Illuminating Opportunities in a Time of Change

April 18–21, 2020 | Orlando, FL

Special Events

Saturday, April 18

3-4:30 pm
Innovation Corner in the Exhibit Hall

Innovation Corner is a special pre-conference session connecting neuroscience nurses with the latest technologies and innovations in neuroscience care. This is an opportunity to interact with the latest treatments, devices, and products that enhance nursing practice and patient care and outcomes. Innovation Corner will feature up to 8 stations with hands-on demonstration of new technologies and innovations. This session does not offer CE.

5-5:30 pm
Newcomer's Reception

Attending your first AANN Annual Meeting? Join us at the Newcomer's Reception to meet other first timers and AANN leaders. Mingle while you enjoy drinks and make new friends. 

5:30-7:30 pm
Opening Reception with Posters and Exhibits

Meet the exhibitors, view the posters, and mingle with your neuroscience nursing colleagues at the opening reception.

Sunday, April 19

10:30–11:30 am
Being a Change Agent
Susan B. Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA; Ebonye Green, MNSc ACNPC-AG CNRN APRN; Noah
Jacobson, MNSc RN

Neuroscience nurses connect with people daily. We create relationships with our neuroscience patients and their support systems through our actions and words. The key to successful advocacy is sharing a concise and compelling story about your patient population to those who influence policy. By illuminating our daily interactions and creating opportunities, we can create change for neuroscience patients. This interactive session will feature a personal account of advocacy for the traumatic brain injury patient population from Dr. Sue Fowler and a panel discussion on being a change agent in your own facility.

AMWF After Dark 3

Monday, April 20

12:15-1:45 pm
Non-CE Symposium--Not all OFFs are the Same: A Discussion on Parkinson's Disease and OFF Episodes
Supported by Sunovion

7-10 pm
AMWF Light Up Luau
Wantilan Pavilion Royal Pacific Resort
Extra $30 fee applies.

Enjoy a night of fun, music, and dancing with your neuroscience nursing friends at a luau themed party! Proceeds support AMWF grants for neuroscience nursing education, certification, and research.

Tuesday, April 21

9:55–10:55 am
Is Inclusion an Illusion? Challenging Ourselves to Lead
Panel moderator: Mary McKenna Guanci, MSN RN CNRN SCRN
Panelists: Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNS; Katelyn Bushey, MSN RN ACNS-BC; and Susanna
Schwiesow, BSN RN

This interactive course will explore strategies for enhancing awareness and fostering inclusiveness. We will explore behaviors that challenge the creation of inclusive environments and may disrupt the benefits of diversity in the workplace. The course will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for future leadership within an evolving global leadership paradigm.


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