The oldest U.S. association dedicated solely to long-term care nurse managers opens its annual conference Sunday in New Orleans. The NADONA annual meeting will take place through Wednesday and offer a variety of educational and networking opportunities.

Several pre-opening ceremony activities will take place Saturday at the Sheraton New Orleans headquarters hotel. As the biggest annual gathering hosted by the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care, the event will offer more than 20 hours of continuing education credits, along with an exhibit hall and various marketplace presentations.

Educational discussions will cover an array of pertinent topics in the news, including survey management, surviving under the new federal reimbursement system, staff recruitment and retention, and more.

Visit the NADONA event website for more information.