Snowshoe Mountain


7th Annual Summit at Snowshoe Mountain
March 2 - 5, 2016

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Snowshoe, West Virginia

  • Continuing education credits: 20
  • Registration fee:650 through Feb. 1, 2016; $675 after Feb. 1, 2016; $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.

Attend the Homegrown Music Festival on March 4-5. A celebration of the region's best musicians. Live music, including Larry Keel, The Jawga Boys, and more, across the mountain all weekend long

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
  • Hands-on instruction


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
How are You Making Patient Safety Real?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Continued Professional Certification (CPC)
Uncovering the Details
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, March 3, 2016
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. This is Jeopardy! An Interactive
Discussion of Anesthesia Principles
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Tips for Effective Clinical Precepting:
Our Future Depends on It.
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Kidneys: Handle with Care
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Problem - Based Learning Series
Asthma - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Intestinal Obstruction
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Valvular Heart Disease
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Question & Answer Session
NAFA Faculty
Friday, March 4, 2016
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Pacemakers and AICDs:
What's Important to Know?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Video Laryngoscopy: Should it Be a Standard of Care?
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Questions & Answer Session
N. Damico,PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Problem - Based Learning Series
The Bleeding Tonsil
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Carotid Endarterectomy
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Brachial Plexus Block
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
Hypoxia and Equipment Failure
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, March 5, 2016
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Anesthesia e-Nonymous: Learning from Others' Experiences
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. All Bleeding Eventually Stops:
Coagulation Considerations for the Anesthetist
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Anesthesia for the Obese Patient:
Are We Pushing the Limits?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Questions & Answer Session
Closing Remarks
T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
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


Nickie Damico, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Director of Professional Practice
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, Virginia

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


This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 20 Class A CE credits; Code Number: 1032268; Expiration date: 03/5/2016

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN


  1. Online meeting registration
    This seminar has a $650 registration fee through Feb. 1, 2016, and $675 after Feb. 1, 2016. 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. Hotel registration
    For resort registration, call (877) 441-4386
  3. Additional Winter Activities at Snowshoe
  4. 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

Room location Room rates per night (2+ nights)
Mountain Lodge one-bedroom $174.00
Mountain Lodge two-bedroom $251.00
Expedition Station junior studio $132.00
Rimfire junior studio $131.00
Rimfire studio $143.00
Rimfire one-bedroom $200.00
Rimfire two-bedroom $304.00
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 $305.00
Allegheny two-bedroom $315.00
Allegheny two-bedroom plus $373.00
Allegheny three-bedroom $399.00
Seneca junior studio $176.00
Seneca studio $185.00
Highland House junior studio $131.00
Highland House one-bedroom $208.00
Highland House two-bedroom $319.00

Exhibitors: Coming soon!!


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