The promise of summer has a way of carrying you away with thoughts of lounging in a hammock, the sand beneath your toes and a salty breeze blowing through your hair, or perhaps to the mountains where you can finally enjoy the beautiful, serene weather and fresh air without freezing to death. Unlike your days of adolescence however, your responsibilities as an adult don’t stop just because the season have changed. While you may be dreaming of an exciting summer getaway, there are still patients to be seen, bills to be paid, errands to be run and childcare to worry over. On top of everything else, you still have to set aside some time to do your continuing education hours before it’s too late.
Attending a continuing education conference is not only a great way to earn a block of CE hours all at once but an opportunity to network with other NPs and PAs from across the country, and you never know when those connections may come in handy down the road. Perhaps one of the best things about a CE conference though is that they’re often held in fun cities that are full of adventure, so when you’re not in session, you can take full advantage of all the location has to offer and turn your dreams of a summer vacation into a reality.
Here are 8 CE conferences this summer that double as the perfect place for a summer getaway.
Where? Wailea, Maui, HI
When? June 10th – 14th
Held at the Grand Wailea, the Internal Medicine Conference for Primary Care will cover topics ranging from endocrinology, neurology, ophthalmology and rheumatology. Recognized by both the ANCC and the AANP, NP attendees can earn up to 17 CE hours while also experiencing the trip of a lifetime in South Maui which is known for its five beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches, stellar golf courses and world-class restaurants and shops.
Where? Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
When? June 22nd – 24th
If taking the kids to Disney World this summer is already on your agenda, why not also earn 11 hours of continuing education while visiting the park? Held at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, this conference is designed to educate office-based primary care providers on the most important approaches to patients with potential life-threatening diseases including diagnosing and managing infectious disease syndromes.
Where? Denver, CO
When? June 26 – July 1
As the largest national conference designed for NPs of all specialties, attendees can choose from over 300 sessions and 40 skill enhancing workshops covering a multitude of topics, earning up to a total of 40 contact hours. Held in Mile High City, there is a plethora of fun to be had by the whole family. Visitors enjoy a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods and the natural beauty that surrounds the metropolis. Visit the Coors Brewery, enjoy America’s favorite pastime at a Rockies game or take the family on short train ride to Rocky Mountain National Park for an unforgettable and breathtaking experience.
Where? Kiawah Island, SC
When? Session 1: June 25th – 29th; Session 2: July 2nd – 6th
Located on a beautiful barrier island just a few miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah Island boasts 10 miles of pristine beaches, perfectly preserved maritime forests, sand dunes, marshes and a world-class resort community with vibrant shopping and dining. While in attendance of the conference, NPs can earn 20 hours of CE discussing topics on the accurate diagnosis and optimal care for a broad range of disorders seen in primary care.
Where? Jackson Hole, WY
When? June 28th – July 1st
Surrounded by the astounding beauty of the Grand Tetons, NPs at the 9th annual Hot Topics in Primary Care Conference will expand their knowledge and sharpen their skills as a primary care provider. The conference will address challenges faced by practitioners in primary care settings with emphasis on the areas of cardiovascular, diabetes, new medications in Cardiology, Acute Kidney Injury, dietary dilemmas, obesity, weight management and elderly care. Year round, Jackson Hole promises nothing but breathtaking moments whether you go whitewater rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or simply relax in a hot spring. It truly is the premier destination for an adventure of a lifetime.
Where? Myrtle Beach, SC
When? July 23rd – 26th
Unwind on Myrtle Beach’s 60 miles of picturesque coastline, take a stroll down the boardwalk for a beautiful view of the Atlantic or schedule a t-time at one of the area’s 87 golf courses while earning up to 26 CME credits at this conference specifically formatted for NPs and PAs. Topics will cover dermatology, orthopedics, emergency medicine and cardiology, and women’s health.
Where? San Diego, CA
When? August 1st – 4th
Designed by and for NPs and PAs, the Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Summit is the perfect opportunity to enhance your competency and confidence on the diagnosis, management and treatment of common metabolic and endocrine diseases as the number of patients affected by these diseases. Earn up to 24.25 CME credits, including 9.5 contact hours of pharmacotherapy content. San Diego is the ultimate getaway for the entire family, from surfing to wine tasting, to the zoo and the spa, there’s something for everyone!
Where? Disneyland Resort, CA
When? August 3rd- 5th
NPs in attendance of this conference will earn 12 hours of CE while learning about a variety of women’s health topics including uterine bleeding, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and more. The conference will be held at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, a prime location for easy entrance into the theme park. The resort itself has themed pools, award-winning dining and a luxury spa.