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2023 DANA Annual Fall Meeting

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • 7:00 AM
  • Sunday, October 01, 2023
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, 1 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


(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.

Registration is closed

The 2023 Annual Fall Meeting will include a welcome reception and a program with 1 CEU on the evening of September 29th, a full day of programming on Saturday, September 30th, and a half day of programming on Sunday, October 1st. This year's meeting will be held at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach, 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. Opportunities for discussion and a question and answer session will be provided.


Note: The entire conference is pending approval for 10 CEU credits.

Friday, September 29, 2023

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Atlantic Sands Hotel

8:00 - 9:00 p.m. “Remimazolam: A Short Acting Benzodiazepine” presented by Mark Haffey MSN, CRNA, APRN

Saturday, September 30, 2023

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, Lobbyist & State Update, AANA Foundation Update & DANA-PAC Update

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

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. “APRN Advocacy: Evolving Approaches and Challenges” presented by Megan McNamara Williams, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP

10:20 - 11:20 a.m. “The Distracted Practitioner: Are we harming the patient and ourselves?” presented by Dr. Dale Sutherland

11:20 - 12:20 p.m. “RemiFentanil: An Ultra Short Acting Opioid ‘ESSENTIAL for Every Anesthesia Toolbox” presented by Mark Haffey MSN, CRNA, APRN

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

1:20 - 2:20 p.m. “Treating Obesity as a Disease and Patients as Individuals” presented by Dr. Kristine LaRocca, DO

2:20 – 3:20 p.m. “LLLC and Tax Information for the CRNAs” presented by Ira Secouler, CPA

3:20 p.m. Adjourn

Sunday, October 1, 2023

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. “The Physiology of Sleep” presented by Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. “Pediatric Dental Surgery and the Uncooperative Child: Challenges and Opportunities” presented by Matthew McCoy, DNP, CRNA, APRN

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. “Memory Matters: Linking Alzheimer’s Care and Post Surgery Cognitive Issues” presented by Rhea Temmermand, PhD(c), MSN, CRNA


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

  • 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 by supporting our SRNAs to attend the conference.


A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the 2023 DANA Annual Fall Meeting at The Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center at a rate of $219 per night for a single or double room. Please call 1-800-422-0600 and mention the Delaware Association of Nurse Anesthetists block #10722 to secure your room. Please note that specific room types can be requested although are not guaranteed. One complimentary parking space, per room, is provided in the hotel parking lot for overnight guests only. Parking is not provided on the property for day guests attending events. Attendees who are not staying overnight will need to park on the street or in a public lot.

Click here to download the conference booklet.

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