Program - Thursday, March 9

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ANA Annual Conference

7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration Open
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open / Posters Available
7:00 am - 8:00 am Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
8:00 am - 9:30 am Session G400 – Welcome and Opening Keynote

Health Care Innovation: Shifting Decision-Making to Consumers

In settings from acute to non-acute care, patients are now savvy consumers, which signal a major transformation in health care. With so many choices, how are they making decisions for optimal health? How does this impact nursing? Learn new and expanded skills to be successful in this ever-changing landscape.

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  • Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, President, American Nurses Association
  • Harry Greenspun, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Managing Director, Korn Ferry Health Solutions
9:30 am - 10:30 am Break / Exhibits / Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
10:30 - 11:30 pm Invited Speaker Sessions

Session C405

Healthy Nurse/Healthy Nation

Nursing practice is grounded in prevention, wellness, and support of the human condition. Healthy nurses actively focus on creating and maintaining a balance between personal and professional well-being. The Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Grand Challenge is transforming nurses’ health and making a difference for patients
  • Jaime Dawson, MPH, Program Director, Nursing Practice, American Nurses Association
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Poster Session P601
1:00 - 2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Invited Speaker Sessions

Session C412

Workplace Culture

Have you been affected by workplace violence? The most devastating result of violence to health care professionals is their inability to feel safe at work, which can adversely impact every aspect of their jobs.
  • Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
  • Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, Policy Associate, American Nurses Association

Session C416

Palliative and Hospice Nursing (Professional Issues Panel Call to Action)

Are you prepared to help lead and transform palliative care? End-of-life planning is a difficult, but essential, part of providing high-quality care. Nurses play a significant supportive role in helping patients and their families make end-of-life choices that best meet their needs by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering.
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2:00 - 3:00 pm Break / Exhibits / Posters Session P602
3:00 - 4:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
3:00 - 4:00 pm Invited Speaker Session

Session C422

ANA Policy Panel: The Impact of Technology in Nursing

As the health care delivery system continues to evolve, there is increased reliance on technology to support new and emerging care models. Consumers expect a modern, innovative system that gives them access to health care technology resources, and nurses need tools and strategies to fully utilize this technology-rich environment.
  • Dr. Diane Skiba, PhD, FACMI, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Informatics Specialty Director, University of Colorado College of Nursing

4:00 - 4:15 pm Break
4:15 - 5:15 pm General Session

Session G401

Shifting the Culture

Health care is now focused on the needs of the consumer, not on the provider. We’ve moved from a caring model to a business model. Given this immense cultural shift, nurses need to fully engage and guide consumers in making the best health care decisions.

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  • Ed Tori, DO, Associate Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2) Director, MedStar Center for Health Influence and Engagement

*Schedule is subject to change