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The ISAPN Program Committee is inviting you to submit abstracts for our 2020 ISAPN educational programs - 
  • Pharmacology Update - May 28, 2020 in Urbana
  • APRN Midwest Conference - October 22-24 in Lisle
Our Pharmacology Update is a one-day program centered on best practices regarding prescribing in the primary care setting.

The APRN Midwest Conference is a three-day program developed by APRN’s for APRN’s. It is the largest in the state of Illinois and combines topical conference sessions that cover pressing issues across clinical, professional and legislative topics as well as a unique opportunity to network with APRN’s from all practice areas (CNP, CNS, CNM & CRNA.)

Preferred focus areas include:
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Innovation
  •  Legal Issues/Full Practice Authority
  •  Hot Topics
  •  Opioids
Deadline for Submissions –March 15, 2020

Submission Guidelines
The majority of our attendees are practitioners representing the various clinical specialties. Meeting attendees are looking for content that details new technologies and strategies as well as the tried and true methods for dealing with complex diagnoses. Therefore, we are looking for content in all areas of advanced practice registered nursing to help both our knowledgeable and experienced audience and our novice practitioners explore new ways to provide healthcare services.

Registration and Travel Info
All session speakers are able to register for the meeting at a reduced rate. Ask us for the details as every program has different procedures.

Session Speaker Expectations
If your session proposal is accepted, all session speakers are expected to meet ALL posted dates and deadlines.

We reserve the right to adjust any session that does not meet deadlines. Also, please understand that we take our evaluation data very seriously. We ask participants to rate the session and the session speakers on a 1-5 scale (1=extremely dissatisfied/5=extremely satisfied). The goal is for all our session speakers to receive a 4.0 or higher. With this in mind, we ask that during your session you:
  •  STAND UP whenever possible when you speak.
  •  Allow for interaction among the attendees.
  •  Use the microphone when speaking.
  •  Repeat all attendee questions so all can hear.
  •  Don’t read your slides; instead, add value by speaking to what is on the slides.
  •  Always face your audience and do not turn your back to them.
  •  Engage your audience and encourage their feedback.Upon acceptance, more information will be provided on session speaker criteria.
Selection Process
After you submit your abstract you will receive a confirmation of your submission. Please keep this confirmation in your files. You will be notified on the status of your submission as we work through the review process. If you are a supplier to the healthcare industry, you must include at least one healthcare practitioner as a co-presenter and your presentation must focus on educating the audience rather than trying to sell a particular product or service. This will ensure your session has the best chance of being considered for selection.

PLEASE NOTE: Upon acceptance, ISAPN may modify the session title and description to fit our marketing style and format guidelines for the purpose of the brochure, website, and onsite guide. You will have the opportunity to approve/edit if needed.

Should you have questions please contact Kristy Dugan at 

  • Session submissions may include but are not limited to: Clinical Practice, Research, Education, Practice Management and Marketing, Nursing Practice, Legislative Issues as they relate to advance practice registered nurses.
  • Session lengths are 60 minutes including time for questions. Session times may be altered based on available time slots of conference.
  •  All presentations must avoid any appearance of commercialism. Advertising or promotion is strictly prohibited.
  •  Honorariums are $250 per 60 minute session.
  •  Hotel accommodations are available for speakers who meet the criteria of travel greater than 50 miles.
  •  Meals, travel and incidentals are not covered.
  •  Abstracts are only accepted online using the link above.  

Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
P.O. Box 636
Manteno, IL 60950