Special Events

Annual Congress Kick-Off Orientation and Networking Reception

Friday, August 28
5:30-6:30 p.m.

First-time Congress attendees, as well as members who haven't been in awhile, will find this fast-paced, visual, and interactive overview of the educational and entertainment opportunities available to them a great way to kick off the Congress experience. Rapid-fire speakers, energizing video, networking opportunities, and AANA trivia for prizes make this a get-acquainted and get-acclimated session you won't want to miss!
Yoga: Informal Free Drop-in Classes
Saturday, August 29 - Grand America
Sunday, August 30 - Hilton
Monday, August 31 - Marriott Downtown, City Creek
5:30 a.m.-6:15 a.m.
10th Annual Wellness Fun 5K Walk/Run

Tuesday, September 1, 6 a.m.-7 a.m. - Utah State Capitol, Downtown Salt Lake City
Take a shuttle bus, walk, or run (1.5 miles) to the starting line.
5-5:30 a.m. shuttle buses depart from Grand America, Hilton, and Marriott.
Walkers, runners, families, friends, and children welcome; children under 16 free. You will not want to miss this opportunity to participate in an amazing journey while running/walking through breathtaking scenery through the canyon. The majesty of the mountains, aesthetic beauty and wildlife sightings is sure to provide you with an exhilarating experience like you’ve probably never experienced before.
It begins and ends at the Utah State Capitol, atop Capitol Hill in downtown Salt Lake City. Participants will start on the east side of the Capitol building and run along the peaceful Bonneville Boulevard, with the sun peaking over the Wasatch Mountains to the east. After about 1 mile runners will begin the gradual uphill to the water stop, where they will be treated to scenic views of the State Capitol and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. Participants will then retrace their steps and follow the course back to the finish at the east side of the Capitol. The view going back is completely different from the view going out. No pictures will do the scenery justice. Top three male and female runners will be recognized.
Race registration required.
Pricing: $30 before 06/01/15; $40 after 06/01/15. Walk/Run fee does not include a shirt.
To purchase a 2015 Walk/Run shirt, see information at www.aana.com/WalkRun. Net proceeds donated to AANA Foundation Jan Stewart Speaker Fund.
Anesthesia College Bowl

Monday, August 31
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Students compete with students—winning team faces the CRNA Challenge Team in a final match. Come to this exciting event and support your favorite team. Students or CRNAs who would like to compete should obtain full details regarding this event, including the rules for competition, from the AANA website, program directors, or the AANA Education Department at (847) 655-1161. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
AANA Foundation Presents...One Night - Twice the Fun

Register onsite at the registration desk.
Sunday, August 30
7:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m. — Hollywood Revisited
9:30 p.m.–1:45 a.m. — Shake It for a Cause* Dance Party
Hollywood Revisited – A Tribute in Costume and Song
A concert pianist and well-known collector of movie costumes, Greg Schreiner provides movie and scene anecdotes and musical accompaniment while acclaimed vocalists perform wearing the actual costumes worn by Hollywood legends such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope, and many more. Includes dinner and drinks.
Shake It for a Cause* Dance Party
Nurse anesthetists love to go all out on the dance floor! A DJ will be playing a variety of favorites and taking requests.
*Proceeds benefit the AANA Foundation to advance the science of anesthesia through education and research.
Tickets required, $250 for the entire evening, including dinner, drinks, Hollywood Revisited and dance party. Dance Party Only - CRNAs $50; SRNAs $25.
Annual Banquet and Dinner

Tuesday, September 1
7:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m.
Semiformal/Formal Event

Highlights of the evening include:

  • Dancing
  • Musical Salute to the States
  • Meet Your New Board of Directors
  • Recognition of Award Recipients
  • AANA Scrapbook
Student Luncheon (included in registration fee)
Monday, August 31
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Student Representative’s Farewell Message
  • Student Writing Contest Winners Presentation
  • 2016 Student Representative Announcement
  • Student Scholarship Recognition

 Final Program


 AANA Foundation Event