Attendee Registration is now closed. On-Site registration will be available. 

 VHA has expanded authorization for government-sponsored travel recognizing the COVID vaccination status. Members can request time off for in-person meetings now!

Click HERE to View Memorandum
Click HERE for OF-165 Travel and Tuition Request 
Click HERE for the Tax Exempt Form

 *Please note that government ID will be required to receive tax exemption for lodging. 

Attendee Registration

Exhibitor Registration 


Registration Rates

Full Meeting Registration

  • Member Rate - $625
  • Active Military Rate - $625
  • Non-Member Rate - $680
  • Student Rate - $150

Single Day Registration

  • Single Day Registration - $300 per day
  • Student Single Day Registration - $50 per day

Additional Items

Sponsor a Student

  • 1 Day Sponsorship - $50
  • 2 Days Sponsorship - $100
  • 3 Days Sponsorship - $150

Additional Dinner Ticket - $100 

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available!


Exhibit Booth - $600
Includes a six-foot table, two chairs, one complimentary registration and meal tickets, and listing on onsite signage. 

Additional Booth Attendees - $75 per person
Up to 2 additional booth attendees are permitted per booth. Additional booth attendees will be fully registered and receive passes to all meals. 

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Speaker Sponsor - $500 per speaker
  • Break Sponsor - $350 per Break
  • Annual Meeting Welcome Reception Sponsor - $1000
  • Annual Meeting Attendee Giveaway - Please contact the AVANA office for details at [email protected]

All exhibit booths have been reserved at this time.


Hotel Accommodations

Sirata Beach Resort
5300 Gulf Blvd,
St Pete Beach, FL 33706

Block Rate
Resort Hotel Room at $199 per night

Reservation Information - limited availability

To reserve, please complete the reservation form and email it to [email protected].
Click here to download the reservation form. 

Alternatively, you may call Sirata Resorts In-House Reservations Department at 800-344-5999 ext. 1
*Please let them know that you are with the 2022 Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists to receive the block rate. 

Deadline to Reserve: Wednesday, April 27th 

Due to low inventory, you may not be able to book all nights for your reservation at the Sirata. Follow this google link for other options in the area.



Thursday, May 19th

12:30-13:30….. An Update on Cocaine and Anesthesia - Dr. Leland Lee, DO
13:30-14:30….. Developing a “Best Places to Work” Environment in the Anesthesia Department - Sierra Gower, PhD, CRNA
14:30-15:00….. Break & Visit with Exhibitors
15:00-16:00…..Financial Readiness for the CRNA: A guide to reducing or eliminating financial stress in the workplace. - Larry Welder
16:00-17:00......Interprofessional Clinical Simulation in Hospital Quality, Safety - Rich Fidler, PhD, MBA, CRNA, ANP, ACNP, CHSE
17:00-17:30…..Break & Visit with Exhibitors
17:30-18:30…..Meet & Greet Cocktail hour

Friday, May 20th

7:00-8:00…..Breakfast, Registration, Time with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00….. Case Presentations and Lessons Learned from Afghanistan 2019 - Patrick McElhone, CRNA, MSN
9:00-10:00…..Battlefield acupuncture techniques - Dr. Kaley Tash, MD
10:00-10:30…..Break & Visit with Exhibitors, Student Posters
10:30-11:30…..Development of an Opioid Sparing Guideline for Patients with PTSD Using Ketamine - Christopher Mazza, DNAP, CRNA
11:30-12:30…..The Second Victim, Secondary Trauma, and Burnout: You are NOT Alone! - Janet Sentor, MSN, CRNA, Colonel (Ret) USAF
12:30-13:30….. Lunch & Visit with Exhibitors, Student Posters
13:30-14:30…..Value of the CRNA Credential Survey - Initial Findings - Rishelle Zhou, DNAP, LLB, CRNA
14:30-15:30….. Get Your ERAS Moving: Implementation Of An ERAS Protocol For Urologic Surgery - Alexandra Campbell, DNP, APRN, CRNA
15:30-16:00…..Break & Visit with Exhibitors, Student Posters
16:00-17:00…..VA Central Office Anesthesia Update - Dr. Christina Matadial, MD & Roberta Reedy, CRNA, DNSc

Saturday, May 21st

7:00-8:00…..Breakfast, Registration, Time with Exhibitors
8:00-9:00…..Current & Future Aspects Of Liposomal Bupivacaine - Jonathan Kline, M.S.N.A, CRNA
9:00-10:00…..COVID History, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Anesthesia Management - Kevin Driscoll, DNP, CRNA
10:00-10:30…..Break & Visit with Exhibitors
10:30-11:30….. GETA Without Opioids Or Vapors - John McDonough, CRNA, EdD & Dr. Habil, NScA, APRN, FRSM
11:30-12:30….. CPC Exam And NBCRNA Updates - Kevin Driscoll, DNP, CRNA
12:30-13:30…..Sponsored LunchErector Spinae Plane Block: Hot Block to know as a foundation for your ERAS platform - Dr. Jeff Gonzales MD MA , Guardian Anesthesia, Parker, CO & Visit with Exhibitors
13:30-14:30….. Systems Improvement —CRNA Involvement Beyond Perioperative Services - Rich Fidler, PhD, MBA, CRNA, ANP, ACNP, CHSE
14:30-15:30….. AVANA Update (CE)
15:30-16:00…..Break & Visit with Exhibitors
16:00-17:00….. AVANA Business Meeting
18:30-20:30…..AVANA Dinner - Keynote Speaker: Beth Taylor, DHA RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer

 *This meeting has been submitted for 17.0 CEs.
**Subject to change.