Mid-Year Assembly

When: April 06 - 10, 2019
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington

The AANA Mid-Year Assembly is designed to prepare nurse anesthetists to effectively advocate on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing CRNA practice and reimbursement.


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New Congress, New Voice

Join us at the Grand Hyatt Washington on April 6-10 to hear from government officials William Hoagland, senior vice president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Bradford Fitch, president & CEO of Congressional Management Foundation. With a new Congress in session, this is an excellent opportunity to educate a fresh crop of legislators about the critical work CRNAs do every day. With beginner and advanced concurrent sessions on Saturday, you can choose your advocacy comfort zone.

The AANA Mid-Year Assembly will prepare nurse anesthetists to effectively advocate on Capitol Hill for protecting and advancing CRNA practice and reimbursement. Attendees will develop professional advocacy skills and healthcare policy understanding that promotes leadership at the national level and in professional practice.

Who Should Attend

  • Any CRNA and SRNA interested in understanding all the legislative issues affecting the profession
  • State association leadership
  • Program administrators
  • Students

Registration Details

Full Registration
AANA Member *
Before 3/6/2019: $495  Members Save $100! 
After 3/6/2019: $595

Before 3/6/2019: $595
After 3/6/2019: $695

Associate Member (Student) 
Before 3/6/2019: $160
After 3/6/2019: $210
Single-Day Registration 
One day maximum – Please specify day

AANA Member
Before 3/6/2019: $300
After 3/6/2019: $350

Before 3/6/2019: $355
After 3/6/2019: $405
*Learn more about the benefits of AANA Membership.  

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CRNA-PAC Presents “A Night at the Kentucky Derby”

Sunday, April 7, 6:30-10:00 pm
Ticket required

CRNA-PAC will host a Kentucky Derby themed event at the District Winery, located in the navy yard neighborhood in Washington, DC right on the Anacostia River.  Prizes will be awarded for best men's and women's hat and attendees will have the opportunity to place
their bets on past races.

Ticket purchase required. CRNA - $250.00, SRNA - $125.00
You must be an AANA member to attend this event.

The following is an FEC required legal notification for CRNA-PAC: Gifts to political action committees are not tax deductible. Contributions to CRNA-PAC are for political purposes. All contributions to CRNA-PAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The guidelines are merely suggestions. You are free to contribute more or less than the guidelines suggest and the association will not favor or disadvantage you by reason of the amount contributed or the decision not to contribute. Federal law requires CRNA-PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and the name of the employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. Each contributor must be a US Citizen. 

Hotel Reservations

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20001

Single/Double: $343.50 plus tax

Group rates are available at the Grand Hyatt Washington through Tuesday, March 12 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Subject to availability.

Changes or cancellations after Tuesday, March 12 should be made directly with the hotel on a space available basis.

In order to reserve a hotel room, you must be registered for the Mid-Year Assembly.

What Your Peers Say

  • “Knowledge is power, and this conference empowered me to know the importance of CRNAs' presence at the Hill to advocate for our profession in the political arena.”
  • “You can't truly understand the importance of advocacy unless you are physically there, seeing it in action. CRNAs need to be there!”
  • “As a student, it was an amazing opportunity! I felt very welcomed, embraced, encouraged, and empowered by every CRNA I interacted with. It made me excited for the great things to come in my career.”

What to Expect for SRNAs

Exhibitor Information

Join Us in Washington!

Exhibitor Application

Connect and cultivate relationships with your key target audience of CRNAs. The AANA can help you maximize your marketing dollars and extend your reach to this highly engaged audience. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your products and services to nearly 1,000 attendees.
Dates: April 6-10, 2019
Location: Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC  20001

The Mid-Year Assembly brings together members and future leaders interested in advocacy and protecting the professional practice of CRNAs.

Exhibit at the AANA Mid-Year AssemblyExhibit Dates/Hours:

  • Sunday, April 7 | 7:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • Monday, April 8| 7:00 a.m. - 3:15.p.m.
Exhibitor package includes:
  • 2 Exhibitor badges
  • 6' draped table and two chairs
  • Reserve your space today!  Contact Helen Pollard, Director of Conventions & Meeting Planning.
Looking for options? Find a host of opportunities to meet your objectives, maximize exposure, and increase ROI. Contact Wendy Stoner today for a free, no-obligation 20-minute consultation and needs assessment.

Related Resources

2019 CRNA Week Merchandise
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On January 20-26, 2019, the AANA will devote an entire week to celebrating and building public awareness of the nurse anesthesia profession. Wear your heart on your sleeve (or hat)!

Order by January 14 to receive your items in time for CRNA Week—many items are available for just the price of shipping!


2019 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey
 2018 Compensation and Benefits
2017 Data (Collected April-May 2018)

This AANA report contains comprehensive data collected from the 2018 CRNA Compensation and Benefits Survey. CRNAs and employers of CRNAs will find the information contained in the 170+ page report to be of particular value. 

Order your copy today: Members (login required) | Nonmembers

Ira P. Gunn, Nurse Anesthetist: Writings and Wisdom from a Legendary Nursing Leader
Ira P. Gunn
#173364 $59.50
Jay Horowitz, BSN, CRNA, ARNP
Maura S. McAuliffe, PhD, CRNA, FAAN
Rita Rupp, MA
Publisher, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, 2015
768 Pages

A fierce defender of the profession and the AANA, Gunn passed away in 2011, but her impact lives on—now in the pages of this important collection of articles, letters, papers, and personal correspondence. She expressed herself as only she could—with passion, strength, exacting knowledge, wisdom, and humor.

Accreditation Statements

Provider with DistinctionThis program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 9.50 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number 1037016; Expiration Date: 04/10/2018.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10862.

Disclosure Information

All presenters and planners of this continuing nursing education activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial healthcare products, goods or services consumed by or used on patients. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflict of interest. Attendees will be provided full disclosure information on the App and in the Final Program.

Recording waiver (Photography, Audio & Video)

Portions of this AANA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AANA may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AANA may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission. 
1000 H Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia United States