2019 National APP Advisory Council Meeting

April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Please note: This session is full and registration is now closed.

Please contact Amber Volanakis at ambervolanakis@sullivancotter.com if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this event. If space becomes available, we will contact those waitlisted on a first come, first serve basis.

Join us at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, CA on April 24-25, 2019 for an invitation-only meeting of health care leaders from around the country to discuss the evolving role of advanced practice providers (APPs). Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and SullivanCotter.
When and Where

April 24, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Monarch Beach Resort

Dana Point, CA 92629


SullivanCotter has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at the Monarch Beach Resort at a discounted rate of $335 per night.

Book a room online* or contact the hotel directly at 949.234.3460 and reference SullivanCotter's National APP Advisory Council Meeting.

Guaranteed availability and discounted rates expire on April 19, 2019 or when room block becomes fully booked - whichever comes first.

*Please note that the discounted rate is available for the nights of April 23 and 24, and the booking link above will default to this.

Pricing and Deadlines

Registration is Closed

National APP Advisory Council Meeting

Please join us for the third annual meeting!

This meeting brings together top advanced practice provider (APP) leaders from around the country to focus on the evolving role of APPs and spark discussion about new trends, performance drivers and leading practices. Participants have the opportunity to learn from their peers in a variety of ways including case study presentations, panel discussions, structured exercises and informal networking opportunities built into this two-day session.

This meeting will focus on the latest APP utilization, engagement, leadership structures and productivity data from SullivanCotter's proprietary survey collection.

Facilitated by SullivanCotter, the Advisory Council meeting will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion and group dialogue on the following APP topics:

  • Productivity and impact
  • Leadership structures
  • Retention and engagement strategies
  • Team-based care and compensation models
  • Using data to drive change and performance

Event Educational Objectives

  • Analyze attendee aggregate data on APP utilization, productivity and leadership structures
  • Apply data to drive change and performance
  • Examine innovative topics that impact APP practice
  • Evaluate APP productivity and impact
  • Illustrate APP retention and engagement strategies

Event Faculty

  • Trish Anen, Principal, SullivanCotter
  • Aaron Begue, DNP, Executive Director of APPs, Memorial Sloan Kettering
  • Lacey Buckler, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, NE-BC, Assistant Chief Nurse Executive Cardiovascular, Neurosciences, Interventional, Advanced Practice and Strategic Outreach, University of Kentucky Healthcare
  • John Davidson, MBA, PA-C, Senior Director, Physician Assistant Services and Care Management/Transitions, NYU Langone Health
  • Zachary Hartsell, Principal, SullivanCotter
  • Clair Kuriakose, PA-C, MBA, Executive Director of Advanced Practice, Stanford Health Care
  • Alison Mowery, DNP, CRNP, Director, Nurse Practitioner Services, Geisinger
  • Corinna Sicoutris, MSN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, Director, Advanced Practice, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Joint Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Sullivan Cotter.  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Continuing Nursing Education

  • The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6.5 contact hours.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 6.5 contact hours.

AAPA Credit Designation Statement

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 6.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e., physical, dietary, etc). Please contact Amber Volanakis prior to the live event at 312.564.5851.

Who Should Attend?

NAAC members who are responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the APP workforce. Please note: One person from each organization is welcome to attend. This activity is intended for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) engaged in care of patients in all care settings.

What is the National APP Advisory Council?

SullivanCotter's National APP Advisory Council focuses on the emerging role of the advanced practice provider. It guides the development of tools, solutions, data collection and other resources needed by leaders to assess and optimize the APP workforce. The purpose of the Council is to:

  • Create unique platforms to facilitate networking, discussion and ideation
  • Identify leading practices, emerging trends, performance drivers and common barriers
  • Offer ongoing networking and learning opportunities
  • Provide early access to new thinking, models, products and data
  • Cultivate a community of progressive health care leaders committed to helping shape the evolving:
    • Health care environment
    • Models of care
    • Infrastructure needed to support the APP workforce


Please contact Molly Carlucci or Amber Volanakis

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted by April 19, 2019 in order to receive a refund. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue a credit after this date. Substitutions are welcome and will not incur a processing fee. Cancellation requests should be sent to info@sullivancotter.com.