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Check out the AANA Foundation Annual Meeting Events and Sessions

The Annual Meeting is the perfect time for members to become acquainted with the AANA Foundation and support its efforts to advance the science of anesthesia through education and research. To that end the Foundation has a full range of sessions, events, and activities in store for Annual Meeting attendees. 

Pioneers Breakfast

The Foundation will hold its annual Pioneers Breakfast on Saturday, August 4, 9 to 10 a.m. in Moscone Center West Room 2014. The Pioneer group has requested to hear about the progress of the Foundation and also have time to relax and visit with old friends and make plans for Annual Meeting activities. This year the Foundation is making a special outreach to all CRNA emeritus AANA members to attend this session. Any retiree interested in the future of the nurse anesthesia profession is invited. Dues are not required, but you may make a donation if you have a desire to assist in funding research and the future education of CRNAs. 

California Hornblower Dinner/Dance Cruise on San Francisco Bay

On Saturday evening, support the AANA Foundation by joining us on a California Hornblower Dinner and Dance Cruise. You’ll enjoy an open bar, delicious food, dancing along with a DJ spinning all your favorites, and breathtaking bay views. The cruise will pass by the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, the city of Tiburon and Sausalito, the Bay Bridge, and along the piers to see the city Skyline. Purchase and pick-up your pre-reserved tickets at the ticket pick-up booth located in Moscone Center West Lobby (registration fee of $200). Buses leave from the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 7 p.m. and return at 11 p.m. 

State of the Science General Poster Session

Stop by the AANA Foundation Booth, number 332, to find out how you can earn one CE Credit by visiting the State of the Science General Poster Session in the Exhibit Hall. 

State of the Science Oral Poster Session

The State of Science Oral Poster Session will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, from 2 p.m. to 5:10 p.m., Moscone Center West, Room 2024. Twelve competitively selected investigators will describe their research in 25-minute presentations with two minutes for questions and answers. See pages 28-29 of the Annual Meeting Program Directory for a list of presenters and topics. 

15th Annual Golf Tournament

Join your colleagues for this much-anticipated annual event on Tuesday, August 7, from 6:45 am to 3: p.m. at San Francisco’s Presidio Golf Course. Pre-registration is required. Buses leave from the San Francisco Marriott Marquis at 7 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. The 116-year-old Presidio Golf Course has a reputation as one of the nation’s top public courses. The 18-hole course plays 6,500 yards of challenging golf, winding through beautiful Eucalyptus and Monterey Pine trees. For further information, stop by the Foundation’s booth #332 in the Exhibit Hall and read more here.

Ninth Annual Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture

Author Chris Crowley will deliver “Younger Next Year” on Tuesday, Aug. 7 in Moscone Center West Room 3006-3012. 

Tuesday General Session

"Perioperative Neuromuscular Blockade: Time for Another Look" will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2:30 pm to 4:30 p.m., in Moscone Center West: Room 3006-3012.  Presenters will be Glenn S. Murphy, MD, and Mark D. Welliver, CRNA, DNP, ARNP.  This General Session has been made possible with funding provided through an independent, unrestricted educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc. The AANA and the AANA Foundation want to acknowledge their generosity for this outstanding educational opportunity. Sponsored in partnership with AANA.