The 2017 AANP National Conference in Philadelphia

Since 2015, Seana Rutherford has served as a nurse practitioner (NP) at Premier Physicians, located in Fairview Park, Ohio. In addition to her daily responsibilities, Seana Rutherford is a member of various professional organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The AANP formed in 2013 with the combination of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. As the largest group of its kind, the association offers resources and support to more than 222,000 NPs of all areas of concentration working in the United States.

In its uniting efforts, the AANP hosts an annual meeting to help propel the advancement of the field. The 2017 National Conference will convene June 20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A six-day event, the AANP conference will feature several tracks for NPs interested in urgent care, orthopedics, and mental health, among other emphases. Discussions will also cover matters of health legislation and regulation. For full information on registration, visit