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Disney World

Disney World yacht and beach club

37th Annual Anesthesia Meeting
Nov. 26 - 29, 2018

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

  • Continuing education credits: TBA
  • Registration fee: $799 through October 26, 2018, and $825 after October 26, 2018. The daily rate is $220. The student fee is $300.
  • The room block at Disney is over 90% full. Book your room as soon as possible !!!
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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 removed from the contracted block rate and 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:

  • Dysrhythmia Review
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Regional Anesthesia Update

Schedule

Sunday, November 25, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Monday, November 26, 2018 (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
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. A Follow-Up on Neuromuscular Monitoring
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Caring for the Patient with Hepatitis
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Anesthesia Considerations for the Patient Presenting for Thoracic Spine Stimulators
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. LMA Use in Patients with High BMI
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
J. Gill, BSN, RN
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. An Insider's Look at the Opioid Crisis
M. Gay, MD
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Post-Operative Complications in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection
D. O'Connor, PhD, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Perioperative Catastrophic Loss
C. Odle, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Domestic Violence: It Looks Like You and Me
C. Odle, DNAP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
M. Gay, MD
J. Gill, BSN, RN
D. O'Connor, PhD, CRNA
C. Odle, DNAP, CRNA
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Residual Neuromuscular Blockade: An Evidence-Based Approach
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
R. Wiatrowski, BS, RN
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Slow Down! Understanding The Tachycardia's
B. George-Gay, MSN, RN
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. When the Rhythm is Off: A Review of The Various Dysrhythmias
B. George-Gay, MSN, RN
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Ultrasounds: Beyond Nerves and Vessels
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Our New Pharm Friends
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
B. George-Gay, MSN, RN
Thursday, November 29, 2018 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Anesthesia for ENT Microvascular Free Flapp Surgeries
M. Zerega, CRNA
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opioid Alternatives in the Perioperative Period
M. Zerega, CRNA
9:00 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Personal Growth Series:
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Question & Answer Session
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Review of Scientific Posters
NAFA Faculty

Faculty

Amy Armstrong, PhD, CRC
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA.

L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Doctoral Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

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

G. Mantovani Gay, MD
Medical Director
Chesterfield County Corrections
chesterfield, VA

Beverly George-Gay, MSN, RN
Assistant director of Clinical education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Joel Gill, BSN, RN
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Christine Kroepel
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Commonwealth Anesthesia Associates
Richmond, VA

David O'Connor, PhD, CRNA
Education coordinator
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer center
New York, NY

Crystal Odle, DNAP, CRNA
Director Nurse Anesthesia concentration
Lincoln Memorial University
Harrowgate, TN

Brenda Wands, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Director of Interprofessional and Online Continuing Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA.

Ryan Wiatrowski, BSN, RN
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Megan Zerega, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist
VCU Health
Richmond, VA

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036488; Expiration Date 11/29/2018.

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

NAFA and AANA / NBCRNA CE and Recertification Requirements:
Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA), a leader in continuing education, is pleased to inform clients that all NAFA events are designed to meet Class A credit requirements. Once NAFA programs are approved by AANA, and so noted on our website, clients will be able to apply their earned CE credits to meet Class A and/or Class B recertification requirements. Additionally, in planning CE offerings, careful consideration is given to include content congruent with the NBCRNA's "Core Module" topical areas.

Register

  • Online meeting registration
    This seminar, has a $799 registration fee through October 26, 2018, and $825 after October 26, 2018: $220 daily rate. 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.
  • 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) 828-0581

  • Hotel registration 2018
    The room block is over 90% full. Book your room as soon as possible !!
    Reserve your room by contacting the Disney Reservations at (407) 934-3372 for availability; be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee to get the NAFA special group rate. Space is limited, so book your room now!!
    We have opened up additional room nights on 11/25 - 11/28/18 at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at a rate of $352.00/night
    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 removed from the contracted block rate and charged regularly-priced hotel room rates.
  • Theme park tickets.
    Attendees and family members will be eligible to purchase theme park tickets at a discounted rate.
  • 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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    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