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2019 DANA Annual Meeting

  • Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 N. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE


  • Complimentary Registration Through CRNA Donations ($100 Value)

No refunds after 10/6/17
Registration is closed

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino located in Dover, DE. The purpose of the meeting is to present topics specific to the discipline of anesthesia along with clinical knowledge updates for nurse anesthetists. Lectures are led by experts in their field, and opportunities for discussion and questions will be provided. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon break refreshments.  

This year, we are pleased to welcome Randall Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA, the Chief Executive Officer from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists as one of our speakers.  Randall will be providing us with an update on AANA.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.75 Class A CE credits.  AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.75 CE Credit in Pharmacology/Therapeutics


Through the generosity of our CRNAs, Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists has been able to provide complimentary registration for SRNAs to attend the annual meeting. CRNAs who sponsor a student will receive the following benefits:

  • Verbal recognition by the President during the opening remarks
  • Name listed in program booklet as a student sponsor
  • Special ribbon on nametag at the conference acknowledging your donation

Please consider giving the gift of education and support our SRNAs with a small donation to help offset the cost of their participation in our conference.

SPECIAL OFFER: The AANA is offering a $175 discounted rate (regularly $299) on all four of the current versions of its Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Core Modules for any CRNA attending the DANA Annual Meeting. If you are interested in this offer, please select the option during the registration process. AANA will then provide each member with a unique promotional code to apply upon checkout when purchasing the modules directly on the AANALearn site.


7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30-8:00 a.m. DANA Business Meeting (DANA Members Only)

8:00-8:45 a.m. President’s Report, State Update, DE Board of Nursing Update & Lobbyist Update

  • Rosemary Jones, CRNA
  • Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, CRNA, APRN
  • Chris DiPietro (DANA Lobbyist)
  • Rebecca Batson Kidner, Esq. (DANA Attorney)

9:05-10:05 a.m. AANA Update

  • Randall D. Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA

10:05-11:05 a.m. Anesthesia and Residual Neuromuscular Blockade

  • Ryan Fedewitz, MS, CRNA

11:05-12:05 p.m. CRNA Insurance/Malpractice Coverage Concerns

  • John Fetcho, CPCU, ARM

12:05 - 1:05 p.m. Lunch

1:05 - 2:05 p.m. I Get High With a Little Help from My Friends: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana

  • Suzanne Ariza, MSN, CRNA

2:05 - 3:05 p.m. BON Update on Independent Practice

  • Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, CRNA, APRN

3:25 - 4:25 p.m. Perioperative Considerations of Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Barbara Evans, MSN, CRNA

4:25 - 5:25 p.m. Pharmacology Update in Anesthesia

  • Jacqueline M. Mainwaring, DNP, MS, CRNA

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour at Fire & Ice Lounge


Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is Delaware’s largest and most luxurious hotel and casino experience. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is Delaware's leading luxury casino hotel and offers the area's largest variety of entertainment options including live harness racing, fabulous dining options ranging from deli to gourmet, a AAA rated four diamond hotel, exciting concerts, 24 hour gaming including live table games, unique shopping and a luxurious spa!

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at a rate of $179 per night. Please call the Hotel Reservation Department at 800-711-5882 and mention the group code GDAN19 to receive the discounted room rate. Reservations must be made by September 16, 2019.

No meeting registration fee refunds after October 5, 2019

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