNA 33rd Annual Conference, you'll have the opportunity to earn up to 25.25 continuing education contact hours onsite and more than 123 contact hours total*. Because session recordings will be available to you after the Annual Conference, you will have the opportunity to earn contact hours for any sessions for which you did not earn contact hours onsite. Access to these sessions is included in the registration rate!

Click the links below to explore the varied program assembled by the APNA Scholarly Review Committee led by Chizimuzo (Zim) T.C. Okoli, PhD, MPH, RN. Dr. Okoli describes a program that is “impressive and stimulating in its quality, depth and breadth and will showcase important advancements in psychiatric mental health nursing research, practice, and education.”

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APNA Annual Conference Attendee
 

Schedule at a Glance

*Click on each day inside the gold box to view the full list of sessions for that day.*
 

Tuesday October 1

 

4:00pm-6:00pm

Registration Open

 

 

7:00am-7:30pm

8:00am-6:00pm

Registration Open

Suicide Prevention Training
(Pre-registration required)

8:00am-12:15pm

Pre-Conference Sessions
Block 1:  8:00am-10:00am
Block 2:  10:15am-1
2:15pm
Tracks: Pharmacology, Neurobiology, Research, Substance Use, Practice, Education & Practice, Motivational Interviewing

12:20pm-1:50pm

Product Theater Lunch*

2:00pm-6:15pm

Pre-Conference Sessions
Block 3:  2:00pm-4:00pm
Block 4:  4:15pm-6:15pm
Tracks:  Pharmacology, Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent, Undergraduate Education, Practice, Education & Practice, Therapies

6:30pm-7:30pm

Conference Kickoff and Awards Presentation

8:00pm-9:30pm

Product Theater Dinner*

 

 

6:45am-8:15am

Product Theater Breakfast*

8:30am-6:00pm

Registration Open

9:00am-10:00am

President's Address
Gail R. Stern

10:00am-6:30pm

Poster Presentations Open

10:15am-12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 1:  10:15am-11:00am
Block 2:  11:15am-12:00pm
Tracks: Pharmacology, Inpatient Safety, Child & Adolescent, Education, Practice, Older Adults, Quality Improvement

12:15pm-1:45pm

Product Theater Lunch*

1:30pm-5:00pm

Exhibits Open

3:30pm-4:15pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions
Tracks: Graduate Education, Safety, Trauma, Undergraduate Education, Tobacco, Administration, Research

4:30pm-6:15pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 3:  4:30pm – 5:15pm
Block 4:  5:30pm – 6:15pm
Tracks: Pharmacology, Transitions to Practice, Child & Adolescent, Education: Substance Use, Practice, Special Populations, Novel Approaches

6:30pm-9:30pm

Standup Comedy and Mardi Gras Reception
Pete Lee

 

 

6:45am-8:15am

Product Theater Breakfast*

8:30am-6:00pm

Registration Open

9:00am-10:00am

Keynote Presentation
Nanette Larson

10:00am-3:00pm

Poster Presentations Open

10:00am-12:30pm

Exhibit Hall Open

11:45am-12:30pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions
Tracks: Pharmacology, Inpatient, Child & Adolescent, Education, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, Simulation, Research

12:45pm-2:15pm

Product Theater Lunch*

2:30pm-3:15pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions
Tracks:  Pharmacology, Inpatient Safety, Child & Adolescent, Undergraduate Education, Substance Use: Opioids, International, Research

3:30pm-6:15pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 1:  3:30pm – 4:15pm
Block 2:  4:30pm – 5:15pm
Block 3:  5:30pm – 6:15pm
Tracks:  Graduate Education, Inpatient Safety, Child & Adolescent, Undergraduate Education, Integrated Care, Military, Research

6:30pm-7:30pm

Chapter Meetings

8:00pm-9:30pm

Symposium Dinner*

 

 

6:00am-7:30am

Product Theater Breakfast*

7:30am-2:00pm

Registration Open

8:00am-10:00am

Council Meetings
Block 1: 8:00am – 9:00am
Block 2: 9:15am – 10:15am

Councils: Forensic, Mental Health Advocacy, Recovery, Research, Safe Environments, VHA/Military, Addictions, Administrative, Child & Adolescent, Education, Practice

10:30am-1:15pm

Concurrent Sessions
Block 1:  10:30am-11:15am
Block 2:  11:30am-12:15pm
Block 3: 12:30pm-1:15pm
Tracks: Practice, Inpatient, Child & Adolescent, Undergraduate Education, Substance Use, Trauma, Research
 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Annual Meeting & Town Hall

 

 

Note: The final number of contact hours is subject to change with the addition of other programs. APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary, and the right to cancel sessions if events occur beyond reasonable control of APNA.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

*This conference includes sessions sponsored by industries, including pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Product Theaters, Symposia). These sessions typically include a meal that is paid for by the program's sponsor(s). Before deciding to attend these sessions, it is important for you to determine whether you are subject to any restrictions on your ability to accept meals or other similar items from these kinds of entities. These limitations could include federal and state requirements (e.g., Vermont), applicable nursing professional ethical guidelines, or restrictions imposed by your employer. For more detailed information on any restrictions that may apply to you, we suggest you consult your legal advisor, state board of nursing or your employer. These sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis and do not require an additional fee.  

 

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