Congress Daily - Saturday, August 10, 2019


IFNA President Salutes Federation’s 30th Anniversary at Opening Ceremonies

  • Aug 10, 2019

International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA) President Jackie Rowles, DNP, CRNA, ANP-BC, FAAN, introduced international guests present in the audience and spoke to the audience about the IFNA 30th anniversary. “We thank the AANA for the continued support throughout our growth and development – we would not be where we are today without the AANA.” 

IFNA representatives present in the audience were:

Cho Rong Ahn from Korea
Hulda Arnordottir from Iceland
Trond Austnes from Norway
Ingrid Bing Andersson from Sweden
Lorna Calder from Jamaica
Sonia Dormer from Jamaica
Gye Seon Jeong from South Korea
Zorica Kardos from Slovenia
Maxine Nicholson from Jamaica
Sigridur Olgeirsdottir from Iceland
Pascal Rod from France
Lara Thorsteindottir from Iceland
Bjorn Ukkestad from Norway
Hui-Ju Yang from Taiwan
IFNA 2020 Regional Congress
Rowles announced that the IFNA is supporting a regional congress in 2020. “This is a new endeavor for us as we help bring continuing education to those who do not have the resources to attend our AANA Congress or the IFNA World Congresses,” said Rowles.  She said that all are welcome to attend the congress, hosted by the Kenyan Association of Nurse, June 11-13, 2020, in Nairobi, Kenya.

World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists
Rowles announced that the next World Congress of Nurse Anesthetists will be held on May 2-5, 2022, in Sibenik, Croatia.  Please visit the IFNA website for additional information as it becomes available.