Emergency Nursing 2019

Emergency Nursing 2019

Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, Texas 78701

At Emergency Nursing 2019, ENA is taking emergency nursing education to the next level. Elevate your career with fresh content, innovative technology, leading research, and networking opportunities with emergency professionals from around the world. Don’t miss the largest conference dedicated to emergency nursing.


Thank you to our strategic partners:




Thank you to all of the sponsors of Emergency Nursing 2019.

EN19 - Registration Rates

Member Rates
Nonmember Rates
General Assembly Rates
Student Rates
Speaker Rates
Guest Rates
Deadlines and Policies


Conference Brochure

Take a sneak peek at the sessions and activities that will be happening in Awesome Austin for Emergency Nursing 2019! Available as a digital preview, you can start building your schedule today.

Note: Education sessions subject to change. Digital brochure is updated in real time.

General Assembly

A block of rooms will be held for delegates participating in General Assembly (September 28-29). Delegate housing is now available. Any questions related to General Assembly registration or housing, please contact meetingservices@ena.org

Contact Us

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c/o: ENA - EN19
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Downers Grove, IL 60515

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Awesome Education

You’ll find everything you need at Emergency Nursing 2019 — the largest conference dedicated to emergency nursing. With over 100 educational sessions to choose from, attendees can earn approximately 10.00 ANCC/12.00 CA BRN accredited contact hours of pre-conference session education, plus at least 20.00 ANCC/22.00 of CA BRN accredited contact hours of education in sessions throughout the conference. Learn from the best in the field who are eager to share their knowledge for the advancement of emergency nursing.

Note: When selecting sessions to build your schedule, please note seating is first-come, first-serve as space and availability allows. The educational sessions and the total number of eligible contact hours are subject to change. The digital brochure is updated in real time.

EN19 - Schedule at a Glance

Friday, September 27, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

*Additional payment required

**Invitation required

Education Tracks

  • Advanced Practice*
  • Advocacy
  • Behavioral/Mental Health
  • Clinical
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Forensics
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Perspectives
  • Health & Wellness
  • Leadership & Management
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Quality and Safety
  • Research
  • Trauma

*APRN: All advanced practice sessions for ENA’s annual conference are provided in partnership with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners promotes high quality, evidence-based practice for nurse practitioners providing emergency care for patients of all ages and acuities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. Click to see the list of Advanced Practice Education.


ePoster Sessions

Don’t miss your opportunity to review the latest emergency nursing research and evidence-based practice results at Emergency Nursing 2019 ePoster sessions. View ePosters daily on the exhibit floor or via the conference app. Meet the researchers during specified times (see Schedule-at-a-Glance) to discuss their studies and even earn contact hours of education!

Awesome Interactivity

ENA has developed education for attendees in multiple formats and in multiple settings, including outside the traditional classroom environment. Check out some of the hands-on, interactive learning opportunities available at Emergency Nursing 2019.

Note: Educational activities on the exhibit hall floor are not eligible for CE contact hours. Only CERPs are available for education held outside the classroom setting, including on the exhibit hall floor. These activities and the total number of eligible CERPs hours are subject to change.


Collaborate with colleagues in this fully-equipped, four-bed mock emergency department using high-fidelity simulated-manikins. Attendees will participate in clinical simulations designed to mimic a real ED setting featuring pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Cadaver Labs

A hands-on, procedural lab — instructors, surgical supplies, and medical equipment have been provided for attendees. Preregistration required; limited capacity; additional fee of $100. Check the schedule-at-a-glance for presentation times.


This interactive area features military SMRT tents, a medical helicopter, and exercises that prepare nurses for emergencies outside of the ED. Hands-on activities include techniques in S.T.A.R.T. Triage, self-aid, buddy-aid, tourniquet application, and lessons on emergency preparedness for catastrophes in the field.

ENA Learning Labs

Two stand-alone dedicated spaces featuring experienced educators presenting innovative clinical education and best practices to improve patient care. Topics include IV infiltration, intubation, OB in the ED and more!

