Conference Schedule & Speakers

UPDATE:  The 2020 Anesthesia Conference will NOT take place in Frankenmuth. This event has been converted to an online format. Conference speakers will be broadcast LIVE on 3/21/20 as scheduled. Links to presentations and the event evaluation form (required for CEs) have been sent to each registrant. If you have completed the payment process but have not received this information or have any questions, please send an email to

Schedule of Events:
Speakers & Topics for Saturday, March 21, 2020

06:00  Vendor Setup

07:00  Guest Registration

07:25  Conference Welcome by Gena Welch

07:30  Eric Kramer – From ISIS to Ebola: Experiences and Lessons Learned from Being in Over my Head in Medical Missions

08:30  Charles Tabbert – Trisomy 21 and Anesthetic Management

09:30  Refreshments, Visit Vendors & Sponsors

10:00  Tammy Dukatz – A Short and Sweet look at Perioperative Diabetes Management

11:00  Eric Kramer – Point of Care Ultrasound: Going Beyond Regional Anesthesia

12:00  Visit Vendors/Sponsors

12:20  Hot Buffet Lunch, Raffle Drawings & Door Prizes

13:15  Margaret Ohryn – Hook, Line & Sinker (Peer Assistance and Addiction)

14:15  David Kamuiru – Hemodynamics: Old School (static) versus Functional Hemodynamics

15:15  Closing Remarks

15:30  Conference Ends

Speaker Credentials

Gena M. Welch, DrAP, CRNA
Program Director, University of Michigan-Flint Nurse Anesthesia Program, Flint, Michigan

Eric M. Kramer, DNAP, FNP, CRNA
Owner, Copper Canyon Anesthesia Services, Massilon, Ohio;
Staff CRNA, Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Charles Tabbert, MSN, CRNA
Staff CRNA, Northern Anesthesia Providers, Wauseon, OH; Staff CRNA, Paulding County Hospital, Paulding, OH

Tammy Dukatz, MSN, CRNA
Staff CRNA, Beaumont Health; Instructor, Oakland University-Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia, Rochester, MI

Margaret Ohryn, MS, MBA, CRNA
AANA / Michigan Peer Advisor, West Bloomfield, MI

David Kamuiru, MS, CCRN, CRNA
Staff CRNA, McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI


Schedule is subject to change. Lecture notes are linked if available. Printed materials will not be distributed at event.