FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER, CO (March 7, 2017) – The American Cannabis Nurses Association has selected Kellen, a global leader in association services and communications, for full-service management of their professional society.
The American Cannabis Nurses Association (ACNA) is a national organization dedicated to expanding the knowledge base of endo-cannabinoid therapeutics among nurses. The small founding group of dedicated nurses has grown to over 600 healthcare and medical professionals, working together in a collegial and informational capacity to discuss the growing use of cannabis in medicine.
“Kellen’s depth and breadth of services and extensive experience working with organizations in the nursing and patient care space will bring exciting new opportunities to ACNA,” said ACNA President Eileen Konieczny, RN. “Working with a professional management company was the next step for ACNA, as we look to expand our programs and services to provide better patient outcomes and quality of life through the safe, managed use of medical cannabis.”
“The benefit of medical cannabis for the safe and effective treatment of certain conditions has continued to evolve,” said Peter Rush, Chief Executive Officer of Kellen. “As more states adopt its use, there is a greater need for cannabis-treatment trained nurses. We look forward to leveraging our expertise in the medical and healthcare sectors to support ACNA’s growth and mission.”
ACNA will be headquartered in Kellen’s Denver office, with additional service provided by Kellen’s Washington, D.C. and Chicago offices.
Kellen is a global management and communications company serving more than 105 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. We specialize in management, communications, digital strategy, regulatory affairs, meetings and events, and consulting across a diverse range of industries. Founded in 1964 and charter-accredited through the AMC Institute, Kellen has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, New York City and Washington, D.C.
About ACNA: In 2006, the American Cannabis Nurses Association was envisioned as a nursing organization that represented the emerging field of endocannabinoid therapeutics to professional nurses, providing scientific, patient, and educational opportunities to assist nurses in understanding and advocating for their patients' needs. ACNA was formally organized as an Oregon non-profit organization in 2010, and its first meeting was held in 2010. In 2014, ACNA was re-chartered as a New Jersey non-profit organization and recognized as an IRS code 501(C)(3) in November 2015.