About the CANA Annual Virtual Spring Meeting

CANA Annual Virtual Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21, 2023

Join us for the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists’ Virtual Spring Meeting on May 20 – 21, 2023! CANA meetings are an opportunity for you to learn from CRNA experts and peers, while our virtual platform allows you to connect with other California CRNAs, NARs, and our partners to network and communicate through video and text chat.

No travel is required – view the live presentations and interact with other conference attendees and exhibitors from the comfort of your own home!

This educational program is designed to meet the requirements for 10.75 Class A CE credits. An application for credit hours is pending. Total hours approved are subject to change.

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DAY 1 | Saturday, May 20

Presenter: Daniel Bell, CRNA, DNP – Kaiser Permanente

In this session, we will look at what steps would need to be taken in order to gain an anesthesia contract from being a staff CRNA, all the way to maintaining an anesthesia services contract.

Presenter: Tracy Young, MSNA, MBA, CRNA – CEO, YPS Anesthesia

In this session, we will look at the terms that administrators use in communication and what they mean. The goal is familiarized CRNAs with the business language administrators use to be better prepared to have c-suite conversations that advance CRNA business and CRNA centric staffing models.

Presenter: Tracy Young, MSNA, MBA, CRNA – CEO, YPS Anesthesia LLC

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During this session, Joe Rodriguez, DNAP, CRNA will discuss the risks and benefits around improving collaborative, full-professional models of care.

Presenter: Joe Rodriguez, DNAP, CRNA – Partner, Arizona Anesthesia Solutions

Panelists will take a deep dive into contract negotiations. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Your first contract – knowing your worth and negotiating your contract with your employer
  • Transitioning from employee to owner:
    • Bidding on anesthesia contracts
    • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • and more!

Panelists:

  • Joe Rodriguez, DNAP, CRNA – Partner, Arizona Anesthesia Solutions
  • Jason Trudell, MS, CRNA, ARNP – CEO, Executive Anesthesia Inc.
  • Tracy Young, MSNA, MBA, CRNA – CEO, YPS Anesthesia LLC

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During this session, Jason Trudell, MS, CRNA, ARNP, CEO of Executive Anesthesia Inc., will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of W2 employment vs. independent contractor (1099) work.

Presenter: Jason Trudell, MS, CRNA, ARNP – CEO, Executive Anesthesia Inc.

This session will cover the current commercial and government payor reimbursement system for clinical services.

Presenter: Jason Trudell, MS, CRNA, ARNP – CEO, Executive Anesthesia Inc.

DAY 2 | Sunday, May 21

After the morning’s welcome remarks, the CANA Wellness Committee will present on “Work-life Balance and the Prevention of Burnout”, where they will discuss what work-life balance is and how it can prevent the syndrome of burnout. Following the discussion will be a 5-minute breathing meditation.

Presenters:

  • Daniel Bell, CRNA, DNP – Kaiser Permanente (Welcome Remarks)
  • CANA Wellness Committee
    • Chuck Griffis CRNA
    • Dianna Heikkila CRNA
    • Carlos Camara CRNA
    • Jewell Morris NAR
    • Amanda Farris NAR

This session will provide an in depth overview of Army surgical functionality, the role of the Army CRNA in an austere combat environment, discussion of common wartime injury patterns, and daily life on the forward operating base (FOB).

Presenter: Joe Romero, CRNA – Community Hospital of Anaconda

During this session, Dr. Bimpe Adenusi will discuss how to collaborate and plan a successful medical/surgical mission as a CRNA.

Presenter: Bimpe “Bebe” Adenusi, PhD, CRNA  – Program Director, Cedar Crest College

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This session will provide an overview of the organizational process required to effectively plan and execute a medical mission in a developing country, with specific emphasis on why CRNAs, with their detail oriented organizational skills, are the most qualified professionals to undertake such projects.

Presenter: Celia Marie Moore, CRNA

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CANA’s lobbyists will provide a general legislative update for California, covering the “state of the state”, including key legislation that should be top of mind and key actions that California CRNAs and Nurse Anesthesia Residents can take to help advocate for the profession. Time for Q&A will be provided.

Presenters:

  • Rachael Blucher, Sr. Counsel, Nielson Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
  • Justin Fanslau, Owner, Fanslau Government Affairs
  • Missy Johnson, Sr. Director of Government Affairs, Nielson Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
  • Monica Miller, Sacramento Advisors, LLC
  • Melanie Rowe, CRNA

Current CANA Members are welcome to join the spring Board and Members Business Meeting.

Registration

Registration Fees:

  • CRNA – $250
  • RN – $250
  • Nurse Anesthesia Resident (NAR) – Complimentary
  • Retired CRNA – Complimentary