Spring Annual Meeting to Examine the Preferred Future
“Implementing Our Preferred Future” is the theme of AACN’s 2017 Spring Annual Meeting, to be held March 17-18, 2017 at the Fairmont Washington Hotel in Washington, DC.
The Meeting will be highlighted by the presentation of the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award to Dr. Joanne Disch from the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota. Also to be honored is Dr. Norma Martinez Rogers, who will receive the Nurse.com OnCourse Learning Leadership Award for Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education. Dr. Rogers is a clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing.
An open session with AACN’s Board of Directors will take place on Sunday morning, March 19, to be followed by Like-Schools Informal Discussions. The afternoon will kick off with a Welcome and Opening session on The Role of Nursing in Planetary Health by Dr. Ann Kurth of Yale University’s School of Nursing. Monday’s agenda includes informal breakfast discussions and a presentation on preparing for Capitol Hill visits. The membership meeting also will take place, preceded by awards presentations, the Issues Forum, and like-school reports. In the afternoon, members will be able to make Capitol Hill visits to their representatives’ offices and attend a reception on the Hill.
Preceding the Spring Annual Meeting will be the popular Executive Development
Series (EDS), which is designed for new and aspiring leaders as well as for faculty
members who wish to improve their leadership skills for a variety of positions within
the academic setting. The EDS will be held March 17-18. This year’s theme is “Legal Issues in Academic Nursing: Navigating the Perfect Storm.