Networking Key to Nursing Conference’s Climbing Attendance

Author: Jasmine Zhu       

Attendees at the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing’s 44th annual conference are set to begin an educational session.

Best in Show 2019: 44th American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing conference
May 8-11, 2019Palm Springs, California1,300 attendees

Linda Alexander

Attendance at the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing’s (AAACN) conference continues to rise, with the nearly 1,300 attendees who met in 2019 the highest number in the association’s more than 40-year history.

AAACN CEO Linda Alexander said networking opportunities were a big driver for attendance at AAACN’s 44th Annual Conference, held in the Palm Springs Convention Center and Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, California, in May. “We consistently hear that connecting with others who are facing the same challenges is one of the most valuable benefits of our conference,” Alexander said.

Educational content at the event also drives attendance. AAACN — which focuses on ambulatory care, or care that mainly takes place in outpatient settings — launched a Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCTM) program a few years ago, which provides continuing education and supplementary learning resources for nurses.

Jasmine Zhu is a Convene associate editor.

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