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The NPA would like to invite you to join us in Saratoga Springs, NY for our 34th Annual Conference, Practicing with Purpose. Come and  join your colleagues and celebrate 30 years of landmark legislation authorizing title and scope of practice for NPs in New York State, which was passed in 1988. We understand that there are many opportunities available to you and we are please to offer you a wide variety of clinical and professional development topics, providing contact and pharmacology hours, as well as the opportunity to network with your peers. The NPA Conference Committee strives to offer you a pleasant and rewarding continuing education and professional development experience while attending our annual conference.

This activity is approved for 33.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 19.83 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioner. Activity ID 18073273. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.


It is with great pleasure that we are able to present Eileen O'Grady, PhD, RN, NP-BC as our Keynote speaker who will present, "Be the CEO of Your Life: Executive Skills for the NP." Dr. O'Grady is a certified nurse practitioner who has practiced in primary care for over two decades. In that role she experienced a wide breadth and depth of humanity with disorders of the mind, body and spirit. 

She has come to believe that what really prevents many of us from becoming well are lifestyles that do not support wholeness. The transformative change process is of great interest to her because she believes deeply that internal change leads to wellness, and that many disorders and diseases are entirely reversible with dramatic lifestyle change.

As a wellness coach, she helps people, through a relationship and intense listening, to answer ever-more deeper questions about their obstacles and creative ways to overcome them. Dr. O’Grady is passionate about working with people interested in living a life that they truly want.

She holds three graduate degrees from George Washington University and George Mason University in nursing as well as public health and a PhD in nursing.

Eileen writes a blog, has edited 2 books, authored numerous book chapters and articles and has a busy public speaking calendar.

Dr. O’Grady was a 1999 U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow and has received awards from the George Washington University for outstanding teaching. In addition, she has completed a series of courses at the Parent Encouragement Program, a practical, proven approach to child-rearing based upon the Adlerian philosophy of mutual respect, shared responsibility, developing competence, and winning cooperation.

Eileen is currently a certified adult nurse practitioner licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and a certified Wellness Coach (through Wellcoaches, accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine) and certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She lives outside of Washington DC with her husband and two teenage sons where she concentrates every day on living her own life and living it in balance. 

2018 Conference Fees & Cancellation Policy

To view the 2018 learning lab, conference registration fees and cancellation policy, click here.

Hotel Information

The block of rooms at the Saratoga Hilton are now sold out. The NPA has secured a limited number of hotel rooms at a different hotel.

To view more information and reserve your room click here. 

Call for e-Posters

The NPA is issuing a call for e-posters for our 34th Annual Conference. Click here to view complete details.

Exhibitor Information

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Travel Information to Saratoga Springs

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