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The History of Dannemiller
Dannemiller began in 1984 as the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation in San Antonio, Texas, where it remains today.
The Anesthesiology Refresher Course Lectures, the genesis of the Dannemiller Foundation's Anesthesiology Review Course, began in 1953 when Dr. Arthur B. Tarrow moved to prepare Air Force anesthesiologists for the board exams. In 1970, Dr. Joseph Dannemiller, our namesake, was informed that the Air Force could no longer continue supporting this event. Dr. Dannemiller then founded the Society of Air Force Anesthesiologists to ensure the continuation of this important educational meeting. The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation was formed in his memory in 1984. In 2009, the company changed its name to Dannemiller, Inc.
Dannemiller has grown to become a leader in continuing education and has been an accredited educational provider by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for over 30 years. In the latest survey by the ACCME, Dannemiller was awarded Accreditation with Commendation, the highest honor of accreditation by the ACCME, and that status as a provider was extended through 2016.
Dannemiller is now a jointly accredited provider with Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM, approved to provide continuing education accreditation through Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationTM is the first and only process in the world offering this benefit. This innovation promotes interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) that leads to improved health care delivery and better patient outcomes.
Dannemiller is comprised of: doctors (MDs, DOs, PhDs, and PharmDs), nurses (NPs, RNs, PhDs, & CRNAs), JDs, educators, instructional designers, continuing education accreditors, publishers, editors, meeting planners and coordinators, and a comprehensive IT and audio/visual support team.
With roots in Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Dannemiller continues to expand its offering to a wide range of specialties in the medical and supporting communities. Although Dannemiller is widely known for its own continuing medical education (CME) activities, namely our Anesthesiology and Pain Review Courses, we also partner with other educational entities to provide credit for a combined total of more than 250 medical education programs and over 90,000 credit hours in a broad range of subject-matter each year.
We are proud to offer these programs in a variety of educational modalities such as live, print, and interactive online formats. Program evaluations document that over 95% of Dannemiller CME activity participants learn something they will incorporate into their profession, meaning that we are hugely successful in producing positive results among activities intended to improve participants’ competence in their profession.
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Dannemiller’s mission is to provide quality education for all healthcare providers. This is accomplished by our CE Department that develops, plans, and conducts educational activities with an emphasis on non-biased, ethical, and credible evidence-based content. Our activities are planned around interprofessional education planned by a team, for a team. By designing effective interventions that appropriately address healthcare professionals’ practice gaps, we intend to facilitate change in our learners’ competence and skills/strategy resulting in an improvement in patient care and outcomes. Dannemiller strives for exemplary education standards.
Dannemiller provides joint providership opportunities to non-accredited providers who share a similar mission with Dannemiller. Please note we are only able to consider those requests that comply with the rules and regulations established by Joint Accreditation.
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Linda Alvers, RN, MSN
Linda Alvers is a Master’s Prepared Registered Nurse who is highly engaged in adult learning and continuing education in the healthcare arena. Linda graduated in 1974 with her BS in Nursing and in 1977 with her Masters from the University of Evansville in Southern Indiana. Immediately after graduation, she worked at Vanderbilt University before being summoned back to Evansville to teach in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at U of E. Linda arrived in New York in 1980 and began a long career in the healthcare business world, working on professional healthcare association meetings and even producing several nursing documentaries that aired on Lifetime Medical Television. Today, Linda is CEO of Dannemiller, Inc. and serves on the Education Committee and the Board of Directors of Dannemiller, Inc.
Maged M. Mina, MD
Dr. Maged Mina is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management practicing in San Antonio, TX. He is originally from Egypt, where he received his medical degree with honors from Ain Shams University School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his residency training at UT Health Science Center in Houston, where he served as chief resident for the Department of Anesthesiology in 2000 and received the award for Best Resident for regional anesthesia. He completed a pain management fellowship at UT Health San Antonio in 2001. Dr. Mina has been practicing in San Antonio for the last 20+ years. In addition to pain management and anesthesiology, he has significant experience in teaching, as he currently serves as adjunct clinical faculty at UTHSCSA.
Dr. Mina’s medical memberships include associate faculty of the American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists and Pain Management (ASRA), the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Texas Pain Society and Vice President of the Texas Pain Society chapter in San Antonio, where he teaches ultrasound courses. Dr. Mina is the chair of the pain medicine department at the South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital. The Baptist Health System in San Antonio presented Dr. Mina their Humanitarian Award in 2013, where he serves on their Medical Ethics committee and is also the former lead of obstetric anesthesia. Dr. Mina operated as the chief of staff at North Central Baptist hospital (2019-2021), the flagship hospital of the Baptist system. Dr. Mina wrote multiple chapters concerning Pediatric Pain in Decision Making in Pain Management, which was published in 2018.
