Tara portraitDear Colleagues,

We are so close! ACNN Chicago 2018 conference is just around the corner. We are all so excited about the “windy city” experience. Our key note speaker will inspire our future research. Our presentations are set with our members most requested interests in mind from newest treatments in muscular dystrophy and headache management to tuberous sclerosis, abusive head trauma and epilepsy spectrums. We look at the unique role nursing plays in the care of our pediatric patients, the quality of neurological assessments and our training for transition to care. We remember the past as Claire Chee herself presents the history of a neurology nurse.

Our ACNN booth will give you direct connection to our board members as well as our published resources; the Child Neurology Encounter Guide and the Caregiver Resource Guide will be available during the conference and are always available on the website. Technology will enhance your experience for 2018. Face book and twitter will keep members up to date on conference happenings and connected to the latest news from ACNN. Please be sure to sign up for a SIG’s as they are posted on the Connect site of the CNS website. These allow us to share experience as well as inquire about common practice. These conversations will facilitate a regional and international multidisciplinary collaboration among members before, during and after the conference through connect. Such resources are invaluable to our everyday practice.

Our future goals include a plan for the next generation of child neurology APRN providers and RN’s to have certification availability and resources for this certification as well as practice. Please join our SIG’s to begin the development of a unified approach to training of excellence in the future neurology nurses of the world. Remember your sneakers for the annual 5K walk/run and gather your group to have fun in Chicago. We are all so excited to see you and help you succeed!

Sincerely,

Tara Pezzuto, APRN

President ACNN