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General Information

Continuing Nursing Education

The Fall Meeting program offers up to 14.0 contact hours (CH). Additional credit is available for optional workshops: full‐day (6.0 CH), half‐day (3.25 CH), and hands‐on (1.25 CH). If corporate support is received for pending symposium, additional contact hours and pharmacology credit may be available. Contact hours are based on a 60‐minute contact hour.

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 7.5 hours of pharmacology credit can be accumulated (if attending sessions offering the highest number of pharmacology hours available). Additional pharmacology credit is available from optional workshops where 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's Commission on Accreditation.

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

Session Selection

Participants are welcome at any session within the conference and are encouraged to create their own learning experience. Concurrent sessions are coded to assist attendees in identifying session content and selecting sessions that are most applicable to their practice.

Evaluation Process and Contact Hour Certificates

You will be requested to evaluate the overall effectiveness of this conference. The evaluation will be available in ANNA’s Online Library at www.annanurse.org/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. Instructions for completing the evaluation process and obtaining your contact hour certificate will be provided.

Special Offer for Nonmembers

The regular meeting registration fee includes a 1‐year ANNA membership. Simply check the appropriate box on the registration form, and submit a completed membership application with your registration.

Guest Registration

Guest badges are available as a courtesy for paid attendees. A "guest" is defined as a spouse, family member, significant other, friend, or an adult child (over 16 years old). A co‐worker or an associate within the industry does not qualify for the guest registration fee. Guest registration is available for ONE guest per registrant. The fee is $50 and entitles the guest to visit the Exhibit Hall. Guest fees do not include admission to meal functions or corporate‐sponsored symposia. Corporate representatives may not register as guests. Corporate representatives must register for the Fall Meeting and pay published registration fees.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibitors receive exhibit badges for their booth personnel as part of their exhibit participation. Exhibitors with badges are granted access to most educational sessions on a space available basis, excluding meal functions and corporate‐sponsored events. One nurse per exhibit booth (employed full‐time by exhibiting company) may apply for CNE credit for the programs attended and will receive an exhibitor's badge unless he/she registers separately as a meeting attendee. ANNA encourages corporate nurses to register separately for the meeting and pay the standard registration fees since exhibitors do not receive the same benefits as paid registrants.

Payment Policy

No registrations 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 meeting, the registrant must pay the full amount onsite before the registration will be processed. If you do not receive a confirmation a week prior to the meeting, please contact the 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). A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received in writing and must reach the office no later than September 2, 2013. 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. 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 responses, strikes, or acts of God, the Association shall not be liable for registrant(s)' expenses.

Substitutions

If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to send a substitute, please have the substitute complete a registration form and send it to the 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 Corporate-Supported Symposium

"Pending" symposia will be offered only if corporate support is received. If supported, additional contact hours and pharmacology credit may be available. We regret that if support is not received, these meals will be on your own.

Suggested Meeting Attire

Business or professional dress is preferred for all educational sessions. Keep in mind that hotel temperatures are not constant, and a jacket or sweater is recommended for the educational sessions. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for conference activities.

Photographs

ANNA occasionally uses photographs of ANNA meeting participants in its newsletter, website, social media, promotional materials, and in the Nephrology Nursing Journal. By virtue of your attendance at the Fall Meeting, you agree to usage of your likeness in such material.

Exhibits

ANNA is not responsible or liable for any products, services, or information presented at its Fall Meeting. 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.

2013 Fall Meeting Planning Committee

Conferences Committee Chairperson
Sally Campoy, DNP, ANP‐BC, CNN‐NP

Conferences Committee Chairperson Designate
Denise Murcek, MSN, APRN, CNN

Committee Members
Emily Arnold, BSN, RN, CNN
Sandy Bodin, MA, RN, CNN
Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN, Ed, RN, CNN
Kristin Larson, MSN, RN, ANP, GNP, CNN
Mary Schira, PhD, RN, ACNP‐BC
Beth St. John, MSN, RN
Lucy Todd, MSN, ACNP‐BC, CNN
Kyra Trappett, RN

Director of Education Services
Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE

More Information

Contact the ANNA National Office, East Holly Avenue Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071‐0056; toll‐free 888‐600‐2662; 856‐256‐2320; fax 856‐589‐7463; anna@ajj.com. Or visit us online at www.annanurse.org.