April 15 - 18, 2018 | Westgate Las Vegas Resort | Las Vegas, NV

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General Information

Continuing Nursing Education

Gain contact hours (CH) for your professional development, recertification, and relicensure. Here’s what you can earn:

  • Optional Preconference Workshops – 5.75 CH

The symposium offers 18.5 contact hours (CH) as follows:

  • Sunday – 1.0 CH
  • Monday – 5.5 CH
  • Tuesday – 5.75 CH
  • Wednesday – 4.25 CH
  • Poster Presentations – 2.0 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 23.5 CH (see details)

Additional contact hours may be available if corporate support is received for pending symposia.

Sessions marked with Rx contain pharmacology credit hours, which are time-based on the session content. Up to 9.25 pharmacology hours may be accumulated from educational sessions; additional hours are available for optional workshops as indicated.

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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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

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

Guest Registration

Guest registration ($75) is available for ONE guest per registrant and entitles the guest to attend the Dance Party only. A guest is defined as a spouse, family member, significant other, friend, or an adult child (over 16 years old). A co-worker, associate within the health care/nephrology community, or corporate representative does not qualify as a guest. Guest fees do NOT include CNE, admission to exhibits, educational sessions, meal functions, box lunches, Town Hall, or corporate-sponsored symposia.

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 26, 2018. 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.


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.

Suggested Attire

Business or professional dress is preferred for all educational sessions and Opening Ceremonies. Choice of attire for the evening social events is at your discretion unless otherwise indicated. 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 photographs 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; anna@annanurse.org

Conferences Committee

Elizabeth St. John, MSN, RN, CNN

Chairperson Designate
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

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

Committee Members
Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP, CNN
Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN, CNN
Judy Kauffman, DNP, MSN, RN, CNN
Anna Rogers, MBA, BSN, RN, CNN
Mary Schopbach, BSN, RN, CNN
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN-NP, FNKF
Kimberly Waugh, RN, ASN
Amy Woodard, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC