ENA Fall Regional Symposium

The Emergency Nurses Association attracts a dedicated group of passionate emergency nursing professionals from all over the country that impacts the safety and care of patients all over the world. We invite you to attend our Fall Regional Symposium — in Orlando! Network with local leaders and participate in clinical and quality improvement educational programming that will advance your knowledge and skills in the field.

The cost for attendees is $210 for non-members, $185 for members, and $150 for students.

After the conclusion of the Symposium, you will receive an email informing you when the educational materials from the Fall Regional Symposium are available for you to download.

Please note: Some presentations may not be available due to proprietary restrictions.


Thursday, November 8, 2018

6:30 am - 7:00 am

Indoor/Outdoor Sunrise Walk

6:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration and Check-in

7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 8:30 am

Welcome and Announcements

ENA National Update

8:30 am - 9:45 am

Keynote: "One Saturday Night" An MCI Response
(Pulse Nightclub Shooting)

9:45 am - 10:00 am  Break 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Near Miss Mayhem: Anatomy of a Medication Error

11:05 am - 12:05 am

Right Line, Right Now: “Making the Best Vascular Access Decision (Teleflex Session)

12:05 am - 1:20 pm

Luncheon Plenary Session*

Human Trafficking Discussion

1:20 pm - 2:35 pm

Concurrent Session 1

Avoiding the Crash and Burn: A Nurse-centered Approach to Workplace Safety

Concurrent Session 2

Stop the Bleed

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Concurrent Session 1

When Hearts Break: The Basics of Congenital Heart Defects


Concurrent Session 2

Fall Down, Go Boom: Part III

3:45 pm - 3:55 pm


3:55 pm - 5:55 pm

Hurricane Panel

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Networking Reception*

Friday, November 9, 2018
6:30 am - 11:00 am  Registration

7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 9:00 am

First Responder/ER Nurse Hand-off (interactive session)

9:00 am - 9:10 am  Break

9:10 am - 10:10 am

Concurrent Session 1

Pathogens of Concern: What Could We See Next?


Concurrent Session 2

State of Emergency – How We Prepared for Richard Spencer

10:10 am - 10:20 am


10:20 am - 11:30 am

Closing Session: Heart of Nursing

11:30 am

Adjourn (Lunch not provided)

Download Sunrise Walk Map


(Up to 8.66 ANCC/10.40 CA BRN accredited contact hours and 1 hour of CERPs available. Criteria for successful completion of education includes attending the sessions and completing the evaluation questions.)

*Please note that the Symposium’s reception and meals are included in registration price.

Scheduled speakers and sessions are tentative and subject to change. Be sure to check back for updated information as we approach the Fall Regional Symposium dates.

For education-related questions, please email


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Caribe Royale Orlando Suites and Villas
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

The hotel room rate for Caribe Royale is $159/night.

HOTEL RATE UPDATE!!! Attendees can book rooms at the above discounted group rate for as long as the hotel has availability for the dates November 8-9. Just be sure to mention you are attending the ENA Fall Regional Symposium when making your reservation.

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP of the hotel property.


ENA has negotiated a number of additional perks for attendees of this year’s Fall Regional Symposium. The usual hotel fee has been waived for all attendees plus the following amenity benefits:

  • FREE in-room WIFI for up to 4 devices
  • FREE in-room coffee
  • FREE Scheduled shuttle service to the Walt Disney World Ticket & Transportation Center, Disney Springs, and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Reservations are required. (Reservations allowed for individuals only, not groups. Seating is limited, and the number of buses is capped at the hotel’s discretion.)
  • Concierge service for additional Disney deals and discounts
  • 10% discount on spa services at the Island Spa
  • 5% discount on Enterprise car rental
  • Preferred vendor shuttle or towncar for ground transportation to/from airport

For meeting-related questions, please email or call 847.460.4122.


Top 5 Things to Do in Orlando


The ultimate guide for emergency nurses visiting Orlando


Networking and education are the main focus while attending the Fall Regional Symposium. However, having some fun is critical to keeping you refreshed and focused on your profession. Check out ENA’s top-five list of things to do in Orlando — from the obvious to the not so obvious.


  1. 2018 Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival Want FREE TICKETS to Disney’s Epcot? Register now for a chance to win 2 tickets to Epcot during the International Food & Wine Festival. Arrive early for a bit of fun before the Symposium! Epcot tickets are for Wednesday, Nov. 7. The winner will be selected Monday, Nov. 5.
  2. Universal Orlando Resort/Universal Studios Florida - With the addition of Harry Potter’s Wizarding World and other new attractions, Universal has graduated to the next level of vacation destinations. 
  3. Kennedy Space Center - Blast off and explore the Kennedy Space Center. Access the space shuttle Atlantis, meet an astronaut, witness a rocket launch, or walk on the moon. 
  4. Orlando Watersports Complex - One of the outstanding characteristics of an emergency nurse is a fearless attitude and a desire for adventure. Walk on the wild and wet side at Orlando Watersports Complex, featuring wakeboarding, wakeskating, wakesurfing, kneeboarding, and waterskiing. 
  5. Church Street and Wall Street Plaza - For those looking for some fun after dark, downtown Orlando’s Church Street and Wall Street Plaza are home to some of the city’s best restaurants and a bustling nightlife scene. 




Thank you to our Stop the Bleed instructors for your support of our Fall Regional Symposium.


Maryann Cospito

Maggie Crawford

Susie Martenson 

Lindsay Martin, BSN, RN

Mari Hoover McGarry, RN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN

Robin S. Powers-Jarvis, PhD, RNC, CEN, CCRN, TCRN

Terri Repasky, MSN, RN, CEN

Gary Sedacca

Jennifer Sweeney, DNP, CEN, TCRN

Meghan Thomas

Patty Tufano

Barbara Wargo


Thank you to Teleflex, a commercial sponsor for this event, for their continued support of ENA.





REMINDER: To successfully complete the continuing education requirements and obtain accredited contact hours for this educational activity, you must submit your electronic evaluation form by Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:59 pm CST. You will receive the evaluation by email a few days after the Symposium ends. When you have completed the evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you. This CNE activity has been recognized for a maximum of 8.66 ANCC/10.40 CA BRN accredited contact hours. This CERPs activity has been recognized for a maximum of 1.0 hour.

For education-related questions, please email

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