AACN Chapter at UCLA

9th Annual AACN at UCLA Leadership Symposium

UCLA Carnesale Commons --Palisades Ballroom
251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00am PT - 6:00pm PT
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251 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095



The purpose of this conference is to empower nurses as leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve patient outcomes and hospital bottom lines.


Keynote Speaker: Opening Keynote Our Voice, Our Strength: Powerful Beyond Measure Lisa Riggs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K System Director of Regulatory Readiness, Saint Luke’s Health System President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2018-2019

Credits Offered

This event offers 8.4 CE credits to attendees.
Accredited by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).


Additional Information


Start the New Year Right…

                       Reinvigorate Your Spirit…

                                             Rediscover Your Passion…

                                                                          Re-inspire Your Practice…


Please join us for the 9th Annual AACN Leadership Symposium on Thursday, February 21, 2019!

UCLA Campus - Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom

8.4 Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Hours & CERPs

Information and Registration: https://aacnleadership2019.eventbrite.com

Registration includes presentations from various distinguished speakers, continental breakfast, lunch, and an optional networking reception at the end of the program.



  • Describe how nurses can use their bold voice to act their way into a new way of being.
  • Explain how and why to apply purpose to clinical practice by creating a model of care focusing on evidence-based practice and quality.
  • Identify the critical behaviors and skills necessary for nurses to thrive and excel both personally and professionally.




07:00-08:00 AM           

 Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors

08:00-08:15 AM

 Welcome and Introduction 

08:15-09:30 AM


 Opening Keynote

 Our Voice, Our Strength: Powerful Beyond Measure

 Lisa Riggs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K

 System Director of Regulatory Readiness, Saint Luke’s Health System

 President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2018-2019

09:30 -10:00 AM

 Break and Exhibitors

10:00 -11:30 AM


 The Voice from the Bedside

 Rapid-Fire Poster Presentations from Cedars-Sinai, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Torrance Memorial, and UCLA Health

  • ABCDEF bundle 
  • Multi-drug resistance organism screening 
  • Improving nursing care for suicidal PICU patients
  • Early indicators and risk factors for ethical issues
  • Helping patients and families make meaningful memories
  • Violence prevention program

11:30 - 12:00 PM 

 Poster Presenter Panel Discussion: Question and Answer

12:00 - 01:00 PM 

 Lunch and Exhibitors

01:00 – 02:15 PM

 The Voice of Patient and Family

 Post–Intensive Care Syndrome

 Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM, FAAN

 Nurse Scientist, UC San Diego Health

02:15 - 02:30 PM

 Break and Exhibitors

02:30 - 03:30 PM

 The Voice of Nurses

 Nurses Stories of Meaning and Joy

 Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC

 Director of Nursing Practice, Education, and Research, UCLA Health

02:30 - 03:45 PM

 Break and Exhibitors

03:45 - 04:30 PM

 Our Voices, Our Strength

 Group Activity on Meaning and Joy

04:30 - 05:00 PM

 Closing Summary: Staying Committed to Our Voices, Our Strength 

05:00 - 06:00 PM

 Networking: Wine and Cheese Reception


“We can create the workplaces we want and need when we use our voice.

Let’s confidently step into our strength.” ~Lisa Riggs


Highlights from the 2017 Symposium: https://youtu.be/vuNWXeYYKYk

Highlights from the 2016 Symposium: https://youtu.be/fm84E25iLgM

Driving and Parking Options to Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom

Parking Attendants will be available at the entrance of Lot 7 Parking from 6:45-8:45 AM. After 8:45 AM you will need to go to the nearest kiosk (near P4) to purchase parking. 

Lot 7 Parking Directions

  1. Purchase Parking for Lot 7, Cost: $12 All Day Permit
  • From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Blvd. Proceed east on Sunset Blvd. and enter the campus by turning RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza.
  • Turn right on Charles E. Young Drive North and turn left into Lot 7.
  1. UCLA Permit Holders 
  • Park in your designated parking lot and walk to the conference center.
  • Or request a transfer from one of the parking kiosks to Lot 7 parking lot.