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Snowshoe Mountain


8th Annual Summit at Snowshoe Mountain
March 1 - 4, 2017

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe, West Virginia

  • Continuing education credits: 20.00
  • Registration fee: $650 through January 30, 2017; $675 after January. 30, 2017; $170 daily; $275 for students.
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Surrounded by a national forest, Snowshoe Mountain is perfectly situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. With 60 slopes to test your skills and a convenient location just a day’s drive from major cities — such as Charlotte, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; Raleigh, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; and Columbus, Ohio — Snowshoe ranks among the best winter resorts on the East Coast.

Whether you’re interested in downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snowmobiling, or just relaxing in the spa, Snowshoe has it all. Meetings are scheduled for early morning or late afternoon, allowing ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Snowshoe.

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


NAFA has assembled a group of well-known educators who will present on a variety of clinical topics and hands-on workshops at the Summit at Snowshoe Mountain. The invited faculty members represent an outstanding group of academically and clinically based CRNA clinicians and educators.

  • Patient Safety
  • Problem-based learning activities
  • Pediatric considerations


Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mindfulness for Improved Performance
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Evidence-Based Practice :How Does it All Work?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. PE/DVT: A Serious Threat to the Surgical Patient
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Radiology Tips for Nurse Anesthesia
J. O'Neil, MD
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Diastolic Dysfunction
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Problem - Based Learning Series:
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Multiple Sclerosis
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Myasthenia Gravis
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Question & Answer Session
NAFA Faculty
Friday, March 3, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Active Shooter: What's the Emergency Response Plan?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m. NORA: Tips and Pitfalls
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Questions & Answer Session
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Problem - Based Learning Series
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
PeriOperative Pain Management
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, March 4, 2017
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ERAS: Anesthesia's Role
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Pediatrics: Special Cases
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Updates in therapies for Thoracic Disease: What is
Important to Know
E. Woods, MD, FACS
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Questions & Answer Session
Closing Remarks
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
E. Woods, MD, FACS
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA

Summit Director:

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


T. Corey Davis, PhD , CRNA
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

John D. O'Neil, MD
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA

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

Edward L. Woods, MD, FACS
Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon
University of Pittsburg Medical Center, Altoona branch
Altoona, PA

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


This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number: 1033912; Expiration date: 03/4/2017

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 AANA Class A and Class B 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.


  1. Online meeting registration
    This seminar has a $650 registration fee through Jan. 30, 2017, and $675 after Jan. 30, 2017. The daily rate is $170. 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. 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 or by fax at (804) 828-0581

  3. Hotel registration
    For resort registration contact the Snowshoe Mountain Resort central reservations at (877) 441-4386 to book your hotel; be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee and use group code 51C1UY to get the NAFA special group rate. Please book prior to January 14, 2017.
  4. Early reservations are recommended to ensure desired lodging. We have a limited number of rooms blocked at the reduced rates listed below. Reservations made after Jan. 14, 2017, will be made as available. NAFA also has secured special lift-ticket and equipment-rental rates.

  5. Additional Winter Activities at Snowshoe
Room location Room rates per night (2+ nights)
Mountain Lodge one-bedroom $174.00
Mountain Lodge two-bedroom $263.00
Expedition Station junior studio $132.00
Rimfire junior studio $138.00
Rimfire studio $148.00
Rimfire one-bedroom $200.00
Rimfire two-bedroom $325.00
Allegheny junior studio $176.00
Allegheny studio deluxe $185.00
Allegheny one-bedroom $236.00
Allegheny one-bedroom den plus $311.00
Allegheny one-bedroom plus $311.00
Allegheny two-bedroom $355.00
Allegheny two-bedroom plus $374.00
Allegheny three-bedroom $434.00
Seneca junior studio $176.00
Seneca studio $185.00
Highland House junior studio $150.00
Highland House one-bedroom $208.00
Highland House two-bedroom $335.00
Seneca one-bedroom $204.00
Seneca two-bedroom $345.00
Seneca three-bedroom $399.00



Wonderful conference and great venue. The presentations and information were fabulous. I especially loved the schedule which allowed me to enjoy the venue. High quality conference and would return again.
M. Pallco, CRNA

Awesome Conference! Great location. Will definitely return.

"Nowadays it is really a challenge to find continuing education programs of high quality, at great locations, with reasonable costs. This is my second NAFA conference. I've been a CRNA for 13 years and have attended many, many conferences. NAFA's quality has been consistent. The value obtained for my professional development is always worth the money."
P. Chambers, MSN, EJD, CRNA

"I have been attending NAFA meetings for over thirty years. Meeting subjects are diversified and the speakers are excellent. Sites for the meetings are well chosen, and afternoons free after the morning meetings give attendees time to visit the area."
W. Marsh, CRNA

"I have attended this conference for many years. It has been effective for me because it presents timely and cutting edge information and knowledge presented by VCU, a premier teaching institute in anesthesia education. I am impressed every year with the quality of the presentations - never a disappointment."
C. Theodorovich, CRNA