May 14-17, 2020 | San Antonio, TXMarriott Plaza San Antonio Hotel Marriott Plaza, 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Registration More information coming soon! Agenda More information coming soon! Presenters If you are interested in presenting at the 2020 AVANA Annual Meeting, click here to submit a Presenter Request Form. If you are […]
Your BoD met and teleconferenced from the business office for the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. One even braving the cold from Florida. The meeting was very successful and all of the agenda was covered. There is a lot of excitement and energy coming from the board surrounding the much- anticipated Directive 1123. The schedule […]
May 18th – 21st, 2017 at the Chicago Westin O’Hare Hotel Regional Workshop on May 18th! FULL! Lectures and presentations May 19th – 21st The Westin O’Hare is just minutes from O’Hare International Airport and provides a complimentary shuttle service that departs from the hotel. Additionally, you’re just walking distance to the Blue Line […]
2015 AVANA Annual Meeting in San Diego Banquet on the Beach
2016 AVANA Education Meeting Tradewinds Island Grand Resort St. Petersburg Beach, Florida May 22-25th, 2016 Watch for more details in the News and Events section of the website.
May 16-19, 2019 | New Orleans, LAJW Marriott New Orleans We are currently looking for poster presentations and vendors. Please contact [email protected] for more information. Hotel JW Marriott, 614 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Hotel rate: $160 – make your reservation online hereDeadline to reserve: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 SOLD OUT Alternate room block: Wyndham […]
Promises: AVANA is a non-profit, strictly volunteer, professional organization and as such, we are unable to offer an honorarium. However, we invite you to attend the conference for CEs on the day of your presentation, at no cost, and to please join us for a buffet breakfast, coffee break and lunch so that we may […]
The 2016 AVANA Meeting Registration and Program are now available on the meeting page. https://vacrna.com/avana-annual–education–meeting/
https://forms.gle/J9TxnheE3WBsYcGd8 Click on the link to submit your information. This just starts the conversation and you aren’t committed just yet. The conference is 14-17 May 2020.
Requirements A practicing CRNA who is affiliated with the VA through either employment or schooling. A SRNA currently enrolled in an accredited School of Nurse Anesthesia. A team of CRNA/SRNA with at least one person having an affiliation with VA, enrolled in a school which has an affiliation with the VA, or enrolled in an […]
One of our primary functions is the continuing education and development of our CRNAs. Learn more about our Annual Education meetings, scholarships, other training materials.
We are excited to announce our newest partner, Granite Financial Solutions, LLC (GFS). Partnering with GFS will bring a host of benefits to our members. Granite Financial Solutions is an independent financial services company that provides services to many Federal, Military and civilian CRNAs across the country. AVANA’s leadership has decided to partner with GFS as we believe […]
May 18th-20th in Long Beach. Join us for an fun and exciting meeting, packed with great speakers and pig tracheas! If you’ve been to our meeting before, you know what a good time it is. If you haven’t, make this year your first! Come meet CRNAs from different VA’s and hospitals all across the country. […]
Our Audience… AVANA is the only professional organizaton that represents over 900 CRNAs employed within the VA Healthcare system. AVANA is committed to the care of our veterans through engagement with every VA medical center in a concerted effort to improve services and promote clinical excellence through advocacy and continued education. Your Opportunity… As an AVANA partner, your […]
AVANA can be found each year at the following events: The AVANA Educational Annual Meeting AANA Mid-Year Assembly NOVA Legislative Roundtable in Washington DC AANA Annual Congress AVANA is a Silver Member of the Nursing Community Calition
Join us for a VA CRNA Update! When: Monday, September 24, 2018 | 5:00pm-6:00pm Where: Sheraton – Boston | Back Bay A Register online for the AANA Annual Congress
UNDER DEVELOPMENT/TRIALING: Currently, we’re building a robust Learning Management System that will offer Class A and Class B credits. It will be housed at http://etherfrolic.com. AANA CPC Resources. Submit Class B Credits In-development (Class A credits – Free to Members) Provider-Directed AANA CEU Credit Guideline Class A-credit course on performing a preoperative assessment on a […]
Present At Our Annual Meeting Our annual meeting is a great opportunity to get exposure within the AVANA community. Interested in speaking, or hosting a webinar? Speak at our Annual Education Meeting Come to our annual education meeting and present a topic you are passionate about (relating to anesthesia). Presentations generally last for 45 minutes […]
2018 – Long Beach, CA 2017 – Chicago, IL
Join us for a VA CRNA update! Where: The Sheraton Seattle, Ballard Room When: Monday, September 11th, 2017 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
A nice group met to discuss VA related issues while in Boston on September 24, 2018. Pictured are some of those present for the discussion. Ralph Kohl from the DC office of AANA was present to Answer Questions and inform CRNAs of actions taken by the AANA on behalf of VA CRNAs.
2019 AVANA Update at AANA Annual Congress Minutes 2018 Business Meeting Minutes 2017 Business Meeting Minutes Meeting with Stakeholder Resources 2019 AVANA Legislative Agenda VAMC Anesthesia Cost Analysis Important Studies Relating to CRNA Practice VA Practice Models RESOURCES Virtual Aspiring Leaders Program (vALP) VHA Directive 1123 – Transmittal Sheet – October 24, 2019
In response to inquiries from CRNAs not currently employed within the VA, veterans and former students who have asked “how they can help AVANA”, we have now launched a Friends of AVANA program. Much discussion was held during the annual meeting on how non VA CRNAs could participate in our organization and this voluntary donation […]
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Committees ALPS/Scholarship This committee shall facilitate activities and actions pertaining to AVANA scholarship fund and coordinate fundraising events for scholarship fund. The committee shall review scholarship applications for completeness and make recommendations for ALPS scholarship awards; present selection committee recommendations to AVANA Board; notify applicants of award status; and present report of selection committee at […]
Writing a check to AVANA every year can be a hassle – so thank you to our members who have been doing it! This year, we have a much better way – Payroll Deduction. AVANA dues will come out of your paycheck in the amount of $4.81 every two weeks, and you will no longer […]
AVANA turns 40! AVANA Members and VA CRNA’s celebrated the 40th Anniversary of AVANA at the 2013 AANA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas
2018 AVANA Education Meeting -SAVE THE DATE- May 17th – 20th, 2018 at the Hilton Long Beach Hotel *More details to come, check back shortly! Vendor Registration Form 2018 Vendor Registration Form
About AVANA In 1973, twenty-six (26) VA CRNA’s created AVANA. From the beginning, education has been our first priority. In 1974, the first educational workshop was held in Des Moines, Iowa. Annual educational symposiums have continued in various locations nationwide. AVANA Objectives Promote quality and safe anesthesia services to the veteran patient Provide continuing education […]
by Diane Boettger, 8/9/2019 I was listening to a recent interview in which the speaker made a comment – “What good is knowledge if it is not shared with others?” It got me to thinking about how our organization’s mission of education and networking to advance the betterment of nurse anesthesia practice within the VA is really […]
Who can become a “Friend of AVANA”? Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, active or retired Schools of Nurse Anesthesia Nursing Organizations What will the donations be used for? Donations from CRNA Friends of AVANA would be utilized to strengthen the AVANA organization and increase outreach to veteran service organizations in regard to CRNA practice within the […]
CRNA Friends of AVANA Annual Partners