Congress Daily


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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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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Hodgins’ 140th Birthday Celebrated and Honored

On June 17, 1931, Agatha Hodgins gathered together a group of Lakeside Hospital School of Anesthesia alumnae and held the first organizational meeting of the National Association of Nurse Anesthetists (later renamed the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 1939) at Lakeside Hospital. She was elected the first president of AANA (1931-1933) and was named […]

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Overview of Saturday and Sunday Educational Opportunities

A variety of topics will be presented during the weekend sessions at the Annual Congress. Most of the educational sessions will take place in the mornings, including sessions focusing on practice management and the opioid crisis. Below is a sampling of the sessions being offered. For a full list, check the Annual Congress program or […]

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AANA Foundation Fundraiser Takes it to 11 (p.m.)

This year’s AANA Foundation Fundraiser promises to showcase the best CRNA vocal talents around. CRNAs Live at the Hard Rock Cafe will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. The evening will entail food, drinks, dancing, and live band karaoke courtesy of Rock-Bot. Rock-Bot has hundreds of songs to choose from, and CRNAs […]

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