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Special Keynote: The Rise of AI: Finding Human Design in a Growing Digital World

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Artificial Intelligence's (AI) impact is far-reaching, and the implications for the nursing profession as well as health care delivery are still emerging. This panel will discuss how clinicians, policy makers, and end-users can ensure that the technology is implemented in a way that prioritizes patient care and well-being.

50th Anniversary Golden Keynote: Nursing’s Golden Opportunity: Creating the Future Now

Thursday, October 5, 2023

As the Academy celebrates its 50th Anniversary and plans for the future, the Golden Keynote will reflect on the impact of nursing in society today and how the Academy’s work has impacted health and health care in the United States. This session will inspire and equip attendees with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to drive the movement for health equity forward.

Interactive Panel 1: Healing through Stories: Reckoning with the Past

Friday, October 6, 2023

Storytelling is a powerful tool for building connections, fostering empathy, and promoting healing. This session will explore the role of storytelling and the ways in which it can create more inclusive and culturally responsive environments that honor the diverse needs the communities we serve. Panelists will discuss how partnerships can be formed through shared experiences.

Interactive Panel 2: Armed Conflict from Onset to Recovery: Nursing’s Impact in Healing

Friday, October 6, 2023

The impact of nursing in health and healing is a critical and timely issue. The panelists will discuss the role of nursing in times of war and conflict, including the unique challenges faced by nurses working in these areas. The panel will explore the impact of armed conflict on healing, recovery, and long-term health outcomes for affected individuals and communities.

Interactive Panel 3: A Focus on People with Disabilities: Championing Change for Policy Action

Saturday, October 7, 2023

It has been 50 years since the federal government established legal protections for people with disabilities in the workforce by codifying requirements for reasonable accommodations through the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Since then, advocacy groups, researchers, and individuals have pushed for additional protections and awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities but there is still progress to be made. This panel will discuss the efforts currently in place to ensure healthy, fulfilling lives for individuals with disabilities, the partnerships needed for change, and the policy actions necessary to empower them.

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Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote:
Environmental Health and Social Justice Reform

Saturday, October 7, 2023

As the relationship between environmental health and social justice becomes more evident through the increase in recent natural disasters and public awareness of social inequalities, healthcare professionals are refocusing to address problems and provide solutions for communities and groups at risk for disproportionate environmental health disparities. Environmental justice and health equity are deeply rooted in environmental policy and action must be taken to advance climate-based solutions. This closing keynote will address the intersection of environmental health and social justice reform as well as how nurses can advocate for policy that addresses environmental health threats.

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