2018 Adult Boot Camp Topics

Hot Topics in Critical Care Medicine

Severe Heart Failure

High-Flow Oxygen Therapy and Non-Invasive Ventilation

Resuscitation in Sepsis

Post Intensive Care Syndrome

Liver Failure

Acute Kidney Injury

Refractory Hypoxemia in ARDS

Comprehensive Care for Ischemic Stroke


Head Imaging

Penetrating Chest Injury

Critical Care Pharmacology

Acute Pain


Adult Critical Care Boot Camp

Please click here to view the schedule, which is subject to change. 
Adult Boot Camp - September 12-13, 2018
Adult Skills Lab - September 14, 2018

Need to reserve a hotel room? Use the following link to receive a discounted rate for ACNP/PA Boot Camo 2018 attendees! Please note, room blocks fill quickly.
Holiday Inn Vanderbilt - book by August 11th - Boot Camp Rate SOLD OUT!
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville/Vanderbilt - book by August 10th
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville - book by August 11th

Course Materials
The September 12th and 13th Adult and Pediatric boot camp presentations will be loaded in PDF format onto a flash drive and given to you on-site at registration. Please bring your laptop to access the presentations during the conference.  Additionally, paper copies of the presentations handouts will be available on-site for the Leadership and Pediatric sessions. Handouts for the Adult Boot Camp are an additional $40, to be paid at the same time as tickets purchased, and will be available at the registration desk. Wi-Fi will be available on-site. 

Getting Here
The September 11th Acute Care Leadership Summit and the September 12th and 13th Critical Care Adult Boot Camp and September 12th Pediatric Boot Camp conference will be held at Vanderbilt University Student Life Center 310 25th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37240. All lectures begin at 8 am, with registration and breakfast starting at 7:30am.  

Most hotels are within walking distance or have shuttles to the Student Life Center.

The Adult Skills Labs on September 14th will be held at the Center for Experiential Learning (CELA) lab, which is located on campus, on the 3rd floor of Light Hall. If you are traveling by hotel shuttle, please have them drop you off at the "MCN Round Wing" drop off and follow the signs to Light Hall. Morning skills lab starts at 8 am. Afternoon skills lab starts at 1 pm.

The Pediatric Skills Lab on September 13th will be held in the Monroe Carrell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt First Tennessee Theater. The lab will begin at 8 am.

For a Campus Map: Click here to find any location on campus, click here, http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/main/maps 

Or download the “Vanderbilt Walkways” app to your mobile device.

Please click here for information on visitor parking and a visitor parking map. 

Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available each day. On Monday, September 11th, and Tuesday, September 12th, there will be a wine and cheese reception at the end of the day. Please let us know if you have additional dietary restrictions and/or need special accommodations.

Dress is casual. Please consider bringing a sweater or jacket to adjust for air conditioning. 

Poll Everywhere
We will be using the poll everywhere app for audience participation. Please download the app to your mobile device.

Nashville!  There are lots of things to do and places to go in Nashville! Click here for more info: http://www.visitmusiccity.com/





This activity has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 26.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. 

This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs. 


Registration open!

Adult ACNP/PA Critical Care Boot Camp - Click to Register
September 12-13, 2018

Adult Critical Care Simulation and Skills Lab - Click to Register
September 14, 2018 - $300 

Pediatric Critical Care Boot Camp - Click to Register
September 12, 2018 - $500 

Pediatric Critical Care Simulation and Skills Lab
September 13, 2018

Acute Care Leadership Summit - Click to Register
September 11, 2018 - $500 

Adult Ultrasound Workshop
September 11, 2018

All BOOT CAMP sessions were sold out early last year, please register as soon as you can!