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Recent Reviews from CRNAs

Dear Nancy, I just spoke with you about the SC Seminar this evening, and we had a wonderful talk about how I wish Encore would offer seminars outside the US. I cannot tell you how many times I have looked up your seminars (every year!!!), hoping you offered one in another country, and I hear this from so many CRNAs. I am an avid traveler and supporter of CRNAs. I'm just wondering if we couldn't combine our talents somehow and offer a seminar say, to the Galapagos Islands or something along that line. People truly are looking for adventure and a meaningful connection to other people, and we need that today. The world is such an amazing place, just like the US. I am a CRNA, and run a construction business with my husband, and also our rental property business. I run it with a lot of pride and quality, as you do with Encore. I see the same qualities. So good to talk with you! I'm off to Africa in a few weeks. If nothing else, I want to commend you on a job, so well done with Encore!!! It really shows. I recommend your seminars to everyone! Thanks so much for promoting the amazing work CRNAs do. Truly, unsung heroes in anesthesia. Bar Harbor, ME and Sante Fe, NM

— Kirsten Phillips, CRNA - Columbia, MO

By far one of the best conferences I've attended in 14 years! I didn't want to miss a single lecture. Speakers were engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you! - Spring on Hilton Head Island 2017

— Deborah Frum, CRNA - Chareston, WV

I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting as well as the speakers. The topics were especially relevant to me and were presented by energetic speakers. The location was exceptional and I enjoyed the resort atmosphere. Thanks for another great conference. I’ll be back next year! - Palm Springs' Oasis in the Desert 2017

— Jack Decker, CRNA - Port Austin, MI

The Palm Springs meeting was a pleasant meeting located in a beautiful area of CA. The lectures were informative providing up to date information on topics of interest to many CRNAs. I so enjoyed the hiking opportunities within 5 minutes of the hotel as well as a biking excursion which took us to a beautiful region noted for agriculture in the area. The hotel was terrific. Thank you for providing a well-run meeting. - Palm Springs' Oasis in the Desert 2017

— Susan Ryan, CRNA - Zumbrota, MN

Just a note to thank you for another wonderful symposium. Always enjoy attending. Not only is it informative but also fun and relaxing at great settings. I look forward to another get together next year. Thanks again. You and your staff are incredible. You do a stellar job. - Naples & Everglade National Park 2017

— Ken Harding, CRNA - Madison, IN

I just want to thank you for the great lecture series that I attended in Naples. The speakers were well informed and knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed Mark Welliver, very engaging speaker! I work in the Labor and Delivery department for the past 8 years and the OB lecture still felt fresh and informative. - Naples & Everglade National Park 2017

— Wendy Gibson, CRNA - Miramar, FL

Great experience! Group was very accommodating....I requested to join the Regional seminar on Sunday, 11/6 (the day of the seminar) and was allowed to entered without a hitch. The entire seminar was fulfilling .... all the provisions....living quarters (hotel, rooms, classroom venue, the food, etc)....Friendly, warm and personable..from the staff to the instructors. Great meeting! Location, great. Allowed for personal sightseeing and touring, etc. Hope to see you again. Thanks!! - Sedona Ultrasound Workshop 2016

— Loretta Gaither, CRNA - Chattanooga, TN

Nancy and Encore staff, Thank you for the incredible conference. The topics, even though not all were applicable to my practice, were engaging and insightful. The presenters at the conference had a depth of knowledge that went beyond the surface of their topics. Appreciated the time they took to answers questions and clarify points. I will be seeing you soon. - Sedona, AZ 2016

— Gretchen Drangeid, CRNA - Excelsior, MN

I've been to a lot of conferences over the years, in nice locations. It's usually torture to sit in a great location and endure the same old tired subjects. Your Bar Harbor conference was different! The reception on Sunday with a mentalsit to warm us up, great idea! The subject material and the presenters kept me there for every lecture! I've never done that before! You left enough time for me to enjoy my favorite past time hiking in a great location like Acadia National Park. Thank you! - Bar Harbor, ME 2016

