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Emergency Nursing 2018

Discover fresh, innovative education and technology, leading research, and opportunities to network with leaders, colleagues, and new friends from around the world at Emergency Nursing 2018.

Beat the early bird! Reserve your spot now secure the lowest conference rate: $620 for non-members and $520 for members.*

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Registration Type

Early Bird Deadline
July 31, 2018

Advanced Registration
After July 31, 2018

Member - Full Conference$520$750
Member - Two Day$350$500
Member - One Day$185$285
Non-member - Full Conference$620$850
Non-member - Two Day$450$600
Non-member - One Day$285$385
General Assembly - Full Conference$520$520
General Assembly - Thursday Only$185$185
General Assembly Only***$0$0
Student Nurses* - Full Conference$250$250
Student Nurses* - One Day$100$100
Faculty Discounted Rate **$250$250

*Student rate applies to both member and non-member students, based on ENA Student Membership requirements.

**Must be approved for discounted rate. Please contact education@ena.org for details.

***Delegate registration and housing will be released and available late July once delegates are selected.


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    Expand your knowledge, learn new skills, and return to your ED reinvigorated.

    Discover what’s new at Emergency Nursing 2018 — the largest conference dedicated to emergency nursing. AdvancedED simulations, SIM Wars competitions. Cadaver and Ultrasound Labs. And the NEW ENA Learning Lab. Be part of exciting, interactive education where you will expand your knowledge and learn new skills with over 160 educational sessions to choose from. Return to your ED energized and ready to share new ideas and best practices with your colleagues.


    When selecting sessions to build your schedule, please note seating is first come, first serve as space and availability allows.

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    Education on the Exhibit Floor


    From natural disasters to major accidents, DisastER requires emergency preparedness for catastrophes in the field. This hands-on area offers techniques in S.T.A.R.T. Triage, self-aid, buddy-aid, tourniquet application and lessons from the field. Featuring hands-on work with military SMRT tents, and a medical helicopter, these exercises prepare nurses for emergencies outside of the ED.

    SIM Wars Competition

    Back by popular demand, the tournament-style, simulation war competition encourages nurses to work together in teams to achieve the best possible outcome for a patient. The contest will take place across three stages and the winning team will receive the much-coveted SIM Wars trophy!

    ED Talks

    ED Talks are short, informative talks about new products and services to enhance your ED. ED Talks are in participation with Relias.


    AdvancED is a fully-equipped, mock four-bed emergency department in the Exhibit Hall. This year’s all-new setup provide nurses at any stage of their career with more focused, progressive clinical information and hands-on experience. AdvancED is sponsored by Stryker. 

    • ED Clinical Simulations: Attendees participate in clinical simulations designed to mimic a real ED setting featuring pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. Collaborate with your colleagues to advance your skills and receive immediate feedback from facilitators.

    NEW to Emergency Nursing 2018

    • Discover the newest addition to the exhibit floor, conference education — ENA Learning Lab, a stand-alone dedicated space for clinical education sessions. Topics include IV infiltration, intubation, the OB in the ED, and more!*
    • Professional Development and Career Fair area where attendees can get professional headshots, access to a relaxation station, and a new private, reserved space for interviews.


    Visit the ENA Experience! Attendees will find:

    • ENA educational products and ENA LEARN kiosks for online education demonstrations
    • ENA Marketplace with additional products and merchandise
    • ENA Foundation, where you can donate and help nurses further their education, or learn about how you can apply for a scholarship or grant
    • ENA member lounge for recharging before heading back out to the next session or demonstration
    • Just across the aisle is the Journal of Emergency Nursing and Academy of Emergency Nursing booths



    *Note: These activities are not associated with contact hours for attendees. Only CERPs are available for education that takes place on the exhibit floor. 

