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Thursday, November 19  
2:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.           
Celebrity Ballroom Foyer
5:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.   
Celebrity Ballroom
Opening Reception/Exhibit Hall Open
Alliance Coordinating Team (CT) Dinner
(Includes CT nominees)
Friday, November 20  
6:30a.m. – 7:00a.m.          
Oasis Patio
Wellness Activity: Sunrise Walk (optional)
8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.   
Celebrity Ballroom Foyer
8:00a.m. – 8:30a.m.   
Celebrity Ballroom
Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open
8:30a.m. – 8:45a.m.      
Oasis Ballroom
8:45a.m. – 9:45a.m.
Oasis Ballroom 
Health Reform and System Transformation: What's Ahead?
Paul Keckley, PhD, Managing Director, Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis
9:45a.m. – 10:30a.m.
Oasis Ballroom
Small Discussion Groups
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m.
Celebrity Ballroom
Break/Exhibit Hall Open
11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Oasis Ballroom   
Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Within Your Association
Tom Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE, Executive Coach and Consultant, President Emeritus, American College of Healthcare Executives
12:30p.m. – 1:45p.m. 
Master's Plaza
Sponsored Lunch and Networking Time
1:45p.m. – 2:45p.m.  
Oasis Ballroom    
Wow Session: Association Activities of Great Impact
  • Cate Brennan, MBA, CAE, Executive Director, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN. President, National Association of School Nurses
  • Joan Warren, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC, President, Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Evelyn Wempe, MBA, MSN, ARNP, ACNP-BC, AOCHNP, President-Elect, Association for Radiologic & Imaging Nurses
  • Clareen Wiencek, RN, PhD, ACNP, ACHPN, President-Elect, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
2:45p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Celebrity Ballroom
Break/Exhibit Hall Open
3:30p.m. – 4:15p.m.
Oasis Ballroom
Business Meeting
5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Oasis Den and Courtyard
Networking Reception
6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Palm Springs Convention Center   
Off-site Event: Dinner & Entertainment
(transportation will be provided)
Saturday, November 21  
8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Celebrity Ballroom Foyer
8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m.
Celebrity Ballroom 
Breakfast/Exhibit Hall Open (An opportunity will be provided for exhibitors to announce any contest winners they may have at this time)
9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.     
Oasis Ballroom     
Panel: Learning from Millennials
  • Kelly Hunt, 2014-2015 President, National Student Nurses’ Association         
  • Lauren Inouye, MPP, RN, Associate Director of Government Affairs, American Association of Colleges of Nursing  
  • Jesse Kennedy, BSN, RN, 2013-2014 President, National Student Nurses’ Association and Director At Large, Recent Graduate, American Nurses Association 
  • Clifton Kenon, Jr., DNP, RN, IBCLC, RLC, Member, The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses                           
10:00a.m. – 10:15a.m.       
Celebrity Ballroom Foyer
10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m.
Oasis Ballroom   
What You Should Know About Interprofessional Practice Today
Barbara F. Brandt, PhD, Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Celebrity Ballroom Foyer
Box Lunches Available
11:30a.m. – 2:30p.m.
Polo Room   
Coordinating Team Meeting
(Includes immediate past and newly elected CT members)

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