NAFA crna seminar meeting Williamsburg fife

39th Annual Anesthesia Conference
Nov. 2- Nov. 5, 2015

Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Va.

  • Main Conference
  • Registration fee: $675 through Oct. 1, 2015; $700 after Oct. 1, 2015; $300 for students.
  • Continuing education credits: 22
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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.

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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.

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West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN


  1. Online meeting registration
    Main conference, awarding 22 continuing education credits, has a $675 registration fee through October 1, 2015, and $700 after October 1, 2015. The student fee is $300.

    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.
  2. Hotel registration
    A block of rooms has been reserved at the Williamsburg Lodge for Wednesday, October 28, 2015 to Saturday November 7, 2015. 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 18301 to get the NAFA special group rate. Please book prior to September 30, 2015. NAFA rates are $170 for a single/double room plus applicable tax.

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“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