The Biennial Alumni Association Conferences are an opportunity for Wake Forest University School of Medicine Nurse Anesthesia Program (WFUSM NAP) alumni to connect, network, and learn. The agenda includes an update on current evidence-based practices, which are AANA-approved for class A CE credit. The meetings are designed to keep alumni informed about important program information and the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist health system. Alumni have the opportunity to attend the business meeting portion of the conference with the Alumni Board and participate in voting matters.

Conference Agenda

0800 Biennial Alumni ZOOM Session OPENS, Networking Opportunity

0830 Welcome and Program Updates

  • Alumni Chair: Laura Niday Madison, MSN, CRNA ‘10
  • Program Director:  Richard Flowers, DNP, CRNA, CHSE
  • Interim Academic Nursing Chair: Clifford Gonzales, PhD, CRNA ‘06

0910 TOPIC:  Perioperative hypotension

  • Speaker: Elena Meadows, DNP ’20, CRNA ’09, MSN,  Didactic Director, WFUSM NAP

1010 TOPIC: Black Maternal Health Disparities and the CRNA

  • Speaker:  Kris Privette, DNP, CRNA and Lukeythia Bastardi, DNAP, CRNA

1120 TOPIC: :  AANA Updates

  • Speaker:  Angie Mund, DNP, CRNA, President AANA

1230 Wake Forest Univeristy School of Medicine/Atrium Updates

  • Speaker: Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), DFSVS, Chief Executive Officer, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, Dean, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Chief Academic Officer, Atrium Health Enterprise

1255 CRNA Alumni Scholarship Awards presented by the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

1330 CRNA Alumni Association Business Meeting – members of the association invited to attend

  • Alumni Chair:  Laura Niday Madison, MSN, CRNA ‘10


1430  Know and show your worth. It’s all about the outcomes.

  • Speaker: Sherry Bernardo, DNP, MHA, CRNA, President NCANA

1530 TOPIC: Second victim phenomenon and implementation of a peer support program

  • Speaker: Luci New, DNP ’20, CRNA, Innovation Educator, WFUSM NAP

1630 Conclude

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Biennial Alumni Meeting Registration

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 4.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040185; Expiration Date 3/6/2021.