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

Visit the world’s largest living history museum — Safely.

When NAFA returns to Williamsburg this year for our 44th Annual Anesthesia Conference, it’ll look a little different — but the quality of education will remain the same.

Working closely with our partners at Colonial Williamsburg Resorts’ Williamsburg Lodge, we will have in place numerous safety precautions to keep attendees safe and healthy.

This includes:

  • Abiding by all state and federal (CDC guidelines)
  • Plexiglass barriers at coffee and food stations
  • Socially distanced seating in lecture halls
  • Sanitizing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces per CDC guidelines and recommendations​
  • Maintaining social distancing in classroom environment allowing 6 feet of room between you and others
  • Face coverings to be worn by all attendees, faculty, and staff in common areas
  • Encouraging all guests to exercise proper handwashing and hand hygiene while on site
  • Encouraging self-reporting and self-monitoring of any symptoms related to COVID-19.

And of course, should you feel sick in the days leading up to the event, we ask that you stay home. We will accommodate refunds (less a $25 cancellation fee) or a credit for a future conference.

 

Use your Marriott Reward Points today to stay at The Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection, now a Marriott property!

Arrive early and enjoy Virginia’s best Halloween event: Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens!

Credits: 22 Class A Credits

Registration fee:

    • $799 through September 26, 2020
    • $825 after September 26, 2020
    • $220 daily rate
    • $300 student rate

Hotel reservation https://book.passkey.com/go/5b2396e5

Exclusive benefits for Williamsburg attendees

See how a recent conference at the Lodge did so safely. (Click for gallery)

Online Meeting Registration

This conference, has a $799 registration fee through September 26, 2020, and $825 after September 26, 2020. The daily rate is $220. 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) 828-0581

44th Annual Anesthesia Conference Schedule

To download a PDF copy of this schedule please click here – Willamsburg Agenda 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020 (5 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
Current Challenges Facing Anesthesia Practice
J. Butterworth, MD
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. How did I get here? A Story of Resilience and Recovery
C. Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. AANA Update
S. Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
S. Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. The Physiology of Positioning
S. Welch, SRNA
G. Hu, PhD, MScN, RN
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Pharmacogenetics: We’ve come a long way since Mendel and his Peas
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the Basics
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Airway Mishaps: What do others’ experiences tell us?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Perioperative Management of the Patient with a History of Chronic Pain
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Herbert T. Watson Reception
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Propofol for PONV Prevention
C. Simons, SRNA
G. Hu, PhD, MScN, RN
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. CRNA only vs. Anesthesia Care Team: Which is Better for Patients and Providers?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Perioperative Brain Health: Predicting, Mitigating, and Assessing Adverse Neurocognitive Changes in Older Surgical Patients: I
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Perioperative Brain Health: Predicting, Mitigating, and Assessing Adverse Neurocognitive Changes in Older Surgical Patients: II
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Where should we keep the pressure?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, October 29, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Radiation Safety: A Radiologist’s two-cents’ worth
J. Oneil, MD
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. There’s no such thing as a routine C-Section
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Alternative Approaches to Labor Analgesis
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
J. Oneil, MD
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Review of Scientific Posters

Meeting Director:

Suzanne Wright, PhD, CRNA
Professor and Chair
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Faculty:

L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Doctoral Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA
Professor
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

John Butterworth, MD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
VCUHealth
Richmond, VA

Nicole Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSe
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Jiale (Gary) Hu, RN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Research
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Caleb Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist
American Anesthesiology
Roanoke, VA

John O’Neil, MD
Partner, Hampton Roads Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA

Steve Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
AANA President
Park Ridge, IL

Christopher Simons, SRNA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Jerroll Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
Commander, Nurse Corps, USN
Program Director
Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Bethesda, MD

Staci Welch, SRNA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made online via the link below or by calling (800) 261-9530 – be sure to mention you are part of the Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates group

https://book.passkey.com/go/5b2396e5

Run of House room – $169/night

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039158; Expiration Date 10/29/2020.

Registration

Online Meeting Registration

This conference, has a $799 registration fee through September 26, 2020, and $825 after September 26, 2020. The daily rate is $220. 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) 828-0581
Schedule

44th Annual Anesthesia Conference Schedule

To download a PDF copy of this schedule please click here – Willamsburg Agenda 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020 (5 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
Current Challenges Facing Anesthesia Practice
J. Butterworth, MD
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. How did I get here? A Story of Resilience and Recovery
C. Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. AANA Update
S. Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
S. Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. The Physiology of Positioning
S. Welch, SRNA
G. Hu, PhD, MScN, RN
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Pharmacogenetics: We’ve come a long way since Mendel and his Peas
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Mechanical Ventilation: Beyond the Basics
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Airway Mishaps: What do others’ experiences tell us?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Perioperative Management of the Patient with a History of Chronic Pain
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Herbert T. Watson Reception
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Propofol for PONV Prevention
C. Simons, SRNA
G. Hu, PhD, MScN, RN
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. CRNA only vs. Anesthesia Care Team: Which is Better for Patients and Providers?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Perioperative Brain Health: Predicting, Mitigating, and Assessing Adverse Neurocognitive Changes in Older Surgical Patients: I
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Perioperative Brain Health: Predicting, Mitigating, and Assessing Adverse Neurocognitive Changes in Older Surgical Patients: II
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Where should we keep the pressure?
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, October 29, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Radiation Safety: A Radiologist’s two-cents’ worth
J. Oneil, MD
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. There’s no such thing as a routine C-Section
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Alternative Approaches to Labor Analgesis
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
J. Oneil, MD
J. Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Review of Scientific Posters

Meeting Director:

Suzanne Wright, PhD, CRNA
Professor and Chair
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Faculty:

L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Doctoral Education
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Chuck Biddle, PhD, CRNA
Professor
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

John Butterworth, MD
Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
VCUHealth
Richmond, VA

Nicole Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSe
Associate Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Jiale (Gary) Hu, RN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Research
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Caleb Lesch, MSNA, CRNA
Nurse Anesthetist
American Anesthesiology
Roanoke, VA

John O’Neil, MD
Partner, Hampton Roads Radiology
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Virginia Beach, VA

Steve Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA
AANA President
Park Ridge, IL

Christopher Simons, SRNA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Jerroll Wallace, DNP, MSN, CRNA
Commander, Nurse Corps, USN
Program Director
Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing
Nurse Anesthesia Program
Bethesda, MD

Staci Welch, SRNA
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Hotel

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made online via the link below or by calling (800) 261-9530 – be sure to mention you are part of the Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates group

https://book.passkey.com/go/5b2396e5

Run of House room – $169/night

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039158; Expiration Date 10/29/2020.

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