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Association of periOperative Registered Nurses 59th Annual Congress

February 2012

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) will host its 59th Annual Congress March 24-29, 2012 in New Orleans. The AORN Congress is a great opportunity to connect with approximately 10,000 nurses nationwide to discuss hot topics in the perioperative nursing specialty.

This year's meeting will offer more than 100 educational sessions on timely industry topics and provide valuable networking opportunities for all attendees. The 2012 Congress boasts an impressive list of general session speakers, including Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN, who will share his experiences with shaping the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing report and what the report means for nursing.

AORN chapter delegates will also convene to make important business decisions which will impact the direction of the association in the year ahead.

For more information about the Congress, visit

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses 44th Annual Educational Meeting

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) 44th Annual Educational Meeting will be in Seattle from April 28-May 1. The conference gathers neuroscience nurses from across the country to exchange best practices in the field and offers dozens of concurrent sessions, paper and poster presentations, and expanded opportunities to earn continuing education.

This year's theme, "Collaboration: A Pathway to Success," will set the tone for conference dialogue and events throughout the weekend. Highlights of the 2012 conference include new session offerings for continuing education credit and more opportunities to network with fellow neuroscience nurses.

More information about the 2012 AANN Educational Meeting can be found at


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