Specialty & Leadership Details

Connect with top NPs in a variety of specialties, enhance your education, and earn up to 21.25 contact hours of CE. On top of all that, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful fall foliage.

September 28-October 1, 2017
Reno, NV

"It’s large enough to attract national experts and small enough to allow 1:1 conversation to discuss specific questions."
- Deborah Kiley DNP, ANP, FAANP, Longtime AANP member


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Reno Tahoe

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  • With 77,000+ NPs, we’re by far the largest NP organization

We know the NP world - what's happening now and what's coming next - and we're well suited to lead important conversations.



4 Areas of Focus

Acute Care

  • Acute Care Pharmacology Update 2017
  • Acute Postoperative Pain: New Emphasis on Multimodal Management
  • Sepsis: Catch Me If You Can!
  • Turning Brain Injury Evaluation and Management into a "No Brainer"
  • How to Succeed in Ventilation Without Intubation
  • MRI/CT Interpretation & Case Management: Best Choices for Diagnosis
  • What Everyone Ought to Know about Heart Failure & Preventing Readmissions
  • Workload, Quality, Burnout: Improving the Lives of Patients and Providers through Interprofessional Practice
  • Ultrasound: Emergent and Critical Care Applications for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Acute Care Surgical Case Studies: Caring for Patients with Common Surgical Issues
  • It Is Liberating to Extubate: Strategies to Decrease Ventilator Days
  • Reimbursement for NPs in Acute Care: Do You Know the Rules
  • Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
  • Delirium and Dementia in the ICU
  • Shock Recognition and Initial Management for the ER and ICU Provider
  • Infectious Disease: An Update for the Acute Care Provider
  • Early Mobility in the Acute Care Ventilated Patient

Business/Health Policy/Leadership

  • Refreshing NP Faculty Skills
  • Policy Implications for NPs:The Big (somewhat fuzzy) Picture
  • Federal Government Affairs Update
  • Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program: A Review of MIPS & APMs
  • The National Model for FPA: The VA APRN Regulation
  • The Role of a Nurse Practitioner in Telehealth
  • Competency Development and Leadership in Practice
  • Make it Your BUSINESS: Blogging, Podcasting & Social Media Marketing in Practice
  • HIPAA Issues and the Nurse Practitioner: What You Need to Know
  • Reflective Practice: What It Is, and Why It's Important
  • Understanding Legal Issues Affecting Nurse Practitioners
  • The Preceptor Challenge is Real: Cultivating Relationships for the Future
  • Answering the Call to Serve: Running for Office
  • Human Resource Management: How to build successful healthcare work teams
  • Building Consensus in Coalitions: Persuasion, Persistence & Patience
  • Regulation & Policy Impacting NP Practice
  • NP Credentialing: Set Your House in Order


  • Appetite Regulation and the Pathogenesis of Adiposopathy (Obesity)
  • Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in the Treatment of Obesity
  • Nutrition: The Function of Food and Its Role in Obesity Management
  • Pharmacotherapy in Treatment of Obesity
  • Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Today & Tomorrow
  • Pediatric Obesity Treatment: A Clinical, Physiological, and Programmatic Approach
  • Addressing Obesity Complications
  • Reducing Barriers to Treatment: Billing, Bias & Advocacy
  • Applying Guidelines in Everyday Practice: From OMA to ADA
  • Implementing 2017 ADA Guidelines into Clinical Practice
  • Current Diabetes Medications: Tips of Prioritizing and Combining
  • Pumps & Sensors: Using Bells and Whistles to Intensify Insulin
  • New Advances for Old Complications: From Depression to Retinopathy to Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Getting to the Heart of Diabetes: New Hope for CVD Risk in Patients with Diabetes
  • Managing Diabetes During Acute Illnesses/Disease Processes
  • The Aging and Geriatric Patient & Diabetes Mellitus
  • Evolving Technology to Better Manage Your Patient with Diabetes

Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder

  • Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in 2017: Keeping It Between the Lines
  • Integrative Strategies for Pain Management: Biobehavioral & Supplemental
  • Managing Acute Pain in the Hospitalized Patient: PCA, Epidural Infusion Nerve Blocks
  • Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Upper Extremity
  • Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Lower Extremity
  • Difficult Conversations & Patient Engagement: Stopping Opioids, Terminating Care
  • Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Common Conditions
  • Opiod Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 1
  • Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 2
  • Managing Substance & Opioid Abuse Disorder: Identification & Pain Management for Treatment Recovery
  • Buprenorphine for Pain Management & Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Regulatory Issues in Pain Management: Avoiding Practice Breakdown
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse: How to Recognize, Screen & Treat the Minor Patient
  • Acute Pain Management in the Patient on Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Protecting Your Practice When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Guideline-Based Screening, Monitoring, and Go/No Go Decision
  • Non-Opioid Pharmacology for Pain Management
  • Cannabis 101: What Does It Mean for Your Practice?

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Rates & Registration

  • Members enjoy discounted costs:
    • NP $475
    • Associate $475
    • Student $350
    • Post- Masters Student $350
    • Career Starter $350
    • Retired $350
  • Non-Member: $620 (Join today and save)


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Housing Information

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is the site for the AANP 2017 Specialty & Leadership Conference, including all housing.

The special conference rate of $149 plus a reduced resort fee of $15 and taxes (currently 13%), is based on single/double occupancy. This conference rate applies to standard rooms from Monday, September 25 through Monday, October 2, 2017, based on availability. Hotel reservations must be made by Wednesday, September 6, 2017, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Questions? Contact: AANP Housing Center between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

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