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Spring Meeting & Hands-on Airway Workshop!

April 26, 2019 12:00 AM to April 28, 2019 12:00 AM

The Broadmoor Hotel Colorado Springs
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Venue website

Anesthesia Excellence

AANA Prior Approved for 12 Class A CE Credits Code #1036501

The mission of The Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists advances CRNA professional development, anesthesia excellence, and the nurse anesthesia profession.

Special opportunity: CoANA has arranged with renowned Colorado Nature photographer John Fielder to provide a private outdoor photography class (registration required, spaces limited) Friday, April 26th prior to the meeting at one of Colorado's most iconic locations, Garden of the Gods. Learn design concepts and camera settings to best capture the beauty of Colorado. Point and shoot camera of phone works well.

This will be followed by a free slideshow and book signing open to all at the Broadmoor Hotel from 7-9 pm.

Those attending the class should read the following instructions.





Keep your skills up to date!

Friday 4/26:

Come early to the Broadmoor and relax.

1700-1800 John Fielder Photography Class Garden of the Gods (registration required, spaces limited)

John Fielder: Colorado Black on White, slide presentation music & stories, followed by book signing. Broadmoor Ballroom. Open to all, guests welcome.


Board Meeting (closed)


Board Meeting - Open to Membership


Journal Review 1 Pharm Credit. Article will be emailed to participants 2 weeks before the meeting. 


Saturday 4/27:


Registration at Meeting Rooms


Breakfast in Exhibit Area


Demystifying Credentialing Regulations: Pass your next inspection. Tom Simpleman, Consultant Pharmacist, BCGP, RPh


Dealing with the Emergency Airway. Dr. Alma Juels 


Break with the Exhibitors


Benefits of AANA Membership – What’s New? Steven Sertich, JD, MAE, CRNA. AANA Director Region 5


To Err is Human, to Study the Study is Divine! Scott Schaus, PhD


Lunch in the Ballroom


When You Breathe You Inspire: When you Don’t Breathe You Expire Scott Schaus, PhD


Please Don’t Sugarcoat It! *Scott Schaus, PhD


Break with the Exhibitors


Take This With a Grain of Salt: short, intermediate and long-term BP control *Scott Schaus, PhD



Protecting our Environment from the Harmful Effects of Anesthesia Waste Gases, *Oliver Deshler, CRNA, Colin Coulson CRNA


Sunday 4/28: Limited participation

Hands-on advanced airway techniques by Dr. Alma Juels, with support from experienced CRNAs.

Please watch the linked videos in this document before attending.

Breakfast at 7:30am, Workshop from 8:00am-10:30am with 30 minutes of Q&A to follow. *Total of 3 credits

Stations include Fast-track LMA, Air Trak, Fiberoptic laryngoscope, Glidescope/CMAC, and cricothyrotomy.

Thanks for support from our vendors Cook Medical, Karl Storz, Teleflex and Verathon.

*Denotes Pharmacology Credit

our speakers

Colin Coulson CRNA

Oliver Deschler CRNA

Steven Sertich JD, MAE, CRNA, AANA Director Region 5.

Alma Juels, MD Attending Anesthesiologist at Denver Health, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Scott Schaus PhD Executive Vice President, Valley Anesthesia.

Tom Simpleman, RPh Consultant, BCGP, RPh, The Fawkes Company


CoANA has arranged with The Broadmoor for special room rates until March 27th after which rates are no longer guaranteed.  Call Hotel Reservations:  (800) 634-7711 option 2 between 7 AM and 9:30 PM.  Please mention the CANA419 meeting to help keep our meeting cost low.   Enjoy the opportunity to experience this Five-Star luxury experience at the special rates. 

To register online go to : https://book.passkey.com/go/CANA419  to get the special CoANA rate, available 3 days pre and 3 days post conference based upon availability.

Parking at the Broadmoor

Daily parking for the meeting is available for $12 per day in the garage east of Broadmoor main. In and out self parking for overnight guests is $25 per day in the garage; valet parking available for $32. We recommend car pooling if possible.

DINING at the Broadmoor 

The Broadmoor has several wonderful dining opportunities to facilitate networking and casual meals with friends. We encourgage your group to plan ahead and make early reservations. 

Exhibit and sponsor information

The Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists will host their 2019 CoANA Spring Anesthesia Update & Trade Show at the Broadmoor Hotel located in Colorado Springs. (Exhibits will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 6:30 am to 4:30 pm). This event is attended by Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) and Student Nurse Anesthetists (SRNAs) from across the United States.

Complete the Exhibitor, Advertiser and Sponsor Agreement and return to Kelley Mazur at [email protected]


$545.00 Friday-Sunday Member Registration
$495.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$325.00 Friday-Saturday Member Registration
$275.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$300.00 Sunday Member Registration
$250.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$550.00 Friday-Sunday Non-Member Registration
$500.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$375.00 Friday-Saturday Non-Member Registration
$325.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$350.00 Sunday Non-Member Registration
$300.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$150.00 Friday-Saturday Student Member Registration
$100.00 Earlybird rate before February 28

$300.00 Sunday Student Member Registration
$250.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$150.00 Friday-Saturday Student Non-Member Registration
$100.00 Earlybird rate before February 28

$300.00 Sunday Student Non-Member Registration
$250.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$150.00 Spring Meeting 2019 Sponsor a Student Fri-Sat

$250.00 Spring Meeting 2019 Sponsor a Student Sunday Only

$175.00 Add all 4 AANA Modules

$75.00 John Fielder Photography Class