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Schedule at a Glance


Goals and Objectives of the 2017 AWHONN Convention


The goal of the 2017 convention is to energize and support nurses to translate knowledge into action.
At the conclusion of the convention the learner will be able to:

  1. Create an environment that supports innovative solutions
  2. Integrate new strategies and tactics that improve outcomes
  3. Embrace the power of nurses as leaders

Schedule at a Glance

Saturday, June 24 Time
Leadership Summit 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Ticket Required)
Pre-Convention Workshops 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Ticket Required)
Pre-Convention Workshops 1 – 5 p.m. (Ticket Required)
Sunday, June 25 Time
Pre-Convention Workshops 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Ticket Required)
New Member and First Time Attendee Session 12 – 1 p.m.
Opening Ceremony
President’s Address, Awards and General Session

1 – 3 p.m.
Nursing Excellence Sessions 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Expo Hall – Opening Reception 5 – 8 p.m.
Poster Room Opening – Meet the Poster Presenters 7 – 9 p.m.
Monday, June 26 Time
General Session 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Specialty Sessions/Papers (A) 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Expo Hall Open 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Snack in the Expo Hall 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Specialty Sessions (B) 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Specialty Sessions (C) (Repeat of B Sessions) 3 – 4 p.m.
Symposia 4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
FHM Instructors’ Reception 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Research Connections Reception 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner on Your Own 5:45 – 8 p.m.
AWHONN President’s Party 8 – 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27 Time
General Session 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Expo Hall Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Specialty Sessions (D) 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Specialty Sessions (E) (Repeat of D Sessions) 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Snack in the Expo Hall 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Meet the Poster Presenters 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Expo Hall Prize Drawing 1:30 p.m.
Specialty Sessions (F) 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Specialty Sessions (G) 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Movie Screening 4:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 Time
Specialty Sessions/Papers (H) 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Specialty Sessions/Papers (I) 10 – 11 a.m.
Closing General Session 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Registration Hours

Friday, June 23 5 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 24 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Monday, June 26 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Expo Hall Hours

Sunday, June 25 (Opening Reception) 5 – 8 p.m.
Monday, June 26 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with light snack)
Tuesday, June 27 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (with light snack)

Poster Room Hours

Sunday, June 25
(Meet the Presenters)
7 – 9 p.m.
Monday, June 26 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27
(Meet the Presenters)
7 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

AWHONN Store Hours

Saturday, June 24 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 25 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, June 26 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 27 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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