— Edward F Sayres, CRNA - Reading, PA

I have to admit I elected to attend the Symposium mainly because of its beautiful location (Bar Harbor), so imagine how pleased I was to be rewarded with fascinating lectures that were very relevant to my practice! The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subject matter. I was never bored! I have already recommended the seminar to many of my co-workers. Thanks for a wonderful experience! - Bar Harbor 2016

— Margaret Tierney - Scottsdale, AZ

I have been to many anesthesia conferences and I must say, my experience with Encore Bar Harbor was one of my most memorable! Besides having some of the best authorities in anesthesia to share their knowledge, the Encore conference schedule allowed the participants to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of the area. I will definitely attend another Encore sponsored symposium! - Bar Harbor 2016

— Alesia Ricks, CRNA - Beaufort, SC

The mornings spent in the conference were beyond my expectations. The speakers Encore Symposiums brought in were amazing; I could listen to them talk all day! The presentations were a great review and I feel more than updated on the latest hot topics. It was a great experience for me to attend an ALL CRNA conference. I met so many CRNAs from all over the country. I feel empowered for our profession! The afternoons my husband and I were able to spend together hiking, eating lobster rolls, lobster bisque, and tried blueberry pie for the first time!! (delicious!) It was a memorable trip, and a nice get-a-way for the hubby and I. Can't wait for next year! Thank you for putting on such a great conference in a beautiful location. - Bar Harbor, ME 2016

— Allison Hinkle, CRNA - Omaha, NE

This was my first time to Maine, it is beautiful in October! The venue and accommodations were standard Encore excellence. I enjoyed all of the speakers and topics. I have heard Chuck Biddle speak at previous conferences and he is a top notch speaker that I always enjoy. I look forward to future Encore symposiums and I always recommend Encore to my colleagues. - Bar Harbor, ME 2016

— Tammy Skidmore, CRNA, APRN, MSNA - Middleton, ID

This was my second anesthesia conference with Encore. I am truly a fan of this vendor and will attend more in future. Nancy, thank you for what you do at Encore. I Look forward to next conference. - Hilton Head Island 2016

— Barbara Quist, CRNA - Denver, CO

I only attended one day as I didn't need any credits at the time. However, I found this conference to be one of the best I have ever attended. The speakers were great...informative and not a bit boring! I also booked a hotel in town thinking it would be more fun and the reviews of the Harbor Resort were so-so. I made a mistake there as well. The hotel was lovely and I liked the location and amenities much better! We live and learn. I will follow your conferences from now on and I referred my colleagues as well. Thank you. - Charleston, SC 2016

— Donna Burns, CRNA - Marlton, NJ

The Conference at Hilton Head was wonderful. The speakers were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their topics. It was wonderful meeting CRNAs from different parts of the country. Furthermore, the location was amazing. I will go with Encore for my educational needs. - Hilton Head Island 2016

— Klariza Robles Buda, CRNA - Horseheads, NY

Thursday evening, at the reception, I joined a group of people that I've never met. They asked me what VIP on my name tag meant. I told them this was my 3rd meeting I attended with Encore and I continued to share with them my experiences. I sang the praises of Nancy and the wonderful meetings you provide. The content of information and the speakers always amazes me. I talked about the evening reception, the breakfasts and breaks provided. But I also talked how genuine and approachable you are. The presenters at the meeting were phenomenal! I felt as if I couldn't absorb enough of their information. I learned so much, that I can't wait to get back to work to apply it all! My next meeting will be with Encore again. Thanks for the superior education and fabulous location! - Hilton Head Island 2016

— Melissa Brudwick, CRNA - Rochester, MN

This is my fourth Encore meeting and I am never disappointed. I always find a speaker I really enjoy. The locations are great. So keep it up and I will see you again in the future. - Charleston 2016

— Kathleen Gibbons, CRNA - Rocky River, OH

I really enjoyed the meeting that I went to last year in Sedona, Arizona. I thought the subject matter was great, especially the information on billing in anesthesia. Sedona is such a beautiful location, I'd love to attend again! - Sedona 2015

