2020 Annual Congress Meeting Status Update

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AANA has continuously monitored health advisories to ensure your safety and well-being. Given the latest directives for large gatherings in California, we are unable to proceed with the 2020 Annual Congress scheduled for August 14-18 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Annual Congress is the largest networking and education event in nurse anesthesia. In our commitment to keeping you updated on the latest practice trends and reinvigorating your passion for your career, the AANA staff is developing an exciting virtual experience designed to keep you at the top of your profession. Stay tuned! Plans for the AANA Business Meeting also will be announced soon.

While the AANA Board of Directors regret that Annual Congress cannot proceed as planned, the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and staff is paramount. Many stakeholders are involved in making Annual Congress a "must-attend" event every year, and the board is deeply grateful for their efforts and support. As we anticipate the time when our community can once again gather face-to-face, the AANA team is committed to fostering inspiring opportunities to bring us together in meaningful ways. Again, stay tuned!

A full refund will be provided for those who have registered for the in-person Annual Congress. Details will be forthcoming. In the meantime, please direct your questions about registration to meetings@aana.com. For the latest updates on COVID-19 resources, please visit aana.com/aana-covid-19-resources.

On behalf of the AANA Board of Directors, thank you for your patience and understanding, and I sincerely hope you can stay healthy during this time.
Kate Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA LTC (ret) 

AANA 2019 Highlights


  • "I attend AANA Annual Congress as an opportunity to stay current in relevant anesthesia topics. I see this as my professional responsibility to be a lifelong learner. This helps me as a nurse leader, innovative educator, practicing nurse anesthetist and administer of a nurse anesthesia program to know about best practices and cutting-edge research." - Derrick C. Glymph, DNAP, CRNA, COL., USAR
  • "The AANA’s Annual Congress is a great event to learn about the newest developments in our field, network to develop business and educational relationships and to rejoice with old friends." - Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA, FAAN
  • “The AANA Annual Congress is the preeminent conference for cutting-edge educational sessions specifically designed for CRNAs. The opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country, representing all types of practices and educational programs, is a great way to keep current in the profession. I’ve attended 25 Annual meetings since 1993! " – Maria Hirsch, DNAP, CRNA
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