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

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General Information

Continuing Nursing Education

The symposium offers 18.75 contact hours (CH) as follows:

  • Friday – 1.0 CH
  • Saturday – 6.5 CH
  • Sunday – 5.5 CH
  • Monday – 4.25 CH
  • Poster Presentations – 1.0 CH
  • MP3 (Healthy Living Walk) – 0.5 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 23.75 CH (see details)

Optional workshops offer contact hours (CH) as follows:

  • 010 – 5.75 CH
  • 020-050 – 5.5 CH
  • 901 – 3.0 CH

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 8.5 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. Only attendees who purchase Printed Speaker Reference Materials at the time of registration will receive a printed copy onsite. Printed copies will include symposium session materials only (not preconference, postconference, or corporate-sponsored sessions).

Full Symposium Registration includes:

  • Welcome & Networking Reception
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Nephrology Nurse Recognition Lunch
  • Admission to all educational sessions
  • 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 ($100 ) is available for ONE guest per registrant and entitles the guest to visit the Exhibit Hall 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 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 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 your receipt of your registration.

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 April 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after this deadline. Membership fees are nonrefundable. In the event that ANNA should find 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, the Association shall not be liable for registrant(s)' expenses.

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, website, social media, promotional materials, and the Nephrology Nursing Journal. 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

Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNN-NP

Chairperson Designate
Elizabeth St. John, MSN, RN, CNN

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

Committee Members
Ann B. Hallock, DNP, APRN, CNP
Marijo Johnson, BSN, RN
Judy Kauffman, MSN, RN, CNN
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Leah Foster Smith, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Kyra Trappett, BSN, RN
Kimberly Waugh, RN, ASN
Amy Woodard, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC