Join us for engaging conferences and workshops, with both in-person and virtual options. However you choose to learn, Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates offers the highest-quality interdisciplinary continuing education for anesthesia providers. NAFA is the Continuing Education Division of VCU Nurse Anesthesia.

The VCU Department of Nurse Anesthesia has been consistently ranked as the nation’s No. 1 program for the nurse anesthesia specialty by U.S. News and World Report.

Socratic Seminars

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Read one of our curated leadership book selections, then join us for a virtual, cameras-on, three-hour facilitated discussion. NAFA’s Socratic Seminars explore techniques to help you better communicate and manage conflict, foster a collaborative inclusive culture, and engage with interprofessional colleagues to influence practices that inspire positive patient care outcomes. Plus, you can earn CE credits and even our new digital badges.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 33.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1042823; Expiration Date 5/10/2024. Each Socratic Seminar facilitated discussion is prior approved by the AANA for three Class A CE credits.

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Registration is open for our Disney 2023 conference.

CRNAs nationwide love our Disney meetings — featuring world-class CE and plenty of time to take advantage of our extended group rates on hotels and park tickets.

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Enjoy $268+ group rate & discounted park tickets

Future Disney Dates

Our annual Fall meetings take place at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort. Our exclusive group rate will save you hundreds of dollars per day compared to regular resort rates, with no additional mandatory resort fees. Enjoy discounted park tickets, deals for admission after 1 p.m., and bonus visits when you buy 2-day or longer park tickets.

When registration opens, we will have a dedicated events page available. For now, you can save the dates and book your room in advance under our group rate.

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Fall Disney Meetings

  • November 26 - 30, 2023 (group rate available from Thanksgiving Day, November 23 - December 3)
    Hotel group booking reference G0798214: Book your room and get tickets now for Fall 2023. $268 plus tax per night
  • December 2 - 5, 2024 (group rate available from Thanksgiving Day, November 28 - December 8)
    Hotel group booking reference G0798224: Book your room and get tickets now for Fall 2024. $284 plus tax per night
  • December 1 - 4, 2025 (group rate available from Thanksgiving Day, November 27 - December 7)
    Hotel group booking reference G0798234: $301 plus tax per night

Upcoming Conferences and Workshops

NAFA RVA: Improving patient safety through high-fidelity simulation and evidence-based practice

Join us for ultrasound workshops, high-fidelity simulations to practice anesthesia crisis resource management (ACRM) principles, and lectures on diverse and clinically-relevant anesthesia topics all in our state-of-the-art facilities.

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Virtual Only - NAFA RVA: Improving patient safety through high-fidelity simulation and evidence-based practice.

Join us virtually for the in-person NAFA lecture program held at our VCU home.

NAFA Virtual

NAFA VCU 42nd Annual Anesthesia Meeting - Fall Disney

Our most popular event of the year! NAFA returns to Disney World with a world-class faculty for five days of continuing education in diverse and clinically relevant anesthesia topics. And, a fun opportunity to connect with fellow CRNAs in our pre-conference team-building CE workshop.

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Virtual Only: NAFA VCU 42nd Annual Anesthesia Meeting – Fall Disney

Join us virtually for the in-person NAFA program held at Disney.

NAFA Virtual

NAFA VCU Nurse Anesthesia Conference – Virginia Beach

New! NAFA returns to the beach – Escape to the Cavalier Resort, located in the prestigious semi-private North End of the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

What CRNAs say about NAFA

This was definitely one of the best conferences I've attended in recent years. Helpful engaging staff, fresh topics, and pleasant accommodations all added to an overall great seminar.

The speakers are interesting, up to date, innovators In their fields. The setting is gorgeous. I have been to this meeting for several years it is always excellent.

I have relied on on-the-job training for ultrasound techniques, but this hands-on course has allowed me to correct my errors, turn my flaws into success, and hopefully gain more confidence and improve my technique.

A great meeting to learn newest technology, evidence and best practices supporting safest quality patient care we can offer. And the sun is always waiting for you after the meeting for your enjoyment.

College of Health Professions

The VCU College of Health Professions building

Design influences how we work, how we learn, and how we care for patients. Our workshops are held at the awe-inspiring, ultra-modern VCU College of Health Professions in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Step into our technologically advanced 3,000-square-foot Center for Research in Human Simulation to practice advanced anesthesia administration procedures or hands-on training for critical events.

Mike Kammerman doing a simulation demonstration with a simulation dummy torso on the table surrounded by participants.


High-definition audiovisual equipment enables faculty to record training activities and provide detailed and subsequent debriefings designed to solidify learning. The Simulation Center houses a classroom adjacent to high-fidelity operating room suites as well as an on-site conference room with closed circuit television and a projection screen to provide real-time viewing of activities in the lab.