Update as of March 13, 2020 — “The AANA has been actively monitoring developments related to the evolution of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). To assess its current and potential impact, the association has assembled an internal task force to consider guidelines provided by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health organizations.
Given the latest health advisory in the Washington, D.C., area, the AANA Board of Directors has cancelled the 2020 Mid-Year Assembly, scheduled for April 18-22. Registration cancellation fees will be fully refunded, and hotel reservations made within the AANA hotel block will be cancelled. Participants are encouraged to contact their airline directly regarding ticketing. As we work to figure out next steps for Mid-Year Assembly programming, we will be in touch soon with more information.
Please direct any questions pertaining to your Mid-Year Assembly registration to email@example.com.
For the latest on AANA COVID-19 clinical practice resources and information, please visit AANA.com.
Kate Jansky, MHS, CRNA, APRN, USA LTC (ret)
Randall D. Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA
Chief Executive Office”
Update as of March 11, 2020 — The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 crisis a global pandemic. This unprecedented move will impact population health and our normal way of life for months to come. The California Association of Nurse Anesthetists (CANA) is responding to the pandemic by limiting COVID-19 exposure opportunities. This means canceling unnecessary travel and large gatherings and meetings.
The CANA Board has informed the AANA that CANA will be withdrawing from the conference given the pandemic. Member safety was (and remains) central to our decision. In addition, several CRNA employers have issued domestic and international travel bans prohibiting CRNAs from attending these events. Most of the CANA leadership is impacted by an employer ban, leaving few unaffected attendees. There is also a high probability that legislative offices will close or refuse appointments until the virus is adequately contained.
For any further updates about Mid-Year Assembly, please watch for communications from the AANA or visit the AANA website: https://www.aana.com/meetings/2020-mya