2021 Annual Conference

Presented VIRTUALLY March 9-11, 2021

Registration to Open in December


The 2021 Annual Conference is moving from the Big Easy to your Easy Chair! We will not let anything stop the Resurgence of the CNS in 2021, not even COVID! We hope you feel the same way and that we can count on your participation and support at our first-ever NACNS Annual Virtual Conference.

The virtual conference experience has advanced greatly over this past year and NACNS expects to take full advantage of all that a virtual event has to offer and more. Here are some things you can expect:

  • Earn additional CEs
  • Access to networking events to keep our community strong
  • Connect with sponsors and exhibitors on leading edge technology and information
  • Save money and resources

Registration launches in early December, and we already have a fantastic, CE-rich agenda planned for you. Visit the Agenda tab for more details.


Agenda Overview (subject to change)
All times in ET

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

11:00 AMOpening Ceremony
11:30 AMOpening Keynote: Vince Holly, MSN, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, the Resurgence of the CNS
12:30 PMConcurrent Session A: Capture Value of the CNS
12:50 PMMeet-Ups by Licensure Status; CNSI Town Hall
1:20 PMBreak and Visits with Exhibitors
1:45 PMPharmacology Workshop 1: Pharmacologic Treatment of COVID-19 in Adult and Pediatric Patients by Alaine Dekerlegand and Emily Johnston
3:15 PMConcurrent Session B: CNS Improving Outcomes
3:35 PMMeet-Ups by Role
4:05 PMBreak and Visits with Exhibitors
4:30 PMSocial Event (To Be Announced)

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

10:00 AMCurrent President’s Remarks and Awards Presentation
10:40 AMConcurrent Session C: COVID Topics 1
11:00 AMPharmacology Workshop 2: Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the Hospitalized Patient by Jane Swartz
12:30 PMLunch with the Exhibitors and Top Three Student Posters Presentation
1:30 PMConcurrent Session D: COVID Topics 2
1:50 PMConcurrent Session E : Symposia and Workshops
2:50 PMExhibit Hall Visits and Poster Session A
3:30 PMMeet-Ups by Specialty
4:00 PMSocial Event (To Be Announced)
5:00 PMCNSI Induction Ceremony

Thursday, March 11, 2021

10:00 AMStudent Breakfast with the President
10:30 AMIncoming President-Elect Remarks
11:00 AMConcurrent Session F: Interprofessional Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion
11:20 AMExhibit Hall Visits and Poster Session B
11:50 AMConcurrent Session G: Project Management, Quality Initiatives and Patient Populations
12:10 PMLunch with the Exhibitors and Poster Session C
12:40 PMPharmacology Workshop 3: Depression, Anxiety and Mental Health Pharmacology by Linda Ledet
2:10 PMConcurrent Session H: CNS as Researcher and Other Topics
2:30 PMNACNS Awards Presentation
2:45 PMClosing Keynote: Katherine Brown-Saltzman, MA, RN, CNS Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19
3:45 PMClosing Ceremony
4:00 PMNACNS Business Meeting


Registration will launch in early December. Check back soon for more information!


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Sponsors and Exhibitors

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