Oct 7-9, 2016 Annual Balloonfest Anesthesia Meeting in Albuquerque


 NOTE: If you are having difficulty finding lodging accommodations, please call 1-800-875-2525 for information


The Institute for Post-Graduate Education, Inc.


proudly presents:

The Annual Balloon Fiesta Anesthesia Meeting 
October 7-9, 2016

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
Albuquerque, New Mexico

15 Class A CE Credits
(Fulfills your annual Class A CE requirement)

Program Information

This program offers 15 Class A credits and this will fulfill your annual Class A CE requirements under the new CPC Program. These credits will also apply if you recertify under the current program in 2017.

The sessions will begin on Friday AM October 7. On this day we will offer 5 Credits in a morning session and a Buffet Breakfast will be included. The same schedule will apply on Sunday October 9. Saturday's session will begin in the afternoon allowing time to visit the Balloon Fiesta Mass Ascension. This is a spectacle not to be missed with as many as 800 Hot Air Balloons launching into the New Mexico skies. More details will be available soon.

The program is designed for practicing nurse anesthetists and will focus on clinical and practice management issues. The didactic lectures will explore current thinking on the management of anesthesia for patients with rheumatoid conditions, prevention of awareness under anesthesia, the use of social media in the operating room , considerations for management of changes in maternal physiology brought about by pregnancy, legal, business, and economic aspects of practice, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on practice management and tips on management of office based anesthesia and emergencies in the office.

Adequate time is available for discussion, evaluation, questions and answers. Case  studies and  audience  participation are encouraged for program enrichment.

A special group room rate of $205.00 (plus tax) will apply for registrants at this program. Rooms at this rate are available only through ICS Travel, Inc. (800-875-2525). The concurrent Annual International Balloon Fiesta Event results in many properties selling out quickly so we recommend early registration and room reservation if possible.

Program Faculty

Mary Jeanette Mannino, CRNA, JD
Legal and Business Consultant
Past President - AANA
Laguna Niguel, California

Erin Martin, CRNA, DNP
Faculty Member
Program for Nurse Anesthetists
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

Larry Hornsby, CRNA, BS
Senior Executive Vice-President
Amsol Corporation
Greensboro, North Carolina


Program Agenda

Friday October 7
Jan Mannino

0700-0800 .... Buffet Breakfast

0800-0900…. A Legal Perspective of your anesthesia practice (1)

0900-1000 …. A Legal Perspective of your anesthesia practice (2)

1000-1015 …. Break

1015-1115 …. The Business and Economics of Anesthesia (1)

1115-1215 …. The Business and Economics of Anesthesia (2)

1215-1315 …. Structured Review, Evaluation and Discussion

Saturday October 8
Erin Martin

1330-1430…. Social Media and Anesthesia

1430-1530…. Anesthetic Considerations with Rheumatoid Conditions

1530-1545 …. Break

1545 -1645 …. Awareness Under Anesthesia

1645 -1745 …. Maternal Physiologic Changes of Pregnancy: How do we compensate?

1745 -1845 …. Structured Review, Evaluation and Discussion

Sunday October 9
Larry Hornsby

0700-0800 .... Buffet Breakfast

0800-0900…. The Affordable Care Act: Impact on Anesthesia Providers (1)

0900-1000 …. The Affordable Care Act: Impact on Anesthesia Providers (2)

1000-1015 …. Break

1015-1115 …. Office Based Anesthesia: What makes it different?

1115-1215 …. Managing Emergencies in Office Based Anesthesia

1215-1315 …. Structured Review, Evaluation and Discussion

How to access the virtual syllabus

During the meeting days only, the syllabus will be available on line in addition to the USB drive you were given. To access the syllabus, you must first be connected to the internet. Once connected, click on the "New Mexico Virtuel Syllabus" link below then type in the username and password that was provided with your course materials. Select the lecture you wish to follow and that's all there is to it!!

New Mexico Virtual Syllabus

Accreditation Statements

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 15 Class A CE Credits.
Code Number 1037249, Expiration Date: 10/09/16.

