Conference 2017 | Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care

Seattle, WA US
October 26, 2017 to October 28, 2017

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Thursday-Saturday | October 26-28, 2017

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What Attendees are Saying About this Conference:

“Excellent! Great range of topics, very relevant and up to date.”

“Worth the wait and cost always!”

“Very good information – good variety of topics for primary and specialty providers.”

“Excellent conference. Love the variety of choices.”


Who Would Benefit from Attending

Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals.

About this Conference

This conference offers healthcare providers an opportunity to validate and enhance clinical competencies, acquire new assessment and management skills, examine critical issues in health care at the state and national level, network with colleagues in advanced practice, and learn about new products, services and pharmacotherapeutic agents. Conference faculty include distinguished national, regional and local experts. Concurrent sessions allow participants to design their own educational tracks in the areas of acute, adolescent, adult, family, geriatric, midwifery, pediatric, psychosocial and women’s health care. In addition, special interest group meetings on Thursday and Friday and workshops on Saturday provide a broad spectrum of in-depth learning opportunities for providers in all settings. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, demonstration and practica.

 Multiple Day Discounts!


Discounts at CheckoutSave!
Register for Thursday and FridayYou save $165
Register for Two Half-Day WorkshopsYou save $55
Affiliation discounts at checkoutYou save 5 - 50%

New this year!
Suicide Prevention Training Full-Day Workshop*

This workshop is on the model list, so you can be confident that it meets the requirement for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses, physicians, physician assistants and other healthcare professionals (RCW 43.70.442). 

*Please register for either Saturday half-day workshops OR Saturday Suicide Prevention Training, but not both. They run concurrently.


Conference Brochure

Brochure PDF

Educational Tracks

  • Acute Care
  • Adolescent Health
  • Adult Health
  • Family Practice
  • General Clinical and Professional Issues
  • Geriatric Health
  • Nurse Midwifery
  • Pediatric Health
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Women's Health

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss updated information about the assessment and management of common health problems seen in primary, specialty and acute care settings.
  • Discuss updated pharmacotherapeutic information related to clinical practice.
  • Identify regional and national trends in health policy, promotion and prevention which impact health care.

Poster Abstracts Invited

Promoting Improvements in Health Care Delivery, Education, Research and Policy
Thursday-Friday, Oct 26-27
9:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Have you created a practice improvement project or developed an innovative educational strategy, clinical program or research project that highlights improvements in health care delivery, education, research or policy? We invite you to submit a poster abstract. Once your poster is approved, you will automatically be entered into our Best Poster of 2017 Contest. The contest winner will receive a complimentary admission for a 2018 AP half-day workshop, and will be announced at our 40th Year Celebration on Friday afternoon.

Poster GuidelinesAbstract Submission

Click here for Poster Guidelines 

Submit a poster abstract
Abstract deadline: Friday, Oct. 20


  • Strengthen your resume
  • Some employers will pay your registration fees if you present a poster
  • Communicate research or program findings to enhance the practice of others
  • Network with providers who share your interests
  • Discuss practical strategies for healthcare delivery
  • Receive a 10% registration discount for Monday-Tuesday

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel Discount Website
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Toll-free phone: 877-627-7056 
Mention Discount Code: UW Nursing | Reservations must be made by September 28, 2017. 

Discount rate of $175 single/double plus 15.6% tax and mandatory local assessment. Rate includes complimentary in-room high speed internet access. Rate does not include parking. Extra person: $25 per person (triple/quad). Located in the heart of downtown Seattle. One block from the Washington State Convention Center.

Want to Learn More about the Registration/CE Process?

Click here for the Seven Easy Steps for Registering and Earning CE Contact Hours.

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Fill out our Registration Form. The registration manager will process your request and notify by email.

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Professional Credit - Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals

Up to contact hours will be awarded. Attendance at sessions (or activity completion) and submission of an evaluation form is required for successful completion.

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CME Credit - Physicians

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Washington School of Medicine and UWCNE.

The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMwill be available at the conference for an additional fee of $40 payable to University of Washington CME. To pre-pay, visit JT1804 CME Certificate Payment.


Conference Registrants Only

Conference Materials and Information


Thursday Session Sign-Up
Friday Session Sign-Up 
Saturday Workshop AM Session Sign-Up
Saturday Workshop PM Session Sign-Up 

If you registered at the door, you will not have access to sessions until you are hand-enrolled by our registration manager.


Thursday Handouts 
Friday Handouts
Saturday AM Workshop Handouts
Saturday PM Workshop Handouts
Saturday All Day Workshop: Suicide Prevention Training Handouts

Did you register at the door?


Thursday Evaluation
Friday Evaluation
Saturday AM Workshop Evaluation
Saturday PM Workshop Evaluation
Saturday All Day Workshop: Suicide Prevention Training Evaluation


  • Use Calculate My Hours to select your sessions and automatically calculate your credit at the end of your conference experience. 
  • Self report the amount of contact hours and pharm hours you earned during all the days you attended: Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • After self-reporting your credits, get your certificate at My Account > My Activities and click on Download Certificate.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Your certificate will not be complete until you self-report your credits.
Day of Event
Recharging StationsPower stations are available in the registration area. Power is not available in the conference rooms.
Your battery will last longer if you put your device in airplane mode while attending a session.
WiFiFree WiFi is limited to public areas of the conference center. Download your handouts to your device before you go to a session. 
Food and ClothingBreakfast: We try to be sensitive to many common dietary restrictions in planning our complimentary food menu. However, if you have special dietary needs, please bring food items that will meet your individual nutritional requirements. Breakfast will be served Monday and Tuesday only. Lunch is on your own. 
Temperature in rooms: Temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. Please dress in layers.


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 19.90 Contact hours
  • 15.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
10/26/2017 - 8:10am
Event ends: 
10/28/2017 - 3:45pm
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101-2310
United States

Available Credit

  • 19.90 Contact hours
  • 15.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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