40th Annual Nursing & Health Care History Conference
Pittsburgh, PA
September 28 - 30, 2023

Top Left Building is courtesy of PUHNAA; Middle Top nurse/immigrant woman is courtesy of  Heinz History Center; Top Right hospital ward is courtesy of PUHNAA;
 Bottom Left founder of PUHNAA-is courtesy of PUHNAA; Middle Bottom -7 graduate nurses is courtesy of  PUHNAA; Bottom RIght--Hill House Ambulance-courtesy of Heinz History Center.

Registration Coming Soon!

Keynote Speaker

Patricia D’Antonio
Carol E. Ware Professor of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Director, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Toward a History of Healthcare: A New Paradigm for the History of Nursing and Medicine?

Click here for the Keynote Abstract and bio of Patricia D'Antonio.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Click here for the preliminary conference schedule.
Please note changes may occur so please check back often.


Threading History into Nursing Curricula: A Conversation between Educators and Historians
Thursday, September 28, 2023 ● 1:00p-4:00p

Presenters: April Matthias PhD, RN, CNE; Beth Hundt PhD, APRN, NP-C, ACNS-BC; William Campbell EdD, MSN, RN, CNE; and Lydia Wytenbroek PhD, RN

Click here for more information on our pre-conference.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Please click here for more information on sponsoring and exhibiting. 

Guidelines for Poster Presenters

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Hotel Information

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Room Rate: $174 per night
Hotel Room Cut-Off Date: Thursday, September 7 at 5:00 pm ET

Booking Link: 
Phone Number: 1-888-317-0197 Mention the AAHN Conference when booking.

What to Do When You're in Pittsburgh

There is a wealth of local sites to visit in Pittsburgh, both before and after the conference, which you can find in the Pittsburgh Visitors Guide also noted below. Locals highly recommend the Heinz History Center, which recently updated its "Pittsburgh: A tradition of innovation" exhibition with a huge section on medical history and advances made in Pittsburgh. The Center's hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Self-guided visits are $12.00/person. The Center is about a ½ mile from the hotel or a short taxi ride.

Pittsburgh Visitors Guide


Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

Stay Connected With Us!


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