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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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KFF Barbara Jordan Conference Center 
1330 G Street NW
Washington DC, DC 20005

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Sue Ann McDevitt 
ATHNA-American Travel Health Nurses' Association 

ATHNA Networking, Education, Development Day 2019: Advancing Nurses' Critical Role in Global Health 


ATHNA: Advancing Nurses' Critical Role in Global Health

First National NED Conference
Networking Education and Development
June 4, 2019
Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Washington, DC

Exciting plans are underway for this full day, CE accredited conference free to our members. The program will include updates on malaria and travel vaccines as well as an interactive nurse expert panel. Our keynote speaker will be Jane Chiodini, first woman and first nurse to chair the renowned Faculty of Travel Medicine at the University of Glasgow. We plan to feature member posters and have invited a number of exhibitors to add to the educational value of the event

Venue:  Kaiser Famly Foundation Barbara Jordan Conference Center-

The Barbara Jordan Conference Center is located three blocks east of the White House
and half a block west of the Metro Center stop in Washington, D.C.  

Getting around Washington DC:

        Metro information and schedules: 

        Metro Lines running to the Metro Center are the Blue, Orange, Red and Silver Lines

Parking, Restaurants, Tours and Places of interest around Washington DC will be  posted to the ATHNA members page soon. 

NED 2019: Washington DC FAQ’s for Attendees


We know our members are excited about ATHNA’s first national NED, but we also know you may have questions about the logistics for the conference. Rather than try to respond to individual messages, we have developed this set of FAQs and will keep adding to them as we learn of new issues/ new information.

Below we address:

  • Who is eligible for this free conference?
  • Venue and local transportation
  • CEs and prepayment options
  • Lunch options, onsite catering and reception
  • Conference start and stop times
  • Accommodations
  • More… 

  • Can non-members attend this NED? No, this is a free benefit for ATHNA members only and preregistration is required. However new members are always welcome. BSign up for mebmership today and then register for this free meeting. Unfortunately there will be no onsite registration. 
  • Venue- Thanks to the generosity of the Kaiser Family Foundation our meeting will take place at the lovely Barbara Jordan Conference Center. The Center is located in the heart of DC on G Street between 13th and 14th. It is just one block from the Metro Center (serves the Blue, Orange, Red and Silver lines). For a map of the area and a DC Metro Map, go to: Barbara Jordan Center  and DC Metro The Barbara Jordan Center is fully handicap accessible. There is an elevator and storage for attendees who come with their luggage. The venue does not have facilities for any accompanying family members. 
  • How do I earn and pay for CE credits? While this conference is free to members, we do require advance payment for CE credits to cover costs for accreditation and the processing of certificates. ATHNA will be working with the North Dakota Board of Nursing to accredit the meeting for 4.5 CE. Preregistration for CE credits is required and the charge is $25 in advance. When registering for the meeting and for CE, members can either check the box to Pay via PayPal or check the box Pay by Check that provides information on how to pay by check. Checks should be made out to ATHNA. Prepaid certificates will be handed out at the end of the NED. The Barbara Jordan Center does not allow for any onsite payments so CE charges must be prepaid. Unfortunately, we cannot offer Pharm credits at this meeting. 
  • Will this meeting be broadcast? Unfortunately, we do not have the funds required to do a live broadcast, but we expect to have a CD of some of the talks available about a month after the meeting. Details about that CD will be posted in our July email to the ATHNA membership. 
  • What are the times for the conference? The day begins at 8am with coffee, registration and posters. Presentation sessions will begin at 8:30. Presentations end at 4pm followed by an hour long reception for attendees. Please do not plan to arrive before 8am as the doors to The Barbara Jordan Center will be locked. 
  • Will lunch be available for purchase onsite? No, but within 2 blocks in all directions of the venue there are many eateries for every budget and every diet. A list of some of these will be posted on our website and a list will also be available at the Registration Desk on the day of the meeting. 
  • Will there be any exhibitors? Yes, we are inviting exhibitors and attendees can stop by their tables during registration, at lunchtime, and during the post meeting reception. If you know of a possible exhibitor, we would love to hear from you. Please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator Diane McHugh directly at
  •  How do I get to the Jordan Center? Local transportation options include the DC Metro, buses, and via automobile. The Metro Center station serves the Blue, Orange, Red and Silver lines and is just one block from the venue. Several parking lots are within one to two blocks of G Street between 13th and 14th in the heart of downtown DC. Metro stations outside of the District in Virginia and Maryland have public parking lots. After March 15 we will have more information about local transportation on this website. 
  • Onsite catering- We are providing coffee and tea at Registration and beverages and snacks at the afternoon reception. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate special dietary requirements. Food is permitted in the Barbara Jordan auditorium. We are setting aside 90 minutes for lunch so attendees can eat in the area, visit the onsite exhibits and network with colleagues. 
  • The full agenda is posted on our website
  • Optional Tours-If there is enough interest, information about a special tour to Arlington Cemetery will be posted on the website after April 15 as will more information about a tour of the current Smithsonian Exhibit “Outbreak.
  • Accommodations- ATHNA has not arranged for any “official” conference hotel as many of our atttendees will be driving in from nearby states. Hotel reservations for accommodations need to be made by each attendee. Already we know some members who will be staying in more modest hotels in Alexandria, Arlington, Bethesda, and Silver Spring as well as within the District itself. For a map of the area and a DC Metro Map, go to: Barbara Jordan Center conference-center-map-and-directions/  and DC Metro

