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

ANCA Convention

Convention 2022 in Bethesda

2022 Convention LogoHyatt Regency BethesdaAfter skipping the 2020 biennial ANCA convention because of the pandemic, we're back on schedule this year with an updated version of the plans for that convention on 13-16 October 2022, still at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Agenda and Speaker Platform has been designed for celebrating the past, capitalizing on the present and connecting for the future. We will be offering  7 contact hours of  nursing continuing education – see below for the wide range of topics to look forward to. A selection of research posters will also be available for viewing at your leisure. We will receive our traditional update presentation on the current State of the ANC, and will also be honored with former Chief, ANC and Surgeon General, LTG (Ret.) Patricia Horoho as our Friday luncheon guest speaker. 

By popular demand, we've made one- and two-day registrations available for those who can't attend the whole convention. The details about that and the rest of the event are on our registration page, and if you're ready to, you can also go ahead and register there right now on line using your credit card! Or look at these CE speakers and tours we have planned:

Continuing Education

We have assembled a distinguished group of presenters who will cover these diverse topics, each for 1 contact hour:

Healing the Wounds of War*

Diane Carlson Evans, RN

Life After the Army Nurse Corps: Career Planning that Continues the Legacy of Excellence*

BG (Ret.) Bettye SimmonsBG (Ret.) Bettye Simmons, FNP

Advanced Practice Nurse Knowledge of Chronic
Non-Cancerous Pain Management*

COL (Ret.) Rhonda EarlsCOL (Ret.) Rhonda Earls, DNP Military Service Members and Veterans who have had Near-Death Experiences* COL (Ret.) Diane CorcoranCOL (Ret.) Diane Corcoran, PhD

Perceptions of Actual or Near Homelessness of Female Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and Identification of Needs to Attain Independence*

COL (Ret.) Linda YoderCOL (Ret.) Linda Yoder, PhD

Clinical Knowledge Development:  Lessons Learned from Iraq and Afghanistan Wars*
Capt. (USN Ret) Patricia Kelley, PhD, RN
LTC (Ret.) Deborah KennyLTC (Ret.) Deborah Kenny, PhD
LTC (Ret.) Deborah KennyLTC (Ret.) Deborah Kenny, PhD
 Genetics: What does the Future Look Like?* Diane SiebertDiane Seibert, PhD    
 *These nursing continuing professional development activities were approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


On Thursday 13 October there are several attractive optional Tours of the National Capitol Area.
See the registration page for all the details, times, and prices of the tours, but here are the highlights:

Daytime Tours

  • US Army Museum
     This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the afternoon reviewing a comprehensive portrayal of Army history and traditions through the eyes of the American Soldier, at the National Museum of the US Army, which opened at Ft. Belvoir in 2018. Bus will depart from the Hyatt Bethesda at 1000 Hrs. for the approximately one-hour trip to the museum. There will be plenty of time to explore. You may join a museum docent guided tour held at 1315 and/or enjoy the complementary audio tour and go at your own pace. Lunch will be on your own at the museum dining facility.

  • Vietnam Women’s Memorial and WIMSA Memorial
    Vietnam Women's MemorialWomen in Military Service to America Memorial
    Join the  tours of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the National Mall and The Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) at the Entrance to Arlington Cemetery. Box lunches will be provided to take along on the bus. Please note that this tour will require quite a bit of walking during the Memorial visits.

  • Wines, Bites and Brews
    Sugarloaf Mountain VineyardBrookville Beer FarmA wine tasting at Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard in the foothills of Montgomery County's Sugarloaf Mountain will offer sampling of five award winning modern Bordeaux red grapes and five white grapes, followed by a picnic lunch. The next stop features the county's craft brewery scene and its 93,000-acre Agricultural Reserve. You’ll receive a private tour of a craft brewery led by the brewmaster and a beer tasting while relaxing in the outdoor beer garden or the tasting room.

Evening Tour

    Nighttime Washington, DC
  • Monuments by Moonlight
    Thursday evening you can see the best of our nation’s capital as it is illuminated by night. With a private vehicle and dedicated tour guide, you will be taken to the National Mall and visit its most popular monuments and memorials, including the Washington Monument and Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean War, and Vietnam Memorials.


The green button below takes you to our registration page to see all the particulars about the program and tours, and the form to select your choices and pay when you're ready. You can register on line using your credit card! Or if you'd prefer to pay by check, click the Mail-in Payment option in the Billing section of the registration form and send your check to the address shown. 

Click to register on line

Related Event, FYI

Walter Reed Society logoAlthough not part of the ANCA convention, you may be interested in a related event which will be on Sunday afternoon 16 October after we adjourn: The Walter Reed Society is holding a "Historic WRAMC Reunion" from 1330 to 1630 at the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center site, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW in DC. Details are available at the Walter Reed Society website.

Any questions? Contact the Convention Committee Chair.