Conference 2019 | Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care

Seattle, WA US
October 24, 2019 to October 26, 2019

Pacific Northwest 42nd Annual National Conference

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This conference offers healthcare clinicians 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.

4 Benefits of Attending This Conference

  • 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.

Poster Abstracts Invited

Submit a poster.


Promoting Improvement in Healthcare Delivery, Education, Research and Policy
Thursday-Friday, Oct 24-25 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Washington State Convention Center

Poster Guidelines | Submit a Poster
Abstracts due: Friday, Oct 18

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 2019 Contest. The contest winner will receive a complimentary admission for a 2020 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

Target Audience

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

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.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 20.00 Contact hours
  • 16.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
10/24/2019 - 8:10am
Event ends: 
10/26/2019 - 3:45pm

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    Featured Keynote Speakers

    Thursday | October 24

    Calm in the Storm: Evidence-Based Stress Management & Resiliency Training for the Primary Care Clinician
    Joe Robinson

    A work-life balance leader, speaker, trainer, and author, Joe Robinson is one of the country’s most quoted experts on work-life, productivity, and stress management. He has appeared on Today, CNN, NBC Nightly News, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, CNN Business, and in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, and a host of newspapers and radio stations to discuss how to work smarter and break out of the burnout cycle. Mr. Robinson has helped thousands of people in an always-on world to manage demands, pressure, and time, and carve out a better work-life.

    Friday | October 25

    Thriving vs. Simply Surviving in Clinical Practice
    Daniel O’Connell, PhD

    Over the last 35 years Dr. O’Connell has worked as an educator, consultant, clinician, department chair and executive director in medical, behavioral health and educational settings. He is a consultant to The Institute for Healthcare Communication and serves on the faculty of the Foundation for Medical Excellence. He works with providers at the University of Washington and UCLA Schools of Medicine and maintains a coaching and consulting practice working primarily with healthcare organizations and individual providers on all aspects of the psychology of medicine, leadership in healthcare settings and professional interactions. This presentation will cover challenges faced by clinicians who are trying to thrive in practice rather than simply surviving another day. He will talk about managing time wisely, creating reasonable expectations for ourselves and our patients and use insights from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to recognize and reduce unnecessary suffering in our own minds.

    Educational Tracks

    • Acute
    • Adolescent Health
    • Adult Health
    • Family Practice
    • Geriatric Health
    • General Clinical and Professional Issues
    • Nurse Midwifery
    • Pain Management in the Primary Care Setting 
    • Pediatric Health
    • Psychiatric Mental Health
    • Women's Health
    Washington State Convention Center
    705 Pike St
    Seattle, WA 98101-2310
    United States

    Hotel Information

    1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, 98101

    For Reservations:

    • Visit the hotel discount website
    • Or call (206) 464-1980 and mention discount code: Advanced Practice Conference
    • Reservation deadline: Sept. 23, 2019
    • Group rate is $185 for single/double plus 15% tax and mandatory local assessment. Rate includes complimentary in-room high speed internet access and discounted parking rates. 5 blocks (8 minute walk) from the convention center. 

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    Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers, Respiratory Therapists and School Nurses:

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    Physicians, Certified Nurse Midwives and Physician Assistants

    The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is available for an additional $45, payable to University of Washington Continuing Medical Education. You can pay for your CME certificate online to expedite the processing of your certificate by Continuing Medical Education after the conclusion of the conference. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Valentine at

    School Nurses

    UWCNE is an approved clock hour provider in Washington State. This offering meets requirements for 20.0 clock hours. If you would like a clock hour certificate, please email or ask a registration manager at the conference registration desk.

    Available Credit

    • 20.00 Contact hours
    • 16.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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    Joint Provider

    • University of Washington School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education


    • ARNPs United of Washington State
    • Washington Academy of Physician Assistants
    • Washington State Nurses Association

    Registering a Group/Employee or Paying by Check?

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

    Want Continuing Medical Education Category 1 Credit?

    You can pay for your CME certificate here to expedite the processing of your certificate by Continuing Medical Education after the conclusion of the conference. If you have questions, please contact Mary Ann Valentine at

    Refund Policy

    If you register but are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or obtain a refund less $50 for handling by submitting a written request to UWCNE by email at prior to the conference.

    Saturday Workshops: Due to the popularity of workshops and limited workshop enrollment, no refunds for workshops will be granted after Oct. 22, 2019. Substitutes will be accepted at all times.

    Student, Joint Provider and UW faculty discounts are not available for Saturday workshops.

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