Zika virus, e-cigarettes, sleep quality, autism topics at pediatric health care conference
Pediatric-focused nurse practitioners advance child health through updates
NEW YORK, March 7, 2016 – More than 1,400 pediatric-focused advanced practice nurse practitioners (APRNs) will gather March 16-19 in Atlanta to learn the latest research and practice updates on the Zika virus, improving health through sleep quality, preventing e-cigarette use and autism. The conference is hosted by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).
More than 100 educational sessions, poster presentations and workshops will be available to advanced practice nurses who care for children and their families. “We have a concentration of members in the Southeast region so the location is ideal,” said NAPNAP President Cathy Haut, DNP, CPNP-AC, CPNP-PC, CCRN. “Additionally, we are launching for the first time two live streaming sessions for APRNs who can’t take time away from their busy practices.” The two live streaming sessions are: “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunizations 2016 – Latest Evidence for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (Rx)”; and “Sleep in Children and Adolescents: Health Outcomes and Practice Implications.”
National Pediatric Nurse Practitioner week coincides with the 37th national conference. The celebratory week honors the thousands of pediatric nurse practitioners (PNPs) who are on the front lines of diagnosing, prescribing and treating children in primary, acute and specialty settings every day, said Dr. Haut.
Conference highlights include:
Additionally, NAPNAP, their 17 special interest groups and 49 chapters will present its annual awards, including the Loretta C. Ford Distinguished Fellow Award presented to Ann Coleman Stadtler, DNP, MS, CPNP, who is recognized for her groundbreaking achievements for new PNP roles and pathways and has had international impact on family-centered care. To learn more about the 37th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care, visit napnap.org/national-conference.
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The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) is the nation’s only professional association for pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are dedicated to improving the quality of health care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Representing more than 8,000 healthcare practitioners with 17 special interest groups and 49 chapters, NAPNAP has been advocating for children’s health since 1973 and was the first APRN society in the U.S. Our mission is to empower pediatric-focused APRNs and their interprofessional partners to enhance child and family health through leadership, advocacy, professional practice, education and research. NAPNAP.org