Share the joys and challenges of caring for acutely and critically ill patients and their families with thousands of your colleagues through SuperSessions, including keynote presentations from AACN leaders and popular motivational speakers, which will motivate, inspire and celebrate our profession.
AACN President Amanda Bettencourt will share insights and best practices she has learned during her presidential year, building on the theme “Starting Now.” Bettencourt is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. As an educator, researcher and pediatric clinical nurse specialist, she focuses on achieving the best possible outcomes for acutely and critically ill children.
Named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 100 Women of Influence in 2022, Janice Omadeke is a proven leader focused on data-driven decision-making with a focus on strategy, innovation and cultural change management. An award-winning diversity, inclusion and mentorship expert, she will share her personal mentorship journey along with helpful takeaways, as she discusses how we can start closing the job equity gap through mentorship.
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. In this conversation, Wambach will share sage advice and compelling stories from her bestselling book, “Wolfpack.” We’ll learn how to lead from the bench, turn failure into fuel and bring it all to find success. By embracing the lessons she learned through her unmatched career, and the challenges she’s faced since leaving professional soccer, Abby has shown a passion and perseverance that serve as a model for how individuals and companies can achieve success.
AACN President-elect Theresa Davis will inspire us while she shares AACN’s new theme for the year ahead. Davis is assistant vice president of nursing at the High Reliability Center, Falls Church, Virginia. Her clinical specialties are trauma/neuro critical care and teleICU, and she has led research in the areas of healing touch, caring science and technology acceptance.
Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer and disability advocate. With grace and wit, the comedian will take us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled. A Palestinian woman from New Jersey, Zayid jokes about her family, global culture and her life with cerebral palsy.