Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture Series

Jan Stewart Speaker 2016 - CAPT George Ceremuga, DO

"Self-Care for the Mind, Body and Spirit"
During AANA 2016 in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 10, 2016 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. CAPT Ceremuga's lecture is intended to empower attendees with the belief that the body is self-healing and self-regulating to bring optimal health to oneself. In this session, attendees will learn about well-being and healing related to the mind, body, and spirit.
CAPT Ceremuga is an Osteopathic Family Physician and practitioner of Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness. Recently 
he served as Chief of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Director of the Inpatient Substance Abuse Program at Ft. Belvoir Community Hospital, where he had the privilege to motivate, inspire and direct patients to Optimal Health to heal their mind, body and spirit through self-care modalities.  He is currently assigned to the Great Plains Area Indian Health Service as the Clinical Director at the Lower Brule Service Unit.
See also the Wellness Milestones article with an interview of Dr. Ceremuga on developing appropriate and effective coping skills: 2016 Jan Stewart Memorial Lecture Preview: An Interview with George Ceremuga - July 2016
Jan Stewart Speaker supported by the AANA Foundation

You can contribute to the AANA Foundation to support the Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture Series, which provides a topic at each AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress to increase awareness of anesthesia professionals' occupational risk of substance use disorder.

Please designate "Wellness/Jan Stewart Fund" when making your donation.
2015 Jan Stewart Speaker, William Baun, EPD, CWP, FAWP

Bill Baun presented an impassioned lecture on the importance of resiliency to bring calmness to everyday stressful life situations and especially for nurse anesthetists 
in their challenging workplace 
environment. Baun shared techniques and skills to broaden resilience capacity.
Photo, left to right: Linda Stone, CRNA, DNP, Chair AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee, speaker William B. Baun, EPD, CWP, FAWP, and LCDR Tiffany Uranga, CRNA, DNP, NC, USN, Chair AANA Health and Wellness Committee.

$9320 in net proceeds from the 2015 Fun 5K Walk/Run were allocated to the AANA Foundation's Jan Stewart Memorial Fund to help support future speakers in the series. 

More info: 

A video of the lecture will soon be offered in the Wellness catalog 

on AANA Learn for CRNAs and student nurse anesthetists learning and stress

reduction.  An invaluable personal investment to maintain professional success.  


Past Speakers in the Series​



 Speaker Series


 About Jan Stewart


Named after our respected colleague, 1999 - 2000 AANA President Jan Stewart, CRNA, ARNP, the Jan Stewart Memorial Wellness Lecture Series features speakers on wellness-related topics at each AANA Nurse Anesthesia Annual Congress. 

Link to more info on:

  • Jan's achievements as AANA President
  • Jan's daughter Sarah speaks about her mother in the About Wellness video