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38th Annual Anesthesia Conference
Nov. 3- Nov. 6, 2014

Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Va.

  • Main Conference
  • Registration fee: $650 through Oct. 5, 2014; $675 after Oct. 5, 2014; $275 for students.
  • Continuing education credits: 22
  • Pre-Conference Workshop - ACLS (schedule)
  • Full Certification Course - $250 through Oct. 5, 2014; $275 after Oct. 5, 2014
    Continuing education credits: 10
  • Refresher Course - $225 through Oct. 5, 2014; $250 after Oct. 5, 2014
    Continuing education credits: 6
  • Discount if registering for both ACLS and main conference

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Overview

Visit the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Va., the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Colonial Williamsburg tells the story of how a diverse population evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. In Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre historic area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings. Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown make up the Historic Triangle of Virginia and are also well represented by world-class attractions and professional-class golf venues.

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

Topics

  • AANA presidential update
  • Pharmacology
  • State-of-the-science Presentations
  • Patient safety
  • ACLS Pre-conference Workshop
  • Quality Issues in Anesthesia

Schedule (printable schedule)

Sunday, November 2, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration - Hospitality Hour
Monday, November 3, 2014 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
Registration continued
7:00 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
H. Watson, M.Ed,
CRNA
7:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Herbert T. Watson Distinguished Faculty Lecture:
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.-11:45 a.m. AANA Presidental Update: A review and discussion of Current Anesthesia Issues
S. Pearce, MS, CRNA
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Question & Answer session
M. Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT
S. Pearce, MS, CRNA
Tuesday, November 4, 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 Session: 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. Pulmonary Hypertension: Can't Stand the Pressure
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Revisiting Recertification: Interpreting the New CPC Program
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Techniques of Epidural Anesthesia
C. Reese, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m - 12:15 p.m. Labor Analgesia - When Things Go Terribly Wrong
C. Reese, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Question & Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
C. Reese, PhD, CRNA
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Herbert T. Watson Reception
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. A Novel Research Approach to Elucidating a Contributory
Mechanisim of Injury of Ulnar Nerve Damage
H. Barnwell, BS, SRNA
7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Anesthesia and the Patient with Renal Disease
N. Damico, MSNA, CRNA
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Patient Safety Series: Near Misses and Lessons Learned
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.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
S.Wright, PhD, CRNA
M. Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
Thursday, November 6, 2014 (5 credits)
6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Evidence-based Management of Pediatric Trauma Patients
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Protection of Pediatric Patients from Diagnostic Radiation Exposure
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Break - Visit Exhibits
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. The Slimed Surgical Patient: SCIP Is Not Enough
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
10:15 p.m. - 11:15 a.m. Question & Answer Session
K. Sames, DNAP, CRNA
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Review of Scientific Posers
NAFA Faculty

Faculty

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

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

Marianne Cosgrove, DNAP, CRNA
Program Director
Yale-New Haven Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
Founder - Core Concepts Anesthesia Review
Nurse Anesthetist
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

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

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

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

Sharon Pearce, MS, CRNA
President
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Park Ridge, Il

Charles Reese, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
VCU Medical Center
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, VA

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

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

Accreditation

Main Conference
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 22 CE credits; Code Number: 1029968; Expiration date: 11/3/14

Pre-conference (full ACLS workshop)
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 10 CE credits; Code Number: 1029503; Expiration date: 11/2/14

Pre-conference (refresher ACLS workshop)
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetist for 6 CE credits; Code Number: 1029504; Expiration date: 11/2/14

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

Register

  1. Online meeting registration
    Main conference, awarding 22 continuing education credits, has a $650 registration fee through October 5, 2014, and $675 after October 5, 2014. The student fee is $275.

    Pre-Conference Workshop, Full Certification Course - awarding 10 continuing education credits, $250 through Oct. 5, 2014; $275 after Oct. 5, 2014. Refresher Course - awarding 6 continuing education credits, $225 through Oct. 5, 2014; $250 after Oct. 5, 2014. Discount if registering for both ACLS and main conference.

    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 Williamsburg Lodge for Wednesday, October 29, 2014 to Saturday November 8, 2014. Contact the Williamsburg Lodge at (800) 261-9530 to book your hotel; be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee and use booking ID 18300 to get the NAFA special group rate. Please book prior to October 1, 2014. NAFA rates are $170 for a single/double room.

Testimonials

“I have been attending the NAFA Williamsburg meeting for about 15 years. It always has a focus on the current issues of anesthesia practice. It is impossible to attend the NAFA meeting and not take away new information that is applicable to your particular practice. Networking with colleagues from around the country is a great benefit as well.”
R.. Apps, CRNA

"I have attended several NAFA conferences. They are always extremely organized and offer pertinent sessions that are helpful to nurse anesthetists. The conference is cost effective and the schedule allows for lots of free time to enjoy your destination. That is why I keep coming back!"
A. Brower, CRNA

"This is my third NAFA meeting. Each time the quality of the speakers and evidence based discussions has been amazing. The whole seminar is well organized with pertinent discussions that can guide your practice. Each facility they have held conferences in, either Snowshoe or Hilton Head are first rate - awesome group!"
D. Brock, CRNA