California Association for Nurse Practitioners

Annual Educational Conference

Annual Educational Conference

The Don't-Miss Event of the Year

The CANP Annual Educational Conference offers nurse practitioners (as well as physician assistants, nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists and students) an exciting opportunity to learn from some of the most influential figures in the industry. Exhibitors come from all over to showcase the latest products and services. The evening programs offer terrific opportunities to network and socialize. Don’t miss the association’s premier annual event. Come to earn your continuing education credits, meet nurse practitioners from across the state and get up to speed on the most important developments of the day.

CANP’s 37th Annual Educational Conference took place March 20-23, 2014 at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa. More than 600 nurse practitioners and other health care professionals gathered for the event, taking advantage of ample opportunities to earn Continuing Education credits, network with peers and soak in the surrounding splendor of one of California’s iconic coastal communities.

Among the highlights was the keynote presentation by Leah Morris, who is both a practicing NP and a Senior Clinical Consultant with Covered California, the state’s health benefit exchange established in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act.  Morris spoke of California’s status as a leader in ACA implementation, how enrollment in the exchange has exceeded expectations, and the role the exchange plays in offering consumers comprehensive information on which to base their health insurance choices.

The event also featured the announcement of the annual CANP Awards.  Elaine Go of Laguna Niguel received the Nurse Practitioner of Distinction Award, while Camille Fitzpatrick of Mission Viejo was presented the Bridging Health Care Needs Award.

In addition to education and networking opportunities, attendees enjoyed the vendor expo, in which exhibitors from around the world showcased the latest in health care products and services.  Attendees also acknowledged the importance of the Association's legislative advocacy efforts by contributing a total of $15,000 to the CANP Political Action Committee during the conference.

The conference was made possible through the generous contributions of numerous sponsors, including the presenting sponsor, Nurses Service Organization.