This conference is “a lot of bang for your anesthesia buck.” Great real world lectures framed by cutting edge research! The facility and program is all top notch.

– D. Mistler, CRNA

Enjoy the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa!

NAFA’s 34th Annual Anesthesia Seminar will be held from May 27-30, 2020, at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa.

  • Continuing education credits: 24 Class A credits available
  • Registration fee:
    • $799 through 4/27
    • $825 after 4/27
    • $220 daily rate
    • $300 student rate
  • Hotel reservations – can be reserved online here.
    • $199/night – Ocean View/Front
    • $190/night – Run of House
    • *rooms are subject to availability*

Seminar Location Overview

Hilton Head Island, the largest of the barrier islands off the coast of South Carolina, offers breathtaking ocean views, palm-lined fairways, sun-warmed beaches, endless sporting opportunities, gourmet dining and exclusive shopping. The island’s charm, history and natural beauty blend to make it a desirable location to combine an enriching continuing education program with pleasure and relaxation. The island is known for its natural beauty and historical significance, its boutiques, antique stores and galleries, its 40 golf courses, and for being within a half-day’s drive of Atlanta, Ga.; Orlando , Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Charlotte, N.C.

The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is a 500-room oceanfront resort with a beachfront reaching the blue-green Atlantic. Located at Palmetto Dunes, the resort features five championship golf courses, 25 tennis courts, ocean-side bicycling and jogging paths, four restaurants, a newly renovated poolside deck and bar and world-class sauna.

Online Meeting Registration
This meeting has a $799 registration fee through April 27, 2020, and $825 after April 27th; $220 daily rate. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation notice from NAFA. Be sure to retain your confirmation number to make updates to your registration information, reprint your receipt, and receive access to the electronic syllabus.

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

Hotel Registration
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach Resort and Spa. Contact Marriott at (888) 511-5086 to book your lodging. Be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee to get the NAFA special group rate. Please book prior to April 22, 2020.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 24.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038446; Expiration Date 5/30/2020.

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

NAFA and AANA / NBCRNA CE and Recertification Requirements:
Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA), a leader in continuing education, is pleased to inform clients that all NAFA events are designed to meet Class A credit requirements. Once NAFA programs are approved by AANA, and so noted on our website, clients will be able to apply their earned CE credits to meet Class A and/or Class B recertification requirements. Additionally, in planning CE offerings, careful consideration is given to include content congruent with the NBCRNA’s “Core Module” topical areas.

34th Annual Anesthesia Seminar Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Perceived Impact of Ambient Operating Room Noise by CRNAs
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Effectiveness of Structured Review on performance of Adult Learners on Standardized Exams
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Forgotten Victim: Second Victim Syndrome – implications for the CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Run, Hide, Fight – Dealing with an Active Shooter Scenario in the OR
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, May 28, 2020 (6-8 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A Review of Unexpected Clinical Events
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ultrasound Basics: “Knobology” in a Nutshell
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ultrasound for Vascular Access: A Review
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ultrasound for Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blockade
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Review of Scientific Posters
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bonus Credits: Additional (2) Class A Credits
Hands-On Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Ultrasound Scanning for Vascular Access and Upper Extremity PNB
(Space is limited – RSVP Required)
Friday, May 29, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. An Insider’s Look at the Opioid Crisis
G. M. Gay, MD
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. An Evaluation of Critical Resources in Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Current Trends and Medications in Obstetric Anesthesia Practice
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
G. M. Gay, MD
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Whatever Happened to Nitrous Oxide?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Post-Operative Cognitive Delirium: How Well Do We Understand This Condition?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management: The Use of Simulation to Enhance Patient Safety
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Changing Landscape of Nurse Anesthesia Education
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA

Meeting Director:

T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Faculty:

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

Marianne Cosgrove, CRNA, DNAP, APRN
Program Director
Yale-New Have Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
New Haven, CT

Mike Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
Professor
Director of Special Projects
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

G. Mantovani Gay, MD
Medical Director
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office
Chesterfield, VA

Lois Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Community Health Network – Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Wands, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Director of IPE/Post-Masters DNAP
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Coming soon!

Registration

Online Meeting Registration
This meeting has a $799 registration fee through April 27, 2020, and $825 after April 27th; $220 daily rate. Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation notice from NAFA. Be sure to retain your confirmation number to make updates to your registration information, reprint your receipt, and receive access to the electronic syllabus.

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
Hotel

Hotel Registration
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Head Marriott Beach Resort and Spa. Contact Marriott at (888) 511-5086 to book your lodging. Be sure to state you are a Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates attendee to get the NAFA special group rate. Please book prior to April 22, 2020.

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 24.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038446; Expiration Date 5/30/2020.

West Virginia provider number: WV2002-0398RN

NAFA and AANA / NBCRNA CE and Recertification Requirements:
Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates (NAFA), a leader in continuing education, is pleased to inform clients that all NAFA events are designed to meet Class A credit requirements. Once NAFA programs are approved by AANA, and so noted on our website, clients will be able to apply their earned CE credits to meet Class A and/or Class B recertification requirements. Additionally, in planning CE offerings, careful consideration is given to include content congruent with the NBCRNA’s “Core Module” topical areas.

Schedule

34th Annual Anesthesia Seminar Meeting Schedule

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Perceived Impact of Ambient Operating Room Noise by CRNAs
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Effectiveness of Structured Review on performance of Adult Learners on Standardized Exams
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Forgotten Victim: Second Victim Syndrome – implications for the CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Run, Hide, Fight – Dealing with an Active Shooter Scenario in the OR
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
M. Cosgrove, PhD, CRNA
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
Thursday, May 28, 2020 (6-8 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A Review of Unexpected Clinical Events
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ultrasound Basics: “Knobology” in a Nutshell
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ultrasound for Vascular Access: A Review
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ultrasound for Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Blockade
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
L. H. Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Review of Scientific Posters
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bonus Credits: Additional (2) Class A Credits
Hands-On Demonstration/Return Demonstration of Ultrasound Scanning for Vascular Access and Upper Extremity PNB
(Space is limited – RSVP Required)
Friday, May 29, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. An Insider’s Look at the Opioid Crisis
G. M. Gay, MD
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. An Evaluation of Critical Resources in Nurse Anesthesia Education Programs
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Current Trends and Medications in Obstetric Anesthesia Practice
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
G. M. Gay, MD
L. Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Saturday, May 30, 2020 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Visit Exhibits
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Whatever Happened to Nitrous Oxide?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Post-Operative Cognitive Delirium: How Well Do We Understand This Condition?
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management: The Use of Simulation to Enhance Patient Safety
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Changing Landscape of Nurse Anesthesia Education
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Question and Answer Session
B. Wands, PhD, CRNA
T. C. Davis, PhD, CRNA
M. Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA

Meeting Director:

T. Corey Davis, PhD, CRNA
Associate Professor
Assistant Program Director
Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Faculty:

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

Marianne Cosgrove, CRNA, DNAP, APRN
Program Director
Yale-New Have Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia
New Haven, CT

Mike Fallacaro, DNS, CRNA
Professor
Director of Special Projects
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

G. Mantovani Gay, MD
Medical Director
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office
Chesterfield, VA

Lois Stewart, PhD, CRNA
Community Health Network – Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Wands, PhD, CRNA
Assistant Professor
Director of IPE/Post-Masters DNAP
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Exhibitors

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