Community Events


Below you will find a list of upcoming community events for Chattanooga and surrounding areas.  These events are not sponsored, co-sponsored, or affiliated with CANAP in any way.


CANAP is pleased to offer our members and the community the opportunity to have their events posted on our website.  However, CANAP will only post events that are in alignment with our mission and of benefit to advanced practice nursing.  For example, we will not be posting events for blood drives, fundraisers, non-APRN focused events, etc.


PLEASE NOTE:  CANAP will not be sending any email correspondence or announcements to our members about these events.  This service is provided only as an informational posting.  In addition, CANAP will not be managing a registration or RSVP process for any of these postings and will not field any phone calls or emails about these postings.  Any questions about these events should be made to the contact listed on the individual event posting. 


If you would like to have an event considered for addition to our community events calendar, please click here for contact information for the education and program chairperson.


Upcoming events

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Hixson United Methodist Church

    Year-long series Mental Health Matters: Community Gatherings for Help, Hope, and Healing

    Presented By:  Timothy Jennings,MD, DFAPA
    Board-certified psychiatrist and distinguished Fellow of the American 
    Psychiatric Association and Southern Psychiatric Association

    Date: Thu, February 08, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  

         Hixon United Methodist Church
         Old Hixson Pike 5301
         Hixson, 37343  



    As part of Hixon United Methodist Church's and Come and Reason 
    Ministries' year-long series Mental Health Matters: Community Gatherings 
    for Help, Hope, and Healing, Dr. Jennings will be presenting "The 
    Developing Brain," at 7:00pm on February 8.

    The Developing Brain
    Did you know that environment, experience, and choice can alter human 
    DNA and impact brain structure and function? Learn how traumatic 
    experiences, diets, addictive substances, television, healthy nurturing, 
    and even a belief in God can alter our genes and brain structure—and how 
    you can keep your brain function strong.

    Visit for more about this series.
    Dr. Jennings will also be speaking for this series on these dates:

    Mar. 8 — Neurobiology of Depression and Drug-Free Treatments
    Apr.12 — Addictions and the Adolescent Brain
    May 10 — The Mind: God’s Design & What Went Wrong
    Aug. 13 — The Aging Brain (Copies of Dr. Jennings brand new book, The 
    Aging Brain, will be available.)
    Sept. 13 — Fix for Failing Families
    Oct. 12 — The Science of Belief
    Nov. 8 — Guilt Resolution
    Dec. 13 — The God-Shaped Brain

    Location information
    Hixson United Methodist Church
    Old Hixson Pike 5301
    Hixson, 37343

    • 23 Feb 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Save the Date!



    Southeastern Symposium on Cardiac Innovation

    Friday, February 23, 2018 * The Westin Chattanooga * Chattanooga, TN

    Heart & Lung Open House on Thursday, February 23 from 4-7.

    The Open House will allow guest to visit the new rooms, cath lab, and OR rooms.


    Open to all physicians, nurses and professionals , this CME & CNE-accredited event offers an in-depth look at what's new and what's next in cardiac care, presented by some oft he nation's top physicians, surgeons and healthcare futurists.

    For more information and confirmed speakers,visit


    Heart and Lung Institute

    • 04 Mar 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Chattanoogan Hotel



    The pre-conference on March 4th is pending approval of total 12.5 hours of continuing education - 5 hours of which are online modules to be completed prior to the conference. 

    The symposium on March 5 & 6, has approved AMA Credit: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Sunday, March 4, 2018
    Allied Health Procedural Pre-Conference - Poster Presentations see below

    This one-day pre-conference session provides a highly interactive, hands-on opportunity for NPs and PAs to obtain procedural CE. Online preparatory modules will be available prior to the conference. Continuing Education credit hours pending.

    Monday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    Scientific Assembly Symposium 

    Hear from engaging speakers on topics including: behavioral health update, human trafficking, social media & healthcare, pediatrics, provider, & patient communication, ACEP updates, LLSA Update, dermatology tips & tricks, reimbursement & payment reform, critical care, provider wellness & work-life balance, state of the art stroke interventions, the opioid epidemic, prescribing guidelines, and pediatrics. Continuing Education credit hours pending.


    For complete information: Download Full Brochure

    AAENP Member Pricing - Not a member? Join today

    March 4 ONLY: Allied Health Procedural Pre-Conference - Poster Presentations see below (Register before Feb. 1, 2018) = $300 

    March 5 & 6 ONLY: Scientific Assembly Symposium = $150

    March 4, 5, & 6: Pre-conference & Symposium = $450

    For complete registration information, visit: 

    The meeting will be held at The Chattanoogan Hotel, 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved for attendees at a discounted rate of $154/night. This rate is only guaranteed until February 1, 2018. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel at 1-800-619-0018, or online at To access room blocks and rates, click on “groups” and then enter Group ID #664889.