— Dana Forgaciu, CRNA - Rochester Hills, MI

I've been to several Encore conferences. They put on a great conference. All the speakers are excellent and have a lot of information pertinent to my practice. Nancy does an excellent job!! Destinations are awesome and the hotels are beautiful. Always look forward to trying different places. - Cape Neddick, Maine 2015

— Sandy Hebenthal, DNAP, CRNA, - Latrobe, PA

I enjoyed the conference I've already changed my practice regarding avoiding narcotics and all the associated side effects. I liked the fact that I got practical tips relevant to my practice. Thanks again for a great conference in a beautiful hotel. - Coronado Bay 2015

— John Noldin, CRNA - Greenbay, WI

After looking at Encore Symposiums for years, I finally went to the Cape Cod Symposium in Oct. 2015. It was an excellent meeting, with great speakers and topics. Of course what make your symposiums so great is the locations that they are held at. Already looking ahead to which one I will go to next. Thanks again for a great meeting. - Cape Cod 2015

— Rick Dahl, CRNA - Deluth, MN

Thank you, this was a great conference. All of the topics an lectures were relevant and useful in our practice. I especially enjoyed Zinder's presentations. I had heard from a partner about him. So it was great to hear him in person. - AzANA Sun & Fun 2015

— Layne Summers, CRNA - Tremonton, UT

I greatly enjoyed the Encore Sedona Symposium. Topics were relevant to my practice and presenters did a great job. Accommodations were excellent and location very relaxing. I will attend Encore Symposiums in the future and highly recommend it! Thank you for attention to all details! Breakfast and refreshments were excellent! - Sedona, AZ 2014

— Viktoria Bartusov, CRNA - Fisco, TX

This was my 4th Encore Symposium and I can't say enough good things about all of them!... My family always wants to come along because your meetings are in such cool places!... Thanks for always putting together a 5-star meeting! Encore has spoiled me-I will continue to choose your meetings because of my repeated all-around awesome experiences! - Hilton Head 2014

— Jill Whiteside, CRNA - Macomb, IL

The AZANA conference hosted by Encore Symposium definitely provided information that will influence my practice to improve the quality of anesthesia care. The hands on workshop for the Ultrasound guided nerve blocks was excellent. Very experienced instructors who were very willing to impart their knowledge and skill upon the participants. - Scottsdale 2013

— Michael Munger, CRNA - Brocton, NY

I want to compliment you on another outstanding symposium. We have been fortunate (my wife and I are both CRNAs) to attend three of your meetings over the last few years and have never been disappointed either in the location or the content of these symposiums. If there is ever a doubt, we always lean toward one of your meetings because it is guaranteed to consist of useful material and a wonderful location. Thank you again for the wonderful experiences as a result of your professional organization. - Naples 2013

— Phillip Zulick, CRNA - Huntersville, NC

This was my second anesthesia conference with Encore. I am truly a fan of this vendor and will attend more in future. I enjoyed the Sedona conference more 2/2 pre-conference star gazing and wine get together.

— Barbara Quist, CRNA - Denver, CO

I have had great CE experiences with Encore Symposiums for the past 4 years! I have found the speakers to be knowledgeable and the presentations worthwhile. I have enjoyed the comfortable accommodations at the various destinations, as well as the optional activities offered during free time. I look forward to meeting new peers while expanding my knowledge base at future Encore locations. - Glacier 2012

— Nancy Sklenka, CRNA - Cleveland, OH

This is my second time attending an Encore Symposium. My family and I really enjoyed Memphis and all of the family friendly things to do. The course schedule is such a convenient way to balance education and fun! Our presenters also provided us with useful information. Can't wait until next year! - Memphis 2012

— Stephanie Dever, CRNA - Ravenna, OH

I recently attended the San Diego seminar. It was one of the best meetings I have attended. Not only was the location enjoyable, but I realize that Encore Symposiums will go to great lengths to make sure every aspect of the seminar measures up to your expectations. I am already planning on the 2012 Naples, FL seminar. - San Diego 2011

