The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is designed to prepare nurse anesthetists to effectively advocate on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing CRNA practice and reimbursement. Attendees will develop professional advocacy skills and healthcare policy understanding that promotes leadership at the national level and in professional practice.
Learn how to navigate legislative issues affecting nurse anesthesia practice, develop skills to become an advocate for the practice and profession, and meet with federal legislative representatives.
Participate in strengthening the voice of the nurse anesthesia profession to advance CRNA policy interests on Capitol Hill
Engage with members of Congress and their staffs, building professional relationships that make a positive difference for the profession
Build effective professional networks among CRNA and student registered nurse anesthetist colleagues
Apply effective advocacy techniques and broader knowledge of policy and reimbursement issues to leadership of CRNA practice and healthcare delivery
Who Should Attend
Any CRNA and SRNA interested in learning to effectively communicate policy issues and taking action to ensure that CRNAs are heard on Capitol Hill
State association leaderships, especially Presidents, Federal Political Directors and Key Contacts
Nurse anesthesia educational program administrators
Connect with over 1,000 highly engaged CRNAs, state association leaders; and nurse anesthesia program administrators, faculty and students. The AANA Mid-Year Assembly brings together members from around the nation for unparalleled advocacy training to advance the interests of nurse anesthetists on Capitol Hill.
Founded in 1931, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) is the professional association representing more than 49,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and student registered nurse anesthetists nationwide. The AANA promulgates education and practice standards and guidelines, and affords consultation to both private and governmental entities regarding nurse anesthetists and their practice. The AANA Foundation supports the profession by awarding education and research grants to students, faculty and practicing CRNAs. More than 90 percent of the nation's nurse anesthetists are members of the AANA.