Meeting Review

Reviewed by:  PC,  Texas Meeting Date:   05/29/2013 Meeting location:  Hilton Head Island, SC Meeting presented by:   NAFA Meeting strengths / interesting topics & speakers:    This meeting had relevant and dynamic speakers. None of these speakers spoke down to us or seemed more interested in hearing their own own presentation versus actually imparting usable information. Additionally, […]

Meeting Date:   05/03/2013 Meeting location:  Hershey PA Meeting presented by:   PANA Meeting strengths / interesting topics & speakers: This meeting was an exceptional offering and probably one of the best State meetings in the country. The meeting was held at the Hershey Hotel in Hershey PA. (the sweetest city in America). The hotel was historic […]

Meeting Review: AANA Mid Year Assembly

by admin on April 29, 2013 · 0 comments

Meeting reviewed by HP, CRNA, Texas Meeting Date:  04/14/2013 Meeting location:  Arlington, VA / Washington, D.C. Meeting presented by:  AANA   Meeting strengths / interesting topics & speakers: Every year in April, AANA have their annual Mid-Year Assembly (MYA) in Washington D.C. I’ve had the privilege of attending MYA last year as a student and […]

Reviewed by DP,  Texas Meeting Date:  04/01/2013   Meeting location:  Las Vegas   Meeting presented by:  Difficult Airway   Meeting strengths / interesting topics & speakers This was a three day conference concentrating on the difficult airway. There was a total of approx 3 hours of lecture and the rest was hands on with some […]

Meeting Review: Frank Moya, Orlando

by admin on March 19, 2013 · 0 comments

Reviewed by MB, Texas The conference provided a sound foundation of anesthetic knowledge related to obstetric anesthesia. It served both as a review of principles and a presentation of new ideas. The faculty was well versed and knowledgeable. Suggestions for Improvement:   None Overall value for the money:   Great value for the money.

Meeting Review: NAFA Disney World

by admin on February 2, 2013 · 0 comments

Have you been to an Anesthesia CME Meeting lately?  Share your experiences with your colleagues. Meeting Date:  11/25/2012 Meeting location:  Disney World Meeting presented by:   NAFA Meeting strengths / interesting topics & speakers: Overall, the meeting was very good. It was a great value for the money. The location was fantastic as well as the […]

Pinnacle Partners In Medicine is hosting their 10th Annual Clinical Seminar “Emerging Issues in Anesthesia Practice” on Saturday, February 2, 2013.  The seminar will be located at the Omni Dallas Hotel Park West (1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75234). The seminar will be from 7:00am – 2:00pm. Do not miss out on a great opportunity […]

Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Honolulu, Jackson Hole, San Antonio…there are some amazing destinations for anesthesia meetings right here in the USA. Most of the venues are places where there is a long list of thing s to see and do. And all of the destinations provide plenty of opportunities for you to stay active.   […]

Meeting Review: NWAS, Turks and Caicos

by admin on June 10, 2012 · 0 comments

Meeting Date:  4/22/2012 Location:  Turks and Caicos Strengths of meeting:  Interesting topics and speakers.  Beautiful location, great beaches, great for scuba and snorkeling Suggestions:  No suggestions for improving the meeting.   The hotel was all inclusive with several dining options.  The food was not good and the service was not up to par for the price. […]

Meeting Review: NWAS Philadelphia

by admin on June 1, 2012 · 3 comments

Meeting Date:  May 24-27, 2012 Quality of Meeting:  Overall excellent.  The speakers were very good and the topics were relevant to clinical practice.   Objectives were met for each of the topics presented.  I did not attend the hand’s on ultrasound workshop but was told that it was very good also.  I especially enjoyed the topics […]

Meeting Review: Encore Symposium, Santa Fe, NM

May 9, 2012

Encore Symposiums, Inc. was founded in 1983 with the focus of providing continuing education to anesthesia providers in unique and exciting destinations. Each venue offers a high quality educational event that augments the expertise of the nurse anesthetist and a truly wonderful get-a-away. Through the years we have developed a CRNA faculty that is dedicated […]

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Meeting Review: Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists

February 19, 2012

Who says you have to go to a big National meeting to obtain quality continuing education?  The Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists once again has done it right.  The Texas Association Spring Meeting was held February 17-19 at the Waterfront Marriott in The Woodlands Texas. The meeting location was a newly developed area with shopping […]

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Meeting Review: NWAS, Las Vegas

February 3, 2012

The following review was submitted by a CRNA attending the recent January 2012 Northwest Anesthesia Seminar in Las Vegas.  Procrna.com thanks you for the posting and encourages others to send reviews when they attend meetings. Date:  1/23/12 Meeting strengths:  Interesting topics & speakers.   NWAS does a great job recruiting their speakers & provides great […]

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Meeting Review: Emory University New Horizons

February 3, 2012

Emory University is proud to announce two upcoming meetings The first meeting is New Horizons in Anesthesiology in Big Sky, Montana, March 11-16, 2012.  We have been running a ski meeting for 24 years.  This particular meeting will include topics such as the effects of anesthesia on sleep, patients’ memory as well as patient awareness.  […]

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Meeting Review: MUSC, Charleston, S.C.

January 30, 2012

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of this conference.  Enjoy a variety of topics (20 hourse of CE) with a fantastic speaker panel including Debbie Mailina, AANA President, Christine Zambricki AANA Deputy Executive Director, Jackie Rowles Past President talking about Pain and many more. If you like history and good food, visiting Charleston, SC is always […]

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Meeting Review: Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists

January 12, 2012

The Utah Association of Nurse Anesthetists (UANA) will hold an annual meeting on January 28, 2012.  We will have national representation from the AANA (Debbie Malina, President) and the NBCRNA (Robyn Ward, Secretary/Treasurer).  We will cover a variety of clinical topics including: New Drugs on the Horizon, Regional Anesthesia, Pediatrics, Surgical Stress, etc.  In addition, […]

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CRNA Today; Online CME for CRNAs

January 6, 2012

To enhance your CME experience, PROCRNA.com offers reviews of meeting attended by our readers.  Several readers have requested a review of online CME.  CRNA Today is an online CME offering for CRNAs.  Read the review, visit their site, and return and offer your comments to your colleagues. As described by the owners, CRNA Today is […]

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Dannemiller Nurse Anesthetist Review and Update

December 5, 2011

November 29 – December 4, 2011,  San Antonio, TX I’ve been attending this Dannemiller offering for years and it consistently meets my continuing education needs. It’s very convenient to visit a beautiful place like San Antonio, TX for a few days and earn enough CE credits for the two year re-certification. This time they provided […]

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Texas Assn. State Meeting

September 30, 2011

Once again, the Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists has hosted an excellent State meeting.  Held at the Marriott Legacy Town Center in Plano Texas, CRNAs from around the state gathered for 3 days of quality presentations.  Both CRNAs and Anesthesiologists presented topics of interest to both practice and policy.  John McFadden presented a Region 7 […]

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AANA National Meeting, Boston

August 16, 2011

The AANA National meeting was held in Boston August 6-10.  Once again, the meeting exceeded all expectations.  The host City of Boston was welcoming to the visitors from across the country and offered many attractions for CRNAs in attendance. Educational sessions were organized and presented by the top CRNA speakers from across the country.  Topics […]

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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Waikiki meeting

July 13, 2011

Overall, a great meeting in a great location. The theme for the meeting was trauma and the speakers were knowledgible. There were excellent reviews of mechanisms of trauma as well as airway management and fluid replacement. The review of the massive transfusion protocol, including the type and volume of fluid to be given, was informative. […]

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Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Caribbean Cruise

June 13, 2011

February 2011.  A cruise is always a good place to combine meeting and vacation.  There were many good lectures.  The talk on the massive trauma protocol, blood replacement, (1:1:1  FFP, PRBC, 1 pk platelets) should be continued until blood loss is under control.  Overall, a good experience. Submitted by HA in Texas

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Hawaii Assn. of Nurse Anesthetists

June 13, 2011

I attended the HANA state meeting on Waikiki in Honolulu in February 2011.  The location was exceptional and the hospitality from the Hawaii CRNAs was warm and friendly.  One particular talk on the healing power of humor and Laughter, both for the provider and patient, will effect the way I relate to patients in the […]

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