Notes on Finding Area Accommodations 

Washington DC, our Nation’s Capitol is a wonderful place for our conference and a wonderful place to visit, especially in the Spring and Summer.   Museums, National Historical landmarks and statues, the free National Smithsonian Museums, and unique Washington neighborhoods make for a vibrant and exciting trip.  See our sections on Transportation and Places of Interest.  The down side is that accommodations can be expensive.  However, with a little research, reasonable accommodations can be found.  Hotels abound, there are Bed and Breakfast and a plethora of AirBNB and VRBO available.  The Barbara Jordan Conference Center has a list of hotels close to the venue on it’s website that we have listed below with others.  But sometimes using the Metro and staying just outside of the district is a better bet.  The Barbara Jordan Conference Center is 1 block west of the Metro Center Station which has the Blue, Orange, Red and Silver lines.  However, it is easy to transfer over from the Yellow and Green lines also.  The Metro website with map is  You can check out fares, maps, schedules and buy and load your SmarTrip card on line or buy them at all stations upon arrival.  There is ample parking at secure lots outside of the district in Maryland and Virginia making traveling into the city relatively painless, no traffic, no parking.

Air BNB and VRBO both have over 300 places available in the district with prices ranging from $47.00 to $120 night for a 2 person unit to $120 to over $400 a night for larger units for groups and or families.  There are a variety of units from a room in a home, to Townhouses or Condos to free standing homes.  For 2 person units in Virginia there are 80+ units in Alexandria just across the Potomac River off the Blue or Yellow lines. And about the same number of units in Arlington/Rosslyn, Va area off the Orange or Blue Lines.  Similarly in Maryland, Bethesda is serviced by the Red line and has 80+ units; College Park, serviced by the Green line has 60+ units and Silver Spring serviced by the red line has over 80 units.  Websites are and  

If you prefer to stay in the city closer to the venue remember that most Hotels range from $200/night and up in the District of Columbia and most do not have hotel parking.  However, multiple parking garages are available for $15 to $20 per day and we have listed those close to the BJCC on our Transportation Page on our member website.  For those attending the International Society of Travel Medicine Conference at the Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW there is a special rate for your conference, $249/night for dates June 4-8 and rooms are still available. Reservations is 202-483-3000.  You must mention that you are staying for the ISTM conference.  The Metro stop for the hotel is at the Dupont Circle stop on the Red line just 2 stops west of Metro Center which is the stop for The Barbara Jordan Conference Center.  There are 6 hostels in Washington DC, most have dorm rooms but a few have privaterooms. Most are listed on the Hostelworld website;




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