Strong Attendance Sparks Energizing AAACN Conference

An outstanding education program drew more than 700 nurses to Las Vegas for the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 35th Annual Conference, May 4-7, 2010.  The conference boasted a 30% increase in attendance over 2009 and one of the highest in AAACN history.

The conference was designed to meet the needs of nurses practicing in ambulatory care and telehealth settings.  Education sessions were taught by leading experts and covered such topics as immunizations, enhancing quality and safety, medical home models, the role of non-licensed personnel and managing clinical challenges.

Two special tracks focused on leadership and telehealth nursing and included dedicated concurrent sessions throughout the conference.  Attendees also boosted their knowledge with pre- and post-conference workshops and poster presentations, visited the exhibit hall, and met with vendors about the latest products and services.

“Ambulatory care nursing is an integral part of today’s health care environment, and it is exciting to see so many ambulatory care nurses who love what they do come together to advance their practice and the future of our specialty,” said AAACN’s new president, Traci Haynes, MSN, RN, BA, CEN.

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