Join Us in Transforming Health Care


Join us for education and fun including AAACN Volunteer Leaders providing a town hall discussion focusing on workplace safety in the ambulatory care nursing environment, with an opportunity to share your own ambulatory care experiences in practice.



Featured Speakers:


Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, CCTP
Pre-Conference Workshop & Closing General Session

Katie Boston-Leary is a trained executive coach with training from the College of Executive Coaching and the John Maxwell Coaching Program. She is DISC and EQ-i 2.0 certified and provides coaching to doctoral students, graduates from the Stanford University’s “What’s Next?” course and various hospital leaders. She redesigned the Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland with an embedded coaching program. She is a board-certified nurse executive and obtained a nurse executive leadership certificate from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Katie was previously the system chief nursing officer at University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UMCRH) in Maryland and was elected and served as the president of the Maryland Organization of Nurse Leaders. Katie led her nursing team to an ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation and to win the coveted annual ANCC Pathway to Excellence award in 2017. She was also featured on NBC’s Today Show in September to address the nurse staffing crisis. Her closing session is entitled, "Heal Thyself! A Collective Call to Action for a Comprehensive Approach to Nurses' Well-Being".


Billy Rosa, PhD, MBE, NP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Opening Keynote Session

Dr. Billy Rosa is an assistant attending behavioral scientist, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center, New York. Dr. Rosa is a Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar, launching a program of research focused on closing palliative care and pain relief divides locally and globally. Specifically, his streams of research focus on interventions to promote inclusive palliative care communication for LGBTQ+-identified patients and their chosen families, understanding cancer pain disparities among racially minoritized groups and quantifying global palliative care disparities and need, particularly for those with serious health-related suffering living in low- and middle-income countries.


The 2022 Reviews Are In!

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"Conference was great!
Really empowered me to make changes at my clinic.
I am looking forward to going back and reviewing sessions I could not attend!"
Kelsey Ellis, BSN RN

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"Great conference! Looks even better in person! So excited for next year!"
LuAnn Hess

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"Always great to be part of this conference! So impactful seeing so many ambulatory nurses."
Cynthia Griffin, BSN MS RN CPHQ CCM NEA-BC

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"Looking forward to exploring the poster presentations more this afternoon -
Have met so many wonderful nurses here and thankful for the opportunity to connect!"
Christina Kearns, MSN, RN, AMB-BC

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"I am so thrilled to be here. As a first-time attendee I wasn’t sure what to expect.
All of the content has been spectacular so far!"
Aurora Krout, RN