I hope to see you Soon in Seattle

With the 2017 Annual Congress just around the corner, I could not be more excited to reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and engage with our members. The Annual Congress is the single best place for CRNAs to gain new knowledge on innovative topics such as Enhanced Recovery After Anesthesia, the Business of Anesthesia […]

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Focus on Business of Anesthesia at this Year’s Congress

The popular Business of Anesthesia workshop, historically its own event, has been rolled into this year’s Annual Congress. This means that attendees will be able to take advantage of even more diverse programming. The Business of Anesthesia and Practice Management educational track has been designed so that CRNAs at all levels—from those casually interested in owning […]

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Behar to Deliver 2017 Nurse Anesthesia Congress Keynote

This year’s Annual Congress keynote speaker will be Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee North America and Starbucks International. Behar led Starbucks’ domestic business for 21 years before becoming the founding president of Starbucks International, opening the company’s first store outside of North America in Japan. He participated in the growth of the company […]

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Welcome Reception Starts Congress with a Blast

For the first time ever, this year’s Annual Congress will feature a reception to welcome attendees to Seattle and provide an informal networking session. The Welcome Reception will be from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Museum of Popular Culture (MoPOP), 325 Fifth Avenue North. Guest will enjoy mesmerizing exhibits, interactive installations, […]

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Opening Ceremonies Honor History of Annual Congress

The Opening Ceremonies, Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the ballroom 6ABC, will pay homage to the rich traditions of past AANA yearly gatherings while laying the groundwork for a successful Annual Congress. The event will begin with the traditional procession of state presidents, AANA Foundation Friends for Life, award recipients, past […]

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Jan Stewart Lecture to Focus on Patients with Substance Use Disorder

The 2017 Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture will be at 8:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in ballroom 6A. This year’s lecture will feature a panel of experts addressing the topic of “Safe Anesthesia Care of the Patient with Substance Use Disorder.” The panel of Olin (Brad) Hutto, MHS, CRNA; Jessica Switzman, MSN, CRNA; and […]

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All Members Now Able to Vote in Business Meeting

Be there and be part of the essential quorum as the important business of the association is conducted at the AANA Business Meeting on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. in ballroom 6ABC. The business meeting is open to AANA members only. Members will have the opportunity to affect the future of the […]

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Wellness Sessions to Nurture Mind and Body

Don’t let your brain be the only body part you exercise at the Annual Congress. The AANA Wellness Department has set up several events throughout the extended weekend that will help both your body and your mind. New this year, the AANA Wellness Department is bringing fitness to the congress in a whole new way […]

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Sessions to Focus on Opioid Crisis

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) quadrupled since 1999. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses. Because of this widespread problem, and because CRNAs are on the frontlines when it comes to access […]

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