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Monday, October 14, 2013 12:00 AM

American Academy of Nursing Holds Annual Policy Conference

900 nurse leaders assembling in nation’s capitol; October 17 to 19.

Washington, DC (October 14, 2013)—This week, the most influential and accomplished in the nursing profession in the United States and abroad will assemble in Washington, DC, for the American Academy of Nursing’s 40th annual policy conference.

In attendance will be nearly 900 Academy fellows and healthcare leaders, who represent nursing’s most accomplished in education, management, practice, and research. The Academy fellows are hospital executives, innovative researchers, and university professors and deans.

These influential nurse leaders will focus on health care policy and discuss the various ways nurses and other healthcare professionals can positively enhance health outcomes and the effectiveness of the health care delivery system.

Highlighted policy events include

  • Policy dialogues led by external stakeholders and nursing leaders, who developed action plans on critical health issues such as violence prevention, mental health services in the new state exchanges, health challenges facing military veterans, and the politicization of science.
  • A panel on the impact of the Academy fellows on the Institute of Medicine including Dr. Bobbie Berkowitz, dean, Columbia University; Dr. Afaf Meleis, dean, University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Marla Salmon, professor, University of Washington; and Dr. Antonia Villarruel, professor, University of Michigan.
  • A panel on innovative care models with panelist Capt. Carolyn Aoyama, US Department of Health and Human Services; Dr. Diane McGinnis, nurse practitioner; Sandra Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer, Walgreens’ Take Care Clinic.
  • Induction of the newest class of Academy fellows, recognition of nurse Living Legends, presentation of the Excellence in Writing in Nursing Outlook, Nurse Leader in Aging Award, and Excellence in Media Award.

The Academy policy conference will be held from October 17 to 19 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Complete information and schedule can be found out

Media and select persons may request a complimentary pass to conference events.

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The American Academy of Nursing ( serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy's more than 2,000 Fellows are nursing's most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.


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