Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association Annual Conference

Event date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 - Saturday, Sep 21, 2013
Location: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL

The Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Associations (GAPNA) is hosting its 32nd Annual Conference in Chicago, IL September 18-21, 2013.  GAPNA (formerly NCGNP) was founded in 1981, by a small group of GNPs with the intention of offering the first continuing education conferences designed specifically to meet the needs of advanced practice nurses.  Currently, GAPNA represents the interests of certified advanced practice nurses who work with older adults in a wide variety of practice settings.

More information on the conference here.

Contact Hours:

Earn up to 17.0 contact hours and up to 7.0 pharmacology hours for the main conference. Additional contact hours available for Pre-Conference Workshops.

Pre-Conference Schedule:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (7:30 am – 8:45 pm)
Research Workshop (8:00 am – 11:00 am)
Pharmacology Workshop (12:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care (6:45 pm – 8:45 pm)
Presented by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, a member of the Collaborative on REMS Education (CO*RE), 10 interdisciplinary organizations working together to improve pain management and prevent adverse outcomes.  The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Main Conference Schedule:

Thursday, September 19, 2013 (6:30 am – 6:15 pm)
Highlights: New Member/1st Time Attendee Breakfast, Keynote Address: Preparing for Now (presented by Kathleen Potempa, PhD,
RN, FAAN), Industry-Supported Product Theaters, Grand Opening of Exhibits and Posters, General Session, Concurrent
Sessions, Foundation Dinner Cruise

Friday, September 20, 2013 (6:00 am – 9:00 pm)
Highlights: Foundation Fun Run, Industry-Supported Product Theaters, General Sessions, Exhibit and Poster Viewing, Concurrent
Sessions, Awards Dinner

Saturday, September 21, 2013 (7:00 am – 10:30 pm)
Highlights: Industry-Supported Product Theaters, General Sessions, In-Depth Focus Sessions, Committee & SIG Meetings,
Membership Meeting, Concurrent Sessions
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