Preissue 1 - July 29, 2013

Are you ready for the much-anticipated AANA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas? It's less than two weeks away! Read the welcome letter from AANA President Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP.

Streamlined Annual Meeting Schedule Offers Efficiency, Flexibility

The AANA Convention and Meeting Planning Department and the AANA Program Committee have been refining and upgrading the Annual Meeting to give attendees the most value for their time and money, as well as the opportunities for education, service, networking, and fun they expect. One major refinement is the new four-day schedule: Saturday, Aug. 10, through Tuesday, Aug. 13.
This new schedule offers the same mix of educational opportunities, meetings, exhibit hall hours, hands-on workshops, and social/fundraising events on an efficient, streamlined schedule. If you’ve attended the meeting in recent years, you’ll notice some changes--read about them here.

Claiming Annual Meeting CE Credits Gets
Even Easier

The all-electronic evaluation and continuing education (CE) credit claim form process introduced at the 2012 Annual Meeting will be even easier and more efficient this year.  Read about how to use this convenient system to complete your evaluations and have your CE credits recorded.

Make Your Voice Heard at the Annual Business Meeting

​Be there and be part of the essential quorum as the important business of the Association is conducted at the Business Meeting on Sunday, Aug.11, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. The Business Meeting is open to AANA members only.
Members will have the opportunity to have an impact on the future of the AANA by voting on amendments to the AANA Bylaws and Standing Rules and proposed resolutions. Note: For background information on the Business Meeting, including the proposed amendments, resolutions, and the agenda, visit the AANA Annual Business Meeting Information Page on the AANA website. (AANA member login and password required.)
Prize Drawings—Don’t Miss Out!
Prizes will be awarded to randomly selected members throughout the Business Meeting. Winners must be present to claim their prize.

Bylaws and Resolutions Hearing to be Held Friday

The Bylaws and Resolutions Hearing will be held Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., in the Montego Ballroom. To review the proposed amendments to the AANA Bylaws and Standing Rules and resolutions see the July issue of the AANA NewsBulletin, or visit the AANA Annual Business Meeting Information Page on the members-only side of the AANA website. (AANA member login and password is required.) The hearing is limited to AANA members.

The Stars will Come out on Monday Night for the Foundation Fundraiser

Monday, August 12, 2013, from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Treasure Island Ballroom
Treasure Island Hotel
3300 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas
Glitz and glamor and stars—just what you would expect from Las Vegas. You'll find them all at Vegas—The Stars Come Out at Night, the AANA Foundation fundraiser, Monday, Aug. 12, at the Treasure Island Hotel Ballroom. You won’t want to miss this unique event, which includes Vegas-inspired food stations, drinks, a DJ, dancing—and best of all—the chance to be amazed by your colleagues’ performances at the talent competition. Can't attend the Annual Meeting this year? You can still be a part of the fun and help the Foundation at the same time by viewing and voting for the contestants online. All proceeds will go to support the AANA Foundation’s mission of advancing the science of anesthesia through education and research. Find out more here.

Practice and Wellness Divisions Team Up

The Professional Practice and Health and Wellness Divisions have teamed up and will be exhibiting at a joint booth in the AANA Pavilion/Exhibit Hall.  Stop by to visit with your practice colleagues and wellness and peer assistance volunteers and to ask questions or share information regarding anesthesia practice, health, and wellness. Read more about some of the informative lectures and opportunities to share and learn from your colleagues.

What Happens in Vegas… Is a Whole Lot

The number of attractions and things to do in Las Vegas is more than could fit in one article. From world-class dining to thrill-seeking rides to star-studded entertainment, the city truly has something for everyone—and all budgets. While most people associate a trip to Vegas with action on the Strip, the downtown and surrounding areas offer activities outside of the glamorous shows and gambling. Here are some top attractions in all three areas that will ensure what happens in Vegas… you share with all your friends.