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2021 DANA Annual Meeting

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
  • 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 17, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, 1301 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Complimentary Registration Through CRNA Donations ($100 Value)

Register

Break The 2021 Annual Meeting will include a welcome reception on Friday evening, a full day of programming on Saturday, October 16, followed by a DANA-PAC fundraising event and a half day of programming on Sunday, October 17th.  This year's meeting will be held at the recently renovated Hyatt Place Dewey Beach.

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 breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, morning and afternoon break refreshments.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PRINTABLE AGENDA AND REGISTRATION FORM

The Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists continues to monitor the COVID-19/Delta Variant situation in Delaware. We will be adhering to all protocols mandated by state and local governments at the time of meeting, including social distancing, room capacities, mask requirements, etc. We will not be offering a virtual option for our meeting, as it is cost prohibitive for our small state association to records and/or live stream the content.

AGENDA

This program is pending approval for 10.0 Class A CE Credits by the AANA.

Friday, October 15, 2021

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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

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

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. President’s Report, State Update, DE Board of Nursing Update, Lobbyist Update & DANA-PAC Update

9:00 - 9:20 a.m. Break

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. "ERAS and Opioid Free Anesthesia” presented by Mark J. Haffey MSN, CRNA, APRN

10:20 - 11:20 a.m. "Professional Advocacy and Politics 101 & Board Update for States" presented by Jennifer Schmitt MS, CRNA, APRN - AANA GRC Chair

11:20 - 12:20 p.m. "It’s the Little Things: How to Perform Safe Inpatient and Outpatient Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and Colonoscopy Procedures" presented by Sheila Harris, APRN, CRNA, DNP

12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch

1:20 - 2:20 p.m. "The Cosmetic Surgical Patient and Intraoperative Considerations” presented by Abdollah Malek, M.D. 

2:20 - 3:20 p.m. "Advanced Hemodynamic Monitoring and Hemodynamic Optimization in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Arena" presented by Richard Bengel, P.A.

3:20 - 3:35 p.m.  Break

3:35 - 4:35 p.m. "Surgical Fire Safety – What you really need to know" presented by Darren Osleger

4:35 p.m. Adjourn

6:30 - 9:30 p.m. DANA-PAC Fundraising Event at The Crab House

Sunday, October 17, 2021

6:30 - 7:15 a.m. Yoga Session with Danielle Cobb

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Breakfast Buffet

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. “It's Time to Regulate! Nursing Regulation & Independent Practice Update for CRNAs" presented by Ronald Castaldo, PhD, MBA, MS, CRNA, APRN

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. “Cognitive Dysfunction: Anesthesia’s Silent Side-Effect” presented by Mark J. Haffey MSN, CRNA, APRN

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. "Holy COWS, How Do We Manage Perioperative Patients with Opioid Use Disorder?" presented by Lisa Wallace, NP

11:30 p.m. Adjourn

DANA-PAC LUAU FUNDRAISER

Join DANA for a fun Hawaiian-themed night raising money for the DANA-PAC. Registration is required and your $75 ticket price includes buffet dinner, two drink tickets, silent auction and raffle baskets.  Come dressed in your finest Hawaiian luau attire!

SPONSOR-A-STUDENT

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.

HOTEL INFORMATION

DANA secured room blocks at various hotels over our conference weekend.  The Rehoboth Jazz Festival will take taking place the same weekend and hotels will be in high demand.  All DANA Annual Conference attendees are strongly encouraged to make hotel reservations as early as possible.  

HYATT PLACE DEWEY BEACH
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach at a rate of $179 per night for a king or double/double room type. Please call the Hotel Reservation Department at 855-556-1297 and ask for the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists rate to receive the discounted room rate.  You can also reserve a room online by clicking here.  The online group code is G-DA21The cut-off date to book rooms is September 10, 2021.

SURF CLUB OCEANFRONT HOTEL (0.3 miles/5 Minute Walk to the Hyatt)
A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at the Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel at the following rates:

  • Direct Oceanfront Room = $184/night
  • Large Room - Side Ocean View = $170/night
  • Standard Room - Side Ocean View = $161/night

Please note that this hotel requires a two-night minimum.  Please call the hotel at 302-227-7059 or 800-441-8341 to make your reservation and ask for the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists rate to receive the discounted room rate.  The cut-off date to book rooms is September 17, 2021.

GOLD LEAF HOTEL (Across the street from the Hyatt)
A block of rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at the Gold Leaf Hotel at a rate of $176.39 per night.  Please note that this hotel requires a two-night minimum. Please call the hotel at 302-226-1100 and and ask for the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists rate to receive the discounted room rate.  The cut-off date to book rooms is September 15, 2021.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Welcome Reception Sponsor


Breakfast Sponsor



Refreshment Break Sponsors

Vendors/Exhibitors

Acacia Pharma Inc.

Edwards Lifesciences

Merck & Co., Inc.

Trevena

Villanova University

Wilmington University


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