President's Update

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Your AZANA is thrilled to embark on a new educational venture for the state of Arizona! This November, we will host our first annual fall conference in Sedona. The interest and enthusiasm has been overwhelming as we prepare to open our doors to both in-state and out-of-state CRNAs.

Your AZANA and its business associates have worked tirelessly to make sure this event runs as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately, outside forces have attempted to interfere with our progress. A large, for profit national, anesthesia continuing education company had issued a legal cease and desist letter in an attempt to stop our conference from occurring. We have received legal guidance that it is within our rights to pursue this conference. It appears the motivation was financial, attempting to limit competition. AZANA strives to ensure that its members are receiving access to the highest level of education and networking opportunities possible.

The CRNA community is vast, creating a tight-knit, nationwide society made up of individuals that support one another to collectively advance their profession. AZANA believes that it is important to support organizations that promote the same values and standards as the AANA, our governing body. The AZANA believes it will overcome its adversaries, despite the imperious legal actions, by offering a competitive educational experience. 

We hope that you will choose to attend the AZANA Sun & Sedona Conference November 1-4, 2018. We would love to see you there!

Chad Peterson DNAP, CRNA

President Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists