April 7 - 10, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park | Washington, DC

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Friday, April 7

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Capitol Hill Day

Capitol Hill Day is designed to increase participation in advocacy. The program includes advance preparation followed by a visit to Capitol Hill. Go to www.annanurse.org/capitol-hill-day for more information and to register. (Please note: There is no registration fee to participate, but registration for Capitol Hill Day is separate from symposium registration.)

1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Lunch / Non-CE Theater


Converting to Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa): Highlighting Key Considerations on the Conversion

Sponsored by Amgen

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Orientation Session


Orientation for New Members, First-Timers, & International Attendees

Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN

Learn how to make the most of your symposium experience. Get tips on navigating the program, completing the evaluation process, and maximizing networking opportunities.

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies


Janel Parker Memorial Opening Session ~ The American Nurse Project: Celebrating Our Unsung Heroes on the Big Screen

1.0 CH

Carolyn Jones

From people “living positively” with AIDS to women artisans supporting entire communities and nurses on the frontlines of our health care system, Carolyn Jones has devoted her career to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers. Her most widely acclaimed book publications include Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS and The American Nurse, which led to a feature documentary and Carolyn's inclusion as a "citizen diplomat" in the State Department's "American Film Showcase." Her latest project is the forthcoming documentary film, Defining Hope, which tells the story of patients that are living life to the fullest, even as they are facing death, and the nurses that guide them to an understanding of what makes life worth living.

During her time interviewing nurses and documenting their stories, Carolyn discovered nurses often are so busy they don't realize the importance and special qualities they bring to health care. Carolyn will encourage nurses to rediscover their importance and celebrate the successes and stories of their profession.

Supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca

5:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Exhibits Open


Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

Meet with industry representatives and view displays of state-of-the-art technology, products, and services.

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