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AANA Solutions Center

AANA Foundation

Friday, April 23, 2021

Saturday, April 24, 2021

  • 09:00:AM - 10:00:AM CT

    CRNAdvocacy: Legislative and Regulatory Deep Dive (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Ralph Kohl, BA

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand healthcare policies affecting the nurse anesthesia profession and how best to communicate the CRNA position to friendly, neutral, and hostile audiences.
    2. Identify current and emerging regulatory challenges and opportunities.

  • 10:00:AM - 10:05:AM CT
  • 10:05:AM - 11:05:AM CT

    Citizen Advocacy in the Era of COVID-19 (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Brad Fitch, MA

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand the conditions required to build trust and tell your story in a virtual or semi-virtual environment.
    2. Analyze CMF research related to best practices for communicating with Congress virtually.
    3. Address in-district strategies for engaging lawmakers (virtual or in person site visits, teletown halls, etc.).

  • 11:05:AM - 11:10:AM CT
  • 11:05:AM - 12:05:PM CT

    In It to Win It: The Mental Attitudes of Superior Grassroots and PAC Advocates (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Amy Showalter, MSA, BA

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand the value of forming coalitions to achieve your state or federal advocacy goals.
    2. Understand how to build relationships with potential coalition partners.

  • 12:10:PM - 01:00:PM CT
  • 01:00:PM - 02:00:PM CT

    It Takes a Village: Building Coalitions to Achieve Your Advocacy Goals (1.00 Class A CE)

    • JP Mason, BA
    • Charlie Katebi
    • Robert Daley
    • Winifred Quinn, PhD, FAANP (Hon)

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand the value of forming coalitions to achieve your state or federal advocacy goals.
    2. Understand how to build relationships with potential coalition partners.

  • 02:00:PM - 02:05:PM CT
  • 02:05:PM - 03:05:PM CT

    Politics Today (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Matthew Thackston, BA
    • Taylor Rehfeldt, DNAP, CRNA, APRN
    • Debra Barber, DNP, CRNA, APRN
    • Keith Macksoud, MS, CRNA, APRN, USAR(ret)

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand why it is important to have CRNA representation at all levels.
    2. Understand the challenges and opportunities of running for political office.

  • 03:05:PM - 03:10:PM CT
  • 03:15:PM - 04:15:PM CT

    Bylaws and Resolutions Hearing - Followed by the AANA Board of Directors Open Forum

    All proposed Bylaw amendments and Resolutions will be presented for open discussion during the hearing by the Bylaws Committee and the Resolutions Committee. Following the hearing the Board of Directors will host an open forum for general questions from the membership. The proposed amendments will be available on the Governance agenda page on Friday evening, April 23rd following the Board Meeting.  The link to join the B&R Hearing is located on Agendas of the AANA Board of Directors Meetings.

    Note- Due to the interactive nature of the session, attendance is limited to 250 people. This session will be recorded and posted following MYA for members who wish to view it.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • 09:00:AM - 10:00:AM CT

    AANA/Support The Front: Leadership in Action, CRNAs on the Frontlines (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Rodrigo Garcia, MBA, MSN, APN-BC, CRNA
    • Jeremy Young, CRNA, ARNP

    *Registration for this session in separate from MYA registration. Register here.
    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand and apply healthy coping strategies to mitigate stress and support mental well-being.

    NOTE- CE Evaluations for this session will be provided separately from the Mid-Year Assembly evaluations. Please check your email following the webinar for the evaluation link. If you do not receive a link via email by end of day, Wednesday, April 28th, please email online-education@aana.com.

     

     

  • 10:00:AM - 11:30:AM CT

    Introduction of Candidates for the 2021 AANA Election and Board of Directors Candidates’ Debate

    Candidates for the 2021 AANA Election will be officially introduced to the members attending the 2021 Mid-Year Assembly. In addition, candidates for positions on the AANA Board of Directors will participate in a live debate to be moderated by the Leadership Identification Committee (LIC) Chair. The LIC will select the questions for the debate that will be chosen from questions suggested by AANA members.

     

    Please Note- Only those registered for the Mid-Year Assembly will be able to access the live stream. Those not registered for Mid-Year Assembly will receive an email with the recording link on 5/3.

  • 11:29:AM - 12:30:PM CT

    AANA Executive Reports and Award Presentations

    • AANA President Report
    • 2020 Daniel D. Vigness Political Director of the Year Award Winner
    • 2021 Daniel D. Vigness Political Director of the Year Award Winner
    • 2020 -2021 Award for Excellence in State Government Relations Advocacy
    • AANA Chief Executive Officer Report
    • AANA Treasurer Report
    • AANA CRNA-PAC & Foundation Report

  • 12:10:PM - 01:10:PM CT
  • 01:10:PM - 02:10:PM CT

    A View from Capitol Hill During the COVID-19 Pandemic (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Ralph Kohl, BA

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Understand the value of constituent advocacy from the perspective of a member of the U.S. Congress.
    2. Understand the innerworkings of how Congress functioned during a national public health emergency.

  • 02:10:PM - 02:15:PM CT
  • 02:15:PM - 03:15:PM CT

    Put Your Knowledge to the Test: Mock Virtual Hill Visits (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Ralph Kohl, BA
    • Alan D. Wheat, BA

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Using CRNA priority issues, practice advocacy skills and receive feedback from a former Congressman.
    2. Learn how a Capitol Hill meeting is conducted, and how to handle unexpected situations.

  • 03:15:PM - 03:20:PM CT
  • 03:20:PM - 04:20:PM CT

    Region Breakout Sessions (1.00 Class A CE)

    • Jason Trudell, MHA, MSN, CRNA, ARNP
    • Janet Setnor, MSN, CRNA
    • LTC Peter Strube, DNAP, MSNA, CRNA, APNP
    • Michael Anderson, DNP, CRNA
    • Kristie Hoch, DNP, MS, CRNA, RRT
    • Jeffrey Molter, MBA, MSN, CRNA
    • Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA, FAAN

    Learner Outcome(s):

    1. Discuss regional influences on nurse anesthesia practice within geographical regions as defined by the AANA.
    2. Develop strategies to address the challenges to nurse anesthesia practice within the geographical regions as defined by the AANA.

For AANA Members Only:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

*Session titles, speakers and times are subject to change.