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TANA 82nd Annual Convention

October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

The 82nd Annual Meeting will be held October 18-20, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center in Murfreesboro, TN.





Our theme for this year’s meeting, "I'll Be There for You!", will focus on the fact that as CRNAs we are there for our patients each and every day, making a difference in our healthcare communities, but also TANA is there for YOU, following TANA's Mission to: Protect, Advocate, Serve and Support its members (PASS)!

The meeting will begin with a full day on Friday the 18th (7 hrs.), full day on Saturday the 19th (8 hrs.), and Sunday the 20th (5hrs.).



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

My Life With "Dirty John": A Story of Addiction, Deception and Survival- Tonia Bales, CRNA, was once married to the infamous and disgeaced CRNA, John Meehan, aka "Dirty John." Included will be a summary of the actions of multiple boards of nursing, pharmacy boards, and various hospital's actions and in some cases inactions and the interventions of multiple law enforcement agencies spanning multiple states and resulting in several arrests and incarcerations.  

A series of articles featured in the Los Angeles Times about his exploits spawned a podcast and then a hit Bavo TV show starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana.  Tonia will be speaking on Saturday, October 19 about her personal experience with Dirty John, and how his exploit endangered patients and family.                       

Chronic Pain Guidelines & Controlled Substance Prescribing Practices- This course provides two contact hours REQUIRED for any CRNA in TN with a Certificate of Fitness- Michael Baron, MD, MPH. Mitchell Mutter, MD, Linda Johnson, DNP, and Special Agent Thomas Farmer. This will be presented on Friday, October 18 from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 

What Keeps the CEO of the AANA Up at Night? Come meet AANA CEO Randall D. Moore, DNP, MBA, CRNA, APRN on Friday, October 18 or Saturday the 19th! 

Preventing Neural Injury - Patrick Moss, DNAP, CRNA, APN. VP of Anesthesia Services, Director of Education, LifeLinc Anesthesia

Multi Modal Analgesia and Navigation of Valvular Heart Disease- Brent Dunworth, DNP, MBA, CRNA, APN, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Best Practices in the Care of Transgender Patients and Current Research Updates on Anesthesia Related Complications - Jose D. Castillo, III, CRNA, MS, PhD, ARNP

Do’s and Don’ts for Depositions- Tim Wehner, J.D., Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, P.L.C.’s Malpractice Practice Group

Government & Legislative Issues, Business, and the latest in Pharmacology and Clinical Topics will also be presented! Speakers from across the country, and from our own backyard…

And Don't Forget FUN! 

Opening Reception Friday October 18 -  Visit with Exhibitors who make our meetings possible seeing the latest in technologies and services available in the country! 

The Student Poster Session will be back once again!   Students from Tennessee’s Nurse Anesthesia programs, plus students in DNP/DNAP cohort, will present case study posters and posters reflecting  DNP projects. Posters will be in the exhibit hall from Friday morning through Saturday Afternoon.  Please stop by and talk to the students or CRNA’s and find out about their interesting cases and projects.  

Our Annual Donald Bell, CRNA College Bowl Team Trivia- Saturday, October 19.

Best of all - visit with friends from across the state!









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 “AAN”.

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, 2019. 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.


Residence Inn by Marriott Murfreesboro
1409 Conference Inn by Marriott Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
RATE: $149 | Thursday thru Sunday
Includes complimentary hot breakfast.
CALL: 615.225.9250 Reserve Online Now




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 18th.

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.

TANA Poster instructions and deadline information. Due Date is September 15th.

Click here for the Poster Presentation Rubric.

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 18, 2019
October 20, 2019
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