Summit FAQs 2

What is the thematic focus of the conference?

The Advanced Practice Provider (APRN/PA) Leadership Summit is the first and largest conference specifically geared towards advanced practice leadership and administrative topics.

The Call for Abstracts flyer details many of these topics and can be found in the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS section HERE.

Additionally, brochures from all previous conferences detailing presentation titles, speakers, and their roles/organizations are archived in the PAST SUMMITS section HERE.

How long is the conference?

The entire conference is four (4) full days and is comprised of three (3) components: the advanced practice leadership training seminars (Wed), pre-conference workshops (Thu) and the 2-day summit (Fri & Sat).

Prospective registrants can choose to attend one, two, or all three of the separate components of the conference.

Who should attend the conference?

Anyone can attend the entire conference or any component of the conference.

The subject matter is geared towards healthcare professionals directly or indirectly involved with any or all aspects of advanced practice leadership, administration, and/or management. This predominantly includes APRNs and PAs who hold formal administrative positions overseeing advanced practice, but also other clinical, non-clinical, and faculty leaders involved with or supporting APPs and advanced practice organizational infrastructure, logistics, billing, staffing, utilization, productivity, quality, practice, policy, etc. APRNs and PAs who serve as informal leaders or hold an interest or curiosity about advanced practice leadership and administration will also find the conference educational and valuable.

You do not have to be an APRN/PA, a fellow in APPex’s advanced practice leadership fellowship program, or in an executive, administrative, or managerial role to participate in the any of the components of the conference: the advanced practice leadership training seminars (I or II), the pre-conference workshops, or the 2-day summit.

Are any discounts available for conference registration?

Yes. There is a $100 discount off the pre-conference workshops—regularly $295—when registering together with the 2-day summit. This discount is automatically applied when both conference components are added to your cart and purchased together.

APPex members also receive a discount: 5% for individual members and 10% for corporate members. You must be logged in for your membership discount to be applied.

Applicable discounts will be reflected on your receipt after purchase.

Is there a discount available for students registering for the conference?

Unfortunately, no. At this time, no discount is available for students.

Are group rates on conference registration available for organizations?

Yes, group rates offering reduced registration fees are available to healthcare organizations and academic institutions sending three (3) or more attendees. The reduced amount is dependent upon the total number of attendees and the number of conference components each is attending.

3-6 attendees= $30 (1 component), $40 (2 components), $50 (all 3 components)

7-10 attendees= $50 (1 component), $60 (2 components), $75 (all 3 components)

10+ attendees= $80 (1 component), $90 (2 components), $100 (all 3 components)

A representative of the organization and group should notify APPex after all group members have registered for their respective conference components by sending an email to

Reduced group rates are offered as a refund to the original form of payment and will be applied once registration for all members of the group has been confirmed.

Is there an option to register and attend only one day of the 2-day summit at a reduced price?

Unfortunately, no. Those registered for the 2-day summit are automatically registered for both days.

Both the advanced practice leadership training seminars (I and II) and the pre-conference workshops are available without having to attending the 2-day summit. We recommended that those interested either register for all three (3) components—an advanced practice leadership training seminar, the pre-conference workshops, and the 2-day summit—or, the 2-day summit coupled with the pre-conference workshops.

Is there a late fee applied to conference registration after a certain date?

Yes. All conference registrations after September 1, 2020 automatically have a $55 late fee applied for each component of the conference.

Is Continuing Education (CE)/Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit offered for the conference?

Yes, CE/CME is awarded for conference attendance. Total contact hours/credits are dependent upon which components of the conference you attend.

The total number of CE/CME contact hours can be found in the main ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER (APRN/PA) LEADERSHIP SUMMIT section HERE. The breakdown of the number of contact hours/credits for each day of the conference can be found within the conference brochure.

APRN & RN CEs are certified through the California Board of Registered Nurse (CA BRN); PA CMEs are certified through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

When/How do attendees receive their CE/CME certificates?

At the conclusion of the conference, attendees receive a link to complete an online evaluation of the components of the conference they attended. Once completed, attendees generally receive their certificates via email within one (1) week.

Can I get an additional/replacement certificate of completion?

Yes. If you misplaced, lost, or require another certificate for any reason, you may order an additional copy for $20 by submitting a request to

What is the refund policy for the conference?

Registration for the conference is final and non-refundable.

In certain unforeseen and/or extenuating circumstances, registrants may submit a request in writing no less than 60 days prior to the start of the conference. If approved, APPex may offer a refund—minus a $150 processing fee—or, a credit (50% of the paid registration fee(s)) towards next year’s conference.

What payment options are available for the conference?

Online registration and payment via credit card is the preferred and most common method. Conference registration and payment (e.g., check) are also accepted via mail.

Prospective attendees can register and pay online in the REGISTRATION section HERE.

Are exhibiting opportunities and/or sponsorship available for the conference?

Yes. Additional information is available in the SPONSORS | EXHIBITORS section HERE.

Does the conference offer a discounted hotel room rate?

Yes. APPex has negotiated a reduced group rate for conference attendees. Links to book a room at both the group rate and the regular rate, along with further information about the venue, hotel, and rooms can be found in the HOTEL section HERE.

Note: there is a limited number of rooms available at the group rate.

Is there a call for abstracts for speakers/presenters?

Yes. All interested presenters can find more information, along with the ability to submit an abstract, in the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS section HERE.

APPex accepts abstracts for podium presentations, panels, and poster presentations.

The call for abstracts for the 2020 conference is open from January 20, 2019 through April 25, 2020.

How are speakers selected to present at the conference?

The conference planning committee reviews all submitted abstracts and makes determinations based on the relevance of the topic to advanced practice leadership and administration, as well considering the speaker’s background, experience, and expertise.

Posters are selected in the same manner and based on the same criteria.

Is there an honorarium for speakers and poster presenters?

Yes. Podium presenters receive a $250 honorarium, panelists receive a $100 honorarium, and poster presenters receive a $100 honorarium.

All speakers and poster presenters are required to register for the conference (the component in which they are speaking/presenting).

Do speakers/presenters receive any reimbursement for travel costs or an additional supplemental stipend?

Unfortunately, no. Speakers/Presenters are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses.

Is information regarding previous conferences available?

Yes. Brochures from all previous conferences are accessible in the PAST SUMMITS section HERE.

What is a Fellow of APPex?

Fellows of APPex are APRN/PA leaders who have been selected based on their expertise, outstanding contributions as advanced practice executives, and their positive and progressive impact on advanced practice administration.

New Fellows are honored annually at the APPex national conference (September).

Once officially conferred status as a Fellow of APPex, honorees may use the FAPPex credential.