2016 Annual Conference

NACNS 2016 Annual Conference
The Future is Today: Entering a World of New Practice Challenges for the Clinical Nurse Specialist

March 3-5, 2016
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
Philadelphia, PA


Wednesday  •  Thursday  •  Friday  •  Saturday  •  Posters



NEW FOR 2016!! Full Day Pharmacology Pre-Conference Workshop

8:00 am – 9:30 am
Practical Considerations for Optimizing Safety for Patients Receiving Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs)
• Sarah A. Spinler, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, AACC, BCPS-AQ, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science

10:00 am – 11:30 am
One Dose Doesn’t Fit All: Pharmacokinetics Impact on Patient Care
• Jason Mordino, PharmD, Boston Medical Center

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Shifting the Focus: Anticoagulation in the Older Adult

• Kelechi C. Ogbonna, PharmD, CGP, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Pharmacy

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Medical Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

• John Clore, MD, Centra Medical Group, LLC
*Attendees can register for one of the two half day sessions or for the full day!

-Opening Keynote AddressAnn B. Hamric, PhD, RN, FAAN, Virginia Commonwealth University
– 21 Concurrent Sessions
– New Member & First Time Attendee Orientation
– Poster Presentations
– Opening Reception

– General Session Speaker Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania & University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
– 21 Concurrent Sessions
– Incoming President’s Luncheon

– Closing General Session – Michelle Larkin, JD, MS, RN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
– 7 Concurrent Sessions


CLICK HERE to Download the Full Conference Brochure


Online Registration is Now Closed

Registration is now only available onsite. The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the Millennium Hall on the 2nd floor during the following times:

Wednesday, March 2, 2016– 7:30am – 6:00pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016– 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday, March 4, 2016– 7:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, March 5, 2016– 8:00am – 11:30am


The conference registration fee includes the cost of attendance at all general and concurrent sessions, social functions, planned meals (Breakfast and Lunch, plus refreshment breaks throughout) and CE credits.

Full Conference – Member$600.00
Full Conference – Student Member$500.00
Full Conference – Non-Member$800.00
Join & Register: Full Member$740.00
Join & Register: Student Member$600.00
Single Day – Member$400.00
Single Day – Student$325.00
Single Day – Non-Member$475.00

Pharmacology Pre-Conference Workshop – Wed. March 2

Half-Day – 2 Speakers
Full Day – 4 Speakers


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has also been approved for a maximum of 11.75 Pharmacology contact hours. Presentations eligible for Pharmacology credits have been highlighted throughout the program.

New for 2016 – Attendees will record their attendance and complete session evaluations concurrently through our new online evaluation system. There will no longer be a paper form to complete. Upon completion of the online evaluation, a certificate will be created for you.


Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

NACNS has secured a discounted rate of $199 per night, plus applicable taxes for meeting attendees. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The special NACNS rate will be offered until February 4, 2016 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. The discounted rate includes complimentary internet in the room.

The special rate will apply 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting dates, based upon availability at the time of booking. NACNS cannot guarantee rooms after this date or outside the conference dates. Reservations made after February 4, 2016 will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate, and based on availability. Please make your hotel reservations directly with the Loews Philadelphia online through the reservations link above or by calling 1-888-575-6397. Be sure you reference ‘NACNS’ as the group name to take advantage of the group rate.


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Distance to hotel – 26 miles, Drive time to Hotel – 20 minutes
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Estimated taxi fare: $25-$30 one way

Shuttle Service: Shuttle van fare is approximately $10 per person each and is also available outside of baggage claim near the Airport Line station. Shuttle vans visit multiple hotels en route to Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

SEPTA: Catch the regional railway from the airport to the Jefferson Station (SEPTA station located across the street from Loews Philadelphia Hotel). Follow signs for the Airport Line from your terminal. Trains depart from the airport twice an hour and the cost is approx. $6.50-$8 each way.