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.

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Every NAFA CE event brings you closer to earning the first CRNA digital badges in our specialty.

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High Quality CE with Time to Replenish

NAFA VCU 43rd Annual Anesthesia Meeting
Fall Disney -
December 1 - 5, 2024

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

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Enjoy $284+ group rate & discounted park tickets.
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Future Disney Dates

Our annual Fall meetings commence the Sunday after Thanksgiving through Thursday at Disney's Yacht 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, early park entry, deals for admission after 1 p.m., and bonus visits when you buy 2-day or longer park tickets.

2024 Details

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Fall Disney Meetings

December 1 - 5, 2024

NAFA VCU 43rd Annual Anesthesia Meeting - Fall Disney

Group rate available from November 23 - December 14. Children 17 and younger stay free in an adult room with existing bedding. Hotel group booking reference G0798224: $284 plus tax per night. Deadline for discounted room rate - October 23, 2024 or until the block is full at Disney's Yacht Club Resort.

November 30 - December 4, 2025

NAFA VCU 44th Annual Anesthesia Meeting - Fall Disney

Extended group rate available. Hotel group booking reference G0798234: $301 plus tax per night at Disney's Yacht Club Resort. Children 17 and younger stay free in an adult room with existing bedding.

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and CE Events

Scholarship Recognition Ceremony & Doctoral Project Presentations—2 CE

Join us to celebrate our generous donors and learn about our scholars’ doctoral projects. Free—all are welcome! In-person and virtual options.

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Gastric Ultrasound Hands-On Workshop - 5 CE

Join us to build skills in gastric ultrasound (POC_US) technique and interpretation through didactic/case presentations and hands-on practice.

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NAFA VCU 43rd Annual Anesthesia Meeting - Fall Disney

Our most popular event of the year! Earn 27 CE and explore the latest research relevant to current clinical practice.

Special invited speakers include AANA leadership - Janet Setnor and Angela Mund

New! Free Fireworks Reception at EPCOT with registration package. Tickets available for purchase.

New! Pre-Conference Workshop - 4 CE
CRNA Crucial Conversations: Mastering Dialogue in High-Stake Situations

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Virtual Only: NAFA VCU 43rd Annual Anesthesia Meeting - Fall Disney

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

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NAFA RVA - Workshops, Simulation, & Custom Training

Join us for ultrasound workshops, high-fidelity simulations to practice anesthesia crisis resource management (ACRM) principles, and custom training in our state-of-the-art facilities or at your location.

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Socratic Seminars

Explore options for facilitated leadership book discussions with specialized digital badges.

 

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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.

Technology

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.