In his personal time, he enjoys being around his two children who are currently in medical school. He is also heavily involved in his church community and has organized and participated in multiple medical mission trips in Africa
Gloria Herrera, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Gloria Herrera MSN, FNP-BC has reviewed clinical content for Dannemiller since 2013. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio where she obtained a Master of Science in Nursing and has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2001. Ms. Herrera practices in a clinical setting and is not only proficient in general family practice but also has experience in home health, long-term care, bioidentical hormone replacement and office based opioid treatment.
David Husted, MD
David Shakespeare Husted, MD., MS., B.S. is a member of the Dannemiller Advisory Board. Dr. Husted received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida, College of Medicine. He interned in Psychiatry at the University of Florida and did an Orthopeadic Internership at Yale University, School of Medicine. His Residency and Fellowship was in Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.
Dr. Husted is currently Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis and West Palm Beach campuses in Florida. He is a member of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Dr. Husted is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Ameet Nagpal, MD, MS, MEd, MBA
Dr. Nagpal is the Division Chief of PM&R at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics & Physical Medicine. He is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He has a Masters of Science in Physiology & Biophysics, a Masters in Education in Healthcare Curriculum & Instruction, as well as an MBA. His clinical and research interests include abuse-deterrent opioid therapy, neuromodulation, and interventional treatment for chronic pelvic pain and chronic shoulder pain. Dr. Nagpal speaks regularly at national meetings, including the annual meetings of AAPM&R, ASRA, SIS, and AAPM.
Sandra M. Ouellette, CRNA, MEd, DSc (Hon), FAAN
Ms. Ouellette obtained a BS Degree in Biology from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC and completed her Master's In Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Her national (AANA) professional responsibilities have included the following: Item Review Committee, Council on Certification; On-Site Visitor for Programs of Anesthesia, Council on Accreditation; and educational representative, Council on Recertification. She served on the ASA/AANA Liaison Committee and the Nominating Committee of the AANA. She served as Regional Director, Vice President, and President-Elect of the AANA and was President of the AANA from 1988-1989. She also represented AANA as an affiliate member to ANAs Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics. She was appointed to the ICN Expert Panel on Nursing Leadership in 2006 and was nominated by ANA. Ms. Ouellette has been active in the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists and served three terms as IFNA President.
Ms. Ouellette has lectured extensively at both the national and international level. She has presented at over 750 meetings in 40 states and has 78 publications to her credit including 7 chapters and 1 book. She received the Achievement Award from the North Carolina Association of Nurse Anesthetists in 1994. In 1995 she became a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. In 1996 she received the Dannemiller Award for Excellence in Anesthesiology.
At the present time, Ms.Ouellette is President of R and S Ouellette Inc, a consulting company specializing in continuing education, organizational leadership, and legal consultation. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She continues to teach at the nurse anesthesia programs at: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center; Raleigh School Of Nurse Anesthesia; and Duke University Nurse Anesthesia Program. Major responsibilities include didactic instruction in physiology, pharmacology, and anesthesia-related topics at these graduate anesthesia programs.
John Kriak, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Director of Sponsored Projects Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda-COM)
Dr. Kriak has almost 30 years of experience providing clinical services, medical education, and applied business consulting expertise by designing and participating in clinical trials, providing clinical solutions for real-world medical challenges, authoring numerous textbooks, educational programs, courses, and grants (private and state) as well as coordinate the acquisition of ACPE +/- ACCME continuing education accreditation for several organizations. In 1996, he graduated from Duquesne University with his Doctorate in Pharmacology (PharmD). Since 1994, he has also maintained an active role with Kaplan as an author/subject matter expert in pharmacology, microbiology, clinical epidemiology, and other areas of medical / pharmacy study. Dr. Kriak has also worked with clinicians and technical engineers to help develop the clinical components of an advanced electronic medical record as well as performed genetic-based research with universities, medical associations, and private institutions. In July of 2021, Dr. Kriak accepted a faculty position at the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine (Noorda COM) as an Associate Professor of Pharmacology where he focuses on the following pharmacology-based topics: Neurology, Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Special populations (geriatrics, pediatrics, pregnancy, etc.). He is also a faculty clinical and biomedical researcher at the medical college as well as Noorda-COM’s Director of Sponsored Projects. His research focus is the integration of pharmacogenomics into clinical medicine in conjunction with artificial intelligence/machine learning applications as a form of predictive health outcomes.
