Summit FAQs

What is the thematic focus of the annual conference (summit)?

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 annual conference (summit)?

The entire annual conference (summit) 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 annual conference (summit)?

Anyone can attend the entire annual 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 annual conference (summit) registration?

APPex members receive a discount: 5% for individual members and 10% for corporate members. You must be logged in for your membership discount to be applied at the time of registration. Group discounts are also available when three (3) or more registrants are from the same organization. Applicable discounts are reflected at checkout and on the receipt after purchase.

Is there a discount available for students registering for the annual conference (summit)?

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

Are group rates on annual conference (summit) 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 discount (1 component), $40 discount (2 components), $50 discount (all 3 components)

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

10+ attendees= $80 discount (1 component), $90 discount (2 components), $100 discount (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, typically 7-10 days after the event. Attendees from the group will also receive an updated receipt reflecting the group discount after processing.

Is there an option for an organization to pay in a single transaction (credit/debit card or check) for a group of employees who will be attending?

Yes. APPex can process a single transaction for an organization’s group of attendees.
Once paid, APPex will provide a unique, custom code for the organization’s registrants to use at checkout where they can each individually register with a $0 cost (pre-paid by organization).

For additional information, send an email to

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 are available without having to attend 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, and the 2-day summit—or, the 2-day summit coupled with the pre-conference.

Is there a late fee applied to annual conference (summit) registration after a certain date?

Yes. All conference registrations beginning September 1, 2023 automatically have a $50 late fee applied for each component of the conference.

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

Yes, CE/CME is awarded for conference attendance. Total contact hours/credits are dependent upon which components of the conference you attend. 25 credit/contact hours are estimated for 2023.

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 (Category 1) are certified through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

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

At the conclusion of the annual conference (summit), attendees can access the evaluation by logging in and going to Profile > Continuing Education. Once completed, attendees automatically receive access to their certificate (also in Profile > Continuing Education). Certificates can be viewed, saved, downloaded, and printed anytime.

Attendees are encouraged to complete post-conference evaluations as soon as possible to promote accurate and thorough feedback. Evaluations become available starting on the day of the event and may only be completed once.

Can I get an additional/replacement certificate of completion?

For events beginning in March 2021, CE/CME certificates can always be accessed by logging in and going to Profile > Continuing Education.
For events prior to March 2021: yes, if you misplaced, lost, or require another certificate for any reason, you may order an additional copy for $20.

Purchase a replacement HERE.

What is the refund policy for the annual conference (summit)?

Registration for the annual conference (summit) 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 for each component—or, a credit (50% of the paid registration fee(s)) towards next year’s conference.

What payment options are available for the annual conference (summit)?

Online registration and payment via credit card is the preferred and most common method. Registration via mail that includes a completed registration form and check payment is also accepted.

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

Are exhibiting opportunities and/or sponsorship available for the annual conference (summit)?

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

Does the annual conference (summit) offer a discounted hotel room rate?

Yes. APPex has negotiated a reduced group rate for annual conference (summit) 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 are 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.

Abstracts for podium presentations, panels, and poster presentations are accepted.

The call for abstracts for the 2023 conference is open from January 1, 2023 through May 20, 2023.

How are speakers selected to present at the annual conference (summit)?

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 $350 honorarium, panelists receive a $200 honorarium, and poster presenters receive a $200 honorarium.

All speakers and poster presenters are required to register for the annual 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 annual conferences (summits) available?

Yes. Brochures from all previous annual conferences (summits) are accessible in the PAST SUMMITS section HERE.

Are conference materials (e.g., presentation videos, slide decks, speaker bios/photos) from annual conferences (summits) available after the event?

Yes. Conference materials can be accessed in the PAST SUMMITS section HERE.

Registrants/Attendees receive complimentary access to all conference materials from the event. Materials from each event are also available for purchase for those who had not originally registered and are eligible for CE/CME credit up to one (1) year after the event, after completion of the post-conference evaluation.

Conference materials include presentation videos, slide decks, and speaker bios/photos.