From the Director NPACE 2023: An Inaugural Year in New Ways, New Places, and New Friends! By: Terri Schmitt, Executive Director Happy 2023 NPACErs! I am excited to write those words. For NPACE, 2023 is a year full of inaugural events, new places, and we hope many new friends! We are honored and excited to begin our 2023 journey with you. Below are a few of the unique ‘firsts’ that 2023 will bring NPACE. We hope you chose to join us in some of these exciting new experiences! – Pharmacology events: two all-pharmacology education conferences, one in Savannah and the other in San Diego! Providing all pharmacology education is particularly important for us, given the rapidly changing world of medications and healthcare. – Becoming more serious about wellness for ourselves and you: we are doing wellness as an additional give back at every in-person NPACE event throughout the year, as well as free wellness access on our learning center to yoga, stretching, and meditation. – Helping novice NP educators: we are proud of our partnership with NONPF to help provide resources to novice NP educators, and we will continue to offer new ways to access this education. – Launching state-specific CE for licensure in some states: This pilot project, launching for a few states first in 2023, will provide bundled, on-demand, continuing education to meet state licensing needs for NPs. – We get to be in Cape Cod twice! Besides June, we are holding a unique fall 2023 event with morning workshops on topics important to NP practice such as obesity management or NP entrepreneurship. If you have ever wanted to see a New England fall, join us! Learn more about our October Cape Cod here! – Grant-funded education! We will be launching two free grant-funded CE courses on key topics in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease in our learning management center, but we also get to work on providing education on obesity management in primary care. More to come on this! Free CE access here! – Earn CE credit for learning mindfulness, yoga, and direct patient application: We are working to provide a free 1-day, limited seating program at our NPACE Denver conference to NPs. This event will be part of the overall conference registration. Jay Gupta, a pharmacist, and non-profit leader will lead this amazing project! More info here. – We are going to Denver for the first time: Great city, with good access, mountains, exciting sporting events, and great food, and the conference is one of the best we have done. – We will include our Acute Care NP brothers and sisters at the first Acute Care NP-focused Event. Coupled with a 2-day pharmacology education, we are launching our first 2-day acute care-focused NP track in Phoenix, Arizona in 2023. Look out for more to come on this! – We are launching Bundles of the Month at a discount in our learning center: We believe that continued access to our content should extend beyond the ability to be present at a live event. If you haven’t used our learning center to find great on-demand learning in everything from suturing to full practice authority and diabetes management to dermatology. Join us for one or all of these inaugural events in person here or check out our work on demand here. Here’s to an amazing 2023 to you! Thank you for being part of healthcare and the NPACE family!