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2016 Annual Conference


It is our privilege and pleasure to invite you to the APSNA 25th Annual Scientific Conference, APSNA at 25 years:  Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future”

The conference is being held Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 15, 2016, at Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, in San Diego, California.

This year is APSNA’s 25th Annual conference!!!  The Program Committee has selected APSNA at 25 years: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, and Shaping the Future to showcase history, current, and future state of pediatric surgical nursing.  The conference is intended for a dynamic, growing body of members representing various nursing roles including bedside nurses, operating room nurses, advanced practice nurses, nurse managers, and educators.



Attendees will benefit from a wide range of topics and faculty presenting on original evidence-based, research findings and/or new and innovative ideas for successful approaches and clinical application to pediatric surgical nursing and/or related areas.

Special sessions at the 2016 Conference:

·  Preconference Workshop: Trauma – Thurs., May 12, 2016 – 1pm- 5pm

·  25th Anniversary Celebration Reception – Fri., May 13, 2016

·  Joint APSA/APSNA Educational Session: Childhood Obesity –
   Sun., May 15, 2016 – 2:15-4:15pm



Please review the conference website pages and download
the 25th Annual Conference Registration brochure



Annual Research Walk/Run along San Diego’s beautiful waterfront (on a flat surface)!

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016

Time: 0600-0645

• Sign up for the Research Walk/Run for $25.00 when you register for conference!
• You will receive a fabulous t-shirt that represents our iconic 25th Anniversary!
• You will be support APSNA’s mission and vision of education and research!






The 25th Annual APSNA Conference will offer 14.05 NAPNAP CE contact hours (for annual conference), 4.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours (for Preconference Workshop), and 2.0 NAPNAP CE contact hours (for Joint APSA/APSNA session) per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines.

The 25th Annual APSNA Conference will offer of 20.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit per the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # ____, for ____ Contact Hours.




APSNA has secured special room pricing. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is an exceptional location for this year - highlighted by a pristine location, overlooking San Diego Bay and in close proximity to the airport.

For details and more please visit our Housing & Travel Information page.




The APSNA exhibit program is developed to give exhibitors optimum contact with the leaders in pediatric surgical nursing.  A detailed prospectus is available for download and more details - along with exhibitors already committed to the event - can be found on our Exhibitor page.

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