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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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.

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.
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:

  • Professional Practice Issues
  • Patient Safety
  • CPC Program Updates
  • Government and Regulatory Updates

Schedule

Sunday, November 29, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration
Monday, November 30, 2015 (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
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Patient Safety: How Anesthesia Can Lead the Way
J. Bagian, MD, PE
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Government Federal Affairs Update
F. Purcell, BS
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer
J. Bagian, MD, PE
F. Purcell, BS
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Home Pulse Oximetry and Quality of Life Metrics
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
L. Chubb, BS, SRNA
7:30 a.m. -7:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health;
An Update, and Why Should CRNAs Care?
L. Orsolini, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Cardiac Anesthesia
M. Contrera, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Thoracic Anesthesia
M. Contrera, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
L. Orsolini, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
M. Contrera, PhD, CRNA
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blocks: Ultrasound Applications
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
J. Trent, RN, SRNA
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Lung Isolation & Atelectasis
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Muscle Relaxation: Is Residual Paralysis Still a Problem?
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Thromboelastography (TEG) and Other Measures of Coagulopathy
M. Jamerson, PhD, CLS
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Ordering Blood Products and Laboratory Tests:
What's Nice to Know.
M. Jamerson, PhD, CLS
12:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
M. Jamerson, PhD, CLS
M. Welliver, DNP, CRNA
Thursday, December 3, 2015 (5 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Review of Scientific Posters
NAFA Faculty
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Update: Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
9:00 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Valvular Disease: Keeping it All Straight
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. New Kids on the Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA

Faculty

James Bagian, MD, PE
Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA
Professor, Director of Research
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Laura Chubb, RN, SRNA
Registered Nurse
Graduate Student Nurse Anesthetist
Virginia Commonwealth university
Richmond, VA.

Margaret Contrera, PhD, CRNA
Instructor
Cleveland Clinic Foundation/ Case Western Reserve
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nurse Anesthesia
Columbus, OH.

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

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

Melissa Jamerson, PhD, MLS(ASCP)
Assistant Professor
Immunology and Immunohematology
Department of Clinical Labratory Sciences
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA.

Liana Orsolini, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Care Delivery and Advanced Practice System Consultant
Bon Secours Health System
Center for Clinical Excellence and Innovation
Marriotsville, MD.

Frank Purcell, BS
AANA
Federal Government Affairs Director
Washington, DC

Jovan Trent, BSN, SRNA, RN
Registered Nurse
Graduate Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA.

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

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 22 CE credits; Code Number: 1031442; Expiration date: 12/3/2015

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

Register

  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!

    IMPORTANT...
    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. Theme park tickets.
    Attendees and family members will be eligible to purchase theme park tickets at a discounted rate.
  5. 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

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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