Exhibit Hall

Visit more than 200 leading suppliers of products and services for every level of emergency nursing professional in every type of emergency care environment.

Fast Track/Deep Dive Sessions

ENA provides multiple learning formats for attendees to experience — from fast-paced, 25-minute, need-to-know presentations to in-depth topic explorations that require extended, interactive engagement. Check the schedule-at-a-glance for session times.

Insights & Innovations

Stop in this area for education in varying formats—from fun discussions and EN debate wars to short, powerful talks on new and innovative products and services—enhance your ED combined with informative hot topics presented by your peers.

SIM Wars Competition

Four-person teams compete in simulated scenarios using live patients (or high-fidelity simulated-manikins). This fun and exciting educational event encourages nurses to work together using on-the-spot critical action to achieve the best possible patient outcome. Sixteen teams will compete across two stages in front of an audience of their peers, the winning team will receive the much-coveted SIM Wars trophy! Cheer on your champions in the Exhibit Hall.

The competition begins on Monday, Sept. 30 at 10:45 a.m. and runs in 30-minute sessions. Finalists will compete beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

Skills Lab

Three stations; three themes. Move through this multi-layered skills training with your designated group for hands-on education covering Trauma Resuscitation, Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation and Critical Care for Emergency RNs. Preregistration is required and there is an additional $10 fee to participate. P.S. Don’t forget your group number!

Sponsored CERPs Events 

ENA has an outstanding support system of sponsors, partners and exhibitors. Earn Continuing Education Recognition Points that are accepted by BCEN®. These sessions and events provide attendees with additional content relevant to advancing the emergency nursing field. Check the BCEN® website for current CERP acceptance information. See events below for descriptions and links to register.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 12:00-1:15 pm (BTG)

Myths and Misconceptions in the Management of Pit Viper Bites: This course will cover the epidemiology and clinical features of North American snake (or crotalid) envenomations. The speaker will discuss the approach to diagnosing and treating the snakebite victim and review the indications for CroFab and how it should be administered. Learners will discuss many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding snakebite management, including the role of antibiotics and surgical intervention. (this lunch is intended for APRNs attending pre-conference sessions)

Monday, Sept. 30, 12:00-1:15 pm (AcelRX)

Learn More About a Treatment Option for Acute Pain: This course will cover acute pain management in the emergency setting including accidental exposure and DSUVIA risk evaluation and mitigation strategy (REMS), addiction, abuse, misuse and more. Click HERE to register and input registration code 12129SR10.

Monday, Sept. 30, 12:00-1:15 pm (PeerView)

Identification, Triage, and Management of Immune-Related Adverse Effects in Patients with Cancer Presenting to the Emergency Department: Practical Guidance for Emergency Nurses: Find out what you need to know about the new cancer immunotherapies and immune-related adverse effects (irAEs), with case discussions and practical guidance for keeping patients with cancer safe in the era of immuno-oncology.  Registration is highly encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. Click HERE to register. 

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12:00-1:15 pm (Wellstat Therapeutics)

Don’t Delay — Urgent Treatment of Early-Onset Severe Toxicity or Overdose of 5-FU and Capecitabine: This course will outline the causes of 5-FU and capecitabine overdoses and early-onset severe toxicity; help learners recognize “red flags” of 5-FU and capecitabine early-onset severe toxicity and overdose, explore cases of cardiotoxicity and other forms of early-onset severe toxicity and more. Registration is highly encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. Click HERE to register.

Ultrasound Labs

Attend this lab to develop efficiency in inserting IVs regardless of the situation, using the latest technology in ultrasound-guided insertion. Preregistration required; limited capacity; additional fee of $50. Check the schedule-at-a-glance for presentation times.

Awesome Engagement

Emergency Nursing 2019 allows attendees to engage with each other both inside and outside of the Austin Convention Center. Make sure to leave room in your schedule for more activities that will enrich your experience.

