Conference 2018 | Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care

Seattle, WA US
October 11, 2018 to October 13, 2018

Thursday-Saturday | October 11-13, 2018


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Target Audience

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



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, pain management, 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.


Thursday Keynote | October 11

Keynote speaker, Ben Danielson.Kicking off the conference on Thursday morning, Dr. Ben Danielson will help you identify day-to-day approaches to enhance equitable care.

We Are the Change  
Benjamin Danielson, MD

Dr. Benjamin Danielson attended Harvard University and then UW School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Seattle Children’s Hospital before assuming responsibility for the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in 1999. 


Friday Keynote | October 12

Keynote speaker, Peter Buerhaus.Come back on Friday to hear from Dr. Peter Buerhaus about evidence and strategies to use when discussing primary care practice issues with healthcare colleagues, community members and policy makers. 

The Future of Primary Care: Making the Most of the Evidence 
Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)

Dr. Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a healthcare economist who is well known for his studies and publications focused on the workforce of primary care clinicians in the United States. He is a Professor of Nursing and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies at the College of Nursing, Montana State University. 


5 Benefits of Attending This Conference

  • Meet a licensure requirement by attending one of two workshops: Suicide Prevention Training or Buprenorphine Waiver Course
  • Dialogue with experts in your field—ask questions and explore answers.
  • Discover new mentoring opportunities.
  • Network with your peers.
  • Recharge your passion for health care—boost your career.


Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

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


Educational Tracks

Acute | Adolescent Health | Adult Health | Family Practice | Geriatric Health | General Clinical and Professional Issues
Nurse Midwifery | NEW! Pain Management in the Primary Care Setting | Pediatric Health | Psychiatric Mental Health | Women's Health


Poster Abstracts Invited

Promoting Improvement in Healthcare Delivery, Education, Research and Policy
Thursday-Friday, Oct 11-12 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Washington State Convention Center

Poster Guidelines | Submit a Poster
Abstracts due: Friday, Oct 5

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 2018 Contest. The contest winner will receive a complimentary admission for a 2019 AP half-day workshop, and will be announced at the Cake Reception on Friday afternoon.


  • Receive a 10% registration discount for Thursday-Friday
  • Strengthen your resume
  • Communicate research or program findings to enhance the practice of others
  • Network with providers who share your interests
  • Discuss practical strategies for healthcare delivery
  • Perfect venue for DNP project posters


Hotel Accommodations

Stay at Seattle Sheraton.Seattle Sheraton Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue | Seattle, WA 98101

For Reservations:
Hotel Discount Website
Phone: 888-627-7056 | Local: 206-447-5547
Mention discount code: Advanced Practice Conference 2018 Room Block
Reservations must be made by Sept 17, 2018.

Group rate of $183 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).


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


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Conference Materials and Information
Session Sign-UpThursday
Saturday AM Workshop
Saturday PM Workshop

Handouts, Evaluations and Certificates

Saturday: AM Workshop
Saturday: PM Workshop
Saturday: AM and PM Workshop
Saturday Full Day: Opioids: Bupernorphine Waiver Course
Saturday Full Day: Suicide Prevention Training

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 20.20 Contact hours
  • 16.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
10/11/2018 - 8:10am
Event ends: 
10/13/2018 - 3:45pm
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101-2310
United States

Available Credit

  • 20.20 Contact hours
  • 16.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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