About the CANA Annual Virtual Spring Meeting

CANA Annual Virtual Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 18 – Sunday, May 19, 2024

Join us for the California Association of Nurse Anesthesiology’ Virtual Spring Meeting on May 18-19, 2024! 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. 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 11.75 Class A CE credits. An application for credit hours is pending. Total hours approved are subject to change.

Topics will include:

  • Side Hustles – From Ideation to Fruition
  • Innovations in the CRNA Practice
  • Benefits of Sleep and Sleep Hygiene
  • Anesthesia as Dogma
  • Anesthesia in Uncommon Settings
  • Anesthesia Malpractice Insurance Considerations
  • How to Handle a Deposition
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • A Template for Expert Witnesses
  • A Region 5 Update


Registration Fees:

  • Member CRNA – $250
  • Non-Member CRNA – $300
  • RN – $250
  • Nurse Anesthesia Resident (NAR) – Complimentary
  • Retired CRNA – Complimentary


Sponsoring with CANA through our Annual Sponsorship Program presents a unique opportunity for companies seeking strategic partnerships within the healthcare sector. Our tiered sponsorship options offer a variety of benefits, ranging from exhibit booths at events and pre/post-conference attendee lists to extensive recognition on social media channels, event websites, and e-newsletters reaching over 2000 members.


Saturday, May 18

7:45 – 8:00 AMWelcome Remarks
8:00 – 9:00 AMMedical Emergencies at 30,000 Feet
Presenter: Erin Foley. DNAP, MSNA, CRNA, Foley Anesthesia, PLLC
9:00 – 9:45 AMA Guide to Sleep for CRNAs
Presenters: The CANA Wellness Committee – Charles A Griffis, PhD, CRNA, FAANA, UCLA School of Nursing; Carlos Camara, CRNA, UCLA; Amanda Farris, NAR, University of Southern California; Dianna Heikkila, PhD, CRNA, Samuel Merritt University; and Jewell Morris, NAR, University of Southern California
9:45 – 10:00 AMMorning Break
10:00 – 11: 00 AMCannabis Use and Its Anesthetic Implication
Presenters: TBD
11:00 – 12:30 PMPanel Discussion: Side Hustles – from Ideation to Fruition
Presenters: Ryan Johnson, CRNA (GenWealth Capital Group); Ayoade (Joy) Ademuyewo, CRNA (Lokum); Douglas Brannan, CRNA (Energy Drink); and Joshua Condado, CRNA (All Day Investments)
12:30 – 1:15 PMWorking Lunch Break: Breakout Sessions with the Side Hustlers
1:15 – 2:00 PMAnesthesia Malpractice Insurance Considerations
Presenter: David H. Harvey, CRNA, Lorand Inc.
2:00 – 3:00 PMHow to Handle a Deposition
Presenters: Jack M. Schuler, JD, Schuler & Brown Law Firm and David H. Harvey, CRNA, Lorand Inc.
3:00 – 4:00 PMTemplate for an Expert Witness

Sunday, May 19

8:00 – 8:15 AMWelcome Remarks
8:15 – 8:45 AMGLP-1 Agonists
Presenter: TBD
8:45 – 9:45 AMGastric Ultrasound
Presenter: TBD
9:45 – 10:15 AMStudent Loan Repayment (Part 1)
Presenters: TBD
10:15 – 10:45 AMMorning Break with Exhibitors
10:45 – 11:45 AMStudent Loan Repayment (Part 2)
Presenters: TBD
11:45 AM – 12:30 PMLunch Break with Exhibitors
12:30 – 1:30 PMCANA Legislative Update
Presenters: Justin Fanslau, Owner, Fanslau Government Affairs; Alison Ramey, Partner, Carter, Wetch & Associates; Monica Miller, Sacramento Advisors, LLC; and Melanie Rowe, CRNA
1:30 – 3:00 PMCANA Board & Members’ Business Meeting
This meeting is for CANA Members only.