    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 09 Mar 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • Hilton Nashville Downtown 121 4th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37201

    "What's Up with Primary Care Emergencies?!"

    by MidlevelU

    Conference date is March 8-9, 2018

    Discount code: LOCALNP

    12 CE credits

    Interested NPs and students can sign up here:

    Location: Nashville, TN

    Venue: Hilton Nashville Downtown

    What's Up with Primary Care Emergencies has been specifically designed with the interests of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in mind. Topics will be presented by NPs and PAs who are experts in their fields and will discuss acute and emergent conditions providers can expect to encounter in the primary care setting. Registration includes conference attendance and continental breakfast. This conference will be approved for 12 contact hours by the AANP.

    Special rates have been negotiated at the Hilton Nashville Downtown for conference attendees. Please click on the following link to access the discounted rate.

    Individuals may call the Hilton Nashville Downtown directly for reservations at 615-620-1000 (Monday through Friday from 8a-5pm) or by calling 1-800-HILTONS. Don’t forget to mention that you are attending the MidlevelU Continuing Education Conference.

    If you need assistance with your registration, please call us at 720-238-3336 or email us at

Past events

10 Feb 2018 2018 Annual Chattanooga Cardiovascular Symposium presented by The Chattanooga Heart Institute and CHI Memorial
05 Dec 2017 Invokana and Type 2 Diabetes (Community Event)
02 Nov 2017 Bevyxxa (betrixaban) for Venous Thomboemolism (VTE) - (Community Event)
20 Oct 2017 Erlanger Metabolic Symposium for Healthcare Professionals (Community Event)
10 Oct 2017 Vitamin D Deficiencies...Is There a Practical Solution? Community Event
29 Sep 2017 Regional LARC Symposium - Community Event
22 Sep 2017 Seventh Annual Symposium: Extraordinary Relationships (Community Event)
19 Sep 2017 Repatha - an injectable prescription medicine ( a PCSK9 inhibitor) for LDL cholesterol - (Community Event)
25 May 2017 Alinia® (nitazoxanide) Tablets 500 mg
23 Sep 2016 Managing Self in a Fearful World
15 Jun 2016 Family Medicine Update
04 Jun 2016 FREE Subspecialty Symposium for Primary Care Providers
29 Apr 2016 The Best Three Months of Life: Compassionate Choices and Comforting Care at End of Life
27 Apr 2016 Brain Injury: A Disability in Disguise
16 Apr 2016 Strategies for Addressing Disparities In Weight-Related Behaviors
26 Jan 2016 Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea
09 Jan 2016 Legislative Forum for Full Practice Authority
03 Dec 2015 Understanding the Role of Vascepa as an add on to Statins
05 Nov 2015 Alger/Lee Advanced Practice Seminar
05 Nov 2015 Tennessee Action Coalition Legislative Boot Camp
03 Nov 2015 Treating Early Now: Changing the Paradigm in Type 2 Diabetes
23 Oct 2015 TNA-TASN Joint Conference
24 Sep 2015 Pulmonary Hypertension - A Focus on WHO Group 1 PAH
18 Sep 2015 Bowen Theory Education Center 5th Annual Symposium
27 Aug 2015 Heart Failure
27 Aug 2015 *IMPORTANT*Chronic Pain Guidelines Symposium
12 May 2015 Treatment of Symptomatic Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria Despite H1 Antihistamines
16 Apr 2015 Binge Eating Disorders in Adults
10 Mar 2015 Spriva Respimat
28 Feb 2015 Cancer Care Today
29 Oct 2014 Addressing a current gap in the treatment options for ADHD
16 Oct 2014 Diclegis
02 Oct 2014 LINQ
27 Sep 2014 Chattanooga Heart Institute
19 Sep 2014 CEU Opportunity
13 Sep 2014 2nd Annual Fall Oncology Nursing Symposium
13 Sep 2014 2 Day Professional Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Course
20 Aug 2014 Understanding Obesity and the Metaboloic impact of Bariatric Surgery
24 Jul 2014 LifeVest-Protecting Patients from Sudden Cardiac Death
17 Jun 2014 AANP National Conference
17 Apr 2014 Spring Open House-Center for Facial Rejuvenation
03 Apr 2014 The First Lower-Dose NSAID Using SoluMatrix Fine Particle Technology™
22 Feb 2014 First Annual West Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Alliance Continuing Education Conference
20 Feb 2014 New Breast Reconstruction Procedures and Techniques
07 Nov 2013 Special Event - Orthopedic Education Session
21 Sep 2013 ACA Educational Overview
20 Sep 2013 Symposium- The Relationship World of the Young Adult: Challenges to Independence
07 Sep 2013 Chattanooga Chapter Oncology Nursing Society’s Symposium
13 Aug 2013 APRNs of East Tennessee Unite!
04 Jun 2013 APRNs of East Tennessee Unite!
09 May 2013 CANAP and TNA District 4 Celebration of National Nurses Week 2013
09 May 2013 Open Forum in Nashville
09 Apr 2013 TNA Legislative Summit
19 Mar 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association APRN Day on the Hill
06 Mar 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association RN / APRN Day on the Hill
05 Mar 2013 Tennessee Nurses Association RN / APRN Day on the Hill

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