Senior Seminar November 2019

Revised Nov. 4, 2019

Please join us at our next Senior Seminar on November 9, 2019. This page includes Registration, Program, and CE information (including online registration and payments).

Late registration is still available

  1. CRNA
  2. Registered Nurse

New! For your convenience, registration and payment is a secure online process this year, using PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to use this service). After choosing an option (CRNA or RN), you will be transferred to PayPal's secure site, where you will give your identifying information and method of payment (credit card or PayPal account). There is a late fee if you register after November 3, 2019. Note that refunds after that date will also incur the $25 late fee.

Questions? Call us at 313-993-2454, or email

Program and Continuing education information


Our program this year has a strong clinical focus on a variety of topics.

  • 0715-0800 Registration - Coffee - Welcome Michael Dosch PhD CRNA. Chair, Nurse Anesthesia, UDM
  • 0800-0900 Better clinical evaluations:  What you don’t write, but need to Greg Bozimowski DNP CRNA
  • 900-930 New tool for rapid evaluation of urgent cases: Transthoracic echocardiography Joel Ziettlow, RN BSN
  • 930-1000 You thought intubation was hard? Emergent cricothyrotomy after extubation Kelsey Risk, RN BSN
  • 1000-1045 Coffee Break - Visit Exhibits
  • 1045-1215 My life with Dirty John Tonia Bales, CRNA
  • 1215-1330   Luncheon
  • 1330 - 1430 Opioid-free anesthesia:  Abandoning the mu receptor Jason McLott, CRNA MS
  • 1430—1500 Surviving bronchospasm during general anesthesia Karla Cook,  RN BSN RNAS

Continuing Education credit

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for  5.0 Class A CE credits; code # 1037837, expiration date 11/9/2019.


The 2019 Seminar is supported by our Grand Sponsors

  • Steve Azoury, Azoury Financial

  • Envision Physician Services

  • US Anesthesia Partners

Honored Guest Speakers

Tonia Bales CRNA is the ex-wife of the infamous and disgraced CRNA John Meehan, an addicted con artist who was the subject of the LA Times investigative series and podcast Dirty John.  Tonia will discuss how regulatory and hospital oversight failed to intervene, leading to the LA Times series, a Wonderly Pod Cast that was downloaded over 10 million times within 6 weeks of release and also adapted into a Bravo television drama.  This riveting presentation is sure to inform you about substance abuse in health care providers, and motivate you to intervene in healthcare policy debates and at the bedside.

Jason McLott CRNA MS exclusively practices Opioid Free Anesthesia and is a lecturer for the CRNA developed Society of Opiate Free Anesthesia.  Jason is an independent CRNA practitioner that will illustrate current trends in opioid free anesthesia based on the physiologic principles of pain, focusing on regional anesthetic techniques and medications.  He will explore the pharmacologic properties of numerous medications that inform the practitioner’s choice in managing an anesthetic for a variety of surgical procedures and patient scenarios.  

 Questions? Call us at 313-993-2454, or email

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