Mid-Year Assembly

April 2-6, 2016 | Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
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

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  • 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
Sunday, April 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Join the CRNA-PAC for a Roaring Twenties themed event that benefits your voice in Washington, DC. Network with colleagues and enjoy food, beverages and live entertainment at this must-attend event. Advanced registration is required.
Two ways to purchase tickets:
Following the conclusion of the event, current CRNA-PAC FY16 Diplomat ($2,500+) and Presidential ($1,000+) donors are invited to escape onto a private yacht for a Smuggler’s Cruise with your fellow outlaws. Contact Kate Fry, kfry@aanadc.com, 202-741-9087 for additional information and to register. Availability is limited and RSVPs will be taken in order of response.
Important: While we’re excited that the National Cherry Blossom Festival will coincide with the dates of the 2016 Mid Year Assembly, we strongly encourage you to make your travel arrangements as soon as possible as housing and flights will become more costly and scarce as the date of the conference approaches. See travel discounts page for promo codes for major airlines. Also, see below for special Mid-Year Assembly group hotel block rates.
Full Registration
Member Type
Before 03/02/16​
Members Save $100!
​After 03/02/16
AANA Member* $460 $510​
​Non-Member​ $560 $610.00
Associate Member​ (Student) $150.00​ $150.00​
Single-Day Registration
​Member Type Before 03/02/16 After 03/02/16​
AANA Member​* $250​ $270
Non-Member​ $295 ​$315
*Learn more about the benefits of AANA Membership.  

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.

To receive a discounted active military rate for registration, please contact the meetings department at 847-655-1180.
To register by fax, download and complete the 2016 Mid-Year Assembly registration form. Fax to 847-692-3224.

999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC  20001
Reserve your room now to save!
Stay in the heart of DC during the National Cherry Blossom Festival at the AANA conference rate! We urge you to make your reservations as early as possible as rooms and flights will be at a premium as we get closer to the dates of the conference. Travel discounts with major airlines are available here.
Special Group Rate: $280 (plus 14.5% tax) through 5 PM CST, Friday, March 11, 2016*.
Make your reservation today! Reserve online or call or by phone at 1-800-393-2505 and refer to the AANA Mid Year Assembly.
*Subject to availability.
#173364 $59.50
Jay Horowitz, CRNA, BSN, ARNP
Maura S. McAuliffe, CRNA, PhD, 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, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, DNSc, 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 8.75 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number 1032209; Expiration Date: 04/6/2016.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited 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, for 8.75 contact hours.
Commercial Support:
This educational activity is being presented without the provision of commercial support and without bias or conflict of interest from the planners and the presenters.
Faculty and Planner Disclosure:
All planning committee members and presenters have declared nothing to disclose.

 Featured Speakers

Nancy Bocskor, BA
Internationally Renowned Expert in Applied Democracy
Professor, George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management
Charlie Cook
Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report
Columnist for the National Journal
Kate Fry, BA
Associate Director Political Affairs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Larry Hornsby, CRNA, BSN
Senior VP of Operations AmSol Division/SE Division
Vice Chief Anesthetist Officer
NorthStar Anesthesia, P.A.,
Anesthesia Professionals, Inc
Kathryn L. Jansky, CRNA, ARNP, MHS, USA, LTC(ret)
Centrum Surgical Center
Treasurer, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Kavita Patel, MD
Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Former White House Director of Policy for the Office of
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement
Frank J. Purcell, BS
Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

 What Your Peers Say

I thought I knew the process of legislation already, but this really helped me to realize there is so much more. And having representation in DC is a must for us.
This is my 10th MYA and I feel that more CRNAs need to be active and this meeting is the best educational meeting for educating about what is involved in legislation.
Because it's the premier advocacy event, I always learn a lot about advocacy as well as current political issues affecting CRNAs. It's an interesting and exciting meeting that really reinforces the value of being a CRNA.