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AACN Deans Annual Meeting to Attract Record Attendance

Published March 21, 2018


Record attendance will be set as more than 400 AACN member deans/directors arrive in Washington, DC this week for the 2018 Deans Annual Meeting, March 24-27. Open exclusively to AACN Member Deans, this prestigious meeting (formerly known as the Spring Annual Meeting) connects members with noted thought leaders to discuss key organizational, funding, and legislative challenges and opportunities impacting nursing education. This year’s theme is A Disruptive Innovation: Time Variable Competency-Based Education

The meeting will be highlighted by the presentation of the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award to Dr. David Garr, Associate Dean for Community Medicine, Professor of Family Medicine, and Executive Director, South Carolina AHEC, Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Garr will be honored for his work to advance interprofessional education and practice. 

Preceding the Deans Annual Meeting will be the Spring Executive Development Series, which is designed for new and aspiring leaders as well as for faculty members who wish to improve their leadership skills for a variety of positions within the academic setting. The Executive Development Series will take place March 23-24. 

Weather Update for Attendees: AACN’s March Conferences Proceeding as Scheduled

The Washington, DC metro area is experiencing a winter storm until Wednesday, March 21, 2018 until 8:00 pm (ET). The weather is expected to clear up and the forecast is calling for sunshine and warmer temperatures for this weekend  (see 10-day forecast).  AACN’s March conferences are proceeding as scheduled.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact


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