IPGE is approved by the California BRN to provide Continuing Education Courses for Registered Professional Nurses. Provider Number 2374.

This program meets the criteria for 15 CE Credits,  3 Pharmacology Hours and 5 Clinical Management Hours.

NOTE: IPGE does not support or offer CE credit for Anesthesiologist Assistants



Daily Fee $250.00 until September 27, 2016.
Add $50.00 after this date.

Call 1-877-692-0430 for daily registration

Tuition fee includes all CE Activities, Buffet Breakfast on Friday and Sunday, Break Functions, AANA Credit Recording and Record Keeping, Certificate of Attendance and syllabus on USB drive.

SPECIAL NOTE: The syllabus will contain a copy of Jan Mannino's text on Business of Anesthesia

Refund Policy and Disclaimers

A full refund less $150.00 application processing fee may be obtained if notice of cancellation is received in writing or by Email (ipgeseminars@ipge.com) no later than September 27, 2016. After this date no refunds are made. If IPGE cancels the program, a full refund will be provided unless cancellation is due to a natural or man made disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, weather-related, strike, acts of war or terrorism or any other cause beyond the control of IPGE). In this event, a tuition free voucher is provided valid for a period of two years from date of issue. IPGE assumes no responsibility for penalties imposed by airline, hotels, or other suppliers.


For a non-refundable fee of $35.00 IPGE will waive all refund restrictions until the day before the seminar begins (Thursday, October 6, 2016). To purchase this option, check the appropriate box on your application or advise the registrar if phoning in your reservation and add $35.00 to your tuition fee. This option must be purchased at the time of registration.  Note: The refund assurance plan appears as a default in the tuition fees section when registering online. Click "REMOVE" if you do not wish to assure a full refund in the event of cancellation.


All participating faculty are requested to submit any potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise, which may exist in their areas of presentation. IPGE reserves the right to substitute a speaker or topic if the need arises. No prior notification of changes is made. Every effort to preserve Course content will be made. IPGE assumes no responsibility for failure of third party suppliers to meet their obligations. IPGE assumes no responsibility for comments or information provided by faculty at this course. 


If you didn't accept the full refund assurance waiver and find that you need to cancel your registration, it may be more cost effective to transfer to another IPGE program. IPGE permits a one time transfer to any course offered within one year of the original course starting date.  Transfers are made at a fee of $100.00. Please call or Email us if you would like to select this option.


We regret that IPGE policies do not permit auditing of lectures without payment of tuition fees.

Hotel Information

 Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown
2600 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87710

A warm welcome awaits you at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. Located in the middle of the vibrant core and newly-developed Uptown Area, our hotel is the gateway to all the sights, sounds and experiences that New Mexico has to offer. We’re just steps from all the variety that is Albuquerque, including the Uptown Business District, ABQ Uptown Living Center, and the Coronado Mall, which features dozens of your favorite restaurants, world-class shopping, and more. We’re also minutes from Expo New Mexico, Sandia National Laboratories, and vibrant and eclectic Nob Hill. Albuquerque International Sunport, historic Old Town, downtown, University of New Mexico, Sandia Peak Tramway, and Balloon Fiesta Park are all just a short drive away.

Our 295 guest rooms and suites feature contemporary styles and comforting Sheraton touches. You’ll feel at home with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed, 37” LCD television, High Speed Internet Access, ample workspace, in-room movies, and of course, fresh-brewed Starbucks® coffee or Tazo® tea for the day ahead.

Guests will immediately feel at ease as they step into the lobby. Stay in touch with home and the office with our connection destination, the Link@Sheraton Experienced with Microsoft®. Gather with friends and family over a delicious meal at the ABQ Grill or Sol Café. And after a busy day, enjoy a cocktail in the relaxing bar and lounge.

Our warm and friendly staff looks forward to sharing the Land of Enchantment with you.


Room Rates*

For IPGE Registrants and Guests:

$205.00/night (single or double)
call 1-800-875-2525 for reservations