4th Annual Anesthesiology Update

Mackinac Island, MI US
August 13, 2021 to August 15, 2021

Course Directors: Robert J. Friedhoff, M.D. and Timothy R. Long, M.D.

August 13 - 15, 2021 - Grand Hotel - Mackinac Island, Michigan

The 4th Annual Anesthesiology Update presents the latest updates at the forefront of anesthesiology that you can apply to your practice immediately. Topics include pre-operative preparation of the surgical patient, the patient with liver disease and lung transplant patients; obstetric analgesic techniques; care of the congenital heart patient in the operating room; care of the ambulatory patient in the chronic pain clinic; pharmacogenetics for anesthesia; and quality improvement techniques. Enjoy earning your CME credits with Mayo Clinic experts at a beautiful, family-oriented summer resort.

Registration Fee
M.D., D.O., Pharmacist & Scientist$595
CRNA, AA, NP/PA, Allied Health, Student, Retirees$475

Target Audience

This course is designed for practicing anesthesiologists, CRNAs, anesthesiology assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and all other perioperative healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss complications with regional anesthesia techniques
  • Discuss hemorrhage in the Obstetric patient
  • Describe the basis for TEG values for coagulopathy in the OR and ICU
  • Describe caring for the patient with undergoing Esophagectomy
  • Discuss basic principles and care of the patient undergoing neuro surgery
  • Discuss the care of patients with indwelling cardiac devices
  • Describe how to treat the patient with endocardial stents during surgery
  • Discuss the alternatives for the chronic pain coming to the OR
  • Discuss care of the patient coming to the GI Endoscopy suite requiring anesthesia
  • Discuss the care of the NICU patient coming to the OR

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.50 AANA
  • 12.50 ABA
  • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.50 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/13/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
08/15/2021 - 12:00pm
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Grand Hotel
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
United States

Mayo Clinic is closely monitoring COVID-19 prevalence and may adjust live course attendance limits as necessitated by CDC, public health and other relevant guidelines. Attendees are asked to comply with all live course and conference guidelines.

Room Block is Full at this time

Experience the tradition of the Grand Hotel, located on northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island. You will never forget the spectacular views from rocking chairs overlooking the Straits of Mackinac from the world’s longest porch. Third-generation, family-owned by the Musser family, Grand Hotel is rich in history, a place where time moves at the pace of horse-drawn carriages and bicycles. Here, meals are an event and traditions such as Afternoon Tea in the Parlor and nightly dancing remain a noteworthy part of the guest experience. Grand Hotel is recognized as Travel + Leisure’s 500 World’s Best Hotels and the Best Hotel in Michigan, and Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 5 Midwest Resorts.

Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special conference rates at the Grand Hotel. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made by completing the reservation form and emailing, faxing or mailing it to the hotel’s reservation department. The hotel will accept reservation forms until the rooms have all been booked. (Reservations cannot be made by telephone.) 


Alternative Hotel Options 
Mission Point Resort 
Hotel Iroquois
Lilac Tree Suites & Spa
Brigadoon Bed & Breakfast
Chippewa Hotel Waterfront

Mackinac Island CVB: https://www.mackinacisland.org/stay/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwxJqHBhC4ARIsAChq4atAYRaG2qrBOt61YJsRNVJJlyHrKyiiG5Zrzq61AaoE9vwXC2cQkeUaAvjgEALw_wcB


All travel and lodging expenses are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant.


Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry
Shepler's Ferry to Mackinac Island can be accessed by driving to Mackinaw City (on Michigan’s lower peninsula) or St. Ignace (upper peninsula). Get driving directions to Mackinaw City or St. Ignace. Registered attendees of the Anesthesiology Update course receive a travel discount by using Shepler’s Ferry and can purchase tickets online using the password "MCA21" or identify yourself as a conference attendee at the ticket office. Rate is $21 for adults and $12 for children. 


All Options are Self Park
Ample parking is available at Shepler's Ferry and attendees have options that include:

Mackinaw City – Overnight Parking
Premium On-Site Parking $30.00 / night:
 Our premium parking option allows you to park right at the dock parking lot. You will receive a parking ticket when you enter the lot and you will be required to pay as you exit for your return home. Before parking, come to our unloading area, where we will tag your bags for your hotel. Then you can find a spot in the lot adjacent our dock. Save time and buy your ferry tickets online and go right from your car to the boat, skipping the ticket office line completely.
Standard Off-Site Parking $10.00 / night: If you choose our standard overnight parking option, first come to the dock to unload bags and bikes. You will need to go to the ticket office to pay for your parking prior to heading to that lot. The lot is approximately four blocks away, with continuous tram service offered back from the lot. Our ticket office cast members will give you directions to the lot when you pick up your parking pass. Please plan to arrive one hour prior to your desired ferry departure time.
Day Parking - Free

St. Ignace – Overnight Parking
Standard Parking $10.00 / night:
 All of our parking in St. Ignace is right at the dock. You will receive a parking ticket when you enter the dock area and you will be required to pay for the number of nights parked upon exiting for your departure home. (There will be no charge if you are just visiting for the day.)


By Air
Mackinac Island Airport (MCD):
Mackinac Island Airport’s 3,500-foot lighted, paved runway is capable of accommodating private and charter aircraft. The airport is one mile from Grand Hotel. Horse-drawn taxi service is available from the airport to Grand Hotel. For more information, please call (906) 847-3323.

Charter Airlines:
Fly from your airport directly to Mackinac Island on one of North Country Aviation’s charter planes, including the Cessna 421C, Air Carrier Certificate N4CA490Y.  For more information, including servicing airports and rates, please contact North Country Aviation directly at 800-959-1829 or click here for more information. 

Pellston Regional Airport (PLN):
Pellston Regional Airport is located 12 miles south of Mackinaw City. Air taxi service between the Pellston Regional Airport and Mackinac Island Airport is available 24 hours a day. For information, call Great Lakes Air at (906) 643-7327.

Commercial Airlines:
Commercial air service to Pellston is available daily through Delta Airlink in Detroit.

Limousine and Shuttle Service:
Mackinaw Shuttle is available at the Pellston, Michigan Airport for taxi service between the Pellston Airport and the Mackinaw City ferry docks along with other Michigan cities on a 24-hour basis. This service is also available on a charter basis. Reservations are recommended.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 12.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1040812; Expiration Date 8/15/2021.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be available to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 12.50 AANA
  • 12.50 ABA
  • 12.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 12.50 Attendance

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to showcase their latest innovations and share information on products and services with attendees and faculty.  If you have any questions or are interested in exhibiting at this course, please contact Cathy Schilling or complete the letter of agreement form below.

Invitation and LOA 


4th Annual Anesthesia Update
August 13-15, 2021
This activity is supported in part by educational grants from the following companies in accordance with ACCME Standards:

B. Braun Medical Inc.

Appropriate acknowledgment will be provided at the Activity
Eagle Pharmaceuticals
Flexion Therapeutics
Fujifilm SonoSite
Heron Therapeutics


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