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TANA 80th Annual Fall Convention

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Online Registration for TANA’s 80th Annual Meeting is CLOSED. Registration will be available on-site!

TANA 80th Annual Meeting Learner Assessment and Program Evaluations

Friday, October 20, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The 80th annual meeting will be held October 20-22, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Murfreesboro, TN (a suburb of Nashville!).
The meeting will begin with a full day on Friday the 20th (7 Class A CE), full day on Saturday the 21nd (8 Class A CE) and (5 Class A CE) hours offered on Sunday the 22nd. Exhibitors will join us and kick things off with a welcome reception on Friday afternoon. 

Back to the Future with Nurse Anesthesia…..
CRNA’s Providing Safe, High Quality Care ….The Past, Present & Future….

Past – CRNAs Providing safe high quality care for 150 years
Present – Providing safe high quality care in rural areas, research hospitals, and around the globe
Future – Providing safe quality care for many years ahead by continuing to create access to safe high quality care, and by educating CRNA’s and Patients

Join us for TANA’s 80th Annual Meeting this year conveniently located at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Murfreesboro, TN (a suburb of Nashville). We will kick off our meeting on Friday, October 20th and wrap up on Sunday, October 22 by 12:45 pm

  • Government & Legislative Issues…..Help us welcome a panel of state legislators discussing issues the TN Legislative Health Committee will be facing this year including how we can all work together to combat the Opiod crises in our own backyard….

            An AANA Update from our New Region II Director, Angela Mund, CRNA, DNP, APN

            CRNA Practice In a Non Opt Out State…

            Making Time for Politics: A Primer for Busy CRNAs…

            Hear an update from our Lobbyist & Political Director, Tausha Alexander…

  • Ever Consider Independent Practice?  Learn from successful business owners and join us for- A Roundtable Business Panel Discussion with Independent Tennessee CRNA’s
  • Wellness- Learn about Second Victim Phenomenon….Perioperative Catastrophic Loss: A State of the Science
  • Legal, Closed Claims, and FERPA- What Every CRNA should know!
  • Called to Serve-Share first-hand experience with Bill Ragon, CRNA, APN: The rewards of anesthesia service in world wide medical missions...
  • The latest in Pharmacology and Clinical Topics! Interventional Radiology, ERAs of New Pharmaceuticals, Can You Do Anesthesia without Narcotics, Pediatrics for the Non Peds Provider, Cardiac, Dogma and Traditions and much more!  Peter Strube will be back with us based on YOUR requests…


And don’t forget FUN!

Register for the TANA PAC PUB CRAWL:

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the TANA Convention

Shuttles will run from 7:00pm-1:00am to Downtown Nashville!

Three Locations that we will visit and time to wander on your own!:

1) Jimmy-Buffets Margaritaville

2) Pancho and Lefty's Nashville

3) Acme Feed and Seed

The package will include: charter bus/transportation, drinks at all three
restaurants, no cover charge, and finish up with line passes for a rooftop
party at Acme with live DJ.

Price: $100/person.... This event supports TANA PAC


-Welcome Opening Reception where we will go “Back to the Future”!  Visit with Exhibitors who make our meetings possible seeing the latest in technologies and services.

New this year...Get Ready to shop!  Merry Blu Boutique will join us with clothing and accessories, and Jaci Jewels will be back with all of the jewelry and purses you need for Fall.

-Our Annual Donald Bell SRNA College Bowl

-A New Student Poster Contest that also provides CE!

-TANA PAC is busy planning a fun evening Event so stay tuned….


Best of all…. Visit with friends from across the state…..


General Information:

-History of Murfreesboro -Murfreesboro Entertainment -Murfreesboro Food and Dining


For non-member registration, please click here

For member registration, please click here.


Accepted forms of payment: VISA & MasterCard



Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Conference Center - 1200 Conference Center Boulevard Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37129 Tel: 615-890-4464 Fax: 615-890-4465

For directions and airport information, click here.

To Make Reservations: Hotel reservations for attendees exhibitors should be made directly with the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Convention Center by calling 615-890-4464 or 1-800-EMBASSY or online. TANA will make the group room rates available to all exhibitors as long as the group block is available. You will need to ask for Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

This hotel sells out quickly so please do not wait!

To make reservations online, please click here.


The cut-off date for receiving the discounted rate is September 21, 2017. After this time any rooms that have not picked up will drop back into the system and the group rate will no longer be available.


New This Year!

Students, this year you will have the ability to have your Poster that you present at the TANA Convention judged for prizes and recognition!

This is voluntary, and if you are interested in having your poster entered for the judging and cash prizes, you need to do the following:

A.) Put a sentence on your abstract that you are entering the competition.
B.) You will need to stand with your poster and have a 1-2 minute presentation prepared on your topic at the 9:30 Presentation Time on Friday, October 20th.

TANA Call for Posters!

TANA is sponsoring a symposium for the dissemination and discussion of the scholarly work of SRNAs, CRNAs, and anesthesia Faculty, in the state of Tennessee. You are invited to submit a poster that advances scientific and clinical understanding, and presents or advances new ideas on any topic in the entire spectrum of the art and science of Nurse Anesthesia.

Click here for instructions, and deadline information. Due Date is August 15.

Click here for the Poster Presentation Rubric.

The Call for Abstracts for the TANA Poster Contest Deadline is August 15!

You may still display a poster even if you do not wish to have your posters judged, but we still require an Abstract, and you can be included in the Abstract Symposium Presentation Booklet. 

Prizes Awarded:

First Place - $125

Second Place - $75

Third Place - $50


October 20, 2017
October 22, 2017