2017 Joint National Conference: Shining Light on Educational Success

May 2-4, 2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL


2017 Conference Booklet

2017 Conference Objectives:

  • To promote collaboration among professionals serving students with medical conditions.

  • To provide an opportunity for strategic planning and participation in the development of action steps.
  • To develop advocacy skills, knowledge and methods for intervention with students who manage chronic or serious medical conditions.

Registration Types:

Registration opens Thursday, January 12, 2017. Register here!

Registration Type

Sale Starts

Sale Ends Price

Early Bird Conference Registration, Members Only
Save when you register before Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Early Bird fees are a members-only benefit.
Jan 29, 2017 Mar 08, 2017 $275
Conference Registration, Member
Registration for attendees that are an active member of AECMN and/or APHOES.
Mar 09, 2017 Apr 17, 2017 $325
Conference Registration, Non-Member
Registration for attendees that are not an AECMN and/or APHOES member.
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017
Student Conference Registration
Full-time students are welcome to register for the full conference at a discounted rate of $250. A valid student ID and/or proof of enrollment for the period during the conference must be emailed to patricia.dillhoff@cchmc.org prior to registration.
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017
Presenter Conference Registration
Conference registration for one presenter in each group, at the discounted rate of $200.
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017 $200
Single Day Conference Registration
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017
Single Day Conference Registration
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017
AECMN Executive Board Conference Registration
2016-2017 Executive Board (reduced rate)
Jan 29, 2017 Apr 17, 2017


Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 1st Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-4342

A block of rooms has been reserved for Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th.

Hotel Joint Conference Rate - $179.00

Please note: An additional $10.00 per person will be added for triple and quad occupancy.

A block of rooms has been reserved for Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th. The discounted room rate will be available until April 1, 2017 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Click here to book your reservation!

Check-in & Check-out -

Check-in time is 3:00PM. Baggage storage will be available for a small handling fee.

Check-out time is 12:00PM. Late check-out requests will be reviewed based on hotel demand.

Please note, the joint conference website is new this year. If you are having difficulties with the website and/or the abstract submission process, please contact the AECMN executive board at the email below. Thank you.

Contact email: aecmn@aecmn.org

2017 Working Day


Our first day of conference, May 2, is going to be all about our members!

There is “power in participation” and so we ask that you come prepared to share, connect, and collaborate on best practices & experiences. We will be using the “EdCamp” methodology (see video below) to better meet the individual needs and expectations of our members, while creating a true networking and collaborative environment. We hope the launch of this new format will be a powerful experience to better expand your professional resources and network.

Conference Kick-Off Agenda:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Association Work
(AECMN and APHOES members will be separate)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Igniting your light!
(EdCamp; Networking Breakout Groups)

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hospital Tours

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Cocktails and Conversation
Welcome Reception (networking event)

Why EdCamp?

Brief introduction to EdCamp.

Program Schedule:

Sponsors & Exhibitors


Gokul Krishnan, Ph.D.

Dr. Gokul Krishnan is a learning scientist (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University), mechanical engineer (M.S. University of California, Riverside), and healthcare innovator. He is the founder of Project M@CH (Makerspace at Children's Hospital) and the creator of the "Maker Therapy" approach. 

Gokul designed and constructed the world's first mobile Makerspaces in a children’s hospital, which help to address the needs of chronically ill patients, at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.

Presentation Archive

Registered attendees of the 2017 annual Conference may access conference materials and handouts by clicking on the button below. You will be required to enter the conference password.

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