About the Meeting


The Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is designed to provide a variety of educational topics that will develop the maximum effectiveness of CRNAs in their roles as healthcare providers in diverse settings across the nation.


  1. Provide an organized learning experience that augments the knowledge and skills of the CRNA in various settings.
  2. Serve as a forum where research pertinent to the specialty of nurse anesthesia can be presented.
  3. Familiarize nurse anesthetists with the latest medical equipment, technology, and pharmacological products.
  4. Provide AANA members with an opportunity to participate in the business of the AANA.
  5. Facilitate interaction and networking between participants on a professional and social level.

Needs Assessment and Target Audience

The AANA Professional Development Committee has reviewed program evaluations and other feedback from the AANA membership to identify the issues that affect nurse anesthesia practices. The topics are determined based on overall member surveys, national trends and issues, and gaps in knowledge to further develop the professional practice of CRNAs. The education activities were developed to meet the needs of CRNAs, student registered nurse anesthetists, and other healthcare providers with an interest in the topics.

Disclosure Information

All presenters and planners of this continuing nursing education activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial healthcare products, goods, or services consumed by or used on patients. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflict of interest. Attendees will be provided full disclosure information on the Annual Congress App and in the Final Program.

Accreditation Statement

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 27.25 Class A CE Credits; AANA Course ID 1034375; 
Expiration Date September 12, 2017
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 13.75 CE credits in Pharmacology/Therapeutics.
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.