The moment you arrive at the AAACN Annual Conference, you’ll feel the energy and warmth of dedicated nurses who are as excited as you are to learn and connect.

Don't miss this once-a-year event!

  • Make career-changing connections
  • Learn the latest innovations from inspiring speakers
  • Earn up to 14.75 contact hours

Palm Springs Tram

So much to explore

Networking events. Share memories
and laughter with trusted friends;
make new connections.

Innovative posters. Get ready to be
impressed by your colleagues’ ideas.
They’ll spark your own!

Career advancement. Discover
leadership and volunteer

A desert oasis. The beauty of Palm
Springs is extraordinary. You’ll have
time to escape and rejuvenate.

Ambulatory care nursing is one of the most vibrant and evolving nursing specialties in health care today. For this year’s conference, our AAACN experts thoughtfully curated a program that addresses the many challenges you face. You’ll enjoy top speakers in the industry who will give you relevant, practical information you can use immediately.


What you’ll take home

  • Stronger leadership skills and confidence in your abilities.
  • Knowledge of best practices being implemented today.
  • A broader view of clinical, management, leadership, CCTM, and telehealth practice.
  • Awareness of emerging trends and breakthroughs, and how you can use them.

Added value

  • Special Interest Group (SIG) sessions in your practice area.
  • Networking lunch session with tables reserved for first-time attendees.
  • Access to the 2019 conference sessions in the AAACN Online Library at no additional cost. Listen any time, so you don’t miss a thing!
  • Five bonus contact hours in the AAACN Online Library.
    (Available with full main conference registration only.)

Who you’ll see there

This is the premier conference for ambulatory care, telehealth, and CCTM nurses. Attendees include managers, supervisors, administrators, directors, staff nurses, care coordinators, educators, consultants, advanced practice nurses, and researchers who practice in such settings as:

  • Hospital-based
  • Solo/group medical practices
  • Telehealth call centers
  • University hospitals
  • Community hospitals
  • Military and VA settings
  • Managed care/HMOs/PPOs
  • College/educational institutes

Featured speakers

Terry Foster


Keynote Speaker, Wednesday, May 8

There are so many crazy and funny things that only nurses know! Mr. Foster is a nurse humorist who will make you laugh and restore your pride as a professional nurse in his session, “Surviving and Thriving in the Crazy World of Nursing.”

Beth Ann Swan and Sheila Haas

Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Sheila Haas, PhD, RN, FAAN

General Session, Thursday, May 9

"Optimizing Strategies for Care Coordination and Transition Management: Recommendations From the Invitational Summit."
In this session, Dr. Swan and Dr. Haas will present the outcomes of the 2018 Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) Summit, and how this groundbreaking initiative will advance the RN’s critical CCTM role and improve patient care across the continuum.

Nancy May

Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC

Town Hall, Friday, May 10

“Population Health: Social Determinants of Health, Behavioral Health, and the Opioid Crisis.”
The Town Hall is an open forum to share your “best practice” solutions for the complex problems facing our nation.