General Information

The 2020 AAACN Annual Conference is rescheduled for Wednesday, July 29 – Saturday, August 1, 2020, at the Hilton Chicago.

You are now able to make hotel reservations at the Hilton Chicago for the new conference dates using this link,

You may also call reservations at 855-760-0869 and refer to the AAACN Annual Conference. If you still plan on staying at the Hilton Chicago you need to make a new reservation with the hotel directly. A block of rooms has been secured at the special rate of $199/night. This rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes currently, 17.4%. The conference rate is available through June 25 or until the room block is full.

Note that attendee hotel reservations that were made at Hotel Essex have also been cancelled. A new block of rooms at Hotel Essex has not been secured to date. We will let you know if a block of hotel rooms at Hotel Essex is available.

Note that individuals are responsible for cancelling or changing travel arrangements directly. Please contact your airlines for their cancellation and rescheduling policy.

For Up To Date Information And What To Do Next, Please Visit Our Registration Page.

If you are currently registered for the 2020 Annual Conference and are unable to attend the conference in person in July, you will have access to view all recorded sessions in the AAACN Online Library and earn conference CNE approximately 3 weeks following the conference.

If you still need to cancel, email or fax (856) 218-0557 notice of cancellation no later than June 1, 2020. There will be no $50 administrative fee assessed on any cancellations of April conference registrations received in the AAACN office by June 1, 2020. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. AAACN membership fees are nonrefundable.

If you have already cancelled your registration for the 2020 Annual Conference and are able to attend the rescheduled conference dates of July 29 - August 1, you will have an opportunity to re-register when registration is open. AAACN will credit you the $50 cancellation fee that was previously paid during the registration process for the rescheduled conference.

If you have already cancelled your registration for the 2020 Annual Conference and are not able to attend the rescheduled conference dates of July 29 - August 1, AAACN will refund you the $50 cancellation fee that was previously paid.

If you have requested a cancellation for the 2020 Annual Conference and it has not yet been processed, please contact us at to let us know by June 1 if you are able to attend the rescheduled conference dates of July 29 - August 1. If you are able to attend, we will keep your registration active. After the conference program is confirmed, you will have an opportunity to review the schedule of sessions and make any changes. If you are unable to attend, AAACN will offer you a full refund.

We ask that you please be patient with us while we manage the logistics of rescheduling the conference. We will process requests in the order in which they are received. For any urgent concerns, please contact, and we will respond as soon as we are able.

AAACN sincerely thanks you for your patience and action during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing many of you in Chicago in July.


Continuing Nursing Education

Earn up to 15.75 continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours for your professional development, certification/recertification, and relicensure during the conference. Earn 3.25 contact hours on Wednesday, 6.25 on Thursday, 4.25 on Friday, and 2.0 for poster sessions. After the conference evaluation period closes, main conference registrants will have access to an additional 5 bonus contact hours in the AAACN Online Library. An additional 3.0 contact hours are available for the pre-conference workshops on Wednesday and an additional 7.9 contact hours are available for the Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course on Saturday.

This conference is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP5366.

Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., AAACN, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN Online Library, Conference Handouts, and Contact Hours

Online Library

The AAACN Online Library gives you even more value with your conference registration.

Full conference attendees receive free access to conference sessions in the AAACN Online Library. Listen to sessions you may have missed onsite or revisit courses you already attended. Content will be available approximately 3 weeks after the conference. Be sure to take advantage of this additional learning experience at your convenience.

Session handouts will be available to view and print approximately 2 weeks prior to the conference. Handouts will not be available onsite.

Evaluate sessions online, either at home or onsite, to earn your contact hours. You will have approximately 3 weeks following the conference to complete evaluations.

Access your CNE certificates in the AAACN Online Library and print any time.

Can’t Attend the Conference?

We’ll miss you, but you won’t have to miss the education! Approved sessions outlined in this conference program will be available for purchase in the AAACN Online Library approximately 6 weeks after the conference. Individual sessions and full conference package will be available.

Silent Auction Donations

The Annual Silent Auction will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2020, during the Opening Reception/Exhibit Hall Grand Opening. Auction items include nursing memorabilia, jewelry, gift certificates, educational materials, entertainment and technology devices, and more. Proceeds from the Silent Auction support the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund. We hope you will consider donating an item for this special event.

Bring your donation to the conference, drop it off at the Registration Desk prior to Wednesday evening, and complete a form onsite to let us know your name and the value of the donation.

Thank you for your contribution! Donations to the AAACN Scholarship and Education Fund may also be made on the conference registration form. Simply note the amount you’d like to donate and include with your registration fee.

AAACN 2020 Conference Committees

Program Planning

George D. Velianoff, PhD, RN, FACHE, ANEF Chair
Sadiat Toyin Lawal, MSN, RN, CCCTM Chair-Elect
Jacqui Ioli, PhD, CRNP, APN, PPCNP
Panissa Bryant Caldwell, MHA, BSN, RN
Michele Sibley, MSN, RN-BC
Gregory Kopp, MN, MHA, RN, CENP
Michele Boyd, MSN, RN-BC Education Director

Abstract Review

Elizabeth Anderson, MSN, RN-BC
Elizabeth Barton, RN-BC
Sibil Blee, MSN, RN
Caleb Dettmann, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Joyce Falkenhan, MSN, RN-BC, CNRN
Amy Fulwood, BSN, RN-BC
Kathleen Gravelle, MS, BSN, RN
Leslie Hazle, MS, RN
Rachel Hamer, MSN, RN
Krisanne Hudson, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
Kristine Kelm, MS, BSN, RN
Beckie Kronebusch, MS, APRN, AGCNS-BC
Jamie Lourey, BSN, RN
Molly Moran, MSN, RN, CCRN
Theresa Mostasisa, EdD, DSD, MS, BSN, RN, PHN
Sarah Storhoff, MSN, RN-BC
Dawn Vonderheide, MSN, RN-BC, NE

Photo Release

AAACN occasionally uses photographs of conference participants in promotional materials (digital and print). By virtue of your attendance, you agree to usage of your image in such media. Additionally, any photos made public and shared through the official AAACN Annual Conference App are the property of AAACN and may be used in promotional materials.

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and concerns have been addressed in this comprehensive FAQ regarding the AAACN 45th Annual Conference on April 15-18, 2020 in Chicago, IL.

View the Conference FAQs

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