CANCELED: 2020 National APP Advisory Council Meeting

April 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020


Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, SullivanCotter has decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 National APP Advisory Council Meeting in Atlanta. A number of health care organizations have imposed restrictions on non-essential travel extending beyond the April 16 and 17 event dates.  We hope our decision to cancel next month’s event will help to ensure that as many NAAC members as possible will be able to participate at a future date. We are currently watching what is going on across the country and developing contingency plans. We will be in touch as consider next steps.

When and Where

April 16, 2020 - April 17, 2020

Loews Atlanta

1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


SullivanCotter has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at Loews Atlanta at a discounted rate of $209 per night.

Book a room online or contact the hotel directly at 888.879.0462 and reference SullivanCotter's National APP Advisory Council Meeting.

Guaranteed availability and discounted rates expire on March 23, 2020 at 5:00pm ET or when room block becomes fully booked - whichever comes first.

Pricing and Deadlines

Registration is Closed

National APP Advisory Council Meeting

Please join us this year for the 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 studies, panel discussions, structured exercises and informal networking opportunities that have been built into this 1.5 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 National APP 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
  • Physician and APP alignment
  • Innovative APP care models
  • Using data to drive change and performance

Continuing Medical Education Information

Event Educational Objectives

  • Understand the rapidly changing health care environment and the essential role of APPs
  • Illustrate the value of aligning APP and Physician workforces and compensation strategies
  • Identify factors responsible for the correlation between APP leadership structures and successful retention and engagement of APPs
  • Learn how to use individual APP data to drive change and improve performance
  • Examine how innovative APP care models are being used to address health care system challenges
  • Discuss evolving APP leadership structures and strategies to develop new APP leaders

Event Faculty

  • Trish Anen, Principal and APP Workforce Practice Leader, SullivanCotter
  • Marty Box, JD, SPHR - Vice President of Human Resources, UAB Medicine
  • Catherine G. Brown, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC - Associate Vice President, Advanced Practice Providers, UAB Medicine
  • Britney Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC - Senior Director for Advanced Practice, Atrium Health
  • Julie Creaden, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC - Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Advanced Practice Providers, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Emilie T. Davis, PA-C - Assistant Vice President for Advanced Practice Providers, Ochsner Health
  • Cyndy Flores, PA-C - Senior Director, Advanced Providers, Vituity
  • Suzanna J. Fox, MD - Deputy Chief Physician and Medical Director of the Women’s Service Line,
    Atrium Health
  • Zachary Hartsell, Principal, SullivanCotter
  • Chris Hyer, PA-C, MPAS - Executive Director, Advanced Practice Providers, Intermountain Health
  • Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP - Vice President of Advanced Practice, UC Health
  • Janice Shipe-Spotloe, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA - Director, Office of Advanced Practice Professionals, WVU Medicine

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 11 contact hours.
  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 11 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 Molly Carlucci prior to the live event at 312.564.5882.

Date & Time

Thursday, April 16: 8:00am - 5:00pm
(plus networking reception to follow)

Friday, April 17: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Who Should Attend?

This activity is intended for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) and Physician Assistant (PA) leaders who are responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the APP workforce. Please note: One person from each organization is welcome to attend.

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

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations must be submitted by Monday, April 6 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