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Thank You! 

Thank you for attending the MANA Annual Fall Education and Business Meeting at the Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We hope that you enjoyed the conference! A special thank you to our speakers and exhibitors. 

MANA 2021 Conference Exhibitors

  • Acacia Pharma
  • CAREstream America
  • CentraCare
  • Certified Anesthesia Care Inc. 
  • Children's MN
  • Eagle Pharmaceuticals
  • ICU Medical
  • Merck
  • McMurray Medical
  • Mindray
  • Pacira Biosciences
  • Recruiting Resources
  • Sanford Health
  • Three Rivers Wealth Management
  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
  • Wapiti Medical Staffing

2021 MANA Education Conference - SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 30

6:00 pm MANA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, October 1

7:45 am Grassroots Advocacy. Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
8:50 am Updates on the Initial Care of the Severely Injured Trauma Patient, COL Benjamin Riley, CRNA, DNAP
10:15am Paradigm Shift in Brain-state Monitoring: An Introduction to 2D-EEG Spectrogram Anesthetic Signature Analysis, L. Harold Barnwell, II, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
11:20am Medical Legal Implications in Anesthesia, Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA
1:15 pm Clinical Application of Endocrine Physiology and Pharmacology, Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
2:20 pm Shock States, Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA
3:30 pm Your patient has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)--now what?, L. Harold Barnwell, III, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
6:00 pm Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, October 2

7:30 am Student Presentation: Intraoperative dexmedetomidine and methadone use in adult cardiac surgery patients to reduce postoperative opioid use, Alyssa Eisenbraun, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, SRNA
7:55 am Student Presentation: Effects of Hand Massage on Surgical Outpatients' Anxiety and Physiologic Parameters in the Preoperative Period: A Quasi-Experimental Study with Pre- and Post-tests, Li Zhihong, RN, SRNA
8:20 am Student Presentation: An Evaluation of CRNA Emergency Cricothyrotomy Competency: Exploring Two Techniques, Santiago Ocariz, BSN, RN, SRNA & Megan Newsom, BSN, RN, SRNA
8:45 am Ultrasound Essentials: Adding Ultrasound to the Armamentarium, L. Harold Barnwell, III, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
10:15 am Chemical Addiction and the Anesthesia Provider, Lynn Fitzgerald Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA
12:15 pm AANA Update, Michael J. Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP
12:15 pm Student Forum Session/Panel
1:20 pm Perioperative Brain Health: Predicting, Mitigating and Assessing Adverse Neurocognitive Changes in Older Patients, L. Harold Barnwell, III, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE
2:50 pm The Effects of Expectation on Pain Pathways, Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, SRNA
3:55 pm The Government Relations Panel
6:30 pm FOMNA PAC Event - Top Golf

Sunday, October 3

7:30 am Propofol: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA
8:35 am Patient Safety Update - Where are our Pitfalls?, Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA
10:15 am CPC Exam Review: Anesthesia Pharmacology, Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA
11:20 am Stress Management for Healthcare Providers, Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA


Mike Anderson, DNP, CRNA, ARNP

Mike Anderson is a CRNA, Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Coordinator of the Anesthesia Nursing Program at the University of Iowa. Dr. Anderson is passionate about education, evidence-based practice, infection control and the use of simulation in education. He has been active at the state & national level with IANA, the AANA and the AANA Foundation. He is the current AANA Region 4 Director.

L. Harold Barnwell, III, DNAP, CRNA, CHSE

Dr. Barnwell is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Education in the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Nurse Anesthesia and practicing anesthetist with the VCU Health System. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University, and Master of Science - Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. As a PhD student in the VCU College of Health Professions, Dr. Barnwell's research focuses on novel prediction, mitigation, and identification strategies aimed at reducing the incidence of postoperative delerium in older surgical patients. His other research interests include ultrasound applications in anesthesia, modernizing education for millennial students, and international collaboration of nurse anesthetists.

Joanne Donnelly, DNP, APRN, CRNA

Joanne has been practicing anesthesia for over 20 years since completing her training at Columbia University and has been a lifelong learner for the purposes of improving knowledge, skills, and professional development. In addition to practice she has served as both a clinical and didactic educator for student nurse anesthetists with patient safety as an emphasis for research, lectures, and policy application. Joanne’s doctoral work at Vanderbilt University focused on illustrating the gaps for intra-operative handoff between anesthesia providers, and how checklists could be employed to improve patient outcomes and limit adverse events. She has provided over 100 professional lectures both nationally and internationally addressing the fundamentals of anesthesia practice as well publishing in textbooks and continuing education journals. Her current clinical practice is at the Minneapolis VA and she serves as Program Director for the
University of Minnesota Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Lynne Macksey, RN, MSN, CRNA

Lynne Macksey is a CRNA, published author, and public speaker. She was an ICU nurse for 23 years before attending the University of Pittsburgh Nurse Anesthesia Program and has worked at Level 1 trauma centers since graduating, now working at UNC Chapel Hill where she works as a staff CRNA and precepts Duke SRNAs and UNC anesthesiology residents. She speaks at the state, national, and international meetings for CRNA/SRNA education. Lynne has written four books with multiple editions and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles all in the field of anesthesia. Her first, best-selling book has been translated into Korean, Polish and Chinese. All of her books are sold internationally and are required texts in multiple anesthesia programs throughout the world. Two of these books received national awards.

COL Benjamin Riley, CRNA, DNAP

COL Riley has been a CRNA for nearly 20 years at a Level 1 Trauma Center and is a 21 year Veteran of the Army. Recent deployment in 2018-2019 on a Forward Surgical Team with Special Operation Task Force - Afghanistan. In Afghanistan he was a part of several combat operations and cared for Special Forces soldiers earning a Combat Medic Badge for treating casualties while engaged by enemy fire and a Commendation Medal with C-device for leadership during the life-saving resuscitation and evacuation of a Green Beret with GSWs in the field.

Matthew Zinder, MS, CH, CRNA

Matthew Zinder has worked in some level of healthcare for 25 years, starting as an EMT in a volunteer fire station. Matthew owns and operates a Maryland-based mobile anesthesia practice that has been in business since 1984. It consists of 20 practitioners and covers 50 locations throughout the state of Maryland. Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia. He is the producer and host of The Going Viral Podcast where he has discussions with guests pertaining to health, wellness, and science. He is the founder and director of Maryland Emergency Response, a disaster relief 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to aid victims following natural and/or man-made disasters. Matthew is currently the District IV director for the Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Thank you MANA Poster Presenters!

Saturday, October 2: 9 am - 11 am


Saturday, October 2: 1 pm - 3 pm 

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