Special Events

Pre-Congress Workshop: Neuromuscular Block Monitoring Workshop
Speaker:  Mark D. Welliver, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

Friday, September 8
12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Room 617

This workshop will examine the incidence and outcomes of residual paralysis. Attendees will learn methods to improve management and reversal of neuromuscular blockade through neuromuscular blockade monitoring technologies, including didactic and hands-on instructions with both qualitative and quantitative monitors. Space is limited, register early.

Supported by Merck & Co.

Welcome Reception – NEW!! (Preregistration is required)

Saturday, September 9
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location: MoPOP - Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle Center

Join fellow AANA Annual Congress attendees at this year's Welcome Reception. Enjoy mesmerizing exhibits and interactive installations. Hosted food stations and cash bars also will be available throughout the facility.

Sunrise Breakfast Symposium: Brain function monitoring. Clinical utility of BIS™ monitoring in anesthetic management.
Speaker: Dr. Shawn Marsh

Sunday, September 10
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Sheraton, room TBD
(Breakfast provided)

A review of the Bispectral Index technology, its clinical application and limitations with an evidence based assessment of benefits.

Presented by Medtronic.

Lunch Symposium: Putting Control Into the Hands of the CRNA: Ultrasound Infiltration Techniques and Opioid Sparing Strategies (Includes CE Credit)
Speakers: Thomas E. Baribeault, RN, MSN, CRNA and Kellie Deeter, MSN, CRNA

Sunday, September 10
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room 611-614
(Lunch provided)

Earn CE credit and learn about the latest techniques related to opioid use while managing post-surgical pain. Review strategies for a non-narcotic multi-modal surgical platform and examine ultrasound field techniques including abdominal, breast, and knee procedures. Space is limited, sign-up today.

Supported by Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Opening Ceremonies

Sunday, September 10
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ballroom 6ABC

Don’t miss the official kick-off to the 2017 AANA Annual Congress at the Washington State Convention Center. Immediately after Opening Ceremonies, follow the Marching Band procession for the Opening Exhibit Hall Wine and Cheese Reception.

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Product Theater: A Potential New Path to Pain Relief
Speakers: Jackie S. Rowles, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, DAIPM, FAAN and Joseph W. Stauffer, DO, MBA

Sunday, September 10
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

Learn about a new developments in pain management with Multimodal Analgesia for Enhanced Recovery with a Peripherally Acting Kappa Opioid Receptor Agonist (KORA). Don’t miss out, sign-up today!

Presented by Cara Therapeutics

Product Theater:  Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship
Learn more with a Q&A with Program Leaders

Sunday, September 10
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

Presented by Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Product Theater:  TCU/AANA Advanced Pain Management Fellowship
Speaker: Kay K. Sanders, DNP, CRNA

Sunday, September 10
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall

Presented by Texas Christian University

Sunday, September 10
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Ticket Price: $275 per person and include dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

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Educational Session: Enhanced Recovery for Major Abdominal Surgery
Speaker:  Garry J. Brydges, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC

Monday, September 11
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ballroom 6E

Learn about the preoperative preparation for the patient undergoing major abdominal surgery, including pharmacologic, fluid management, regional anesthesia, and clinical monitoring for the patient undergoing major abdominal surgery.

Supported by Merck & Co.

Product Theater: Clinical Consideration in Neuromuscular Blockade Management
Monday, September 11
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room 602-603

(Lunch provided)
Presented by Merck & Co.

12th Annual Wellness Fun 5K Walk/Run
Tuesday, September 12 
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Myrtle Edwards Park

Jumpstart your day with an early walk/run while contributing to the Jan Stewart Memorial Fund; net proceeds support future speakers in the series.
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AANA Annual Banquet
Tuesday, September 12
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Reception (Cash Bar)
7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Annual Banquet
Room 6ABC

Ticket Price:
(Tickets are nonrefundable after June 1, 2017) 

A semiformal/formal event filled with dancing, musical salute to the States, recognition of award recipients, and an opportunity to meet the new board of directors.

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