Maunak Rana, MD
Maunak Rana,MD is an associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiolgy and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He is a seasoned educator and lecturer for students from undergraduate to graduate students. He is a master clinician in general and regional anesthesiology, and interventional pain management. He is an actively sought speaker, lecturing at national and international venues. He is an advisor and serves on numerous boards, consulting on anesthesiology and pain medicine.
Thang X. Tran, MD
Thang X. Tran, MD, is an emergency medicine physician in Ocala, Florida, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including North Florida Regional Medical Center and AdventHealth Ocala. He received his medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice over the past 20 years. He practices emergency medicine, specializing in and treating patients experiencing life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, drug overdose, shock, or massive bleeding. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association.
Christian Campbell, MSN, CRNA, NSPM-C
Christian Campbell graduated from the US Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing in 2012, made possible through a VA scholarship. He then returned to the Tampa VA where he works as a staff CRNA. He recently completed a pain fellowship at the University of South Florida and is board certified in Non-Surgical Pain Management. Christian is the current President-elect of the Association of Veterans Affairs Nurse Anesthetists (AVANA) and is a long-term member of the AANA.
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FRANCIS JOSEPH DANNEMILLER, M.D.March 31, 1931 - April 30, 1983
Doctor Dannemiller, born in Akron, Ohio, was a graduate of Holy Cross College in 1953 and Yale University School of Medicine in 1957. He served in internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and completed his residency training in anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine in 1961. He entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force in 1961, as Chief, Anesthesiology Service, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, until 1963. He was assigned as Chief, Anesthesiology Service, Clark Air Force Base, in the Philippines and actively involved in the Viet Nam conflict until 1966. From this experience, he subsequently wrote a Chapter on Anesthetic Management of Casualties for the NATO War Manual, published in 1973. He was assigned to Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, again as Chief, Anesthesiology Service, from 1966 until 1970, during which time he completed a Fellowship in Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi, in 1968. Dr. Dannemiller was assigned as Chairman and Director, Anesthesiology Residency Training Program, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1970. He encouraged and stimulated an interest in research by his own involvement which resulted in numerous protocols and subsequent publications.
At the time of his death, Dr. Dannemiller was President of the San Antonio Society of Anesthesiologists and held an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. He recently served as Program Chairman for the Annual Meeting (1983) of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia which was held in Orlando, Florida, in March. He had been a member of the Launch Medical Team for the Gemini and Apollo space programs; Consultant in Anesthesiology to the USAF Surgeon General, and served as an examiner for the American College of Anesthesiologists. He formerly served as Chairman to the ASA Defense and Military Affairs Committee; as a member of the Committee on Medical Education for National Defense, the Z-79 Committee, National Standards Institute Organization; the U.S. Air Force Representative to the International Standards Organization, and served as past-president of the Military Society of Anesthesiologists
Dr. Dannemiller 's strong and abiding interest in the education of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists was evident throughout his career. Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1979, he went into the private practice of Anesthesiology and Pain. In spite of a heavy commitment to his practice, he spent the majority of his limited free time presenting lectures and workshops, and developing and editing AnesthesiaFile. He took every opportunity to acquire new skills and techniques which would promote patient care and further the knowledge of those involved in anesthesiology, postoperative care, and intensive care.
The Society of Air Force Anesthesiologists was founded by Dr. Dannemiller in 1971. The Anesthesiology Refresher Course Lectures were begun in 1953, by Dr. Arthur B. Tarrow, Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, as a preparation for exams held by the American College of Anesthesiologists and the American Board of Anesthesiologists. The Lectures were held each year in the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center auditorium with audio-visual support and coffee provided by the Medical Center. However, in 1970, Dr. Dannemiller was informed that this support could not continue, and the Society of Air Force Anesthesiologists was founded, at his own expense, as a separate entity. In order to continue to offer this excellent review to the growing number of military and civilian physicians and nurses entering the field of Anesthesiology, the meeting was moved to the San Antonio Convention Center. As each meeting ended, he was challenged by the prospect of planning the program for the following year and he looked forward to each annual meeting with great enthusiasm.
His dedication to medicine and his devotion to teaching others in both the art and science of anesthesiology was an inspiration to all who knew him. He often commented that his primary goal was not to attempt to provide all anesthesia knowledge, but to motivate others to learn what they did not know and had a need to know. This remains the philosophy of his educational society.
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