Frequently Asked Questions

General

What are the dates for the SPN 34th Annual Conference?

The SPN 34th Annual Conference is scheduled to take place April 17 to April 19, 2024 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ.

When can I expect to book a reservation at the conference hotel?

You can book your reservation today! SPN has secured a discounted room rate for Annual Conference attendees at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, AZ. The hotel has a SPN group room block for attendees at reduced rates. Rooms are available for booking until March 20, 2024, or until the room blocks are filled.  The group room rate for standard rooms is $269 per night.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

How many Contact Hours can attendees earn at the SPN 34th Annual Conference? 

Contact Hours: SPN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP16532 for up to 24 NCPD Contact hours.

Continuing Education: SPN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Relevant Financial Interest: The planners and faculty for this do not have any actual, potential or perceived relevant financial relationships.

Outcome: Participants will gain knowledge of at least one evidence-based practice that they will implement in their practice setting.

Outcome What are the learning objectives of the SPN 34th Annual Conference? 

As a result of attending the SPN 34th Annual Conference, attendees will be able to: 

  • Grow their professional network by collaborating with peers and experts in the pediatric nursing specialty.
  • Learn best practices that enhance patient experience, quality care, cost reduction, and promote healthy work environments.
  • Implement new knowledge to promote best practice in the organizational setting.
  • Create a professional development plan through networking and participation in educational sessions.

What are some fun activities to do in Phoenix, AZ?
Phoenix has exciting year-round entertainment for visitors. Learn more about what you can look forward to while in Phoenix.

What airport is closest to the venue, and what are my options to get to and from the hotel?

Attendees will fly into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), which is approximately 5 miles from the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown hotel. 

For rideshare services, Lyft Inc. and Uber are authorized to provide pick-up services at PHX. Passengers can make a request once they are located on the terminal curbside and will meet their driver outside Baggage Claim Door #3 and #4. More information can be found here.

What ADA accommodations will be made for attendees?

SPN complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing a positive experience for all of our attendees. If you have special requirements due to a disability, you may indicate your requests during the registration process. We will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Health and Safety

What do I do if I feel ill onsite?*

Should an attendee feel ill, they will be directed to consult with a local health official before attending the conference. If you feel any of the following symptoms prior to travel, we ask that you do not come to the SPN Annual Conference, and please let [email protected] know:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you feel any of the above symptoms once you have arrived, please visit one of the local health clinics in Phoenix and let [email protected] know.

Cancellation and Refunds

All cancellation and refund requests must be made via email to [email protected]. Cancellation requests will be honored according to the following schedule:

SPN will provide a full refund of registration fees, less an administrative processing fee of $150, for any cancellations received in writing on or before Wednesday, March 20, 2024. Cancellations should be directed to [email protected]. Telephone cancellations are NOT accepted for refunds. Participant must obtain confirmation of receipt of email from SPN on or before the cancellation deadline. All refunds will be processed within 5 days of the date the cancellation request is received to the original form of payment. After Wednesday March 20, 2024, there will be no refunds for registrations cancelled whatsoever. Substitutions can be made, without a fee, by contacting the registration team at [email protected]. Hotel reservations must be cancelled separately and directly with the hotel. Substitutions can be made, without a change fee, by contacting the registration team at [email protected]. No substitutions can be made after the event has begun. If for any reason beyond SPN’s control, SPN determines that the in-person event must be cancelled then your registration will automatically be applied to the virtual conference. Should there be a difference in pricing between the in-person and the virtual conference, the difference will automatically be refunded to the participant. Per SPN’s general refund policy, no refund is available if you cancel after Wednesday, March 20, 2024 including in the event of a change from the in-person event to virtual.