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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 (agenda details below). Register here. Please note to attend the Nursing Summit ONLY you have to enter the special access code ANHE.2023 to see the option to register. The registration options include:

  • AHNE Summit Only ($149)
  • AHNE Summit + CleanMed Full Pass ($1029)
  • AHNE Summit + CleanMed Tuesday Only Pass ($524)
  • AHNE Summit: Retired/Reduced Income ($75)
  • AHNE Summit: Student ($50) ** Special student rate only available until May 1st **
For those with circumstances which might hinder their ability to fund the conference ticket, ANHE has a limited number of scholarships available. If you are interested in a scholarship, please fill out this google form. Discounted rates are available for groups of 7 or more. Please reach out to 

Registration includes dinner and Celebrating 15 years of ANHE reception (1 drink ticket). Those attending will be eligible for 8 hours of Nursing Continuing Education (CE) credits. If you have any issues registering please reach out to 






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 and plenary sessions along with networking opportunities. Attendees will meet with like-minded folks interested in connecting with nurses and other health professionals,” with:
Registration includes: 

  • Keynote and plenary sessions from more than five nurse leaders in environmental health and justice
  • Dinner on May 22nd, celebrating 15 years of ANHE
  • Lively and interactive panel discussions on nursing leadership, innovation, impacts of toxic chemicals on human health, justice-based solutions, and design thinking 
  • Networking opportunities with nurse leaders and like-minded professionals

12:00 – 12:30


12:30 -12:45


12:45 – 1:30

Opening Keynote: Inspiring Nursing Leadership


Teddie M. Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Clinical Professor, Population Health and Systems Cooperative, University of Minnesota

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 

Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN, Mayor of Burien, Executive Director, Washington Center for Nursing

Jo Bjorgaard, BSN, RN, PHN, Quality Improvement Consultant, University of Minnesota Medical Center

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, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children’s Health and the Environment


Laurel Royer, PhD, Scientist, Strategist, Consulting Expert

Ned Ketyer, MD, FAAP, Medical Advisor, 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

Monica Unseld, PhD, MPH, Founder, Until Justice Data Partners

10:00 – 11:50

Utilizing a Design Thinking Approaching to Environmental Health Inequities


Stephanie Gingerich, DNP, RN, CPN, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

11:50 – 12:00

Closing Remarks

2023 Nursing Summit