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Dear Colleagues,

ACNN is excited to be planning for the Charlotte 2019 conference with more speakers than ever before. Our key notemspeaker, Valerie Fuller, DNP and member of the National Council State Board of Nursing will speak on the US nursing workforce, national guideline for medical marijuana and several other updates on the national level. We were pleased to review excellent topics for presentations in the areas our members reported interest. Spanning from the newest treatments in neurogenetics, epilepsy treatments, syndromes and complications, increased intracranial pressure, headache management strategies, and training for transition to care. We will also be elated to announce the 2019 award recipients for Claire Chee, Nurse Practitioner, and Innovation in Practice awards.

ACNN is developing technological advances to enhance your experience for 2019. Our twitter page will keep everyone up to date on conference happenings and connected to the latest news from ACNN. The podium presentations will be available online a few weeks after the conference, so we can share the knowledge provided with all our members. The SIG’s will be posted on the Connect site of the CNS website ahead of the Charlotte conference so conversations can foster questions and facilitate collaboration among members before, during and after the conference.

The Child Neurology Encounter Guide and the Caregiver Resource Guide’s will be available during the conference and are always available on the website. We encourage members to apply for travel grants as we want as many members as possible to have the opportunity to share in this excellent experience. The conference will be held at The Westin Charlotte and Charlotte Convention Center on October 23-26th, 2019. Remember your sneakers for the scavenger hunt this year in leu of the 5k to try and raise money for the Hobdell research grant.

In the next few years we would like to take it further in providing the next generation of child neurology APRN providers and RN’s with the resources necessary to transition to care and develop innovation through research and positive experiences. Please partake in our posted surveys (soon to come) to ensure our board can development and deliver the best approach to the support and training of excellence in the future neurology nurses of the world.