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Are You Ready for the Banquet?

The 79th Annual Meeting will come to its traditional, inspiring close at the Annual Banquet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., at the Moscone Center West, Rooms 3006-3012. A Pre-Banquet Reception (cash bar) will be held in the Moscone Center West Third Floor Foyer at 6 p.m. Seating for the banquet will begin at 6:30.

The Banquet is a time to honor nurse anesthesia accomplishments with presentation of the following awards: The 38th Annual Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, the 33rd Annual Helen Lamb Outstanding Educator Award, the 27th Annual Alice Magaw Clinical Anesthesia Practitioner Award, and the 12th Annual Ira P. Gunn Award. See an upcoming issue of the AANA NewsBulletin for names and photos of the honorees.

The Banquet is also a time to introduce the 2013 AANA Board of Directors and president, and thank the 2012 Board for their service to the AANA. Outgoing AANA President Debra Malina, CRNA, DNSc, MBA, will address the audience and pass the gavel to incoming President Janice Izlar, CRNA, DNAP, who will begin her term with her inaugural speech.

The evening will end on a fun and nostalgic note with the AANA Scrapbook, a slideshow of photos depicting the sights, events, and people of the Annual Meeting.