Conference Schedule & Speakers

2022 Speakers, Topics and Schedule – TBA

2021 Speakers & Topics

07:50  Gena Welch – Conference Welcome

08:00  Tina Reamer – Are you A-OK with an AFE (Amniotic Fluid Embolism)?

09:00  Jose Castillo – Updates in the Care of Transgender Patients in the Perioperative Setting

10:00-10:15 Morning Break

10:15  Jose Castillo – Case Studies and Updates on Anesthesia Related Complications

11:15  Toni Schmittling – Deployment: CRNA’s Role – Forward Surgical Team (FST) Afghanistan

12:15-12:45 Lunch Break

12:45  Ron Seligman – CRNAs “BRING IT”: Stepping Up in Times of Need!

13:45  Marlo Bruch – Legal Webinar for CRNAs

14:45  Joshua Lea – Burning out? Strategies to Emerge a More Resilient CRNA Workforce

15:45  Gena Welch – Closing Remarks

Speaker Credentials

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

Tina Reamer, MS, CRNA
Staff CRNA at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan

Jose Castillo III, PhD, MSNA, CRNA, APRN
Staff CRNA at TEAMHealth and Premier Endoscopy Center, Naples, Florida; Nurse Anesthesia Faculty at Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, Texas

Toni Schmittling, DNAP, MBA, MS, CRNA
President/Owner of Collaborative Anesthesia Staffing Solutions (CASSI), Farmington Hills, Michigan; Staff CRNA at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Detroit, Michigan; President of Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MANA)

Ron Seligman, MS, CRNA
Staff CRNA in Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc, Michigan and Anesthesia Staffing Consultants/NorthStar Anesthesia, Bingham Farms, Michigan

Marlo D. Bruch, Attorney & Counselor at Law
Owner of Bruch Law Offices, PLLC, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Joshua Lea, DNP, MS, MBA, CRNA
Staff CRNA at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; Assistant Clinical Professor at Bouvè College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts

Schedule is subject to change.

This event is sponsored by MANA, MidMichigan Health, ThinkPro Advisors and Northstar Anesthesia.