Speaking the Language of Informatics is the Theme of National Conference for the American Nursing Informatics Association in 2014

American Nursing Informatics Association 2014 Annual Conference
March 27-29, 2014 • Paris Las Vegas • Las Vegas, NV

Pitman, NJ – As the role of electronic data and technology become increasingly vital in the nursing and health care arenas, more professionals are hungering for the latest innovations and knowledge in informatics practice.

To keep nurses and others on top of this rapidly changing field, the American Nursing Informatics Association (ANIA) provides a conference each year that draws informatics specialists from around the country. The conference provides essential learning for informatics nurses who are leading the charge in implementation, system optimization, education, research, and project management. These nurses work in a wide variety of settings such as hospitals, academics and military settings, and blend nursing practice and technology.

The ANIA 2014 Annual Conference, slated for March 27-29, 2014, at the Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, will feature top experts in the industry, an interactive exhibit hall, and networking opportunities. Attendees will also earn continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours and view poster presentations.

To give registrants as much value for their attendance as possible, ANIA also offers them free access to the ANIA Online Library. The library allows attendees to print handouts, evaluate and "virtually" attend sessions they may have missed, and print their CNE certificates. Those who do not attend may access the courses in the library for a fee after the event.

A registration brochure (pdf) and complete information about the conference are available on the ANIA Web site, www.ania.org.


Six pre-conference workshops will be offered Thursday, March 27. Five of the workshops are half-day sessions and include such topics as resume writing, genomics, and data analysis; the sixth session is a full-day course and will explore the legal implications of documentation.

The conference officially launches Friday, March 28, with opening ceremonies and Keynote Address by Roy Simpson, DNP, DPNAP, RN, FAAN, Vice President of Nursing for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Simpson will discuss nurses' role as change agents in improving both systems and patient care in "Nursing Informatics Leadership from the Bedside to the Boardroom."

Concurrent sessions will run Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29. Topics include:

  • The Suite Life: The Demand for Executive Nurse Informaticists
  • Three-Legged Race to Improve Patient Care: Delirium, Evidence, and Informatics
  • Develop and Testing of TIGER-Based Informatics Competencies
  • Telling the Patient Story to Coordinate Care
  • Bringing Home Care to the Care Transformation Information Highway
  • Nurses' Perceptions of the Electronic Health Record

Additional Highlights

On Saturday, author and strategist Rob D. Fraser, MN, RN, will present the General Keynote Address on digital tools and social media entitled "Walking the Talk: Discussing How Nurses Can Use Social Media to Improve Health and Health Care."

The day will end with conference closing speaker, Ellen V. Makar, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, CPHIMS, CENP, Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Washington, DC. Ms. Makar will discuss the best way to empower patients in "Learning to Talk the Talk: Technology Providing the Language to Put Patients at the Center of their own Health Care Team."

Poster presentations will be available for viewing during the conference with attendees voting for the poster that best represents the 2014 conference theme, "Parlez-vous Informatics? Speaking the Language of Informatics to Improve Patient Care." The winning poster will be announced during the closing ceremony on Saturday with the winner receiving one complimentary registration to the 2015 ANIA Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Continuing Nursing Education

Attendees can earn up to 18.25 continuing nursing education contact hours during the conference (including pre-conference workshops).

Registration Information

To view the ANIA 2014 Conference brochure (pdf) online, click here, or visit ANIA’s Web site, www.ania.org. To receive a brochure in the mail, contact the ANIA National Office at East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071; phone: 866-552-6404; e-mail: ania@ajj.com.


ANIA is a professional nursing association with over 3,000 members in 50 states and 30 countries. The purpose of ANIA (formerly ANIA-CARING) is to advance the field of nursing informatics through communication, education, research, and professional activities.

Contact: Janet D'Alesandro
856-256-2422; janetd@ajj.com

Release Date: 

Thursday, December 5, 2013