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MANA Fall Educational & Business Meeting - Attendee Information


The MANA 2017 Annual Fall Educational & Business Meeting will take place October 6-8, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West in Plymouth.  This three-day conference will feature nationally recognized speakers presenting a wide variety of topics of interest to CRNAs and SRNAs.


Pre-registration for the MANA Fall Meeting is closed.  If you would like to attend the meeting, please register onsite.



Schedule Overview

Friday: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Educational Sessions

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035051; Expiration Date 10/8/2017.  AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 3.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

  • AANA Update: The Value of Membership (Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA)
  • Anesthesia ACLS and ACRM: Adding to the Alphabet Soup or Tools to Enhance Practice? (Robyn Finney, MNA, APRN, CRNA)
  • Anesthesia for Trauma (Edward Zhovtis, CRNA)
  • Anesthesiologist Assistant: A CRNA’s Perspective (Garry Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA)
  • Emotional Intelligence: Relevant to Anesthesia? (Robyn Finney, MNA, APRN, CRNA and Erin E. Martin, DNP, APRN, CRNA)
  • Endoscopy (Non-OR): Risk versus Reward in Anesthesia Practice (Garry Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA)
  • Generational Diversity…or, “What IS it With Kids These Days?” (Erin E. Martin, DNP, APRN, CRNA)
  • Good Medicine in bad Places – Anesthetic in Austere Environment (Edward Zhovtis, CRNA)
  • Inotropes & Vasopressors: Are you Using the Right Recipe? (Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA)
  • Neuroanesthesia: A Fast-Track Approach (Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA)
  • Opioid-Free Anesthesia (Thomas Baribeault, MSN, CRNA)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (Thomas Baribeault, MSN, CRNA)
  • Post-Extubation Airway Emergencies – Prediction & Management (Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA)
  • Radiation Therapy (Non-OR): True Remote Anesthesia (Garry Brydges, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC, CRNA)
  • The Hazards of Neuromuscular Blockade (Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA)
  • What We Have NOT Learned From our Aviation Colleagues: Anesthesia Providers and the Second Victim Phenomenon (Robyn Finney, MNA, APRN, CRNA)
  • Why Participating in Legislative and Regulatory Relations is Important – How One Individual Can Make a Difference (Bruce Weiner, DNP, MSNA, CRNA)
  • Student Presentations
    • Implementing a Sterile Cockpit for Anesthesia Induction and Emergence (Matthew Gehling, RN, BSN, SRNA (Advisors – Marlea Judd, APRN, CRNA, DNP and Erin Martin, APRN, CRNA, DNP))
    • The Effects of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine on Spinal Anesthesia (Craig Knudtson, BSN, RN (Mentors  –  Lisa Maw, DNP, APRN, CRNA and Andrew Johnson-Cowley, DNP, APRN, CRNA))
    • The effect of educational video on patient’s anxiety, knowledge and duration of pre-anesthesia interview for patients who speak Arabic, Spanish and Somali and receive general anesthesia for noncardiac surgery (Addisalem A. Bitew, RN, BSN, SRNA (Advisor – Mary Shirk Marineau, CRNA, PhD))

Difficult Airway Workshop

MANA will be offering a difficult airway workshop at this year’s conference!  There are a limited number of seats available for two workshops on Saturday, October 7.  CRNAs will have the opportunity to pre-register for the workshop (as part of the event registration).  Any remaining seats will be available onsite at the meeting on a first-come first-served basis.  

This workshop will expose anesthesia providers to situations requiring use of different modalities to work through a difficult airway and obtain a secure airway.  Participants will engage in opportunities to augment the related technical skills and use of resource management principles in difficult airway situations.  Use of simulation, debriefing and different airway devices will be incorporated.  

Both workshops are full!  If you are interested in attending, you may register and will be placed on a waiting list.

SRNA Interactive Q & A Session

SRNAs, this is your opportunity to participate in an open forum where you will have the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of recent SRNA graduates and reputable CRNA mentors. 
The format of this session will be open, allowing students to interact, ask questions, give their own feedback and bring up topics of their own choosing.  Don't miss this opportunity to network with fellow SRNAs at the 2017 MANA Fall Meeting.



You are invited to join the Friends of Minnesota Nurse Anesthetists (FOMNA) PAC on October 7 from 6 pm - 8 pm for a night of networking at CRAVE - Downtown Minneapolis.  Event ticket includes appetizers and a drink ticket.  Free bus transportation will be provided for the first 40 individuals.  

If you would like to attend the FOMNA PAC Event, you may register onsite at the MANA Fall Meeting.

Meeting Location

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West
3131 Campus Dr
Plymouth, MN 55441

Hotel Reservations

  • Call 1-877-227-6963 (1-877-2 CROWNE) or the hotel directly at 763-559-6600 or click here.
  • Reservations must be received by Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (deadline for group rate has been extended until September 26 or until the group room block is sold out) to receive the group rate of $139 (plus applicable taxes) per night for single or double occupancy in a Standard Room.
  • To receive the group rate when making reservations by phone, ask for the MANA room block.
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