— Christina Rasor, CRNA - West Chester, OH

The best provider of CRNA continuing education. I'll always try to make my yearly meeting an Encore Symposium event due to the quality of the presentations, the quality of the venues, and the top-notch facilities chosen. - Sedona 2011

— Greg Krauth, CRNA - Crescent, IA

Just attended the Seattle conference and have this to say: The location picked was excellent. The hotel was excellent and the service of the staff was great.The topics were pertinent and the speakers were enthusiastic. All around a great conference experience. - Seattle 2011

— Stephen Pajerski, CRNA - Wilmington, NC

Your conference was one of the best that I have attended in quite sometime. The speakers were excellent. The conference was very organized and on point. The reception at the hotel was inviting and warm, the location looking out on Santa Fe was wonderful. I was pleasantly surprised on each conference day with excellent presenters and great food. I will be attending more of you anesthesia conferences in the near future. - Santa Fe 2010

— Jenny Beauregard, CRNA - Detroit, MI

I just wanted to thank you for a very enjoyable conference in Sonoma. Everything was wonderful! Food during the conference and reception was awesome. Speakers were excellent. You did a great job putting everything together. I am looking forward to attending my next Encore Symposium and would definitely recommend it to anyone. - Wine Country 2010

— Krista Joll, CRNA - Monongahela, PA

After attending five (5) Encore Symposium anesthesia seminars, I can personally attest to the high caliber of material and excellence of individual presenters. Equally exciting are the outstanding venues selected by the organizers. Each site is recognized as a major destination and the accommodations and activities are first rate. - Wine Country 2009

— JEAN COOMBES, BA, CRNA, APRN, UNIVERSITY OF CT, HEALTH CENTER - FARMINGTON, CT

This was hands down the best seminar I have attended. Mexico was beautiful and the hotel was exceptional. The organization of this seminar and the food was truly wonderful. The lecturers were by far the most interesting and knowledgeable that I have encountered in quite some time. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable vacation & seminar. - Puerto Vallarta 2008

— Amy Willocks, CRNA - Blountville, TN

Encore Symposiums are better than an Encore. They deserve a standing ovation. The educational meetings provide a unique blend of educational opportunities. The educational lectures are filled with current and insightful information that is presented by highly motivated and well qualified professionals. But what makes Encore Symposiums a step above the rest are the golden opportunities to relax, learn, and explore the spectacular settings that surround the meeting venues. It just doesn't get any better. - Grand Tetons 2007

— John B. Martin, CRNA - Catoosa, OK

This was a great meeting. I really enjoyed it and the topics were presented well. I've been in this business over thirty years and have attended many meetings and this was one of the best. I really liked the way it was broken up into half-day sessions allowing time to enjoy the area. - Sedona 2007

— Roy Cooper CRNA - Tuba City, AZ

I attended the symposium in Bar Harbor and it was just absolutely awesome. We really enjoyed it! It was probably one the the best meetings I've ever been to. I'm not a real vacation type of guy; but, that was one of one of the vacations/ meetings I've attended in the last 15-17 years. I did not want to return home. That says volumes... - Bar Harbor 2006

— James Padgett, Jr., CRNA - Macomb, OH

I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how very much we enjoyed our train ride through the Rockies - it was even better than we ever dreamed it would be! The scenery was spectacular, the accommodations were fantastic, and the food was awesome! The attendees made up a wonderfully diverse group resulting in many new friendships. - Canadian Rockies by Rail 2006

— Kris Gosling, CRNA - Sewanee, TN

Spectacular natural beauty and outstanding weather make the perfect backdrop. Add family, friendly extracurricular activities intertwined with a practical, meaningful educational seminar presented by knowledgeable providers, and you have the thoroughly enjoyable experience of Encore Symposium's Glacier National Park Seminar. Wonderful experience! - Glacier 2005

— Jeanne Steele, CRNA - Verona, KY