Frequently Asked Questions

What does the registration fee include?

AACN is pleased to offer all-in-one pricing for the 2021 Conference. As such, your registration fee provides access to 100% of the conference content, including 33 sessions of pre-recorded and live content for a total of 70 CE credits. Recordings will remain available for three months after the conclusion of the conference (i.e., September 12, 2021).

How do I pick the workshops and events that I want to attend?

The totality of the conference content is available to attendees this year! You do not need to formally select any workshops or sessions as a result.

What is the format for the workshops?

Workshop presentations will largely be pre-recorded but also feature a live question and answer session. The pre-recorded content will be released as soon as it becomes available (but no later than two weeks before the live Q&A content).

As such, the pre-recorded content will start to appear in 2021 and be available in its entirety on May 26, 2021 (two weeks before the live Q&A sessions). This will allow attendees plenty of time to view the pre-recorded material. The live Q&A sessions will then follow on the dates that the conference was originally scheduled to occur: June 9-12, 2021.

How do I access the material?

Attendees will receive emails informing them of the availability of conference material, including workshop handouts and pre-recorded content. All material will appear here on the AACN website conference pages. For each session, there will be links to the handout, pre-recorded presentation, live Q&A session, and post-event CE evaluation form. Everything will be conveniently centralized on these pages for easy access. Once registered, all you need to access the material is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection.

Can I keep a copy of the recordings?

Attendees will have access to the pre-recorded content and live Q&A material during the conference and for up to three months after its conclusion (i.e., September 12, 2021). This interval will provide plenty of time to view and enjoy all of the material. We do not allow any recordings to be saved, although you are welcome and encouraged to keep your copy of the workshop handouts.

When is the AACN Foundation event? I do not see it listed on Wednesday night.

Don’t worry! The AACN Foundation Event will be on Saturday night this year. Stay tuned for details.

When is the abstract submission deadline?

AACN invites you to submit an abstract for its scientific poster session. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

What is the status of abstracts accepted for the 2020 conference?

We could not hold the 2020 conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once this was announced, abstract authors were notified and given a choice to (1) present their poster at the 2021 conference, or (2) withdraw their abstract and submit it elsewhere. Every author who opted to present his/her poster at the 2021 conference is on track to do so. Your abstract has already been accepted; there is no need to resubmit it.

What happened to the in-person event planned for Portland?

Given the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, AACN leadership decided not to hold an in-person event as planned in Portland, OR in 2021. This was a difficult decision, but making it far in advance allows everyone to plan accordingly and still enjoy high-quality conference content from the safety of one's home or office.

What if I have a scheduling conflict during June 9-12, 2021?

The virtual format of the conference will allow you to access the handouts and pre-recorded portions of workshops before June. You may watch them on your own schedule. If you are unable to attend the live Q&A portions of the workshops, we will be recording them and making them available to everyone a few days later. All recordings will remain available to registered attendees for three months after the conference ends (i.e., September 12, 2021).

Can one get CEs by watching the recordings within the 3 months following the conference, or does one need to watch them live / in real time?

Yes, one may still earn all the CEs that the conference offers by viewing the material within the three months after the live Q&A sessions and completing evaluation forms. 

Do I have to be board-certified or an AACN member to attend?

Not at all! AACN welcomes members and non-members to its conference every year. Current AACN active, senior, and student members, as well as non-certified affiliates, receive discounted rates on conference registration. You are welcome to join AACN as a student member or non-certified affiliate to enjoy the same savings!

In what time zone are the live Q&A sessions occurring?

The live Q&A sessions are all listed in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (UTC-4:00). To join the live sessions, please adjust the listed time to your time zone. We have scheduled the sessions in late morning/early afternoon to accommodate our friends on the West Coast. We welcome international attendees as well! If the live Q&A times are not easily workable for you, please know that they will be recorded and available to you a few days later.