2017 Mid-Year Assembly

April 5-9, 2017 | Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
2017 MYA 
The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is designed to prepare nurse anesthetists to effectively advocate on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing CRNA practice and reimbursement. Attendees will develop professional advocacy skills and healthcare policy understanding that promotes leadership at the national level and in professional practice.
  • Participate in strengthening the voice of the nurse anesthesia profession to advance CRNA policy interests on Capitol Hill
  • Engage with members of Congress and their staffs, building professional relationships that make a positive difference for the profession
  • Build effective professional networks among CRNA and student registered nurse anesthetist colleagues
  • Apply effective advocacy techniques and broader knowledge of policy and reimbursement issues to leadership of CRNA practice and healthcare delivery
  • Any CRNA and SRNA interested in learning to effectively communicate policy issues and taking action to ensure that CRNAs are heard on Capitol Hill
  • State association leaderships, especially Presidents, Federal Political Directors and Key Contacts
  • Nurse anesthesia educational program administrators
2017 MYA CRNA-PAC Fundraising EventThursday, April 6th from 6:30-8:30 PM 
Odyssey Cruise
Get out your leisure suit and platforms for a fun-filled, 1970’s-themed evening! Your ticket purchase includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Proceeds benefit the CRNA-PAC. 
Tickets available for CRNA - $250, SRNA - $125. Register Now.
Important: While we’re excited that the National Cherry Blossom Festival will coincide with the dates of the 2017 Mid-Year Assembly, we strongly encourage you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible. See below for Mid-Year Assembly group hotel block rates.
Full Registration
Member Type
Before 03/05/17​
Members Save $100!
​After 03/05/17
AANA Member* $495 $595
​Non-Member​ $595 $695
Associate Member​ (Student) $160 $210 (onsite)
Single-Day Registration
One day maximum – Please specify day
​Member Type Before 03/05/17 After 03/05/17​
AANA Member​* $300 $350
Non-Member​ $355 ​$405
*Learn more about the benefits of AANA Membership.  
Online registration is closed.  If you would still like to register for the Mid-Year Assembly you can do so onsite at meeting.  Registration will open on Wednesday, April 5 at 3:00 pm.  The AANA registration desk will be located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer at the Renaissance DC hotel.
Give back to the next generation of CRNAs. Consider sponsoring a student during the registration process and help support the future of the nurse anesthesia profession.
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
AANA has secured a block of rooms at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel for a group rate of $287 plus tax through Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm Eastern time.

Make your reservation today by calling 800-393-2505 and identify yourself as attending the AANA Mid-Year Assembly or reserve online!
Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center
901 6th Street NW
Washington, DC, 20001

AANA has secured a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn Washington-Downtown-Convention Center Hotel for a group rate of $249 plus tax through Monday, March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm Eastern time.

Make your reservation today by calling 202-842-2265 and identify yourself as attending the AANA Mid-Year Assembly or reserve online!
Important Information About Travel and Hotel Accommodations
Before you make your travel and hotel arrangements for the AANA Mid-Year Assembly, please note that hotel group rates are available from April 5 through April 12. Dates outside of these dates are not guaranteed as the Cherry Blossom festival attracts tens of thousands of tourists from around the world. Also, there is a city-wide convention prior to the AANA Mid-Year Conference and hotel availability is extremely scarce for those planning to arrive before April 5th.
#173364 $59.50
Jay Horowitz, BSN, CRNA, ARNP
Maura S. McAuliffe, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Rita Rupp, MA
Publisher, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2015
768 Pages
(2014 Data Collected March-April 2015)
This AANA report contains comprehensive data collected from the CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey. CRNAs and employers of CRNAs will find the information contained in the 119-page report to be of particular value.  
#1958 $75.00
Scot D. Foster, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Margaret Faut Callahan, DNSc, CRNA, FAAN
Publisher, AANA Publishing, Inc. 2011
Recording waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)
Portions of this AANA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AANA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AANA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.

Accreditation Statements:
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 9.5 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number: 1034087; Expiration Date:  April 9, 2017.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.
Disclosure Information
All presenters and planners of this continuing nursing education activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial healthcare products, goods or services consumed by or used on patients.  If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflict of interest.  Attendees will be provided full disclosure information on the Mobile App and in the Final Program.
 2017 Speakers 


Brett Baker
Brett Baker
Health Policy Advisor
Senate Finance Committee
Romy Gelb-Zimmer, MPP
Romy Gelb-Zimmer, MPP 
Associate Director, Federal Regulatory and Payment Policy 
Washington, DC 
Tim P. Johnson, CRNA, APRN
Tim P. Johnson, CRNA, APRN
Veterans Affairs
Staff Anesthetist
Howard, WI 
Lorraine Jordan
Lorraine M. Jordan, PhD, CRNA, CAE, FAAN 
Executive Director, AANA Foundation and Research 
Park Ridge, IL
Ralph Kohl
Ralph Kohl, BA 
Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs 
Washington, DC 
Christopher Kush
Christopher Kush, MPP 
Chief Executive Officer 
Soapbox Consulting 
Washington, DC 
Julie Linton
Julie E. Linton, MSN, CRNA 
Staff Anesthetist 
First Colonies Anesthesia Associates 
Martinsburg, WV 
Keith E. Macksoud, MA, APRN, CRNA
Keith E. Macksoud, MA, APRN, CRNA
​Assistant Program Director
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
JP Mason
JP Mason
Associate Director, Federal Government Affairs
Park Ridge, IL

Angela Mund
Angela R. Mund, DNP, CRNA 
Federal Political Director 
South Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
Mount Pleasant, SC 

Amy Neimkin
Amy P. Neimkin, DNP, MBA, CRNA 
Federal Political Director 
Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
Birmingham, AL 

Jihan Quraishi, MS, RN, AE-C, CCRC 
AANA Assistant Director of Research and Quality 
Park Ridge, IL 

Mark Rayder
Mark H. Rayder, BA 
Senior Policy Advisor 
Alston & Bird LLP 
Washington, DC 
Lynn Reede
Lynne J. Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP 
Sr. Director, Professional Practice 
Park Ridge, IL 

Jackie S. Rowles, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FAAN
Jackie S. Rowles, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FAAN
Director, Nurse Anesthesia Program
Marian University
Indianapolis, IN

Bruce Schoneboom
Bruce A. Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN 
Senior Director, Education and Professional Development 
Park Ridge, IL 

G. Dwayne Self, BS, CRN
Ajith A. Skariah, RN, BSN
    Nurse Anesthesia Student
    Medical University of South Carolina
    Charleston, SC
 Marilyn Yager
Marilyn K. Yager, BA 
Senior Policy Advisor 
Alston & Bird LLP 
Washington, DC

 What Your Peers Say

​MYA was one of the most motivational and inspirational experiences in my 13 year career as a CRNA. It really heightened my awareness of many issues affecting CRNAs and how to professionally advocate.
Great crowd. Great way to "ignite" the fire to protect profession.
Meeting with Congressmen and networking with other states is invaluable to our profession.