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Dear Colleagues,

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! ACNN Chicago 2018 conference in the “windy city” was and awesome experience. We had the largest, most engaged group of nurses of any conference in our organizational history and we are so excited to have so many new members. We learned so much from feedback and will be sure to implement your requests in our planning. We continue to strive to be your resource for networking, research, education and communication. We are already under way in conference planning and we encourage you to join us. Please reach out through connect, share your thoughts, your resources, join a committee. We would love any and all participation as we know how very busy you all are caring for the community we serve.

Mark your calendars and plan your trip for Charlotte, NC October 23-26th! Submissions for podium presentations are already being submitted so please prepare your abstract and share it with our community. Poster presentation abstracts will be collected soon as well. Gather your colleagues and prepare your nominations for innovation in clinical practice, Claire Chee and the NP Excellence awards.  Remember your applications for the travel awards to help you get to the conference! And finally, start thinking ahead, please apply for our Hobdell Research grant that is there to assist you in developing your own research and quality improvement projects.

As the year goes on you will see our members at other conferences endorsing our newly presented Caregiver Resource Guide’s which are always available on the website. The Child Neurology Encounter Guide is also available to help you transition and transition others. The CONNECT area of our website will help you facilitate a regional and international multidisciplinary collaboration among members. Please utilize these resources to help you in everyday practice. Our future goals to create a certification exam for child neurology APRN providers and RN’s are continuing to move forward.  Please join us online and we look so forward to meeting face to face in October.  We are all so excited to help you succeed!

Tara Pezzuto, DNP
President ACNN