2012 Policy Conference

39th Annual Meeting & Conference



The American Academy of Nursing’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference will identify ways nurses are transforming health care and building a better care delivery system. This three day conference will showcase the extraordinary work nurses are undertaking to drive policy changes that meet the health care needs of individuals and populations. This year’s theme Transforming Health Care: Driving Policy was specifically selected to highlight nursing initiatives that are transforming healthcare, leading change, and influencing policy and ultimately improving the nation’s health.

Conference objectives include: 

  • Profile nursing initiatives that are transforming health care and shaping policy
  • Generate strategies to impact local, regional, and national health care policy agendas 
  • Forecast research and innovation for transforming health care to set policy

Conference Materials

2012 Pre-Conference:

Growing Global: Policy & Research Directions for Building Nursing Capacity

Continuing the tradition of engaging the Academy’s Expert Panels in the planning process, the Global Health and Emerging and Infectious Diseases Expert Panels are pleased to offer this year’s pre-conference Growing Global: Policy & Research Directions for Building Nursing Capacity. The purpose of this pre-conference is to analyze emerging and re-emerging global health issues including chronic disease, emerging and re-emerging infections.

The pre-conference objectives include:

  • Analyze global responses to emerging and re-emerging infections
  • Explore the impact of global chronic diseases 
  • Examine the social & economic policy issues related to global health 
  • Identify and establish a policy and research action plan directed to nurse-led solutions to global infectious and chronic disease

Internationally Recognized Speakers:

  • Christina Rabadán-Diehl, PhD, MPH, Keynote Speaker & Panelist
    NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Deputy Director, Office of Global Health
  • Sylvain Aldighieri, MD, Panelist
    PAHO/WHO Epidemic Alert and Response Team, PAHO Communicable Diseases Unit- Washington, DC
  • Maria Teresa Cerqueira, PhD, MS, Panelist
    Chief, PAHO/WHO U.S. Mexico Border Office
  • Katherine Ellingson, PhD, Panelist
    CDC Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

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