Mid-Year Assembly

When: April 21 - 25, 2018
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington
Online registration will close at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 4.  
Registration will be available onsite at the Grand Hyatt, Washington DC.
Friday, April 20  -  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 21 - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 22 - 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday, April 23 - 7:00 am - 3:15 pm

Washington DC Capitol BuildingKey Takeaways

  • Outline the most effective advocacy techniques to use in communicating with legislators.
  • Apply lessons learned from supervision advocacy efforts to current policy issues affecting CRNAs.
  • Describe best practices for association members to engage in advocacy.
  • Demonstrate the habits of successful advocates on Capitol Hill.
  • Identify characteristics of a policy meeting with congressional staff.

Download the Final Program and Schedule at a Glance.


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.

Who Should Attend

  • Any CRNA and SRNA interested in understanding all the legislative issues affecting the profession
  • State association leadership
  • Program administrators
  • Students

Registration Details

Full Registration
AANA Member *
Before 3/21/18: $495  Members Save $100! 
After 3/21/18: $595

Before 3/21/18: $595
After 3/21/18: $695

Associate Member (Student) 
Before 3/21/18: $160
After 3/21/18: $210
Single-Day Registration 
One day maximum – Please specify day
AANA Member* 
Before 3/21/18: $300
After 3/21/18: $350

Before 3/21/18: $355
After 3/21/18: $405
2018 CRNA-PAC Presents A Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball
Sunday, April 22, 6:30-10:00 pm
Ticket purchase required. CRNA - $250.00, SRNA - $125.00

*Learn more about the benefits of AANA Membership.  

Register Now

To register by fax, download and complete the 2018 Mid-Year Assembly Registration Form. Fax to 847-692-3224.

CRNA-PAC Presents “A Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball”

Sunday, April 22, 6:30-10:00 pm

Join CRNA-PAC for a fundraising event held on the stunning 101 Constitution Ave. NW rooftop – complete with sweeping views of the US Capitol and National Mall. Come dressed in masks, beads, sequins, and green, purple and gold attire. Registration required. Ticket purchase includes transportation, two drink tickets, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. 

Ticket purchase required. CRNA - $250.00, SRNA - $125.00

The following is an FEC required legal notification for CRNA-PAC: Gifts to political action committees are not tax deductible. Contributions to CRNA-PAC are for political purposes. All contributions to CRNA-PAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The guidelines are merely suggestions. You are free to contribute more or less than the guidelines suggest and the association will not favor or disadvantage you by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law requires CRNA-PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and the name of the employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Each contributor must be a US Citizen. 

Hotel Reservations

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20001

Group rates are available at the Grand Hyatt Washington: $329 plus tax through Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Subject to availability.

Make your reservation today by calling 888-421-1442 and identify yourself as attending the AANA Mid-Year Assembly or reserve online!

What Your Peers Say

  • It is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, get the latest info on issues affecting practice nationally, and to champion practice to an important audience.
  • Excellent meeting. Topics are good and the overall tone is positive. It lights a fire to fight for your profession!
  • As a student, it made me realize the importance of individual advocacy, and learning that there are issues such as Title 8 that affect me and my future.

Travel Discounts

United Airline Reservations
AANA has secured travel discounts on United Airlines

www.united.com or 800-426-1122
Discount Code:  ZEVQ275563
Discount is available for travel occurring between 4/18/2018 and 4/28/2018

Go to www.united.com
Use the Washington DC city code of WAS
Click on All Search Options
Scroll down to Promotions and Certificates and enter ZEVQ275563
Click on the Search button and continue making your flight reservation


Call 800-422-1122 and provide the discount code 

Exhibitor Information

Join Us in Washington!

Exhibitor Application

Connect and cultivate relationships with your key target audience of CRNAs. The AANA can help you maximize your marketing dollars and extend your reach to this highly engaged audience. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products and services to nearly 1,000 attendees.
Dates: April 21-25, 2018 
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20001

The Mid-Year Assembly brings together members and future leaders interested in advocacy and protecting the professional practice of CRNAs.

Exhibit at the AANA Mid-Year AssemblyExhibit Dates/Hours:
  • Sunday, April 22 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:15.p.m.
Exhibitor package includes:
  • 2 Exhibitor badges
  • 6' draped table and two chairs
  • Reserve your space today!  Contact Helen Pollard, Director of Conventions & Meeting Planning.
Looking for options? Find a host of opportunities to meet your objectives, maximize exposure, and increase ROI. Contact Wendy Stoner today for a free, no-obligation 20-minute consultation and needs assessment.

Related Resources

2017 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey
 2017 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey
(2016 Data, Collected April-May 2017)
This AANA report contains comprehensive data collected from the 2017 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey. CRNAs and employers of CRNAs will find the information contained in the 170+ page report to be of particular value. 

 Order your copy today. Members (login required) | Nonmembers
NEW! A Resource for Nurse Anesthesia Educators, 2nd Edition 
A Resource For Nurse Anesthesia Educators 2nd Ed
#173598 $59.95
Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN
Judy Thompson, MS, CRNA, APRN
Publisher, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2017
582 Pages

With 169 additional pages of content, the second edition of the essential resource for nurse anesthesia educators includes the latest information and best practices for understanding legal issues and reimbursement rules, fulfilling new educational requirements, writing exam questions and evaluations, incorporating simulation into your curriculum, encouraging research and scholarship application, promoting diversity and inclusion in health care, and avoiding burnout. 

Ira P. Gunn, Nurse Anesthetist: Writings and Wisdom from a Legendary Nursing Leader
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Jay Horowitz, BSN, CRNA, ARNP
Maura S. McAuliffe, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Rita Rupp, MA
Publisher, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2015
768 Pages

A fierce defender of the profession and the AANA, Gunn passed away in 2011 but her impact lives on—now in the pages of this important collection of articles, letters, papers, and personal correspondence. Gunn’s unique perspective as a clinician, educator, military veteran, historian, and AANA member is invaluable to all nurse anesthetists, including practicing CRNAs and students just starting their careers. She expressed herself as only she could—with passion, strength, exacting knowledge, wisdom, and humor. Included in the book is a tribute DVD of her Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery on April 16, 2012.

Accreditation Statements

Provider with DistinctionThis program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 9.75 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number 1035521; Expiration Date: 04/25/2018.

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 on the App and in the Final Program.

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. 
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