INSIDE THE ASSOCIATION
Open Sessions at COA Meetings
he business portion of Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
T (COA) meetings is open to the public. The meetings are open to program representatives
and others who are interested in observing the proceedings.
The open session of the winter COA meeting is planned for 8 a.m. until approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, and 8
a.m. until approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17, 2009. The meetings are held at the AANA office building,
222 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068. Please inform the council of your proposed attendance. You may call the COA office at
(847) 655-1161 for further information and directions if needed.I
2008 Meeting Dates
May 14-16, 2009, and Oct. 8-10, 2009.
AANA PR Committee Exhibits at American College
of Gastroenterologists Meeting
n Oct. 5-8, AANA Public Relations Committee member Ellen nurse anesthesia, and they reported engaging in constructive dialogue
O Kraus-Schaeffer, CRNA, MA, and fiscal year 2008 committee
member Mark Haffey, CRNA, MSN, APN, exhibited at the
American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
with a number of gastroenterologists who visited their booth. They also
reported that several nurse practitioners who stopped by the booth
were glad to see other advanced practice nurses at the meeting.I
The exhibitors fielded a variety of questions from attendees about
AANA Public Relations Committee Fiscal Year 2009 Exhibit Schedule
Each year, the AANA Public Relations Committee promotes the profession of nurse anesthesia by exhibiting at nursing and medical specialty
association meetings throughout the United States (and this year, Canada). Here is the PR Committee’s Exhibit Schedule f