Program Agenda

All Sessions will be held at the Park Hyatt Hotel’s Gallery Ballroom, located at 1201 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, unless otherwise noted.

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Sunday March 27, 2022

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Registration Check-In

8:00-10:00 a.m.
Sponsorship Hall/Networking Lounge Open

10:00-10:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks from AACN’s Senior Leadership Team
Speaker: Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN, AACN's Government Affairs Committee Chair, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, University of Nevada- Las Vegas

10:15-11:15 a.m.
A Lifetime of Service: Nursing on a Global Scale
Speaker: CAPT Carolyn Currie, MSN, MPH Director, Training and Professional Development Center for Global Health Engagement Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Stretch Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Paving the Pathway for Tomorrow’s Nurse Scientists: An Overview of NINR’s New Strategic Vision
Speaker: Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Director, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health

12:30-2:00 p.m.
Welcome Luncheon

2:00-3:15 p.m.
Keynote Address
Leading the Way: How Nurses Impact Public Health

Speaker: Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and the U.S. Surgeon General, Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Stretch Break

3:30-4:45 p.m.
Your Voice Matters: Influencing Policy Through Advocacy
Speaker: Rachel Stevenson, MA, Director of Government Affairs, AACN

4:45-5:45 p.m.
Serving the Nation: An Insider’s Perspective
Speaker: Alison Hernandez, PhD, RN, Policy Advisor, Senate Special Committee on Aging

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Welcome to DC: Networking Reception

Monday, March 28, 2022

8:45-10:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Please Note: A baggage drop-off site will be available in the networking lounge. Additional details will be provided at the Summit.

10:00-11:15 a.m.
Advocacy in Action
Speaker: Julie Shroyer, MSW, President and CEO, Wheat Shroyer Government Relations

11:15-11:30 a.m.
Stretch Break

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
Executive Session: The Power of Policy
Speaker: Emily Forrest, MPH, Health Insurance Specialist at CMS, Center for Medicare, Hospital and Ambulatory Policy Group

12:30-1:45 p.m. 
Networking Lunch

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Taking the Next Steps in Advocacy
Speakers: Hyebin Kim, BA, AACN Government Affairs and Policy Spring 2021 Intern; Maria McDonald, MSN, FNP, AACN Government Affairs and Policy Summer 2021 Intern; Melissa Poston, BSN, RN, AACN Government Affairs and Policy Fall 2021 Intern; Dylan Butler, AACN Government Affairs and Policy Fall 2021 Intern; Nicole Huber, AACN Government Affairs and Policy Spring 2022 Intern

2:45-3:00 p.m.     
Stretch Break

3:00-3:30 p.m.    
Student Policy Summit 2022: Tying It All Together 
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair of the Board, AACN; Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, AACN

3:30-4:00 p.m.    
Closing Ceremony