In September 2020, APPex’s annual conference–the Advanced Practice Provider (APRN & PA) Leadership Summit–-was forced to pivot to an online environment for the first time in 13 years due to an unprecedented global pandemic (COVID-19) which made it unsafe for travel and large gatherings (e.g., non-essential conferences). While months of planning had to be re-done, a positive opportunity from the process of developing and preparing to host virtual sessions arose: the ability to continue delivering valuable advanced practice administrative and leadership content that was easily accessible and offered more frequently.

Mini-conferences are one (1) full day virtual/online sessions that are offered quarterly on the first Fridays in March, June, and December, from 10AM – 6PM ET. They assemble the same great types of speakers and presentations as the live, in-person annual conference (summit) in mid-September. Each mini-conference features a leading organization regarding its advanced practice infrastructure, operations, APRN & PA utilization and/or innovation, contributing content and speakers to the day’s agenda that highlight key advancements and achievement. These remotely accessible events are designed to be a continuation of the forum, networking, community-building, and sharing/learning about advanced practice administration and leadership from colleagues across the U.S. that so many have meaningfully and positively experienced attending the annual summit.

In December 2020, Intermountain Healthcare was featured in the launch of the mini-conference series.

Benefits to Attendance

  • Engage with other advanced practice administrators and healthcare leaders
  • Learn best practices, novel strategies, and evidence-based approaches to a variety of advanced practice topics
  • Participate in sharing ideas, resources, and support within the national advanced practice leadership community
  • Support your organization, staff, and colleagues by integrating new knowledge and insights to improve the advanced practice infrastructure at your organization
  • Discuss new and upcoming changes, challenges, and successes at the national, state, and regional/local levels

Who Should Attend?

  • Advanced practice administrators, managers, leads/chiefs, chairs of shared governance/nursing/medical councils & committees
  • Hospital and healthcare administrators and executives, physician leaders and nursing leaders involved directly or indirectly with advanced practice
  • Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs), Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), Directors of Nursing (DONs), Chiefs/Chairs of Departments, Patient Care Directors, Nurse Managers, and Clinical Nurse Leaders (CNLs)
  • Advanced Practice Providers (APPs): PAs, NPs, CRNAs, CNMs, and CNSs
  • Other healthcare roles involved with APRNs & PAs: medical staff services, compliance, risk management, finance/revenue, billing & coding; physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc.