The annual Emergency Nurses Association conference is dedicated to the emergency nursing profession and it will be held in the City of Bridges at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.), Sept. 26 - 29, 2018. "Emergency Nursing 2018" will bring attendees unique opportunities for hands-on education, access to cutting-edge research and renowned experts in emergency medicine as well as opportunities to network with nurses from around the world. There are numerous ways to take advantage of the education and networking opportunities at the conference this year. Attendees can earn over 29 contact hours and choose from more than 160 sessions ranging from pediatrics and geriatrics, to leadership, trauma, advanced practice and forensics. All attendees have the opportunity to build their own personal agenda by pre-registering for their desired sessions, including hands on cadaver and ultrasound labs.
This year, there will be more advanced practice content available too. In partnership with the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP),ENA has created a full day Advanced Practice Procedural Skills Lab that allows attendees to participate in hands-on practice elements, two interactive simulations to promote clinical reasoning skills, a basic suturing workshop and more. This experience can be further enhanced by an advanced practice ten-course track designed to dive deep into common advanced practice emergency nursing skills and address the risks, benefits and possible complications that become considerations practitioners should be versed in.
The conference offers several interactive experiences in the Exhibit Hall including:
ENA Learning Lab: Discover clinical education sessions on the exhibit floor and earn
CERPs - topics include IV infiltration, intubation, obstetrics in the ED and more.
Career Wellness Center: Access professional services like headshots, make use of
private interview spaces and unwind in the ENA sponsored relaxation station.
DisastER: Visit the flight medical helicopter and tent to learn more about transport nursing.
Presentation topics will focus on how to become a transport nurse, how to transport intubated patients and more:
SIM Wars: 16 teams of four will compete in a two-day emergency simulation competition
on two separate stages complete with bracket style playoffs, ending in a championship round.
AdvancED: Step into the future of emergency nursing. This fully-equipped, mock, four-
bed ED provides nurses at any stage of their career with progressive clinical information
allowing groups of six to eight to participate in hands-on clinical simulations.
EDTalks/SMACC Talks: Listen while colleagues, ENA representatives and valued
partners share short presentations focused on successful ideas, trends, equipment, supplies, services, research studies, practical problem-solving efforts and expertise that are optimizingEDs around the country.
Early bird rates are available through July 31, 2018. For more information or to register for the conference, visit Emergency Nursing 2018.
When: September 26 - 29, 2018
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA
Primary Spokesperson: ENA President Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN,
For additional information regarding ENA, please contact Tim
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Early Bird Deadline
July 31, 2018
After July 31, 2018
Member - Full Conference
Member - Two Day
Member - One Day
Non-Member - Full Conference
Non-member - Two Day
Non-member - One Day
General Assembly - Full Conference
General Assembly - Two Day
General Assembly - Thursday Only
Student Nurses* - Full Conference
Student Nurses* - One Day
Faculty Discounted Rate**
*Student rate applies to both member and non-member students, based on ENA Student Membership requirements.
**Must be approved for discounted rate. Please contact email@example.com for details.
ENA has negotiated travel discounts and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel rooms to make your trip to Pittsburgh affordable. Through the travel experts at onPeak, rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Please login into the registration dashboard to book your hotel.
You must have an active Emergency Nursing 2018 registration in order to reserve a hotel room in the official hotel block. Reservations without active registration records will be canceled and a cancellation confirmation will be sent.
Please note: You may book up to 3 rooms per registrant. If you require more than three rooms, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official ENA Hotels
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh - Headquarter Hotel
Starting at $209/night
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
Starting at $199/night
Doubletree by Hilton & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Starting at $199/night
Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown
Starting at $189/night
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
Starting at $184/night
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
Starting at $234/night
Omni William Penn Hotel
Starting at $205/night
Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Starting at $189/night