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2018 Annual Conference
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Last Revised: 7-01-2018


Conference Brochure

Thank You!

Over 199 attendees were present at our 27th Annual Scientific Conference in Palm Desert, CA! Attendees were able to enjoy hands-on skills stations during the Preconference Workshop as well as a wide variety of clinical based content supporting the care of the pediatric surgical patient. There was ample time to network with poster authors, share ideas during round table sessions, and celebrate pediatric surgical nursing excellence at the Founders Award Ceremony and Reception!


  • NAPNAP CE BadgeThis program has been approved for 20 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 2.25 contain pharmacology and 3.95 trauma per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines.The preconference workshop is accredited for 3.75 NAPNAP CE contact hours per the NAPNAP Continuing Education Guidelines. NAPNAP is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16770.
  • AAPA Category 1 CME BadgeThe AAPA Review Panel is pleased to award a maximum of 32.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits to the program entitled 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association, Inc. (APSNA) provided by APSNA: 3.75 hours for the pre-conference workshop and 28.25 for the main conference.This approval is valid for 04/30/2018 - 05/03/2018, if the program content does not change. 
  • For those registrants needing Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, a CME processing fee of $30 is charged in addition to the annual meeting registration fee. To enroll for CME credits, check the appropriate box on the annual meeting registration form and include the CME processing fee. CME registration must be completed before the annual meeting.

Conference Photo Gallery

Please enjoy memories from the 27th Annual APSNA Scientific Conference!

Please contact the APSNA Director of Program for questions related to the Annual Scientific Conference or content on this page.