2024 Annual Education Meeting - Agenda

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Thursday, May 16th

  • 11:00am-12:00pm…Registration
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm… Pathophysiology of TBI - Gerry Pedersen, CRNA
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm….. Leadership Through the Decades and a Veteran’s Point of View in the VA Healthcare System - MajGen James E. Livingston, MOH, United States Marine Corps (Ret)
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm….. Break & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm......VA Central Office Update -  Erica Scavella, MD, FACP, FACHE &
    M. Christopher Saslo, DNS, ARNP-BC, FAAN 
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm….. Office of National Anesthesia Services Update -  Roberta Reedy, CRNA, DNSc &
    Christina Matadial, MD 
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm….. Meet & Greet Happy Hour

Friday, May 17th

  • 7:00am-8:00am…. Registration & Breakfast - sponsored by AVANOS
  • 8:00am-9:00am…. The Uppers and Downers of Cardiac Pharmacology -  Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA
  • 9:00am-10:00am... Ketamine - Jonathan Trollinger, CRNA
  • 10:00am-10:30am…. Break & Visit With Exhibitors & Student Posters 
  • 10:30am-11:30am….. Glucagon Like Protein-1 (GLP1) Receptor Agonists and the Role of Gastric Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) -  Brian Gegel, DNAP, CRNA 
  • 11:30am-12:30pm… Lunch & Learn: PENG/LFC for THA & TAP/Subcostal TAP for Abdominal Procedures - Greg Collins, PACIRA
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm….. Blood as an Organ - Patrick McElhone, CRNA
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm….. POCUS -  Eddie Thomas, CRNA
  • 2:30pm-3:00pm…. Break - Visit with Exhibitors & Student Posters
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm…. Less Gas, More Green: Retrofitting a Green Initiative in the VA -  Samuel Smith, CRNA, MSNA
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm…. AVANA Update & Business Meeting -  Christian Campbell, CRNA

Saturday, May 18th

  • 7:00am-8:00am…. Breakfast, Registration, Time with Exhibitors
  • 8:00am-9:00am….. Current Concepts for Neuromuscular Blockade and Reversal -  Paul Packard, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA
  • 9:00am-10:00am…. VA CRNA Case Study Presentations  
  • 10:00am-10:30am… Break & Visit with Exhibitors
  • 10:30am-11:30am….Unlocking the Power of Cognitive Reframing - Gerard Hogan, DNSc., CRNA, PMHNP-BC, FAANA 
  • 11:30am-12:30pm… The 'Not So' Wild, Wild West of Office Based Anesthesia -  Janet Setnor, MSN, CRNA, APRN, Col (Ret), USAF/NC
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm….. Lunch & Learn: Lung Protection in the OR with Draeger - Carl Moyer, RRT-NPS/RCPT
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm…... AANA Update - Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm….. Vaping and Anesthesia: It's No Joke to Smoke -  Elizabeth B. Wilkes, DNAP, MNA, CRNA