Advanced Practice Provider Conference

The 7th annual TCHAPP Conference
April 2-4, 2020
Texas Children’s Hospital Pavilion for Women Conference Center

About the Conference

Models of health care delivery are transforming. The roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and physician assistants (PA) are expanding and diversifying. The number of advanced practice providers (APP) in specialty and hospital settings is increasing as health care organizations recognize the benefits APPs provide. Additionally, primary care providers are treating a growing number of children with complex medical problems. These providers will need to be equipped with both acute and primary care knowledge. This conference provides attendees with both a primary and acute care perspective of pediatric health care as well as the opportunity to collaborate and network with colleagues

Presentations will be downloaded as they are received from the speakers. Please continue to check back as the conference approaches. Any presentations not downloaded beforehand will be made available afterward.

If paying by check, please register and select your sessions. However you will also need to print the registration form and submit it with your check within 30 days of registering or your space within your selected sessions will be forfeited.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout our global community by leading in patient care, education, and research. Consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report, Texas Children’s has Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Recently, Texas Children’s Hospital was recognized as a leader in LGBT health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Additionally the hospital maintains nationally recognized magnet status, indicating quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. The team of APPs at Texas Children’s is over 450 strong and growing. APPs practice in a variety of settings across the hospital network and are deeply committed to excellence in patient care, satisfaction, quality and outcomes.

About the Texas Children’s Hospital Transformational Advanced Professional Practice Model

The Texas Children’s Hospital Transformational Advanced Professional Practice Model (TAPP) for APPs serves as a conceptual framework to guide professional development and mentorship. It is one of few evidence-based APP practice models. The Direct Comprehensive Family-Centered Care domain forms the essence of the APP role and informs and shapes the execution of the six professional practice development domains:

  1. Organizational Priorities
  2. Quality and Safety
  3. Evidence-Based Practice and Research
  4. Education
  5. Transformational Professional Practice
  6. Credentialing and Regulatory Practice

The TAPP model serves a blueprint for establishing the structures and processes to support exemplary advanced practice.

Conference objectives

  1. Explore evidence-based and innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of various pediatric medical, surgical, and mental health conditions
  2. Demonstrate enhanced skills in the treatment of a variety of acute problems in pediatric patients
  3. Discuss health promotion and public health as it relates to the adolescent and pediatric population

Target Audience

APRNs and PAs in both primary and acute specialty care pediatric settings as well as APRN and PA students pursuing careers in pediatric health care are invited to attend.

This APP conference at Texas Children’s Hospital allows registrants to customize their learning experience to their unique practice. Attendees may choose breakout sessions, case discussions, interactive workshops and more.


Early Bird Pricing

Full Conference (April 2- 4 ) $400*

Main Conference (April 3 or 4) $175/day*

Students & Retired Nurses $100/day*

Pre-Conference Full Day (April 2) $175*

Pre-Conference Half Day- Cardiology Track (April 2) $100*

Skills Workshops (April 2) $100/workshop*

*Prices increase by $50 after 3/1/2020. Space is limited.

TCH/BCM employees will receive discount code via email

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $100 processing fee, will be given for written cancellations received by March 19, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. Texas Children’s Hospital is not responsible for any cancellation or change fees assessed by airlines, hotels or travel agencies. Please note refunds for payment made by check may take up to 6 months to process.

Exhibitor Information

We invite you to highlight your organization's services and support of the advanced practice provider community by attending the 7th annual Texas Children's Hospital Advanced Practice Provider (TCHAPP) Conference. This event is free of charge for non-profit organizations.  Learn More

Hotel Accommodations

There are several hotels located near the conference site. Please contact the hotels directly to make reservations. 

Within a few blocks: 

  • Houston Marriott Medical Center 
    6580 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030 
    (713) 796-0080

  • Wyndham Houston Medical Center Hotel & Suites 
    6800 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030 
    (713) 528-7744 
  • Best Western Plaza Hotel & Suites (Medical Center) 
    6700 Main St, Houston, TX 77030 
    (713) 522-2811
  • Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center 
    6633 Travis St, Houston, TX 77030 
    (713) 313-4000

Within 5 miles: 

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Houston Medical Center 
    1715 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX 77054 
    (713) 797-0040

  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites Houston Medical Center 
    8080 Main St, Houston, TX 77025 
    (713) 665-4439
  • Courtyard Houston Medical Center 
    7702 Main St, Houston, TX 77030 
    (713) 668-4500