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MANA Fall Educational & Business Meeting - Attendee Information


The MANA 2018 Fall Education & Business Meeting will take place October 5-7, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Minneapolis Park Place in the West End of St. Louis Park.  

Invest in You at the MANA Fall Meeting! The Fall Meeting is the not-to-be-missed event for Minnesota CRNAs and students – it is your opportunity to earn credits, build relationships and expand your practice.

Pre-registration is now closed. If you wish to attend, you may register onsite. 


Schedule Overview

Friday: 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 5:15 pm (optional FOMNA PAC Event from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm)
Sunday: 7:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Meeting Location

DoubleTree by Hilton - Minneapolis Park Place
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Educational Sessions

This three-day conference will feature nationally recognized speakers presenting a wide variety of topics of interest to CRNAs and SRNAs.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036479; Expiration Date 10/7/2018.

AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

  • AANA Update presented by Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA
  • Become a "Bulletproof" CRNA in Just Sixty Days presented by Len Robinson, MS, APRN, CRNA, Master Level Certified Life Coach
  • CPC Program Update – The What, When, How & Why of the CPC Program presented by John C. Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APN
  • ECMO and Cardiopulmonary Bypass presented by Matthew Davis, CCP
  • A Life Repaired…Learning to Heal - A Personal Experience by a "Nourished" Anesthetist presented by Karyn Finneseth, MS, CRNA
  • Malpractice: An Expert Witness Perspective presented by Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • Maternal Morbidity & mortality: What in the World is Happening? presented by Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • Near Misses and Lessons Learned in Clinical Anesthesia Case Studies presented by Ann Hussa, MSN, APRN, CRNA, LTC (Ret)
  • Patient Safety: It Begins with You! presented by Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • Pediatric Anesthesia:  Case Scenario Review presented by Jenna Steege, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • Perianesthesia Management of Heart Failure presented by Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA
  • The Physiology Behind the Pharmacology for a Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass presented by Jenna Steege, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • A Review of Antiarrhythmic Therapy presented by Angela Mund, DNP, CRNA
  • Subspecialty Certification for Nurse Anesthetists – What the Future May Hold presented by John C. Preston, DNSc, CRNA, FNAP, APN
  • The State Reimbursement Specialist and the Ever Evolving Reimbursement Arena presented by Carole V. Doyscher, BSN, MS, APRN, CRNA
  • Truncal and Lower Extremity Regional Anesthesia presented by Nicholas C. Hall DNP, CRNA
  • Ultrasound Use for the Anesthesia Provider Workshop presented by Josh Cochrane, DNP, APRN, CRNA, Nicholas C. Hall DNP, CRNA, Mike Sawyer, APRN, CRNA and Brandon Thiemann, DNP, APRN, CRNA
  • Upper Extremity Regional Anesthesia presented by Nicholas C. Hall DNP, CRNA
  • Student Presentations
    • Can the introduction of a low-cost, low-fidelity training session at a large teaching institution be effective in developing the skills and confidence in anesthetists to perform a successful cricothyroidotomy? presented by Nicholas Bray, BSN, SRNA (Advisor – Robyn Finney, DNAP, APRN, CRNA)
    • Incidence and risk factors of gastric-to-pulmonary aspiration in patients undergoing elective upper gastrointestinal endoscopy presented by Kelsey Nelsen, BSN, RN, PHN, SRNA (Advisor – Amy Gnagey, DNAP, APRN, CRNA)
    • Perioperative Outcomes of Patients with Known and Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoing Ambulatory Surgery presented by Sinokuthaba Sibanda, BSN, RN, CCRN, SRNA and Amy Henderson, BSN, RN, SRNA (Advisors – Toby Weingarten, MD and Robyn Finney, DNAP, APRN, CRNA)

Ultrasound Workshop

MANA will be offering an Ultrasound workshop at this year’s conference!  There are a limited number of seats available for two workshops on Saturday, October 6.  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.  

The fundamentals of ultrasound use will be discussed and demonstrated.  Hands on opportunities will be provided for participants to practice the use of ultrasound for difficult IV and arterial line placement, in addition to use of ultrasound for identification of anatomical landmarks when performing neuraxial analgesia/anesthesia techniques in challenging patient populations.

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.

FOMNA PAC Fundraiser Event

Looking for a fun way to support your state PAC?  Join us for a fun evening of drinks, food, games and networking at Punch Bowl Social in West End of St. Louis Park on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.  The event will follow Saturday’s conference at the MANA Fall Meeting and is located within walking distance from our conference venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place.  Punch Bowl Social features 3 bars, 8 bowling lanes, 5 dart boards, ping pong, bocce ball, foosball, billiards, an 80s arcade, corn hole and giant wall scrabble.  Our group will have a reserved area, heavy appetizers, drink tickets and several reserved games for only our group.

Separate registration is required if you plan to attend the FOMNA PAC event.  If you have not already purchased your ticket, visit the PAC table at the meeting!

Hotel Reservations

  • Click here to make reservations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis Park Place
  • Reservations must be received by Thursday, September 13, 2018 (group rate is available until September 13 or until the group room block is sold out) to receive the group rate of $115 (plus applicable taxes) per night for single or double occupancy in a Standard Room.
  • To receive the group rate when making reservations by phone call 952-542-8600 and ask for the MANA room block.


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