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NASN2020 is Going Virtual

By Laurie Combe, MN, NCSN, RN posted 04-29-2020 23:42


With the date for the NASN Annual Conference drawing near, our primary focus has been the health and safety of our event participants. Having spent the year preparing for the event with our volunteers, presenters, exhibitors and event partners, we are very much looking forward to gathering in June.

After thoughtful consideration, NASN is transitioning NASN2020 and NASN2020 Livestream into a virtual experience.

We are excited about this new virtual direction as it provides our community an even more inclusive opportunity to come together in a time when we truly need each other. Virtual NASN2020 will kick off on the same dates, with a new look, an updated lineup including exciting new additions, and exciting new approaches to speaker engagement and interactivity with attendees.

The educational program will include many of the previously scheduled general sessions, breakout sessions and posters. The program will also include a virtual exhibit hall, annual business meeting, award recognition, vendor demonstrations, and opportunities for engagement and interaction-- just all in a virtual environment. This was felt to be the best and safest course of action after careful consideration of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

School nurses play a critical role in ensuring that students are healthy, safe and ready to learn. We are excited about the opportunity Virtual NASN2020 can provide to convene our community in pursuit of optimizing student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing—a mission that is more important today than ever before.

The NASN conference team is currently working through details to support this transition and we will be sharing updates via this website and NASN’s social media sites.

Thank you so much for your understanding as we walk through this with you. Please be safe and be well. I am looking forward to "seeing" you online and sharing this experience with you!