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Phoenix Convention Center 100 N. Third Street Phoenix , Arizona 85004
Tel: (602) 262-6225
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APNA 31st Annual Conference - American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Overview

Event Overview:

The Premiere Event for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

The APNA Annual Conference delivers 100+ varied continuing education sessions and networking opportunities to the 1600+ psychiatric-mental health RNs and APRNs who attend each year. Attendees have the opportunity to earn approximately 25 CNE contact hours onsite and an additional 100+ contact hours online. Together, we advance psychiatric-mental health care through networking, education and a celebration of psychiatric-mental health nurses' leadership every day.

Exhibitor Information:

Connect with psychiatric-mental health nurses from across the country and beyond! As an Annual Conference exhibitor, you will gain visibility and exposure at the largest annual gathering in North America of psychiatric-mental health nurses and related specialists. From advanced practice nurse prescribers to nurses on the inpatient hospital floor, the Annual Conference draws more than 1,500 attendees who influence or deliver care to patients across the lifespan and in a variety of settings - including outpatient/administration, community, inpatient hospital, and academic settings.

APNA is committed to facilitating and supporting dynamic interaction and participation among con-
ference attendees, presenters, and exhibitors. By exhibiting at the APNA Annual Conference your
organization will benefit from opportunities to:

Network with 1,500+ psychiatric-mental health nursing professionals.
Generate qualified leads, conduct market research and gain valuable industry knowledge.
Leverage 4+ unopposed exhibit hall hours that include the opening network reception and beverage breaks.
Expose your brand to decision-makers, influencers, and specialists who provide mental health care.

About APNA:

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) was founded in 1986. In the ensuing 28 years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

Agenda

Oct 18   

7:00am-7:30pm

Registration Open

 

8:00am-12:15pm

Pre-Conference Sessions
    Block 1:  8:00am-10:00am
    Block 2:  10:15am-12:15pm

Tracks: Business of PMH Nursing, Inpatient, Education, Psychotherapy, Advanced Practice, Practice, Psychopharmacology

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: Business of PMH Nursing, Inpatient, Professional Development, Psychotherapy, PST Training, Practice, Psychopharmacology

6:30pm-7:45pm

Conference Kickoff and Awards

8:00pm-9:30pm

Product Theater Dinner*

Oct 19   

7:00am-8:30am

Product Theater Breakfast*

8:30am-6:00pm

Registration Open

9:00am-10:00am

President's Address
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMH-CNS-BC, CADC-II, FAAN

10:00am

Poster Presentations Open

10:15am-1:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

    Block 1:  10:15am-11:00am
    Block 2:  11:15am-12:00pm
    Block 3:  12:15pm-1:00pm

Tracks: Psychopharmacology, Trauma, Interprofessional Education, Administration, Substance Use, Telemedicine, Workplace Violence

1:15pm-2:45pm

Product Theater Lunch*

3:00pm-3:45pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions

Tracks: Practice, Self-Care, Education, Child & Adolescent - Inpatient, E-cigarettes, Research - Cultural Issues, Integrated Care

4:00pm-4:45pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions

Tracks: Psychopharmacology, Emergency Departments, Undergraduate Education, Community Practice, Military, Mental Health & the Brain, Integrated Recovery Models

5:00pm-6:30pm

Interactive Panels

6:30pm-8:30pm

Mix & Mingle Reception

Oct 20   

7:00am-8:30am

Product Theater Breakfast*

8:30am-6:00pm

Registration Open

9:00am-10:00am

Keynote Presentation
Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

10:00am-1:00pm

Exhibit Hall Open

12:00pm-12:45pm

Mini Concurrent Sessions

Tracks: Anxiety, Inpatient, Undergraduate Education, Family Education/Skills, Alcohol Use Disorder, Research - Special Populations, Forensics

1:00pm-2:30pm

Product Theater Lunch*

2:45pm-4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

    Block 1:  2:45pm-3:30pm
    Block 2:  3:45pm-4:30pm

Tracks: Special Populations, Practice, Education, Administration, Eating Disorders, Violence

3:00pm

Poster Presentations Close

4:45pm-6:15pm

Interactive Panels

6:30pm-7:30pm

Chapter Meetings

7:45pm-9:15pm

Product Theater Dinner*

Oct 21   

7:00am-8:30am

Product Theater Breakfast*

8:30am-2:30pm

Registration Open

9:00am-10:00am

Ignite Session

10:15am-1:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

    Block 1:  10:15am-11:00am
    Block 2:  11:15am-12:00pm
    Block 3: 12:15pm - 1:00pm

Tracks: Psychopharmacology, Emergency Departments, Education - Simulation, Child & Adolescent, Psychotherapy, Resilience, Recovery

1:15pm-2:30pm

Annual Meeting & Town Hall

Keynote Speakers

Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CADC-II, FAAN

APNA President

Whole Health Begins with Mental Health

 

APNA President Kris A. McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN is the Senior Nursing Advisor for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She is board certified by the ANCC as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in both Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. She received her BS from Boston College, her MSN in psychiatric-mental health nursing from Yale University and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University. 

Dr. McLoughlin is a nationally recognized Mental Health Clinical and Systems Consultant, who has assisted dozens of interdisciplinary teams and state health officials in improving their systems of care to provide safe, therapeutic, person-centered, trauma sensitive, recovery-oriented care and treatment. She was appointed "Special Monitor" by the U.S. District Court for a Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons (CRIPA) case involving the U.S. Department of Justice and the State of Hawaii. Her current areas of expertise include mental health system development, co-occurring mental illness and substance related disorders, mental health recovery, interdisciplinary treatment planning, and forensic psychiatric nursing. 

Dr. McLoughlin’s recognitions and honors include the 2006 APNA Psychiatric Nurse of the Year Award and the 2015 Young Alumni Award for Excellence from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. 

Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

Scientist, Professor, and Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health

Life on Purpose

Vic Strecher (pronounced “streker”) is a behavioral scientist, professor, and Director of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. He is also founder and President of JOOL Health, a digital health solution company that integrates the science of purpose in life, advanced smartphone and biometric technology, and big data analytics to improve well-being, helping users become better researchers of themselves as they develop, and align daily with, their purpose in life.

Vic and the organizations he founded – the University of Michigan Center for Health Communications Research and HealthMedia, Inc – have won numerous national and international awards, including the Secretary of Health and Human Services Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, two Smithsonian Awards, and four International Health and Medical Media Awards (the “Freddie”). In 2010, Vic won the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Innovator Award and his School of Public Health’s Award for Translating Research into Practice. In 2014, he won the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award.

Vic’s latest research and books are related to the importance of developing and maintaining a strong purpose in life. His most recent book (May, 2016), Life On Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything (HarperOne), examines the science and philosophy of purpose in life and ways to develop and align with one’s purpose. His book On Purpose: Lessons in Life and Health From the Frog, the Dung Beetle, and Julia (Dungbeetle Press), is written for the lay public with a professional comic illustrator as a graphic novel and is accompanied by a free app. When asked who his target audience is for his book and app, Dr. Strecher replies, “human beings.”

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