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2022 DANA Annual Meeting

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19801


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • SRNAs will need to pay $100 via check. If DANA receives adequate CRNA student sponsorships, the check will be returned to the SRNA attendee at the conference. Checks will not be returned for any no-shows.

The 2022 Annual Meeting will include a full day of programming on Saturday, September 24.  This year's meeting will be held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, 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 the conference sessions, breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Saturday.


Friday, September 23, 2022

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at Timothy's Riverfront Grill sponsored by Anesthesia Services, P.A.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

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

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

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. President’s Report, Lobbyist & State Update, AANA Foundation Update & DANA-PAC Update

9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Break sponsored by Diamond State Financial Group

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. "Perioperative Cardiovascular Bad Outcomes: How to Recognize, Manage and Prevent Them" presented by Dr. Jeffrey Luebbert

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. "NAP Programs: COA Updates and What CRNAs Need to Know" co-presented by Jodie Szlachta, PhD, CRNA and  Angelarosa DiDonato DNP, CRNA 

11:15 - 12:15 p.m. "Anesthesiologist Assistants: A Political Tool" presented by Dr. Michael A. MacKinnon

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch sponsored by Edwards Lifesciencs

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. "From the Emergency Room to the Board Room: Why Public Service Matters" presented by Colleen Davis, Delaware State Treasurer

2:15 - 2:45 p.m. "Optimization of the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Political Action Committee" presented by Carrie Kenney, DNP, MSN, CRNA, FNP-BC, APRN, CPAN

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. "Green Anesthesia" presented by Chelsea Ostrom, SRNA

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.  Break sponsored by Bay Anesthesia Associates, LLC

3:30 - 4:00 p.m. "Leadership in Your State Association" co-presented by Carrie Kenney, DNP, MSN, CRNA, FNP-BC, APRN, CPAN and Barbara Bradbury MSN, CRNA, APRN, CCRN

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. "Dexmedetomidine (Precedex): A Handy Adjunct for the CRNA" presented by Ronald R. Castaldo, Ph.D., MBA, MS, CRNA, APRN, CCRN

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. DANA-PAC Fundraiser Event at Harry’s Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington, DE 

Click here to download a printable registration form.


Join DANA for a fun 80's-themed night raising contributions for the DANA-PAC. Registration is required and your $100 ticket price includes buffet dinner, two drink tickets and silent auction.  Come dressed in attire from the 80's!


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.


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the DANA Annual Meeting at The Westin Wilmington at a rate of $159 per night for a king or double/double room type. Please make your reservation online here.  The cut-off date to book rooms is August 23, 2022.


Welcome Reception Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor

Refreshment Break Sponsors


Acacia Pharmaceuticals

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Delaware Center for Digestive Care

Merck & Co., Inc.

North American Partners in Anesthesia

Pacira BioSciences, Inc.

Wilmington University

Program Booklet

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