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Abingdon

NAFA CRNA meeting

3rd Annual Anesthesia
Symposium and Song

August 8-10, 2014

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA.

  • Continuing education credits: 15
  • Registration fee: $450 by July 8, 2014; $475 after July 8, 2014; $175 for students.
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Overview

Abingdon is located on Interstate 81 surrounded by the beautiful mountains of southwest Virginia. Often featured in National Geographic Traveler, Southern Living, “The Washington Post” and other prominent publications. Abingdon is noted for its authentic cultural heritage ranging from Revolutionary War sites to traditional music, theatre, craft, and art.” The Symposium will be held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility featuring high tech meeting rooms along with an anesthesia simulation laboratory where some of the teaching will take place.  The event will also incorporate live clicker technologies bringing all participants into the action.

The city’s distinct southern charm, history and natural beauty blend to make it a desirable location to combine an enriching continuing education program with pleasure and relaxation. Abingdon is located only 15 miles from Bristol, a city divided across the state lines of Virginia and Tennessee and home to Tri-Cities Airport.

NAFA Abingdon VA
  • Charleston WV - Abingdon VA, approximately 180 miles
  • Roanoke VA - Abingdon VA, approximately 130 miles
  • Ashville NC - Abingdon VA, approximately 110miles
  • Lexington KY - Abingdon VA, approximately 236 miles
  • Knoxville TN - Abingdon VA, approximately 120 miles
  • Columbia SC - Abingdon VA, approximately 263 miles

The meeting is set to coincide with part of The Virginia Highlands Festival - named one of the best in 2013, www.vahighlandsfestival.org

If music is not your thing, reserve your seats for the historic Barter Theatre on Main Street in Abingdon.  The Barter was opened on June 10, 1933. It is one of the longest running professional theatres in the nation and is one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theatres remaining in the United States. Be sure to book tickets in advance, shows often sell out.  You can also choose to visit the “Heartwood,” Southwest Virginia’s artisan gateway.

If you like the outdoors, you can hike or rent a bike and be taken to the top of the Creeper Trail for a pleasant downhill ride though the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The Virginia Creeper Trail is a 35-mile (56 km) multi-purpose rail trail in southwestern Virginia. The trail runs from Abingdon to Whitetop, Virginia, near the North Carolina state line – through National Forest and crossing numerous restored trestles and crossing the Appalachian Trail.

From the turn of the century historic Martha Washington Inn, to more modest lodging, Abingdon has a host of accommodations to meet the budget and needs of all.

Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.

Please take a moment to view the attached video about Abingdon and beautiful Southwest Virginia. Enjoy!

Topics

A world-class faculty has been assembled to offer three days of continuing education for CRNA's in diverse and clinically relevant anesthesia topics, including:

  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Patient Safety
  • Simulation
  • Crisis Management
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Schedule

Friday, August 8, 2014 (4 credits)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Welcome
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Our Passion is Making Patient Safety Real
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Anesthesia e-Nonymous
S.Wright, PhD, CRNA
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Strategies to Improve Performance
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m Question and Answer Session
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
S.Wright, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, August 9, 2014 (7 credits)
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #1
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #2
C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #3
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #4
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #5
C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Simulated Anesthesia Scenario / Debrief #6
S.Wright, PhD, CRNA
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Sunday, August 10, 2014 (4 credits)
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. A Review of Risk in Regional Anesthesia
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Basics of Ultrasound in Regional Anesthesia
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Introduction to Hands-On Scanning
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
N. Damico, MSNA, CRNA
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA

Conference Director

Michael D. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
Professor & Chairman
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Faculty

Nickie Damico, MSNA, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Director of Professional Practice
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Activities
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Christian Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Doctoral Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Suzanne Wright, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Accreditation - Coming Soon!!

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

Register

A two-stage registration process for the NAFA’s Anesthesia Symposium and Song is required:

  1. Online meeting registration
    This seminar, has a $450 registration fee through July 8, 2014, and $475 after July 8, 2014. The student fee is $175. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation notice from NAFA. Be sure to retain your confirmation number to make updates to your registration information, reprint your receipt, and receive access to the electronic syllabus.
  2. Hotel information

Early registration is advised.

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Testimonials

"I never fail to pick up "pearls" at this meeting. They actively seek out new speakers and cutting edge information. The staff is great and interested in solving "your problem" even if it involves just logistics of your hotel reservations."
J. Stahl, CRNA

"Great location and pertinent information for care of the rural patient population I serve."
M. Waterman, CRNA

"Excellent meeting as always. I have attended many NAFA meetings and the quality never fails for the practicing CRNA."
M.J. Walker, CRNA.