Disney World

Disney World

34th Annual Anesthesia Meeting
Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2015

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Convention Center, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Continuing education credits: 22
  • Registration - $675 registration fee through November 1, 2015, and $700 after November 1, 2015. The student fee is $300.
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Join NAFA in a beautiful New England atmosphere of seaside-styled hotels from the late 1800s, where Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts welcome guests into a nautical world of hardwood floors, brass fittings and luxurious accommodations. Relax along Stormalong Bay’s, a 3-acre lake, where you can enjoy water slides emerging from the life-size replica of a wrecked ship, lagoons, a slow river to float along in inner tubes and a sand-bottom pool.

By staying at a Disney resort, NAFA registrants will enjoy theme park tickets at convention rates, extended theme park hours, free transportation within all of Walt Disney World and complimentary service to and from the airport aboard Disney’s Magical Express.

dr. bagian

Dr. James Bagian, MD, PE

NAFA is pleased to have secured, James Bagian, MD, PE, physician and engineer who currently serves as the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety at the University of Michigan and focuses on creating solutions that will make healthcare safer, as well as more effective and efficient, for patients.

Dr. Bagian was selected in 1998 by the VA to establish NCPS and became its first Director. He developed and implemented an innovative national program, aimed at protecting patients from hospital-based harm, which the VA has implemented at all 173 VA hospitals. Moreover, this program is the benchmark for patient safety in hospitals worldwide and earned the Innovations in American Government Award in 2001 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During his 15-year tenure with NASA, Dr. Bagian flew on two Space Shuttle missions. He led the development of a high-altitude pressure suit for crew escape as well as other crew survival equipment. In addition, he was the first physician to successfully treat space motion sickness, and his approach has been the standard of care for astronauts since that time. He also served as an investigator in the inquiry following the 1986 Challenger accident and was appointed as Medical Consultant and Chief Flight Surgeon for the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).

Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.
NAFA contracted room block rates are reserved for NAFA meeting registrants. Hotel guests NOT registered for the NAFA meeting who are booked in the NAFA room block at the NAFA room rate, will be removed from the contracted block rate and charged regularly-priced hotel room rates.

Topics - TBA

Schedule - Coming Soon!!

Faculty - TBA

Accreditation - Coming Soon!!

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN


  1. Online meeting registration
    This conference, awarding 22 continuing education credits, has a $675 registration fee through November 1, 201\5, and $700 after November 1, 2015. The student fee is $300. 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. Registration Cancellation Policy
    If you are not able to attend this event, you may choose one of the following options:
    1. Have full amount of funds applied toward a NAFA conference registration fee held within the next 12 months of cancellation.
    2. Have a refund issued less a $25.00 cancellation fee for administrative costs incurred.
    All requests for registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to nafa@vcu.edu or by fax at (804) 828-6734

  3. Hotel registration
    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Disney's Yacht and Beach Club for Thursday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Reserve your room by contacting the Disney Reservations at (407) 934-3372; be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee to get the NAFA special group rate of $189 plus applicable tax for a single/double room. Space is limited, so book your room now!

    NAFA contracted room block rates are reserved for NAFA meeting registrants and their guests only. Hotel guests NOT associated with the NAFA meeting who are booked in the NAFA room block at the NAFA room rate, will be removed from the contracted block rate and charged regularly-priced hotel room rates.
  4. Disney Magical Express
    NAFA attendees can take advantage of complimentary service to and from the airport aboard Disney's Magical Express. Visit this site for more information.

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"I have been to many seminars hosted by other agencies. NAFA provides a superior quality of speaker and it is of greater applicability to my practice."
J. Spitler, CRNA

"I have been to many other anesthesia conferences. As this is my first NAFA conference, I was very impressed and pleased with the quality of speakers and the topics presented."
A. Chrishola, CRNA

"First timer. I have enjoyed the topics and presenters. The poster presentation is awesome as well. Look forward to future meetings."
B. Sandler, CRNA

"I have attended several anesthesia continuing education seminars and this is by far the best. Great speakers and relevant topics."
A. Blackburn, CRNA

"The NAFA Conferences are excellent. The topics are timely and evidence based. The speakers are experts in their respective fields, whom I have found to be dynamic and interactive in their presentations, promoting a positive learning experience. This is my third NAFA conference in five years and I have never been disappointed. I look forward to each opportunity I have to attend one of these conferences."
A. Whitten, CRNA

“This is my 4th NAFA Disney meeting. I have enjoyed them all. This is so far my favorite. The Yacht and Beach Club is a very nice setting - good meeting rooms - quiet. The speakers this year were terrific. I would enjoy listening to any or all again. Thanks for the great meeting.”
S. Clapp, CRNA