Preserving Our Past, Capitalizing on the Present, Embracing the Future

ANCA Convention

Convention 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland!


2020 Convention Hotel ANCA Convention 2020 logoANCA's next convention will be on 1-4 October 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The Agenda and Speaker Platform is being designed for celebrating the past, capitalizing on the present and connecting for the future. We have several speakers who are committed to provide Continuing Education information on opioid management, near death experiences in veterans, genomics in nursing, the "big transition – after the military," and a snippet of AN history.

Registration will open in January 2020. We have developed registration options for more flexibility to accommodate member requests for one-, two- and three-day attendance. 

We are evaluating Tour Options for Thursday 1 October. Options under consideration:

Historical tours: Monuments and memorials

  • Women in Military Service for America Memorial  and visit to Arlington National Cemetery nurse section
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine (formerly the WRAMC Medical Museum, relocated to Forest Glen)
  • The Army Museum at Fort Belvoir – scheduled to open in summer 2020

Arts and culture: Museums

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Library of Congress

Entertainment: Food and more

  • Food/Culture – a sipping and tasting tour in Bethesda
  • National Harbor waterfront and MGM Casino

Other activities scheduled around the convention include: 

  • A cruise coordinated by the MOAA Uniformed Services Nurse Advocates Virtual Chapter (MUSNAVC), out of Baltimore for five nights, leaving 26 September. Details here
  • The 2020 WRAIN Reunion
  • Walter Reed reunion at the Georgia Avenue campus on 4 October, coordinated by the Walter Reed Society.

Save the date! And stay tuned for more details as they are developed.
Questions or tour suggestions? Use our Contact Us page, Department Routing: Convention.

ANCA Conventions

At the banquetThe Army Nurse Corps Association has reunion-type conventions every other year, in even-numbered years, with programs characterized by the motto, Connect * Learn * Build. These gatherings honor all that our association values: opportunities for social interaction and networking; first-class continuing education from highly sought-after speakers; bringing different services, components and Department of Veterans Affairs nurses together; and specialty sessions in such areas as research and education. 

We welcome with open arms all active, retired, and former Active, Reserve, and National Guard members of the Army Nurse Corps to join ANCA if they have not already, and come with us as we meet for reminiscence, fellowship, continuing education, networking, and oh, yes, a little organizational business, every two years at different places around the United States. If you're a present or former Army Nurse Corps officer and interested in joining us at our conventions, check our Membership page for eligibility information.