Don't Miss AORN in Philly!
Anyone who has been to a nursing conference this year has been informed about major changes brewing in the profession--the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Medicine's report on the future of nursing, healthcare reform's impact on expanding care and coverage to more Americans, and the overall cultural shift toward a better educated nursing workforce.
The tens of thousands of nurses who are visiting Philadelphia March 19-24 for the 58th Congress of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses will hear about those issues and a lot more.
A quick glance at the program reveals interesting session titles (I, for one, will certainly not miss "What Would Ben Franklin, RN, Do?") and great speakers (Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff, will provide a family's perspective of care, something she experienced after her husband sustained a TBI while covering the war in Iraq.) There are also great activities planned during off-session hours, like a 5K run/walk.
If you're going, be sure to download the guide to Philadelphia fun ADVANCE compiled. We have restaurant recommendations, tips on where to get cheesesteaks, and suggestions on which tourist attractions to hit up, as well as off-the-beaten path sites to check out.
If you're unable to go to AORN this year, the association will provide live updates via its Facebook and Twitter pages. Also, be sure to check out ADVANCE's Facebook page. We'll be roaming the Pennsylvania Convention Center taking video and pictures for the site.
Look forward to seeing you there!