Disney World

Disney World

33rd Annual Anesthesia Meeting
Dec. 1 - 4, 2014

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

  • Continuing education credits: 22
  • Registration - $650 registration fee through November 1, 2014, and $675 after November 1, 2014. The student fee is $275.
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Overview

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.

Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.
IMPORTANT...
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 relocated to an overflow resort and be charged regularly-priced hotel room rates.

Topics

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

  • Professional Practice Issues
  • Patient Safety
  • Ethical Issues in Anesthesia
  • Pharmacology

Schedule (printable schedule)

Sunday, November 30, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Monday, December 1, 2014 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. Welcome - Opening Remarks
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Changing Direction: New Ideas for Health Care Delivery
M. Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Proceed with Caution: Anesthetizing the Obese Patient
L. Guzzi, MD
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Implications of PeriOperative Hypertension and Tachycardia
L. Guzzi, MD
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer
M. Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
L. Guzzi, MD
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Early Bird: Lung Protection Ventilation: A Systematic Review
of the Literature.
B. Hartland, BS, SRNA
T. Newell, BS, SRNA
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Complex Phisiology: Mapping the Anesthetic Course
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Lunchtime: A Vulnerable time in Anesthetic Practice
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Inhalational Agents: Evidence vs. Beliefs
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Neuromuscular Blockade: Past to Present
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Early Bird: A Novel Approach to Elucidating a Contributory
Mechanism of Injury Ulnar Nerve Dysfunction
H. Barnwell, BS, SRNA
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Pain Pathways 101
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Current Trends in Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Making Do With Less: The Impact of Drug Shortages
On Anesthetic Practice
M. Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Anesthesia for the Patient with Hepatic Disease
M. Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
C. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA
M. Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
Thursday, December 4, 2014 (5 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Review of Scientific Posters
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Evidence-based Management of Pediatric Trauma
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Protection of Pediatric Patients from Diagnostic Radiation Exposure
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA
9:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Patient Safety Series: Near Misses
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Question & Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA

Faculty

Harold Barnwell, BS, SRNA
Graduate Student
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Marianne Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Director
The Hospital at St. Raphael School of Nurse Anesthesia
Founder - Core Concepts Anesthesia Review
Nurse Anesthetist
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Michael D. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
Professor & Chairman
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

Louis M. Guzzi, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
JLR Medical Group
Orlando, FL

Benjamin Hartland, BS, SRNA
Graduate Student
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Timothy Newell, BS, SRNA
Graduate Student
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Katrin Sames, DNAP, CRNA
Pediatric Nurse Anesthetist
Monroe Carell, Jr Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt
Nashville, TN

Col (USAF – Ret) Herbert T. Watson, M.Ed, CRNA
Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Mark D. Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
School of Nurse Anesthesia
Harris Collage of Nursing and Health Sciences
Texas Christian University

Suzanne M. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Virginia commonwealth University
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Richmond, Virginia

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
Public Affairs Director
Medstar Mobile Healthcare
Fort Worth, TX

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 22 CE credits; Code Number: 1030067; Expiration date: 12/4/2014

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

Register

A two-stage registration process for the annual NAFA Anesthesia Meeting at Walt Disney World is required:

  1. Online meeting registration
    This conference, awarding 22 continuing education credits, has a $650 registration fee through November 1, 2014, and $675 after November 1, 2014. The student fee is $275. 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 registration
    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club for Friday, November 24 to December 10, 2014. Reserve your room by contacting the Yacht and Beach Club at (407) 934-3372; be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee to get the NAFA special group rate. NAFA rates are $182 for a single/double room.
    The hotel will sell out quickly, so book your room early!

    IMPORTANT...
    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 relocated to an overflow resort and be charged regularly-priced hotel room rates.
  3. Theme park tickets
    Attendees and family members will be eligible to purchase theme park tickets at a discounted rate. Visit this site for more details.
  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.

Exhibitors

 

Testimonials

"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

View photos from our 2012 Disney World conference