about sess

The Southeastern Seaboard Emergency Nursing Symposium (SESS) is one of the best known national emergency nursing conferences held yearly. The conference is the creation of Andrea Novak (NC) and Cathy Fox (VA). Since 2000, SESS has grown to a participant size of approximately 300 emergency nurses from across the United States. SESS is also the only nationally known emergency nursing conference with a specific forensic track, offering three tracks in all: Leadership, Clinical Issues, and Forensics. The SESS planning committee won the 2007 ENA Team Achievement Award for their ongoing dedication to this conference and emergency nursing.

2015 Executive Board


      Andrea Novak 

      Ellen Ruja  

       Valere Bilichka  

       Connie Lanier  
Board Members:

       Sandy Dudek

       Julie Jones​
Immediate Past President:

       Cathy Fox