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Special Keynote: Complex Challenges Require Bold Solutions: The Nursing Workforce 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

In this special keynote, Dr. Peter Buerhaus and Dr. Linda Aiken will engage in a lively fireside chat, facilitate by Ms. Deneen Richmond, to explore the current state of the nursing workforce, the factors that have led us to where we are today (including recent events such as the pandemic), and more importantly, how they envision the profession and our broader systems evolving to ensure we have a nursing workforce that will be able to provide equitable access to care. Ultimately, attendees will be encouraged to think critically about possible policy solutions that the Academy and lawmakers should advance at the local, state, or federal level.


Interactive Panel 1: Public Health Crises: Building Nursing’s Collective Response to Violence

Thursday, October 27, 2022

With the astounding rise in gun violence and racially-motivated acts of violence, the health care community must advance policies that support and protect communities from its devastating impact. From schools, to grocery stores, to places of worship, violence, and in particular racially-motivated acts of violence, have increased in the past two years. Racism has long been a determinant of health and must be considered when crafting policy. This panel will explore nurses' voice in enacting policy to eradicate the devastation violence causes to one’s mental, emotional, and physical health.

Ineractiv Panel 1

Interactive Panel 2: Being Bold: Imagining Innovation without Barriers

Friday, October 28, 2022

Innovation is tied to economic growth and efficiency, while improving patient outcomes. Nurses are innovating at every turn and in every sector. How can their patient-centered style become a cornerstone of changing how health care is delivered and consumed? This panel will explore the 21st century nurse entrepreneur and innovator, reflecting on where the profession has made progress in innovation.

Interactive Panel 2

Interactive Panel 3: When Voice is Not Enough,
Consider your Strategy

Friday, October 28, 2022

In an era where social media is flooded by commentary and opinions, how does a single voice break through the void to impact change? Strategy is vital to moving a policy initiative forward. Expertise, research, trust, and diplomacy are tools all nurses must use to ensure sustainable policy change. This panel will consider contemporary strategies that can be used individually and collectively for issues at the top of the profession’s agenda.

Interactive Panel 3

Reflecting on Key Moments in the Academy's History

Satuday, October 29, 2022

Turning 50 in 2023, the American Academy of Nursing has embarked on its year of reflection and remembrance in 2022. Join us for this session, during which extraordinary nursing leaders will reminisce on the past, including pivotal moments during the organization's history, and reflect on the future. This session is hosted by the Academy's 50th Anniversary Committee.


Closing Keynote Panel: Inclusive Health: A Social Justice Lens

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Achieving the Academy’s vision of healthy lives for all people, inclusive care must be at the forefront of policy reform. The Academy has long had a social justice lens when making policy recommendations. This fireside chat would consider some of the most pressing national agenda items such as gender affirming care and maternal health through a legal lens.

Closing Keynot
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