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TANA 81st Annual Fall Convention

October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

The 81st Annual Meeting will be held October 19-21, 2018 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Murfreesboro, TN.


People, Purpose & Passion…Why I Love Being a CRNA

Our theme for this year’s meeting centers around our love for our profession, our patients, and making a difference in our healthcare communities, and our daily lives. 

The meeting will begin with a full day on Friday the 19th (7), full day on Saturday the 20th (8) and (5 Class A CE) hours offered on Sunday the 21st (5).


Exhibitors will also join us and kick things off with a welcome reception on Friday afternoon! Just a few highlights listed below:

Business, and Understanding CRNA Revenue...hear from Brent Dunworth, CRNA from Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Wellness- Family Relations- we will focus on Identifying and working through the stressors that can affect CRNAs and the impact on family and relationships.

The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis vs. Competency- What Every CRNA should know! Welcome Jackie Rowles, CRNA who will also chronicle our professions 15-year journey to specialized pain education

Anesthesia in an Austere Environment- anesthesia service in worldwide medical missions...

Where are You on Your Two Year Checkup?  A CPC Update from Dr. John Preston, CRNA

Government & Legislative Issues…..hear updates from our AANA President Gary Bridges and TANA Lobbyist and Political Director Tausha Alexander, and our Board of Nursing Chair, Brent Earwood, as well as a Civics 101 Panel

-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 Student and CRNA Poster Contest….

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


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

2) Pancho and Lefty's Nashville

3) Acme Feed and Seed

The package will include: charter bus/transportation, drinks at each location, 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











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

For directions and airport information, click here.

To Make Reservations: Hotel reservations for attendees and exhibitors should be made directly with the Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Convention Center by calling 615-890-4464 or 1-800-EMBASSY or book 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 group code “ANA”.

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 23, 2018. 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.




TANA CALL for Posters!

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 19th.

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 19.

Click here for the Poster Presentation Rubric.

The Call for Abstracts for the TANA Poster Contest Deadline is August 19!

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 19, 2018
October 21, 2018
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