Meet the speakers at Disney ‘24.
Your speakers include both VCU Nurse Anesthesia faculty as well as experts from around the country. Meet them here.
Herbert T. Watson Endowed Professor Chair and Associate Professor
VCU Nurse Anesthesia
AANA Leadership - Invited Speakers
AANA President 2024-2025
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology
Hernando De Soto, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Pediatric Anesthesia, University of Florida, Jacksonville
Chief, Anesthesia Services, Florida Proton Therapy Institute
Hernando De Soto is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia at UF Health Jacksonville, and Chair of Anesthesia Services at the UF Proton Radiation Services, Jacksonville, Florida.
He is the author of many publications and has given multiple presentations in the topic of pediatric anesthesia and other topics. De Soto completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. After his residency he completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington D.C.
Dr. Jane Long is a Crucial Conversations certified facilitator, a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and an experienced leadership and wellness book facilitator and trainer. She currently serves as the Director of Learning/Training, Development and Coaching with the American Dental Association (ADA). She provides professional development opportunities to 400+ staff members. Previously, she led professional development with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) for more than 17 years.
Prior to her work with nonprofits, Dr. Long spent 18 years in higher education as both a faculty member and high-level administrator. She has presented over 100 interactive education sessions at national, state, and local conferences and taught online and on campus for several colleges and universities across the country.
Richard P. Wilson, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA
Dr. Wilson is the Assistant Program Director at the University of South Carolina and opened their second campus in Greenville. He has been involved with his state association, served as an item writer for the SEE, reviewed content for two anesthesia reference books and published the chapter on Blood Component Therapy in Nurse Anesthesia. He moderates a nurse anesthesia program faculty social media forum and is an expert contributor for the mentorship program CRNA School Prep Academy.