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.

NAFA’s 43nd Annual Anesthesia Conference will be held from October 28-31, 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.  It will feature a variety of clinical lectures for the practicing anesthetist.

  • Continuing education credits: TBA
  • Registration fee:
    • $799 through September 27, 2019
    • $825 after September 27, 2019
    • $220 daily rate
    • $300 student rate
  • Hotel reservation – by calling the Williamsburg Lodge reservations at (800) 261-9530.
  • Exclusive benefits for Williamsburg attendees

Course Location Overview

Visit the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Va., the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest and most populous outpost of empire in the New World. Colonial Williamsburg tells the story of how a diverse population evolved into a society that valued liberty and equality. In Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre historic area stand hundreds of restored, reconstructed and historically furnished buildings. Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown make up the Historic Triangle of Virginia and are also well represented by world-class attractions and professional-class golf venues.

Please note that schedules, times and venues are subject to change.

Online Meeting Registration

This conference, has a $799 registration fee through September 27, 2019, and $825 after September 27, 2019. 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

Hotel Registration

Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Va. – Check back soon for details.

Early registration is advised.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037671; Expiration Date 10/31/2019.

43rd Annual Anesthesia Conference Schedule

Monday, October 28, 2019 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
ERAS – Origin, Destination, and the Path Between
A. Rose, MD
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. A review of pEEG Monitors and a Glimpse into the future of Brain State Monitoring
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Your Patient has a Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device — Now What?
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Issues of Importance to Nurse Anesthesia Practice
B. Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
B. Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. A Report on a Novel Patient Safety Project
M. Weissert, MSN, RN
G. Hu, MSN, RN
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. A Deep Dive into Everyday Anesthesia Tools
B. Hartland, DNAP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Value of Anecdotes: Re-exploring Anesthesia e-Nonymous
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Novel Approaches to Epidural Placement
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Herbert T. Watson Reception
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. The Benefits and Limitations of Clinical Guidelines
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The Anesthetic Challenges of Mitochondrial Diseases
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Review of Rare Disorders with Anesthetic Implications
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Postoperative Respiratory Compromise following Ambulatory Orthopedic Surgery
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TAP Block: More than a One Trick Pony
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
Thursday, October 31, 2019 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Caring for Patients with Heart Failure or Recent MI
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Renal Physiology:  What’s Important for Practice
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Personal Growth Series
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
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:

Amy Armstrong, PhD, CRC
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

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

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

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

C. “Reggie” Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Denison, IA

Ben Hartland, DNAP, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Jiale (Gary) Hu, RN, MScN, PhD (c)
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Christine Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Commonwealth Anesthesia Associates
Richmond, VA

Amy Rose, MD
Surgical Associates of Richmond, Inc
Richmond, VA

Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Tampa, FL

Molly Weissert, MSN, RN
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Exhibitors 2019

Registration

Online Meeting Registration

This conference, has a $799 registration fee through September 27, 2019, and $825 after September 27, 2019. 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
Hotel

Hotel Registration

Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Va. – Check back soon for details.

Early registration is advised.

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037671; Expiration Date 10/31/2019.

Schedule

43rd Annual Anesthesia Conference Schedule

Monday, October 28, 2019 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
7:15 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
ERAS – Origin, Destination, and the Path Between
A. Rose, MD
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. A review of pEEG Monitors and a Glimpse into the future of Brain State Monitoring
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Your Patient has a Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device — Now What?
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Issues of Importance to Nurse Anesthesia Practice
B. Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Question and Answer Session
L. Harold Barnwell, DNAP, CRNA
B. Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. A Report on a Novel Patient Safety Project
M. Weissert, MSN, RN
G. Hu, MSN, RN
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. A Deep Dive into Everyday Anesthesia Tools
B. Hartland, DNAP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. The Value of Anecdotes: Re-exploring Anesthesia e-Nonymous
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Novel Approaches to Epidural Placement
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
N. Damico, PhD, CRNA
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Herbert T. Watson Reception
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 (6 credits)
6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. The Benefits and Limitations of Clinical Guidelines
C. Biddle, PhD, CRNA
7:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. The Anesthetic Challenges of Mitochondrial Diseases
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Review of Rare Disorders with Anesthetic Implications
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit with Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Postoperative Respiratory Compromise following Ambulatory Orthopedic Surgery
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. TAP Block: More than a One Trick Pony
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session
C. Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
R. Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
Thursday, October 31, 2019 (5 credits)
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Caring for Patients with Heart Failure or Recent MI
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Renal Physiology:  What’s Important for Practice
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
9:00 a.m. -9:15 a.m. Break – Visit With Exhibitors
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Personal Growth Series
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session
S. Wright, PhD, CRNA
A. Armstrong, PhD, CRC
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:

Amy Armstrong, PhD, CRC
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Counseling
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

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

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

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

C. “Reggie” Elam, PhD, DNAP, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Denison, IA

Ben Hartland, DNAP, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

Jiale (Gary) Hu, RN, MScN, PhD (c)
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Nurse Anesthesia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Christine Kroepel, DNAP, CRNA
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Commonwealth Anesthesia Associates
Richmond, VA

Amy Rose, MD
Surgical Associates of Richmond, Inc
Richmond, VA

Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Tampa, FL

Molly Weissert, MSN, RN
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Exhibitors

Exhibitors 2019

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