Conference Features

The 2nd 2021 ASA/NSAA Joint Conference

Chair: Eva Papsis, CST/CSFA, CSA/F-OS

Schedule of Events and Presentations

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Friday April 23:

11:00—7:00 pm       Registration

12:00 —4:00 pm      Multi Station Workshop

4:30—4:45 pm         NSAA Meeting

4:45—5:00 pm         ASA/NSAA State of the Associations

6:00—7:00 pm         Keynote Address

              • Dr. William Cooper, MD, MBA

7:00 – 8:00 pm          Welcome Reception

Sponsored by Meridian Institute of Surgical Assisting



Saturday April 24: 

7:30—9:00 am       Registration

7:30—7:45 am        Coffee with Exhibitors

Sponsored by Mayo Clinic’s Human Resources Department

7:45—8:00 am        Joint Welcome

              • Greg Salmon, CSFA
                ASA President
              • Luis Aragon, CSA
                NSAA President

8:00—8:50 am       Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery
                                        Dr. Matthew Truesdale

9:00—9:50 am       Sacrocolpopexy Surgery – Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse with Robotic System
                                        Dr. Nicole Szell

10:00—10:20 am     Professional Networking (Break with Exhibitors)

Sponsored by the EVMS Masters of Surgical Assisting Program

10:20—11:30 pm  Robotic Spine Surgery
                                      Dr. Ali Zahrai

11:40—12:30 pm Total Joint Replacement with Robotic System
                                       Dr. Christopher Grayson  

12:30—1:30 pm       Luncheon

Sponsored by NBSTSA


01:30—02:20 pm   Hemostatic Sealants in OB/GYN Surgery
                                           Dr. Jessica Stine

02:30—03:20 pm Medial Meniscus Function vs Dysfunction: Current Treatment Options
                                         James Willobee, CSA

03:20—04:00 pm     Professional Networking (Break with Exhibitors)

Sponsored by NCCSA

4:00—5:30 pm         Legislative Round Table on Current Issues and Trends

              • Lobbyists invited from DC, OH, TX and VA

Conference Registration

Registration includes:  Friday Reception, Saturday Continental Breakfast, two breaks, and Lunch as well as all programming.

Online Onsite
Full Reg. ASA/NSAA Member $275.00 $300
Full Reg. Non-Member $350.00 $375
Full Reg. Student (CAAHEP Approved Programs) $175 $175
Extra Reception Tickets* $35.00 $40.00
Extra Lunch Tickets* $40.00 $45.00



Refund Policy:
* If you cancel before April 9, 2021, half the amount you paid will be refunded.
* If you cancel after April 9, 2021, there will be no refund.

Conference Registration

Hotel Registration

The Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is just 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport.  Usually a 25-minute drive. Reservations with an ASA/NSAA Conference Room Rate of $175.00 for Single & Double and $195.00 for Triple can be made on the link below or from the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace link on ASA or NSAA’s website. Reservations are also available by calling 1-407-827-2727 and reference the Joint NSAA / ASA 2021 Meeting. The deadline for this special room rate is March 24th, 2021.

Experience a relaxing retreat within walking distance to Disney Springs®. The resort features shuttle service to Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs, delectable dining options, two heated outdoor pools, an arcade and Disney Character Breakfast on Sundays at Covington Mill.

Everything you need for fun and relaxation is right here! Drift down our spiraling Float Lagoon or cool off with the little ones in the Kid’s Splash Area. Chill out in a private poolside cabana, or workout in our 24-hour fitness center. Connect with the family in the arcade, or we can connect you with championship Disney Golf.

Imagine watching nightly Epcot fireworks from the comfort of your guest room, or overlooking the expansive Disney Springs® landscape, or enjoying the tranquility of a pool view. The choice is yours. Our newly renovated rooms and suites feature a mini-refrigerator, LCD television, safe, work desk, plush bedding and coffeemaker. Most also offer a private balcony.

At Buena Vista Palace, dining options are designed with you in mind. Start the day with a hearty breakfast or nutritious light bite. Savor American dishes at LetterPress and enjoy the eclectic feel of a modern printing shop while enjoying classic American fare. This restaurant features seasonal favorites and cooked to order omelets for breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus feature delightfully plated meals with locally sourced ingredients. While you dine, enjoy the gorgeous views of Blake Lake, the new float lagoon and event lawn.  Kick back at Sunnies just steps away from the main lobby overlooking the Float Lagoon and relax in their warm and inviting lounge. More than just a lobby bar, Sunnies is your escape into the essence of Florida with refreshing beverages and locally sourced seasonal fare. Pull up a chair and enjoy delicious poolside drinks and cuisine at Shades, serving fresh American fare, including the quintessential burger and fries, flatbreads, wraps and more. Plus, enjoy a refreshing cocktail while lounging poolside in the Florida sunshine; or enjoy a quick bite at Citrus 28 providing gourmet market and café features Starbucks coffee, freshly prepared light meals, gourmet bites and local favorites prepared daily. by our expert culinary team. Guests can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi while enjoying the casual seating area.

Click HERE to book your room now !

Group Name: 2021 ASA/NSAA Conference
Group Code: JNS
Check-in: 23-Apr-21
Check-out: 25-Apr-20
Hotel Name: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Hotel Address: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
  1900 East Buena Vista Drive
  Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone Number: (407) 827-2727