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2020 National Advanced Practice Leaders' Summit

COVID Update

*Due to the continued prevalence of COVID-19 and with respect to ensuring your safety and clinical obligations are prioritized, the 2020 National Advanced Practice Leaders' Summit has been adjusted. Some events have been cancelled and some have been moved to virtual. This has not been an easy decision but one we make with full commitment to the safety of our attendees and colleagues across the country.  

Registration fees for cancelled events will be refunded. All refunds may be requested through the eventbrite ticketing application.

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National Advanced Practice Leaders' Summit

National Advanced Practice Leaders' Summit

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

12:30-4:30: Virtual ZOOM Summit

4:30: Virtual Networking Reception

Registration has been reduced to $150 and is open to a limited number of attendees.

General Information

General Information: This half-day, virtual, leaders' summit is for Advanced Practice Leaders, Chief Officers, Directors, Managers, and Team Leads. The focus is evidence-based leadership: interactive learning sessions with expert leaders in the field of advanced practice applying evidence in establishing advanced practice leadership roles, developing advanced practice leaders, and cultivating an advanced practice infrastructure within a complex healthcare system.

Objective: To network, forge partnerships, and innovate strategies for success for the next decade of advanced practice leadership.

Faculty Presenters:

Corinna Sicoutris, MSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, Director of Advanced Practice, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Past Chair Advanced Practice Provider Resource Committee, Society of Critical Care Medicine

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, Assistant Dean for Clinical Scholarship, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Professor, Past President for the Society of Critical Care Medicine

Rhonda D'Agostino, MSN, APRN, FCCM, Associate Director, Critical Care Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Chair for Advanced Practice Nursing Committee for Society of Critical Care Medicine

Britney Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC, Executive Director, Advanced Practice, NP Fellowship Director, Center for Advanced Practice, Atrium Health

Susan Stempek, MMSc, PA-C, FAAPA, FCCP, Director of Advanced Practice, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Benjamin R. Reynolds,  MSPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, Chief Advanced Practice Officer, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Co-Director, Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute, Physician Assistant, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, UPMC Presbyterian

Moderated by April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN, Associate Nursing Officer, Advanced Practice, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Professor of Clinical Nursing, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Surviving and Thriving through COVID - APP Resiliency and Innovation in Times of Crisis

  • Unique APP challenges and opportunities throughout COVID
  • Staffing and surge planning for COVID
  • Strategies for addressing burnout during COVID
  • Psychological disaster states and how these might apply to APPs

Let's Get Back to Compensation -- Compensation Benchmarking and Proposals for Success

  • Benchmarking and data management
  • Creating a proposal that makes an impact

Leadership in Time of Crisis

  • Emotional, social, and political intelligence
  • Navigating tough conversations 
  • Inspiration and motivation

Panel discussion -- What has been the most impactful "non-APP" leadership pearl you have learned or role you have been given during COVID?

2020 National Advanced Practice Leaders' Summit




12:30 pm

Opening and overview: Leadership in Times of Crisis

April Kapu

1:00 pm

Applying Core Leadership Principles in Times of Crisis

Corinna Sicoutris

1:30 pm

Leadership Planning for Volume Surge during COVID 19

Ben Reynolds

2:00 pm

Journey towards Compensation Adjustment... and then COVID 19 Happened

Britney Broyhill

2:45 pm

Burnout and Resiliency during COVID 19

Rhonda D’Agostino

3:15 pm

APP and Beyond: Leading Interprofessional Staffing during COVID 19 Crisis

Sue Stempek

3:45 pm

Results of National APRN Pandemic Survey

Ruth Kleinpell

4:15 pm

What has been the most impactful "non-APP" leadership pearl you have learned or role you have been given during COVID 19?

Panel discussion 

4:30 pm

Networking event

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