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NAPNAP 40th National Conference on Pediatric Healthcare
March 7, 2019 - March 10, 2019
NAPNAP is going to the Big Easy for its 40th National Conference on Pediatric Health Care! Join us in New Orleans, March 7-10.
Register today and get ready to enhance your pediatric clinical knowledge, network with fellow PNPs, FNPs and other pediatric providers, learn about the latest products and services for your practice and patients and explore NOLA’s amazing dining and entertainment scene.
Early bird registration ends on January 25, 2019.
Mardi Gras is an Epic Party, and You’re Invited!
This year, NAPNAP starts just two days after the parade rolls through on March 5th. Plan your trip to see the celebration before the conference. For more details, check out www.mardigrasneworleans.com.
According to the website, Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Most visitors will plan to arrive no later than Saturday, March 2, 2019 in order to enjoy an extended weekend of festivities.
Other Attractions Not to be Missed
- The French Quarter is one of New Orleans’ most historic neighborhoods. Check out its events, restaurants, and live entertainment venues on www.frenchquarter.com. This is a great resource to make the most of your visit!
- Bourbon Street is thirteen blocks of jazz, nightlife, and festivities. It’s the most famous street in the French Quarter! Get a preview here: www.neworleans.com/plan/streets/bourbon-street
- Jackson Square Park. Surrounded by historic buildings, Jackson Square Park is known for its open-air artist colony. Browse works of art on the square’s iron fence. For directions, visit www.experienceneworleans.com/jackson-square.html
- St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in North America dating back to 1720. It is a truly historic place of workship overlooking Jackson Square. See www.stlouiscathedral.org for visitor information.
Melnic’s 2019 NAPNAP Dining Guide
Because we love to eat, we love researching the best local restaurants that are within walking distance. These are the New Orleans restaurants that are on our short-list. Care to join us?
Cafe Beignet – $-$$ New Orleans’ Café Beignet provides a grand cafe setting outside and in, and the best coffee and beignets anywhere. Breakfast served all day.
Dragos Seafood House – $$ – Home of the Original Charbroiled Oyster. Authentic Cajun cuisine with a New Orleans flair!
Galatoire’s Restaurant – $$-$$$ Fine dining right on Bourbon Street. Known for having the best Gumbo in New Orleans and being among the area’s finest restaurants.
Jacques-Imo’s Cafe – $$ One of the hottest tickets in New Orleans for anyone looking for “real Nawlin’ food.
Irene’s – $$$ Upscale Italian classics served in an elegant dining room with a piano bar in the heart of the French Quarter.
Tujague’s – $$$ A favorite for over 160 years, Tujague’s Restaurant & Bar provides an unforgettable historic Creole dining experience in the heart of the French Quarter.