Fall 2023 Conference

The New Jersey Association of Nurse Anesthetists (NJANA) is proud to present the Fall 2023 Conference, a day packed with topics and information that you need to keep on top of the latest trends and get the advanced training and Continuing Education Credits you need to succeed.

The Learning Together: Face-to-Face Conference will be held at New Jersey Hospital Association, 760 Alexander Rd, Princeton, NJ, 08540.

There will also be a virtual option for those who want to participate via livestream!

Please see the schedule below for presentation and training course details.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have any technical difficulty with the link to the livestream please call 908-910-0586.

CE Credit: To receive CE Credit you must complete a Self-Assessment Survey. A link will be emailed to all registrants within 48 hrs. after the program.

Conference Only Pricing

  • NJANA Member: $225
  • Non-member: $250
  • CRNA with RRNA Sponsorship: $275
  • RRNA: $50
  • BSN: $75


  • ACLS: $125
  • PALS: $125
  • BLS: $90

Vendor/Sponsor Support

Platinum Level (12 Available)

  • On-Site Table and face-to-face time with members.
  • Signage/advertisement on rotating slide show during breaks/in between speakers.
  • Recognition on NJANAs website for 3 months after conference
  • Cost = $400

Gold (unlimited-virtual option)

  • Signage/advertisement on rotating slide show during breaks/in between speakers.
  • Company listing on virtual sponsorship board.
  • Recognition on NJANAs website for 3 months after conference
  • Cost = $200

NOTE: Art must be submitted in a high-resolution JPEG/PNG format. Deadline is Friday, October 6, 2023.

  • Slide show ad dimensions: 9 x 4 (landscape orientation)
  • Website Ad dimensions: 300px wide by 200px high with a preferred resolution of 150dpi.

**If you would like us to create your ad please send a high-resolution image of your logo JPEG/PNG, text for your ad, and a link to your website.

Send all artwork to: events@njana.com and please put “Fall Conference AD” in the subject line.

NJANA Fall Meeting 2023 Agenda

6:45- 7:45AM – ACLS/PALS/BLS Re-Certification
Presenter: Jamie Paz, MSN, CRNA

8:00-9:00 AM – The Difficult Airway Algorithm – What’s new and what’s not so new.
Presenter: Maureen McCartney Anderson, DNP, CRNA/APN
1. Identify changes to the ASA Difficult Airway Algorithm.
2. Discuss how the changes in the difficult airway algorithm can impact your clinical practice.

9:00-10:00 AM – From Surgeries to #Selfies: High-Reliability Organizations and the Impact of Social Media.
Presenter: Sonja Mitrevska, DNP, CRNA/APN
1. Review recent literature regarding social media and healthcare
2. Consider the risk-benefit of social media use
3. Evaluate implication of social media on an evolving healthcare landscape

10:00 – 10:15 AM – BREAK 

10:15-11:15 AM – Miracle Drugs or Hidden Dangers: Effects of GLP-1 Agonists on the Obese Patient
Presenter: Maribeth L. Massie, Ph.D., MS, CRNA, FAAN, FAANA
1. Understand the mechanism of action of the GLP-1 agonists in Type II diabetes and obesity.
2. Discuss the physiological alterations and side effects of this class of drugs.
3. Cite and resource current clinical studies on this topic.

11:15 AM -12:15 PM – The Utility of Gastric Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Reducing the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration: A Review of Current Recommendations in Special Patient Populations
Presenter: Amy M. Reed, Ph.D., CRNA
1. Discuss the pillars of gastric ultrasonography using the I-AIM framework.
2. Discuss the current evidence-based recommendations regarding gastric ultrasonography for special population

12:15-1:15 PM – LUNCH
On-Site Lunch and Learn: Gastric Ultrasound Teaching Station
Presenter: Amy M. Reed, Ph.D., CRNA
1. Identify gastric anatomy through hands on ultrasonography.
2. Recognize gastric contents through ultrasonography and discuss anesthetic implications.

1:15-2:15 PM – NJANA Updates
Presenter: Heather Borberly MS, CRNA/APN – NJANA President
1. Identify two NJ state issues impacting CRNA practice.
2. Discuss strategies that can be incorporated into daily clinical practice to address state issues impacting CRNAs.

2:15 – 2:30 – BREAK 

2:30-3:30 PM – The down and dirty of Anesthesia delivery models and billing
Presenter: Robin Birchenough MS, CRNA/APN-A
1. Compare and contrast current common anesthesia delivery models.
2. State components for billing an anesthesia case and how revenue is generated.

3:30-4:30 PM – Russ Lynn Lecture Series
Faculty Advisor: Thomas Pallaria DNP, CRNA/APN
1. Identify a gap from research to clinical practice through the development of a quality improvement project.
2. Discuss how to implement evidence-based research into clinical practice.