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2020 NANA Fall Conference - October 17 

The 2020 NANA Fall Conference will be a virtual learning event on October 17. Early Bird Registration Ends October 2!

Due to concerns about the coronavirus, your Program Committee and Board of Directors decided to transition the event from a live meeting at Bryan College in Lincoln to a live, online, interactive event available from the comfort of your own home!

The virtual event includes 8 hours of CE presented by Jessica B Shank, MD; Emma Nash, MD; Mike Anderson, CRNA; and updates from your NANA Board of Directors.

The NANA Board of Directors will provide an update on the latest in the industry, locally and nationally, during the NANA Business Meeting on Saturday. All Nebraska CRNAs and SRNAs are encouraged to attend. 

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039514; Expiration Date 10/17/2020.

Full Program Conference Registration includes: 

  • Access to virtual continuing education courses
  • AANA recording of CE credits

CPC Core Modules

NANA Members can bundle their Fall Conference registration and CPC Core Modules at a discounted price! When registering, NANA Members can register for the Conference ONLY ($240) or PACKAGE their conference registration with purchasing access to the CPC Core modules ($465). (See image to the right). 

The modules are being made available through APEX Anesthesia Review. Upon purchase, NANA will provide you with a unique code that you may use to access a set of 4 modules.

You can find additional information here


Saturday October 17, 2020 (8 CEs)

7:30 am – 9:30 am - Adrenal Disease Requiring Surgical Intervention

This presentation will discuss adrenal glands, their embryology, anatomy, and possible surgical approaches. Additionally, this course will examine the surgical management of the main adrenal diseases and the perioperative management for each followed by recent research studies undertaken by Dr. Shank.

Jessica Shank, MD - Department of Surgical Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center


10:00 am – 11:00 am - History of Anesthesia / Technological Advances

A review of key figures and dates associated with the development of Anesthesia and Nurse Anesthesia and the organizational development of the AANA, Dr. Michael Anderson, will discuss the technological advances in anesthesia over the years and the current issues related to CRNA practice.

Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP


11:00 am – 12:00 pm - Anesthesia and Infection Control

This session will discuss the importance, evolution of regulation, and science of infection control in the last decade. Dr. Anderson will review infection control guidelines and recommendations from the AANA’s Infection Control Guide for CRNAs and the potential implications of anesthesia infection control at your facility.

Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP


1:00 pm – 2:00 pm - AANA: The Value of Membership

This session will review current trends in anesthesia practice and discuss AANA issues associated with member engagement, advocacy, reimbursement, and educational and learning initiatives. Additionally, there will also be discussions regarding CRNA Wellness, PAC, research, and how the current healthcare transformation can impact anesthesia practice in Nebraska.  

Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm - NANA Membership Update and Meeting

A review, discussion, and question and answer period related to NANA’s strategic initiatives focusing on the organization’s advocacy & government relations, membership services, and leadership and governance activities.

2019-2020 NANA Executive Officers 


3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Introduction to Critical Care of the COVID19 Patient 

A timely discussion to appreciate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the community and healthcare system, understand the pathophysiology and basics of treatment of the COVID-19 patient in the ICU (with a focus on ARDS like pathology), and an overview of the basics of broader ICU care.

Emma Nash, MD


Questions? Please contact the NANA office: 402/476-3852 or

Refund Policy

For written refund requests received at least seven (7) days prior to the event (October 10, 2020), refunds will be granted less 20% of the registration fee. Refunds will be issued following the event. Refund requests received less than 7 days preceding the event will be granted at the discretion of the Board. You may send a substitute in lieu of refund by informing the NANA office in writing at