General Information


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, April 15th, 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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