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AGENDA
OCTOBER 7-9, 2021

(Times Listed in Eastern Standard Time )

THURS, OCT 7

FRI, OCT 8

SAT, OCT 9

11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Conference Welcome
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN

President

American Academy of Nursing 

Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN 

Dean & Valere Potter Professor of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Land Acknowledgement

John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor & Joseph Blades Centennial Memorial Professorship
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing

Marquis Ballroom

11:15 AM — 12:15 PM

Opening Keynote
Health Equity is Social Equity: Transformative Change through Policy

Speakers 

The Honorable Gale Adcock, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

State Representative NC-41

North Carolina House of Representatives 

Adelita G. Cantu, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing

Moderator

Pamela Jeffries, PhD, RN, ANEF, FSSH, FAAN 

Dean & Valere Potter Professor of Nursing

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Marquis Ballroom

12:15 PM — 12:45 PM

Break 

Marquis Foyer

12:45 PM — 1:45 PM

Interactive Panel 1
Advocating for Overlooked Communities: Health Equity Challenges 

Speakers 

Michael Evans, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Dean and Grover E. Murray Professor &
University Medical Center Endowed Chair for Excellence in Nursing

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

LaRon E. Nelson, PhD, RN, FNP, FNAP, FNYAM, FAAN

Associate Dean for Global Affairs & Planetary Health,
Independence Foundation Professor & Associate Professor of Nursing

Yale University School of Nursing

Mary Frances Oneha, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer

Waimānalo Health Center

Moderator

Versie Johnson-Mallard, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Dean and Professor of Nursing

Kent State University College of Nursing

Marquis Ballroom

1:45 PM — 2:00 PM

Day 1 Closing 
Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN

President

American Academy of Nursing

*Lifetime Legacy Award Presentation

Marquis Ballroom

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Offline Break 

N/A

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Live Hours

Marquis Ballroom 
Salons 1-3

3:00 PM - 6:30PM

Institute for Nursing Leadership 2021 Signature Event

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Marquis Ballroom
& Virtual

3:00 PM — 3:05 PM

Welcome Remarks

Marquis Ballroom

3:05 PM — 4:05 PM

OPENING PANEL: Elevating Nursing Leadership to Advance
Health Equity

Marquis Ballroom

4:05 PM — 4:20 PM

15 Minute Break & Transition Remarks 

Marquis Ballroom

4:20 PM — 5:20 PM

DIALOGUE 1: Health Equity in Action

Marquis Ballroom

5:20 PM — 5:25 PM

Transition Remarks

Marquis Ballroom

5:25 PM — 6:25 PM

DIALOGUE 2: Global Perspectives on Health Equity

Marquis Ballroom

6:25 PM — 6:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Marquis Ballroom

7:30 PM — 9:00 PM

2020 Fellows Reception 
in-person only

Mezzanine Foyer

7:30 PM — 12:00 AM

Affiliate Receptions 
in-person only

Marriott Marquis

Subject to change