General Information

Hurricane Irma Update

ANNA is aware that Hurricane Irma has the potential to make landfall in Miami, FL. We are continuing to monitor the storm and are in contact regularly with the management at the Hyatt Regency Miami and the Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. We have over 300 attendees, speakers, and exhibitors coming from all over the country to our fall conference and we are moving forward with plans for the meeting and are optimistic that it will be held as planned. Please check ANNA's website following the storm for any updates. Our thoughts and prayers are with our colleagues, their patients, and people impacted by the hurricane.

Continuing Nursing Education

The program offers 11.5 contact hours (CH):

  • Saturday – 4.0 CH
  • Sunday – 3.5 CH
  • Monday – 4.0 CH
  • Bonus* – 5.0 CH for a total of 16.5 CH

Additional contact hours are available for optional workshops:

  • 010, 020, 030 – 6.0 CH
  • 040, 050, 060 – 1.5 CH

* 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.

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 6.75 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.

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 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.

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.

Session Selection

Concurrent sessions are coded to assist you in identifying session content and selecting sessions that are most applicable to your practice. You are welcome to register for any session.

Online Library & Conference Educational Materials

Speaker reference materials will be available for viewing/download in the ANNA Online Library prior to the conference. Only attendees who purchase Printed Speaker Reference Materials at the time of registration will receive a printed copy onsite. Printed copies will include conference session materials only (not preconference or optional sessions).

Suggested 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 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.

Guest Registration

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 healthcare/nephrology community, or corporate representative does not qualify as a guest. Guest fees do NOT include CNE, admission to educational sessions, meal functions, 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. A $50 administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations received in writing and must reach the office no later than September 8, 2017. 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 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.

Photographs

ANNA occasionally uses photographs of ANNA meeting participants in its newsletter, website, social media, promotional materials, and the Nephrology Nursing Journal. By virtue of your attendance at the conference, 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 conference. 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.

ANNA National Office

East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056
888-600-2662 or 856-256-2320; Fax 856-589-7463
anna@annanurse.org; www.annanurse.org

Conferences Committee

Chairperson
Elizabeth St. John, MSN, RN, CNN

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

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

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