Our Organization


Founded in 1939, the Illinois Association of Nurse Anesthetists, is the leading advocacy organization for CRNAs and the nurse anesthesia profession in Illinois.  We help anesthesia professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. We provide continuity and support, guidance and leadership development opportunities to Certified Nurse Anesthetists and anesthesia students across Illinois.  

Our non-profit association was created to organize CRNAs to support and encourage the art and science of anesthesiology.  In the spirit of our pioneer anesthetists, today the IANA works together in the provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of our profession, as well as strong legislative and regulatory advocacy in this era of never ceasing legislative, reimbursement and work environment challenges.


HB 421 Signed by Governor

Posted on 1/29/2015
HB 421 for APNs becomes law. - Public Act 99-0173

2017 Fall Conference Exhibiting and Sponsorships

Posted on 5/15/2017
2017 Fall Conference Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities Available Now! September 23, 2017 Itasca, IL

Spring 2018 Conference

Posted on 11/2/2017
Registration is open!

Governor Proclaims January 25-31 Illinois CRNA Week

Posted on 2/10/2015
Governor Rauner proclaims January 25-31, 2015 as Illinois Nurse Anesthetists Week.

Congratulations to the Newly Elected 2016-17 Board Members

Posted on 7/1/2016
Congratulations to Rose Slowikowski (Pres-elect), Karen Kapanke (Treasurer), Jay Tumulak (Region I), Beth Harms (Region III), Andrew Griffin (Region V) and Susan Krawzyk (Region VII).


We advocate by uniting members around the world to work on the most important issues facing the profession.

We initiate and manage programs with governmental and non-governmental agencies, presenting industry positions and supporting documentation on key issues.

Upcoming Meetings