The Greater Washington Area Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care
Nurses (GWAC-AACN) invites you to participate in the annual one-day Spotlight on Critical
Care Conference. This year, the conference will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center.
Each year critical care nurses and leaders attend this conference from Maryland,
Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Spotlight on Critical Care highlights
education, technology, and professional development related to the care of complex patients in the critical care environment.
Exhibitions of healthcare products and technology are enthusiastically received at
Spotlight. As a conference sponsor, your company will have an opportunity to reach nurses
and leaders in various chapters locally and throughout the region.
Please complete the vendor contract and return the form with applicable fees no later than October 14, 2016 to reserve space. Please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com with any questions or if I can be of assistance to you. We look forward to your participation and thank you for your time and interest in supporting GWAC.
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Greater Washington Area Chapter of AACN
Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC), is one of the largest and most active local chapters of AACN. Founded in 1974, GWAC recently celebrated our 40th anniversary as a chapter. In 2011, our chapter won three Excellence Awards: Leadership Development, Educational Programming, and Chapter Community Education and Public Service. In 2006 and 2010, our chapter won the AACN President's Award for Chapters—a distinguished award category recognizing the chapters that best exemplify the association's annual theme—with successful nominees demonstrating how the chapter was inspired by that year's Presidential theme.
Our membership consists of nurses and student nurses who care for critically ill patients in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and northern Virginia. Many of our members work in critical care, but others work on telemetry units, stepdown units, post-anesthesia recovery areas, emergency departments, and in a variety of other settings. We are united by the goal of providing the very best, evidence-based care to patients and their families.
There are many ways to become involved in your local AACN Chapter. Our premiere conference, Spotlight on Critical Care, is attended by hundreds of acute and critical care nurses from Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Our spring conference, Spotlight on Advanced Practice Nursing, is hosted to support our Advanced Practice colleagues. Dinner meetings are very popular functions, and there are also many opportunities to volunteer through varied community service activities.
These activities provide a forum to network, to share and to renew one's spirit in the future of professional nursing in the specialty of critical care.