February/March 2020

COVID-19 Resources
As nurses and healthcare practitioners, we have important obligations to our  patients, families, networks and communities as we respond to COVID-19. We are responsible for raising awareness about COVID-19 without increasing fear while sharing accurate information about who is at risk and how the virus spreads. 

We have put together a list of reliable sources of information for educating the public. We hope you will use these to address the concerns of your patients, learn about specific workplace resources and adopt common sense tips that can be shared with others. We will continue to update you as information becomes available. 

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

ANA Year of the Nurse website
The  American Nurses Association  has officially launched a Year of the Nurse website! Check it out throughout this year for information on contests, webinars, podcasts and more, all aimed at helping you advance your nursing career.


JANAC call for papers
JANAC plans to publish a special issue on the topic of resilience and wellbeing throughout the lifespan of people living with HIV. Consider submitting a feature article, practice brief, program brief, commentary or case study that aligns with this topic. Submissions are due by Dec. 1, 2020. Learn more about this JANAC submission request.

JANAC featured article
This issue's featured article is  Using Real-Time Adherence Feedback to Enhance Communication About Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy: Patient and Clinician Perspectives, which discusses new technologies for real-time adherence monitoring and how they enhance antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions by providing objective information about daily medication-taking behavior.

This is the CNE article for the current issue. ANAC members can access content for free by the above link or logging into ANAC (anacnet.org) and choosing Members Only Info from the "What would you like to do?" drop-down menu. On the Members Only page, you will find the link to JANAC content and the coupon code to receive 50% off the cost of the CE test ($8.98).

Call for abstracts opens March 16
ANAC will accept abstract submissions for the 2020 ANAC conference starting Monday, March 16. Abstracts may be submitted for  oral concurrent sessions, symposia, posters and student posters. Please review the submission instructions and emails with more information on how to submit an abstract.

See you in Tampa 
November 12-14, 2020!
Member Highlight

Jason Farley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN to be inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Hall of Fame
ANAC member and  Johns Hopkins School of Nursing faculty member Jason Farley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, has been selected for induction into the Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

The honor signifies a lifetime of achievements in nursing, contributions to research, and mentoring of future nurse researchers. Congratulations, Jason!


Send us your photos!
We are updating the ANAC website and would like to include more photos of our members. Please consider sharing your favorite photos from conference, chapter events and more to be featured on the website and in other ANAC publications! The photos must be hi-res photos that you have permission to share with us. Please send photos to sara@anacnet.org.

Call for nominations
ANAC is looking for leaders to help shape the future of our organization through participation on the board of directors and nomination committee. 
Open positions include:
  • Board of directors: secretary, three directors-at-large
  • Nominating committee: three members 
The deadline for nominations is April 17. For more information, click here.

CANAC 2020 Postponed
The Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care (CANAC/ACIIS) is postponing its annual conference due to the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The conference was originally scheduled for May 21-23, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. For more information, click here.

Advocacy Days

Mark your calendars for upcoming HIV/AIDS awareness days. These days shine a light on specific groups affected by HIV/AIDS. When we work together, we can make a difference.

Click here to download the full list of upcoming awareness days.

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