General Information

NOTE: Effective March 12, 2020, the ANNA National Symposium has been rescheduled to August 30-September 2, 2020. Symposium registration is temporarily suspended while we make the necessary updates. In addition, the daily program and speakers are subject to change as we confirm availability. Please check back for the latest information. Thank you for your patience!

If you already registered for the symposium, please click here for additional information.

Continuing Nursing Education

The program offers 17.5 contact hours (CH) as follows:

  • Sunday – 1.0 CH
  • Monday – 4.5 CH
  • Tuesday – 5.5 CH
  • Wednesday – 4.5 CH
  • Poster Presentations – 2.0 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 22.5 CH (see details)

Additional contact hours are available for Preconference Workshops on Sunday, April 19:

  • 010, 020, 030 - 6.0 CH

Additional contact hours are available for the breakfast program on Monday, April 20, jointly provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

  • 110 - 1.25 CH

Sessions marked with Rx contain pharmacology content that can be applied toward pharmacology credit requirements. Pharmacology content credit is time-based on the objectives and content outline. Up to 6.25 hours of pharmacology credit can be accumulated (if attending sessions offering the highest number of pharmacology hours available). Additional pharmacology credit hours are available for optional workshops as indicated.

*Bonus: After the conference evaluation period closes, individuals who register for the full conference (not daily registrations) will have access to an additional 5.0 contact hours in the ANNA Online Library.

If corporate-supported symposia are added to the program, additional contact hours may be available.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.

American Nephrology Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.

Evaluation Process and Contact Hour Certificates

You will be requested to evaluate the overall effectiveness of this conference. The evaluation will be available in the ANNA Online Library. In order to receive your contact hour credit, you must evaluate each session you attend. Once you complete your evaluation online, you will be able to access and print your contact hour certificate.

Online Library & Symposium Educational Materials

Speaker reference materials will be available for viewing/download in the ANNA Online Library prior to the symposium.

Full Symposium Registration includes:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Dance Party
  • Nephrology Nurse Recognition Lunch
  • Admission to all educational sessions
  • Networking opportunities
  • Contact hours and pharmacology credits
  • Access to educational sessions/materials in Online Library
  • Paperless evaluation and CNE certificate processing in Online Library
  • Coffee and refreshment breaks
  • Admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening/Reception
  • Poster presentations
  • Program book and totebag

Guest Tickets for Dance Party

Tickets are limited to one per registrant and entitle the guest to attend the dance party only. Guest tickets are $75 each. Guest fees do NOT include CNE nor admission to exhibits, educational sessions, meal functions, box lunches, Town Hall, or corporate-sponsored programs.

Payment Policy

No registration will be processed unless full payment is received with the registration form. If a check is returned by the bank for insufficient funds, full payment must be received by cashier's check or money order and must include an additional $25 for bank processing charges. If payment is not received by the National Office prior to the conference, the registrant must pay the full amount onsite before the registration will be processed. If you do not receive an email confirmation regarding your registration, please contact the ANNA National Office (888-600-2662 or 856-256-2320) to confirm receipt of your registration. If you have requested payment through your facility/employer, check with the facility/employer to be sure they have processed the payment. You will be responsible for the registration fee onsite if your facility did not send the money in advance. Purchase orders (including government purchase orders) are not an acceptable form of payment.

Refund Policy

No telephone cancellations will be accepted. Written notice of cancellation must be sent to the ANNA National Office, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056 (fax 856-218-0557 or 856-589-7463). A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received in writing and must reach the office no later than March 30, 2020. No refunds will be issued after this deadline. Membership fees are nonrefundable. All other monies will be returned to the party who originally issued the payment. If ANNA finds it necessary to cancel or postpone this educational offering for any reason, including, but not limited to low registration response, strikes, or acts of God, ANNA shall not be liable for registrant(s)' expenses.


If you cannot attend the conference and would like to send a substitute, please have the substitute complete a registration form and send it to the ANNA National Office along with a copy of your confirmation. If you are an ANNA member, your substitute also must be a current member or pay the difference between the member and nonmember registration fees.

Pending Symposia

"Pending" symposia will be offered only if corporate support is received. We regret that if support is not received, these meals will be on your own.


Admission to the exhibit hall is for paid symposium registrants only. Guest and children are not permitted to enter the exhibit hall. ANNA is not responsible or liable for any products, services, or information presented at its National Symposium. ANNA does not endorse any product or service exhibited, nor does it necessarily support the content of any educational session provided by exhibitors. Acceptance of advertising does not indicate or imply endorsement by ANNA.

View Exhibit List/Floorplan

Suggested Attire

Business or professional dress is preferred for all educational sessions and Opening Ceremonies. Keep in mind that hotel temperatures are not constant and a jacket or sweater is recommended for the educational sessions. Comfortable shoes are recommended for your comfort in walking to and from events.

Childcare Arrangements

Children will not be permitted in educational sessions, social events, or the exhibit area.


ANNA occasionally uses photograph/videos of symposium participants in its newsletter, journal, website, social media, and promotional materials. By virtue of your attendance at the symposium, you agree to usage of your likeness in such material.


Contact the ANNA National Office: 888-600-2662 or 856-256-2320; fax 856-589-7463;

Conferences Committee

Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Chairperson Designate
Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN

Director of Education Services
Sally Russell, MN, CMSRN, CNE

Committee Members
Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
Sharon Longton, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC
Anna Rogers, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN
Mary Schopbach, BSN, RN, CNN
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF

Official Media Partner is the official media partner of the 2020 ANNA National Symposium.