AANA Leadership Summit

When: November 08 - 10, 2019
Location: Naples Grande Beach Resort


The AANA Leadership Summit is designed to meet the needs of all CRNAs–state association leaders, chief CRNAs and administrators, practice owners and managers, facility leaders, and aspiring leaders. This educational event will include an afternoon of tracks focused on Federal Political Directors, Practice and Facility Leadership (including State Reimbursement Specialists), President-Elect and Government Relations. Of course, as with all AANA activities, students are welcome and encouraged to join the learning.


Accreditation Statement

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 15.75 Class A CE Credits; AANA Course ID 1037763; Expiration Date November 10, 2019

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.

Provider with Distinction

Overview

The AANA Leadership Summit is designed to meet the needs of all CRNAs—state association leaders, chief CRNAs and administrators, practice owners and managers, facility leaders, and aspiring leaders. This educational event will include an afternoon of tracks focused on Federal Political Directors, Practice and Facility Leadership (including State Reimbursement Specialists), President-Elect and Government Relations.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief CRNAs and Administrators
  • Practice Owners and Managers
  • State Association Leaders
  • Facility Leaders
  • State Association Leadership and Management Company Staff
  • Federal Political Directors
  • State Reimbursement Specialists
  • Any CRNA or SRNA aspiring to leadership
 

Disclosure Statement

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 AANA Meetings App and in the Final Program.

Education by Track

Practice Leadership Track
The purpose of this track is to provide foundational and advanced skills and information that contribute to successful business and facility leadership.

Federal Political Director Track
The Federal Political Director track is intended for AANA Federal Political Directors and anyone interested in learning more about the AANA Federal Advocacy program. This track will teach important skills for building sustaining relationships with federal lawmakers and promoting the nurse anesthesia profession through effective advocacy techniques.

State Government Affairs Track

As CRNAs seek to implement full practice authority in the states, testifying effectively can be the difference between winning and losing. This track will provide a great learning opportunity and interactive, hands-on experience in testifying before legislators and regulators and responding to difficult questions.

State President-Elect Track

The purpose of the State President-Elect track is to enable participants to develop their leadership and governance skills to more effectively serve in an elected position for the board of directors and to provide an opportunity for networking and discussion with other state leaders in similar roles.

State Reimbursement Specialist Track

The State Reimbursement Specialist track is intended for both newly appointed and experienced SRSs and anyone interested in learning more about the SRS program. This track is an educational program devoted to reimbursement issues and professional network development, focusing on Medicare, Medicaid and commercial health plans, and on strategies for monitoring and effectively advocating for appropriate coverage of CRNA services in states.

Speakers by Track

Keynote Speaker
Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, ScD(h), APRN, FAAN, FACCWS
 
Practice Leadership Track

Dawn Lewellen MHS, CRNA
Steve Mund, DNP, CRNA, FACHE, CENP
Lynn Reede, DNP, MBA, CRNA, FNAP
Bruce Schoneboom, PhD, CRNA, FAAN, COL (Ret), USA
Stephen Smith, MA, CRNA

Federal Political Director Track 
Heather Borbely, MSN, CRNA, APN-A
Catharine Harris, MPS 
Ralph Kohl, BA
Dean Mazurek, CRNA, APN-A
Stephen Smith, MA, CRNA

State Government Affairs Track
Bruce Allain, JD
Chris Bettin, MA
Sarah Chacko, JD
Jana Conover, BA
Anna Polyak, RN, JD

Blake Ward, MSN, CRNA

State President-Elect Track
Cricket Buchler, Master Trainer, VitalSmarts
Susan Radwan, CAE, SMP, ARM

State Reimbursement Specialist Track
Romy Gelb-Zimmer, MPP
Randi Gold, MPP
Ralph Kohl, BA
Lisa Pearson, CRNA, NSMP-C

Stephen Smith, MA, CRNA
Jean Snyder, DNAP, CRNA

 

Sharps Tank at AANA Leadership Summit

The AANA Sharps Tank experience is an opportunity for CRNAs and SRNAs to utilize their practice management and business skills to develop a business pitch and present it at the AANA Leadership Summit.

Witness your most fearless peers pitch their innovative business concepts to an expert panel of Leadership Summit presenters. The winner nets a cash prize, and everyone who survives the experience will have received valuable advice and consultation from seasoned CRNA business professionals.

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Location:
475 Seagate Dr., Naples, Florida United States


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