    Schedule at a Glance

    Monday, September 24, 2018
    4:00 pm-7:00 pm Registration Open
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm Delegate Orientation
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
     6:30 am - 6:00 pm  Registration Open
     7:45 am - 11:45 am  General Assembly
     8:30 am -12:30 pm  Pre-sessions***
     12:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Pre-sessions***
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Past President Lunch (invite only)
     1:00 pm
     ENA Update with the Board of Directors
     6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  State Council and Chapter Leader Networking Reception (invite only)
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    6:30 am - 6:00 pm  Registration Open
    7:45 am - 11:30 am General Assembly
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm  Pre-sessions - New APRN Track (in partnership with AAENP)***
    8:30 am - 11:30 am  Pre-sessions*** 
    1:30 pm - 5:00 pm  General Assembly
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    APRN Reception (invite only)
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm  Leadership and Professional Development 
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    VIP Wine and Dessert Reception (exclusive VIP Pass event)
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open
    7:00 am - 6:00 pm ePoster Sessions
    8:00 am - 9:00 am Opening Session (sponsored by UPMC)
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
    10:00 am - 11:00 am Meet ePoster Presenters
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm Cadaver Lab***
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Meet ePoster Presenters
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Janssen Sponsored Lunch***
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Anita Dorr, RN, FAEN, Memorial Lecture and Luncheon***
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Research & Evidence-based Practice Papers: Presentation I
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Meet ePoster Presenters
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cadaver Lab***
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Meet ePoster Presenters
    2:30 pm - 6:00 pm Research Lounge
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Concurrent Session
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Concurrent Session
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Concurrent Session
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Lantern Award Recipient Panel
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Neon Nights Welcome Party (sponsored by NSO)
    Friday, September 28, 2018
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Registration Open
    7:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ePoster Sessions
    7:00 am - 9:00 am
    BCEN Certification Recognition Breakfast*** 
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    Fast Track Sessions 
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    JEN Publishing Incubator
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    Ultrasound Lab***
    9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Exhibit Hall Open 
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Meet ePoster Presenters
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    IENAP Advanced Practice Lounge 
    10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Ultrasound Lab*** 
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    International Meeting & Lunch (invite only)
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Meet ePoster Presenters
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AcelRx Sponsored Lunch***
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
    Emerging Professionals Lunch (Sponsored by Stryker)***
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Meet ePoster Presenters
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Research & Evidence-based Practice Papers: Presentation II
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Ultrasound Lab*** 
    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
    Ultrasound Lab*** 
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Meet ePoster Presenters
    2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    Research Lounge 
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Deep Dive Session 
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Concurrent Session
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Ultrasound Lab***
    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm  Concurrent Session
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Concurrent Session
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Hall of Honor Awards Assembly (invite only) 
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    AEN Induction Ceremony and Reception (invite only)
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hurricane Panel
    Saturday, September 29, 2018
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration Open
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm ePoster Sessions
    8:00 am - 9:30 am Closing Session
    9:45 am - 10:45 am Concurrent Session
    9:45 am - 12:00 pm AEN Annual Business Meeting (Fellows only)
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm Deep Dive Session
    10:00 am - 11:00 am Meet ePoster Presenters
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Session
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm Meet ePoster Presenters
    12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Emergency Nursing 2018 Wrap-Up & Matinee (Sponsored by Stryker)
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Concurrent Session
    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Concurrent Session

    ***optional event/session with additional costs.

    Interactive Labs

    Hands-On Procedural Cadaver Labs

    Thursday, September 27, 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:00-5:00 pm

    Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. Participants can earn 3.0 CERPs.

    Fee: $100

    Instructors, surgical supplies, and medical equipment for these labs have been provided by Teleflex


    Ultrasound Labs

    Friday, September 28, 9:00-10:00 am; 10:15-11:15 am; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:15-3:15 pm; and 3:30-4:30 pm

    Pre-registration required. Limited capacity. Participants can earn 1.0 CERPs.

    Fee: $50

    Instructors, surgical supplies, and medical equipment for these labs have been provided by BARD

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    Road Trip Adventure

    Roadtrip, anyone? Skip the flights and save your money.

    Make your Emergency Nursing 2018 road trip truly memorable with one of ENA’s Activity Books — a fun, new resource with coloring options for kids AND adults, plus fun facts, games, brain teasers and maps to suggested attractions that are sure to make your trip one to remember.

    Don’t worry. No matter where you are on the map, we have an Activity Book for you.

    Download Your Activity Book Today


    City of Champions

    The largest conference dedicated to emergency nursing “champions.”

    Meet and share with fellow champions at various career-focused events and:

    • Network with leaders at the Emerging Professionals Luncheon
    • Discuss research ideas at the Publishing Incubator
    • Get career advice at the ENA Professional Development and Career Fair
    • Visit the Journal of Emergency Nursing and Academy of Emergency Nursing booths
    • Exercise team-building skills through the Escape Room experience
    • Challenge your peers in the SIM Wars competition — and yes, there is a championship trophy!
    • Celebrate with peers at the Neon Nights Welcome Party

    You can also celebrate each other’s exemplary performance in various ways such as:

    • The Hall of Honor — a walk-through exhibit 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
    • Follow the Flame presentation during Opening Session
    • 2018 ENA Foundation scholarship/grant award recognition
    • And more!

    Contact Us

    EN18 Registration Bureau
    CompuSystems, Inc.
    Attn: EN18
    2651 Warrenville Rd, Suite 400
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    Phone: 708.498.2400
    Email: enaen@compusystems.com


    ADA Requests – Directed to Meeting Services
    Phone: 847.460.4122
    Email: meetingservices@ena.org

    Cancellation Policy: For ENA members taking advantage of the deposit plan, your $100 deposit is fully refundable until July 31, 2018.  After July 31, 2018, the $100 deposit fee is non-refundable.  All membership dues, donations to ENA foundation, or additional events with a fee are non-refundable at any time.  You may cancel your registration without cause by notifying the ENA Registration Bureau in writing via email, or mail on or before August 31, 2018.  Cancellations received before that date will be processed in four to six weeks.  No refunds for cancellations received after the August 31, 2018 cancellation deadline.  Refund requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  Refunds will be processed in the name of the original payer within four to six weeks after the initial request is received.  ENA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.
    Transfer/Substitution Policy: Please contact our ENA Registration Bureau via email or writing for more information. This is available on a case by case basis.
    Check Deadline: All checks should be submitted for processing by 9/12/2018.

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