Daytime/Evening Foundation Excursions

"What makes Austin Weird?" Learn more about this "quirky big city with a small-town vibe" on our Foundation Excursion tours. Whether day or night, step outside for a bit of excitement in Awesome Austin while supporting the ENA Foundation. Register now for an outing that will have you refreshed and re-energized for more knowledge and skills building. Pre-registration required; limited capacity; additional fee.

CLICK HERE for detailed descriptions, prices and contact information on each tour:

  • Real Austin Tour  a “snappy quick overview” of the best of Austin
  • The Salt Lick (barbecue) – the most famous barbecue pit in Central Texas
  • Bat Cruise – view the Austin skyline as the famous Congress Avenue Bridge bats take flight at dusk


Learn More

ENA Experience

Head to this dedicated exhibit hall area to experience all that ENA has to offer first-hand. You’ll find:

  • ENA educational products and ENA LEARN kiosks for online education demonstrations
  • ENA Marketplace with ENA-branded products and merchandise
  • ENA Foundation, where you can donate and help nurses further their education, or learn how you can apply for a scholarship or grant
  • ENA Member Services, where you can join, rejoin, and renew! Stop by to check out your latest member benefits and receive a special discount! (details to come)
  • Meet the editors of ENA Connection and pick up the latest issue
  • Visit the nearby Journal of Emergency Nursing and the Academy of Emergency Nursing booths

National Election Voting

One of the core privileges of ENA membership is the right to choose who sits on your association’s Board of Directors and the Nominations and Elections Committee. Visit the onsite voting booth to cast your ballot in the 2019 ENA National Election to make an investment in the future of ENA and the emergency nursing specialty.

Onsite Content

ENA Today — Follow along with all the news that’s fit to print in the official publication of Emergency Nursing 2019. Check out the upcoming sessions and events in the preview issues and check back daily during the conference to read live coverage of the three-day event. On-site attendees will have access to daily printed editions, which will be distributed throughout the Convention Center.

Welcome Party: ENA Weird Fest

Kick off Emergency Nursing 2019 with a celebration of emergency nurses. Enjoy food, fun, and networking with new and long-time colleagues.

Note: Ticket is included for all registrants excluding Pre-Conference Only, General Assembly Only, or Exhibitor Only registrations.

Foundation Welcome Party Upgrade

Drink. Devour. Donate.

Upgrade your fun at the Welcome Party…ENA Weird Fest AND support ENA Foundation with a progressive drink package including

  • 4 unique and exclusive signature cocktails or mocktails, paired with a delicious taster 
  • Price: $80 (Includes a $30 donation benefiting the Foundation)

To add the Welcome Party Upgrade, sign into your registration ConnectMe Dashboard, select Add or Change Special Events, Edit Information, select the upgrade from the Special Events Page, complete your payment and prepare to mix, mingle and get weird!

Wellness Activities


Take some time for a bit of mindfulness and self-care that will get you restored and energized for more learning and networking. Monday morning is the Namaste with ENA yoga session (registration required) and Tuesday is the Sunrise Stretch. Check the schedule-at-a-glance for wellness activity times. Click the link to download the ENA Release of Liability - Yoga for participating in these activities.

Awesome Advancement

Meet and share with fellow emergency nursing professionals at various career-focused events throughout the conference.

Academy of Emergency Nursing

Meet with advocates of the new ENA Mentoring Program in partnership with AEN. Ask about the member-exclusive, online networking and career development program committed to assist you!

Career Center

Get career advice, leadership tools, resume and interview coaching and even professional headshot photography at the ENA professional development and career area.

Emerging Professionals

New to emergency nursing? If you have been in the field for five years or less, connect with peers at the Emerging Professionals Luncheon where panelists will share tips and answer questions on building your career in emergency nursing.

