2019 Annual Conference and Meeting

02/28/2019 - 03/01/2019
All Day

Location
Eberhard Center

Online Registration is Open!

Overview
American Nurses Association-Michigan (ANA-Michigan) invite Michigan nurses and nursing students to participate in the 2019 ANA-Michigan Conference and Annual Meeting. This year’s event with exhibitors will take place Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids, MI.  Creativity and Innovation in Nursing is the theme for this year’s event. Our landscape around us is continually changing as well as scope of practice. Creativity and innovation many times go hand in hand. As nurses, we are open to change and want to be in the know of innovative and progressive practices as it applies to the care of our patients and colleagues. This meetings mission is to strive to focus on embracing the evolving role of the nurse while harnessing the foundations of nursing practice. Topics of cannabis, gun violence, artificial intelligence and climate change are a few of the topics we will showcase with presenters who are in the cutting edge of their field.

Demographics of Those Who Attend
This creative and innovative conference is designed to support all nurses.  The purpose of the conference is to strive to focus on embracing the evolving role of the nurse while harnessing the foundations of nursing practice.

Conference Outcome
Participants will learn about innovations in health care and cutting edge topics such as the impact of cannabis, climate change, gun violence and artificial intelligence and integrate the information into  their nursing practice.

Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Pending approval, participants can receive a maximum of 7.25 contact hours for attending this activity. For additional information or questions on contact hours contact the ANA-Michigan office at 517.325.5306. In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must complete the following criteria:
• Sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk
• Attendance of at least 80% of the event
• Complete and submit the online evaluation for each session attended

Awards
The ANA-Michigan Conference Planning Committee would like to invite you to nominate your organization for the ANA-Michigan 2019 Innovation Award and/or the Collaborative Practice Award.  Deadline to return this is Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5pm EST.

Innovation Award – Innovation is defined as identifying new opportunities and best methods to solve current problems: thinking outside the box. This award will identify a health system or individual hospital for an innovative practice/approach which improves nursing and patient outcomes.  Please download form HERE.

Collaborative Practice Award – This award will identify a health system or individual hospital for a collaborative project which shows an interdisciplinary approach to best practices that resulted in improved patient outcomes or cost savings.  Please download form HERE.

The committee will decide the winner and they will be notified by Monday, February 11, 2019.  We would welcome the winning organization to attend an evening social event to kickoff at the 2019 conference on the evening of Thursday, March 28.  Please see above links to download form and email to Kristen Taylor at kristen@ana-michigan.org If you have any questions, you can call 517.325.5306 or email. Please return this form by Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 5pm EST.

Posters
With the theme of Creativity and Innovation, we are doing a call for Innovation Posters. Do you have an innovative nursing idea or innovation you’ve discovered and are currently using in nursing?  Posters are open to nursing professionals and students.  A certificate will be awarded to the top innovative poster at the Thursday evening opening reception on February 28, 2019.  All applications need to be submitted electronically by downloading the form and submitting by Friday, January 25, 2019.  Notification of poster acceptance will take place by Friday, February 1, 2019. Each poster presenter must register for the conference and be available for discussion on Thursday, February 28. Posters can be displayed on a trifold, free-standing poster board no larger than 3’X4’ or an iPad-type device with up to 4 slides.  Please download form for full parameters and submit your questions and applications to kristen@ana-michigan.org  CLICK HERE to submit your Poster Abstract form.

Agenda & Registration Form
Please click CLICK HERE for the full agenda. To register, please fill out online form below or to download a fillable registration form, please CLICK HERE.

Venue & Hotel Information
GVSU L.V. Eberhard Center
301 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

To book your stay, contact Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown by February 12, 2019.
Please call 616.235.7611 to reserve your room, or go to http://bit.ly/2FK86uU.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
310 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 48307
Room Rate is $142, Group Code: ANA
The Hotel offers complimentary parking for all registered hotel guests and is exactly 262 walking steps to the GVSU Eberhard Center.

Exhibitors & Sponsors
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, email kristen@ANA-Michigan.org.
CLICK HERE for a downloadable and printable Exhibitor and Sponsor application.

Exhibitor – $300
Poster Sponsor – $500
Audio/Visual & WiFi Sponsor – $500
Lanyard Sponsor – $750
Mobile App Sponsor – $1,500
Attendee Gift Sponsor – $1,500
Opening Reception Sponsorship – $3,000
Banner Ad – $250
Breakfast Connections Sponsor – $1,000
Lunch Sponsor – $1,500
Coffee Break or Grab-and-go Snack Sponsor – $750
Keynote Sponsor – $1,500
Education Session Sponsor – $1,000

DEADLINE TO EXHIBIT OR SPONSOR IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8!

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Friday Conference Only, ANA-MI Member
Before January 28
$100.00
Friday Conference Only, Non-member
Before January 28
$125.00
Friday Conference Only, Student
Before January 28 (student rate only applies to those working on pre-licensure)
$75.00
Full Conference & Opening Reception, ANA-MI Member
Before January 28
$250.00
Full Conference & Opening Reception, Non-member
Before January 28
$300.00
Full Conference & Opening Reception, Student
Before January 28 (student rate only applies to those working on pre-licensure)
$150.00
Thursday Conference & Opening Reception, ANA-MI Member
Before January 28
$160.00
Thursday Conference & Opening Reception, Non-member
Before January 28
$185.00
Thursday Conference & Opening Reception, Student
Before January 28 (student rate only applies to those working on pre-licensure)
$85.00
Thursday Opening Reception Only, Anyone
Before January 28
$60.00