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IFNA Committees Meet in the Hague, The Netherlands
       he International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA)                An IFNA history book is being prepared for the 20th Anniversary

T      Congress Planning Committee, Education Committee, and
       Executive Committee met on June 9-13, 2009, in the Hague,
Netherlands. During the June meeting IFNA celebrated its 20th
                                                                           of the federation. It is expected that this book will be available at the
                                                                           congress. The Education Committee’s Anesthesia Program Approval
                                                                           Process (APAP) will be launched at the congress so don’t miss this
anniversary. IFNA was founded on June 10, 1989, in St Gallen,              event, which is expected to place IFNA as a leader in international
Switzerland.                                                               educational quality assurance. Travel to and from the congress will be
    The 9th World Congress For Nurse Anesthetists will be held in the      easy. You should plan to arrive at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. The
Hague, Netherlands June 4-7, 2010, at the World Forum Convention           train station is on the lower level, and the trip to the Hague is
Center. Plan now to attend the inspiring opening ceremony, interna-        approximately 40 minutes. I look forward to seeing you at the
tional exhibits, stimulating scientific program, and enjoyable social      congress next year.
program. The program is approved for 18 CE credits. The chair of the           My third two-year term as IFNA president ends at the close of the
scientific program, Theo Stoel, is currently seeking abstracts for the     congress in 2010, and I will not seek re-election to the office. I am
Oral Communication and the Poster Session. The deadline to submit          delighted that AANA President Jackie Rowles, CRNA, MBA, MA,
your abstract is Dec. 15, 2009. Ten of the strongest posters will be       F
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