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2023 Nursing Summit on Environmental Health


The 2023 Nursing Summit on Environmental Health, presented in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Center on Children’s Health and the Environment, to bring together nurse leaders working at the intersection of health and the environment will take place on May 22 – 23, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA as a pre-conference event to CleanMed. The theme for this year’s Nursing Summit is From PFAS to Paris: Honoring our Pasts, Leading our Futures and the Summit will bring together nurse leaders working at the intersection of health and the environment. We’ll host several inspiring panels on nurse innovation, PFAS, and current policy issues, as well as a design-thinking workshop, delivering participants the tools and support needed to move their creative ideas into fruition! This year is also exceptional as the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) celebrates 15 years.

Participants will enjoy keynote, plenary, and concurrent sessions along with networking opportunities. Attendees will meet with like-minded folks interested in connecting with nurses and other health professionals. Register here. Please note you have to enter the special access code ANHE.2023 to see the option to register for the summit. 




12:00 – 12:30


12:30 -12:45


12:45 – 1:30

Opening Keynote: Inspiring Nursing Leadership

Oriana Beaudet, DNP, RN, PHN, VP of Innovation, ANA Enterprise

1:30 –  3:00

Leadership & Innovation: Nurse Driven Solutions Panel
Nelson Tuazon, DNP, DBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, CPPS, CPXP, FNAP, FACHE, FAAN, VP & Associate Chief Nursing Officer at University Health System 

3:15 – 3:30

Celebrating 15 years of ANHE

3:30 – 5:00

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS): Range, Impacts, & Regulations

Moderated by: Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, Co-Director, Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment

Laurel Royer, PhD, Scientist, Strategist, Consulting Expert
Environmental Health Project

5:30 – 7:30

Reception (dinner + drink ticket included)

7:30 – 8:00

Registration (coffee/tea included)

8:00 – 8:10


8:10 – 8:20

Opening remarks

8:20 – 9:30

Justice-Based Solutions Panel

Moderated by: Jessica Mengistab, BSN, RN, Program Manager, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments


Alyssa P. Lyon, MPM, Director Black Environmental Collective, UrbanKind Institute

Beverly May, RN, MSN, DrPH, Project Manager, University of Kentucky

10:00 – 11:50

Utilizing a Design Thinking Approaching to Environmental Health Inequities

11:50 – 12:00

Closing Remarks

2023 Nursing Summit