Calling all PNPs, FNPs and other pediatric providers! NAPNAP, The Leader in Pediatric Education for Nurse Practitioners®, welcomes you to our 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care in Chicago on March 19-22, 2018. With more than 100 unique sessions, workshops and poster presentations, there is something for everyone. Whether you are a student, new grad or seasoned clinician practicing in primary, acute or specialty care, you will find engaging learning opportunities to earn more than 22.0 contact hours, including hard-to-find pediatric pharmacology hours. Be sure to sign up for our Welcome Social and help us celebrate NAPNAP's 45th anniversary!
NAPNAP’s mission is to empower pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs), pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and their inter-professional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research.
We provide our members with education, leadership, networking and research opportunities. We advocate for our members to be able to practice to the fullest extent of their education, license and certification, and for comprehensive, high-quality health care for children. We develop and distribute information and educational materials to parents and families relevant to promoting, maintaining, and/or restoring optimal health for children.
We value our corporate and organizational partners who join us at our conferences to share important information about the latest in products and services to benefit our pediatric-focused APRN and other health care attendees.
We are pleased to offer your company or organization the opportunity to meet our conference and symposium participants to share information about the latest in child healthcare and advanced practice nursing products and services. We consider exhibitors and sponsors our partners in hosting our highly successful events each year. We want to work with you to develop a program that best aligns with your strategic priorities.
We host a national conference in March or April each year. It moves to different major cities across the U.S. to appeal to members and our exhibit and sponsor partners. View the 2018 prospectus for our 39th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care hosted in Chicago, March 19-22.
With more than 8,000 members, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the professional association for pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) and other advanced practice nurses who care for children. Established in 1973, we are the only national organization dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children and adolescents, and to advancing the PNP’s role in providing that care. We pride ourselves in the caliber of our members, which include national child health care experts, respected authors, distinguished faculty and practicing professionals representing many facets of pediatric health care delivery.
Program Director and Author
Human Trafficking is a significant current issue in the media, but what is the real impact for pediatric advanced practice clinicians? With estimates of nearly 21 million people victimized each year by traffickers worldwide and the average age of entry being 12-14 years of age, pediatric care environments are increasingly likely to encounter potential victims. In fact, estimates show nearly 90 percent of trafficking victims will come in contact with health care professionals. APRNs are well positioned to identify possible risk factors for trafficking and initiate prompt intervention. Holly Austin Gibbs is the Director of the Human Trafficking Response Program at Dignity Health in California. As a survivor of sex trafficking, she’s become a powerful advocate who has testified before Congress and consulted for numerous government organizations. Her 2014 book Walking Prey:
How America's Youth are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery, is a thoughtfully researched, compelling account of child exploitation and human trafficking in America. This session will empower you as a pediatric provider to effectively advocate for and implement measures of prevention and intervention.
Mary Beth blends her vast knowledge of immunization efficacy and outreach with her witty storytelling in one of our most popular sessions. While sharing the latest CDC immunization information, Mary Beth will share real life experiences and case studies to engage and challenge you to advocate to vaccinate with your patient families.
Chief Executive Officer (Co-Founder)
Fight the New Drug
Pornography is linked to sex trafficking and affects our world as a whole. Clay will educate participants about the harmful effects of pornography and empower you with knowledge on how to protect your child and teen patients. Clay Olsen is a passionate filmmaker, marketer, and entrepreneur born and raised in Northern Utah. He has been a part of starting several successful companies over the years. He finds the most fulfillment in helping others which is why he left a growing company he started to co-found Fight the New Drug with a few like-minded friends.
Since then they've been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC News, NPR, Al-Jazeera, CNN, The Dr. Drew Show, and many more. Clay has presented to over 400 schools and tens of thousands of teens all over the country. He passionately feels that education is the most powerful weapon to combat the influence of pornography in our society.