Health & Safety

Your health and safety is our top priority. 
*Please check back regularly for health and safety updates. Last update: 11/8/2021.

As we plan for Aspire to Trailblaze, your health and safety while enjoying an exceptional education and networking experience is our top priority. The ANPD Board of Directors has given thoughtful consideration to create our  COVID-19 Health & Safety guidelines.

Health & Safety Guidelines for Aspire to Trailblaze

As of November 8, 2021, the ANPD Annual Convention COVID-19 guidelines are:
  • All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, guests and ANPD support staff in attendance at the Annual Convention in San Antonio must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before the kick-off of the convention. To find a vaccine site near you, please visit
  • ANPD will use the CLEAR verification process to verify attendee vaccination or negative test status. All attendees will be required to download and provide proof of vaccination through the CLEAR app prior to the event. More information about how to download and upload your supporting documents will be shared in early 2022. 
  • Face masks will be required indoors at all times during the convention activities, for all participants, regardless of vaccination status.
ANPD is working closely with the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and our contractors and exhibitors to ensure elevated disinfection and sanitary protocols are met throughout our event space. We will also continue to seek expert advice on up-to-the-moment health and safety direction from the WHO, the CDC, State and Local public health authorities, and recognized health and safety experts. As more information becomes available, these guidelines may change.

Hear from ANPD President, Susan Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNEcl, in the video below to learn more about this important update.

More information about these details is available on the Health & Safety FAQs page.

These guidelines apply to all attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and ANPD staff regardless of registration date. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these rules, please contact