Two Additional Educational Tracks


   NEW      Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Track

Tuesday | September 13
1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

Now a dedicated specialty track, the ERAS track will provide information related to Patient Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy (PGDT), along with the most current and up-to-date information on reversal agents.

To Reverse or Not to Reverse…With What, is the Question? 1 CE

Get the latest knowledge with regards to ND-NMBA monitoring and reversal drugs in this pharmacology session.

Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Symposium 2 CE

Hear experts in the field of ERAS address hemodynamic optimization through PGDT. This symposium will address protocols in the perioperative setting. Learn about the pitfalls and successes of implementing enhanced recovery processes; discuss concerns related to traditional perioperative care versus evidence-based practice, and more.

  NEW   Continued Professional Certification
(CPC) Program Review Track

Saturday-Tuesday | September 10-13
1:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

The Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Program Review track will cover the fundamentals of nurse anesthesia principles and practice related to topics covered in the CPC Program. The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) will provide an overview of the program along with the rationale and timeline for implementation. The track also includes educational topics mapped to the CPC Examination.

Along with the traditional lecture format, the track will feature "Case Management" sessions that will provide attendees an opportunity to bring personal cases (must meet HIPAA requirements) to discuss with experts in areas of their interest. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis. CE is provided for these sessions.


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Inspirational Speakers


LTG Patricia D. Horoho, ANC, USA(ret)

LTG Patricia D. Horoho, ANC, USA(ret)

Preparing for the Unexpected— A Reflection on 9/11. 1 CE

LTG Patricia D. Horoho, ANC, USA(ret)

Saturday | September 10
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.

This year’s Annual Congress will take place during the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. In remembrance of the occasion, we welcome LTG Patricia D. Horoho, ANC, USA(ret), a newly retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General who was present at the Pentagon when the attacks took place. Come hear her awe-inspiring, firsthand accounts of being the first to respond and lead efforts to provide medical relief to those injured.

As the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, LTG Horoho was the first woman and first Nurse Corps officer to hold those appointments. She will discuss the vital role nurses, including CRNAs, played during the attacks, specifically at the Pentagon, and the leadership role CRNAs continue to take in crisis management situations. Don’t miss this relevant and inspirational keynote!




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