Meeting Update – March 12, 2020

As news of the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to dominate conversation and news cycles, the AVANA board and Annual Meeting planning committee are taking precautions to keep our membership safe. In order to reduce exposure, we feel it would be in the organization’s best interest to limit gatherings of large groups of people, as advised by the CDC. 

Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we are taking the action of canceling the Annual Meeting scheduled for May 14-17 in San Antonio. 

All of this may seem like extreme measures given the current situation, but we are interested in being proactive rather than reactive, realizing that all of our attendees will be affected by travel restrictions. The health of our members and staff cannot be repaired quite so easily should anyone be exposed to the virus.   

Throughout the next week, the AVANA office will be contacting registrants about refunding their registration fees. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the AVANA office at [email protected].


May 14-17, 2020 | San Antonio, TX
Marriott Plaza San Antonio


Registration & Fees

Registration & Fees

Full Meeting Registration

  • Active Member / Active Military Registration – $700
  • Nonmember / Non-active Duty Military – $750

Single Day Registration

  • Friday Only – $250
  • Saturday Only – $400
  • Sunday Only – $200

SRNA Registration

  • Full Meeting – $250
  • Friday Only – $100
  • Saturday Only – $100
  • Sunday Only – $100

Additional Items

  • Surgical Airway Pre-Conference Workshop (Thursday, May 14 (NOT included in Full Meeting Registration)  – $150
  • Reception Ticket (Saturday, May 16) – Appetizers provided with Cash Bar (NOT included in Single Day Registration) – $50
  • Sponsor a Student – $100/Single Day or $250/Full Meeting
  • Active Duty Military Discount – $150 off Full Meeting or $50 off Single Day
    *Active Duty Military attendees must register themselves at the regular rate for their selections. They will be refunded a portion of their fee after military identification is provided at the meeting.  

Hotel

Hotel

Marriott Plaza, 555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Block Rate – $126 USD per night


Agenda

Agenda

Thursday, May 14 Applied for 3.5 CEs

  • 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM – Surgical Airway Pre-Conference Workshop – Matt Welder, DNP, CRNA, FAWM, DiMM, DiDMM, TEC MN’18, LTC(R) USA
  • 5:00 PM – Welcome Reception & Happy Hour

Friday, May 15 – Applied for CEs

  • 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM – Registration, Visit with Exhibitors and Breakfast & Learn with Access Anesthesiology
  • 8:00 AM — 10:00 AM – Forward Deployed Anesthesia – Patrick McElhone, CRNA
  • 10:00 AM — 10:30 AM – Break & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM – CPC Program/Big Data – Kevin Driscoll, DNP, CRNA
  • 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM – Austere Medicine – Matt Welder, DNP, CRNA, FAWM, DiMM, DiDMM, TEC MN’18, LTC(R) USA
  • 12:30 PM — 1:30 PM – Lunch & Product Theater (sponsored by Merck) & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 1:30 PM — 2:30 PM – Expeditionary Critical Care Air Transport/Anesthesia Care – Laura Wiggins, CRNA, DNP (USAF)R
  • 2:30 PM — 3:30 PM – VA Central Office Anethesia Update
    Dr. John Sum Ping
  • 3:30 PM — 4:00 PM – Break & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 4:00 PM — 5:30 PM – AVANA Update & Business Meeting

Saturday, May 16Applied for 18 CEs (10 are pre-conference independent CEs)

  • 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM – Registration & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM – Hands-On Multidimensional Ultrasound Workshop – W. John Craig, DNP, CRNA — USAGPAN Faculty
    This all day seminar will cover blocks, eFAST (extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma) and POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound). It will also cover basic, intermediate, and advanced cardiac, lung, abdominal and other areas of ultrasound that is increasingly becoming more common in the surgical arena
    – Ultrasound Basics with UGRA Hands-on Rotations
    – Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced UGRA Hands-on Rotations
    – Cardiac Evaluation with Hands-on Rotations
    – eFAST Imaging and Lung/Bladder with Hands-on Rotations
    – Final Wrap-up Summary
  • 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM – Lunch & Presentation: Simulation Opportunities for Nurse Anesthetists in the VHA – Richard Fidler, PhD, MBA, CRNA, ACNP, CHSE
  • 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM – Cocktail Hour – appetizers included; cash bar

Sunday, May 17Applied for 4.0 CEs

  • 7:00 AM — 8:00 AM – Registration & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM – Financial Readiness for the CRNA – Larry Welder
  • 9:00 AM — 10:00 AM – Updates in Perioperative Care – Justin Fulkerson, ACNP-BC, CRNA
  • 10:00 AM — 10:30 AM – Break & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 10:30 AM — 11:30 AM – Understanding Cardiac Devices While Undergoing Anesthesia – Dr. Phi Wiegn
  • 11:30 AM — 12:30 PM – Airway Conundrums – Susan Bullington, CRNA

*Agenda is subject to change