AACN’s 2020 NTI conference canceled

March 16, 2020

After careful consideration, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has made the difficult decision to cancel the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition scheduled to take place in Indianapolis, May 4-7.

This decision was not made lightly. It was made with the singular goal to do what is best for nurses, patients, their families and the entirety of the healthcare system. Ensuring the health and safety of participants and patients is their highest priority.

AACN knows nurses are responding, or preparing to respond, on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. Canceling NTI is the right thing to do because patients need them. Healthcare organizations need leadership and each other.

AACN knows attendees look forward to NTI to keep up-to-date, reinvigorate practice and connect with other nurses. Knowing this, they see this as a time to design alternative experiences that connect in different ways. In the interim, they invite nurses to explore the hundreds of CE activities they have online to support education needs.

Please know that we are here for you, and we will not waver in our commitment to provide the resources, education and support you need while delivering the best care for your patients and attending to your own well-being.

AACN will continue to closely monitor updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as state and local governments and post the latest updates on our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

For people who have already registered for NTI, AACN will automatically process all registration fee refunds by April 6, 2020. Once a refund is processed, they will notify people via email. Visit the AACN FAQ page on their website for more cancellation details.

AACN has the announcement.

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