• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!


Conference Presentations and Other Education Activities Planned

by Melodee Harris

The Geropsychiatric Nursing Special Interest Group (GPN SIG) has a very passionate, active membership. Participation is consistent and passionate in the care of older adults!

So far in 2018, the GPN SIG has submitted an abstract and it was accepted for a Pre-Conference Workshop at the 2018 GAPNA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. The topic is “Psychosis and Older Adults: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Management.”

In addition, members are writing a manuscript and newsletter submissions to go along with the conference presentation. The theme this year is on Psychosis in Older Adults.

Members of the GPN SIG are joining with the Veterans SIG to present a General Session on “Preventing Suicide in Older Adults.”

Several members are involved in the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Gerontological Nursing. Members of the GAPNA SIG are also very interested in the opioid crisis and how this impacts older adults.

Several members plan to submit an abstract for a poster presentation for the 2018 GAPNA Annual Conference on the opioid crisis.

In addition, the GPN SIG is represented on the Palliative Nursing Summit’s Pain Initiative project.

Please join our friendly, active group in caring for older adults!

Melodee Harris, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC

It's easier than ever to sign up. Fill out the Committee/SIG Commitment to Serve Form online!

View the GAPNA Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Plan your trip to the nation’s capital during GAPNA’s Annual Conference, September 26-29, 2018 by checking out all the things to do, places to eat, and ways to have fun.

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