42nd Annual APHON Conference and Exhibit

Creating Connections — Shaping Tomorrow

September 13–15, 2018 in Savannah Georgia

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Preregistration for the conference is now closed. Please visit the APHON registration desk onsite in Savannah to register for the conference.

Meeting Location

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

1 International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421 City Guide

Savannah, Georgia is a charming Southern escape where art, period architecture, trendy boutiques and ghost stories are all set under a veil of Spanish moss. Savannah is a place where cuisine comes straight from the coast and cocktails are served at every meal.

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Annual Conference Sponsors


APHON expresses special recognition to the following sponsors for their support of the 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit.

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General Conference Information

The APHON conference is a nonsmoking event. Infants and children are not allowed in sessions or in the exhibit hall. Mobile devices must be turned on vibrate during educational sessions. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees. Dress is business casual. As in past conferences, a professional photographer may take photos of attendees at the APHON 42nd Annual Conference and Exhibit. These photos are for APHON use only and may appear on APHON's website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendee registration grants APHON permission and consent for use of this photography.

What's Included in Registration?

The full conference registration fee includes: five general sessions, all concurrent sessions, paper and poster presentations, exhibit hall access, welcome reception in exhibit hall, nursing continuing education, relaxation room access, handout materials. APHON is pleased to share the attendees of the Annual Conference are able to earn up to 27.5 CNE contact hours.*

Pre-registration is required in order to participate in the following activities that are also included in the full conference registration fee: annual business meeting and awards luncheon, symposia**, Recognition Breakfast**, and complimentary chair massages**.

*CNE certificates will be available to print online at the conclusion of the conference by completing all online evaluations. Please note that evaluations will remain open until December 31, 2018. After this date, the system will not allow for any evaluations to be completed. CNE contact hours will not be awarded to attendees that fail to submit their evaluations prior to December 31, 2018. You should be aware of the continuing education requirements of your state board of nursing, especially for those states in which continuing education is mandatory.

**Limited capacity

Confirmation Packet

Your meeting registration confirmation and additional conference information will be e-mailed once your registration has been received and processed. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 weeks of submitting your registration, please call APHON at 855.202.9760 (US Residents) or 847.375.4724.

If you have any questions regarding your conference registration or you are in need of special assistance, please contact the APHON office.


All speakers and planners are required to disclose to program participants any relevant relationships, including financial interests or affiliations with a commercial company. Full disclosures will be made available to program participants by verbal or written statements prior to the activity. The material presented in each conference activity represents the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily the views of APHON. Download a full disclosure list for speakers.

Meeting Location

Registration, exhibits/posters, and education sessions will take place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. The convention center is connected by an outside covered walkway to The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (APHON's headquarter hotel).

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
1 International Drive
Savannah, GA 31421

Pre-conference sessions on Wednesday, September 12 will be held at the The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa (headquarter hotel).

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to info@aphon.org. A $75 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations postmarked before August 23, 2018. No refunds will be made under any circumstances on cancellations postmarked after August 23, 2018.

APHON reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If APHON must cancel the entire meeting, registrants will receive a full credit or refund of their paid registration fee. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare, or any other expenses related to attending the conference.

Creating Connections Sharing Tomorrow