Business of Anesthesia Conference

June 24 – 25, 2016 | Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Business of Anesthesia

Join us on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile for a 2-day conference that will arm you with critical tools for navigating the business aspects of anesthesia practice. Get real world advice from expert speakers with experience in building and maintaining a successful practice. Whether you are still in training or have owned your practice for years, you’ll benefit from best practices and strategies for success in an ever-changing health-care climate.  
  • How to Build a Business 101

  • Insurance Issues

  • Health IT

  • Leadership Management

  • Adding Value for Your Next Contract-Case Based

  • Business Care for Enhanced Recovery After Anesthesia Program


Download the agenda for all session topics.  

Who Should Attend


  • Nurse anesthesia practice owners
  • CRNAs considering self-employment
  • SRNAs who dream of owning their own business
  • ​Practice managers
 Space is limited. Reserve your spot for this popular conference!
Member Type
Before 5/24/16​
​After 5/24/16
AANA Member* $525 $575​
​Non-Member​ $625 $675
Associate Member​ (Student) $425​ $475​
 *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 Business of Anesthesia registration form. Fax to 847-692-3224. 
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower


Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
20 E. Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL  60611

Special Group Rate:  $235 single/double occupancy (plus 16.4% tax) through 5 PM CST, Thursday, June 2, 2016*. 
Make your reservation today! Reserve online or call or by phone at 1-877-813-7700 and refer to the Business of Anesthesia conference.

*Subject to availability.

2015 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey
2015 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey 
(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.  Order your Copy today.
Substance Abuse Policies for Anesthesia
Bernadette T. Higgins Roche, CRNA, EdD
This comprehensive resource collects the policies procedures, and structure needed in anesthesia departments to educate and protect practitioners through better understanding of substance abuse and dependency.
Critical Events in Anesthesia: A Clinical Guide for Nurse Anesthetists
 Critical Events in Anesthesia: A Clinical Guide for Nurse Anesthetists
Sass Elisha, CRNA, EdD
Mark Gabot, CRNA, MSN
Jeremy Heiner, CRNA, MSN

The increased incidence and complexity of comorbid diseases that develop during surgery and anesthesia make it essential that all anesthesia providers are able to recognize, diagnose, and rapidly treat anesthetic complications and emergencies. This pocket-sized book has a concise chapter format that makes this source a valuable reference for practicing clinicians, educators, and learners alike.  
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 course has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 15.75 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number: 1032359; Expiration Date: 06/25/2016.

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.

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 in the Final Program. 


 Featured Speakers


John A. Fetcho, CPCU, ARM
John A. Fetcho, CPCU, ARM

Lorraine M. Jordan, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Lorraine M. Jordan, PhD, CRNA, FAAN

Melanie Lafferty, CPC
Melanie Lafferty, CPC

Jonathan Pabalate, DNP, CRNA
Jonathan Pabalate, DNP, CRNA

Juan F. Quintana, DNP, MHS, CRNA
Juan F. Quintana, DNP, MHS, CRNA

Jihan Quraishi, RN, MS
Jihan Quraishi, RN, MS

Lynn J. Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA
Lynn J. Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA

Mark J. Silberman, JD
Mark J. Silberman, JD

David M. Vaughn, JD, CPC
David M. Vaughn, JD, CPC

Barry Cranfill, MHS, MBA, CRNA, FAAPM  


 What Your Peers Say

Fruitful and comprehensive information provided in a single location by expert professionals that have practical experience with the legal, business and financial side of the profession.

Phenomenally important, a must for anyone whether currently running a business or practice, or considering business plan.

The information shared is what every CRNA should know regarding their practice. This is information that is not taught within our educational programs but information that is very much needed.