Virtual Conference Announcement

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, the AAACN Board of Directors has decided to take the 2020 Annual Conference to a virtual platform instead of hosting the in-person event, previously scheduled for July 29 – August 1 in Chicago.

While nothing can replace networking with the AAACN family, we feel it's necessary to allow time for our country to heal while still serving our members with timely information and tools to support ambulatory care nursing practice excellence.

When we initially rescheduled the conference for July, we believed we would be able to hold an amazing in-person summer conference. We received your overwhelming and unwavering support, and for that we are grateful! We carefully considered many factors before making this decision to move to a virtual conference, and we're confident this is in everyone's best interest.

This new format allows us to make some important changes: The virtual conference content will focus on COVID-19 and other topics relevant to ambulatory care nurses in our new health care climate.

Information for Current Registrants

For those who registered for the in-person July 2020 conference, AAACN will keep your registration active for the virtual conference with a Full Access Package. If you previously registered for a 1-day registration, we'll keep your registration active as a Partial Package. If you previously registered for a 2-day registration, we'll keep your registration active as a Standard Package. We will be in touch regarding any registration pricing changes.

If you are unable to attend the conference virtually, you will have access to view all recorded sessions in AAACN's Online Library 2-3 weeks following the conference and earn conference CNE contact hours.

You may also let us know if you would prefer to cancel your registration, defer your registration until 2021, or donate a portion of your registration fee to the AAACN Education and Scholarship Fund.

We have extended the cancellation deadline to July 15, 2020. If you do not cancel your conference registration by July 15, 2020, you will be considered registered for the virtual conference. All cancellations must be made in writing to For cancellations received after July 15, 2020, we will refund your full registration fee minus a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after July 29, 2020. AAACN membership fees are nonrefundable.

Hotel and Airline Travel
Please note, individuals are responsible for cancelling travel and flight arrangements directly. If you've booked a room at the Hilton Chicago in the AAACN Conference room block, you'll receive an automatic cancellation email from the Hilton shortly. Please follow up with the Hilton directly if you do not receive an email cancellation.

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Contact the AAACN National Office:; 800-262-6877