ENA Foundation

The philanthropic arm of ENA powers the future of emergency nursing by providing emergency nurses with academic scholarships, research grants, and continuing education opportunities, including attending our annual conference. Be sure to visit the ENA Foundation booth in the ENA Experience area for the 2019 scholarship and grant award recognition wall, to hear and share testimonials, and to learn about opportunities to give back to the field of emergency nursing.

Hall of Honor

Gather together to celebrate your colleagues, honoring inductees to the Academy of Emergency Nursing, Lantern Award Recipients, Annual Achievement Award Recipients, State Council Achievement Award Recipients, State Fundraising Award Recipients, Journal of Emergency Nursing Award Recipients, and more.

International/Global Perspective

ENA’s international members are part of the influential voice promoting a commitment to care. Make sure you are included in the conversation amongst your peers who are making a global impact in emergency nursing.

Journal of Emergency Nursing Publishing Incubator

Interested in contributing to JEN but don’t know where to start? Stop by the Incubator to network with JEN editors about research and manuscript ideas, guidelines, and more. All levels of writing experience are welcome.

Deadlines and Policies

July 31, 2019: EN19 Deposit Plan Payment Deadline

ENA members registered through the $100 USD deposit plan, MUST pay their remaining registration balance on or before July 31, 2019, to receive the early-bird rate.  After this date, EN19 advanced registration rate of $750 USD will apply, and your deposit of $100 USD is non-refundable.

August 31, 2019: EN19 Cancellation Deadline

For EN19 cancellation requests submitted on or before August 31, 2019, a $100 USD cancellation fee will be applied or incurred.  Additional add-ons, events and sessions are non-refundable at any time per the Non-Refundable Policy below. No refunds will be issued for any reason for EN19 cancellation requests received after August 31, 2019, as specified in your registration confirmation.

Emergency Nursing 2019 Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing via email or mail to ENA-EN19 Registration Management on or before August 31, 2019. Refunds will be processed in the name of the original payer within four to six weeks after the written request is received. Canceling your annual meeting registration will not automatically cancel your hotel reservations, please be sure to cancel any hotel and travel plans.

Emergency Nursing 2019 Non-Refundable Policy

All ENA membership dues, donations to ENA foundation, additional EN19 registration add-on items including t-shirt orders, special events and/or educational sessions with a fee are non-refundable at any time. EN19 Annual Meeting no-shows are ineligible for a refund. These policies apply to all registration types including Guest Registrations. Non-receipt of a confirmation notice before the meeting is not justification for seeking a refund. ENA reserves the right to cancel this meeting. In this event, we will notify all registrants and refund registrations accordingly. Any costs incurred by the EN19 Annual Meeting registrant, such as hotel cancellation, airline penalties, etc. are the responsibility of the meeting registrant.

Photography, Audio/Video Recording Policy

On occasion, an ENA photographer may take photos and/or videos of participants in conference functions or activities. Please be aware that these photos and videos are for ENA use only and may appear in future conference programs, catalogs, brochures, social media, ENA Connection, Journal of Emergency Nursing, ena.org, or other promotional materials. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this photography. Please note that photography and audio/video recording by attendees are not allowed inside the opening and closing sessions. Photography and audio/video recording by attendees cannot be used for commercial purposes.


Please note: ENA’s CERPs are not affiliated with, or accredited by, any other nursing organization. ENA CERPs designation signifies that the session has been granted recognition of content that offers relevant information of value to emergency nursing. BCEN accepts CERPs for recertification if the content is a minimum of 60 minutes. Accrual of CERP content from multiple conference presentations to 60 minutes or greater is allowed by BCEN.  For example, attendance at two different 30-minute sessions could accrue to the minimum required 60 minutes. Please check the BCEN web site http://www.bcencertifications.org for current CERP acceptance information. ENA does not guarantee that other organizations, institutions, certification bodies, accreditation agencies, or state boards of nursing will accept CERPs from ENA CERPs designated sessions.

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The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


                            The Emergency Nurses Association is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2322.