Mayo Clinic Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) Simulation 2023 Course - Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ US
June 2, 2023 to November 17, 2023

Course Directors: Andrew Murray, M.D. and Christopher A. Thunberg, M.D. 

Dates Offered: 
June 2, 2023
September 8, 2023
November 17, 2023

This is a one day, simulation-based course that fulfills the simulation requirements for Part IV of MOCA. It consists of a series of simulation scenarios followed by debriefing periods with a variety of anesthetic challenges. This course reviews cases that any board certified anesthesiologist ought to be striving to manage. Skill sets for team management, as well as managing hemodynamic and respiratory instability are also reviewed in this course. Participants take part in experiential learning where cases are observed followed by post-case analysis. Each participant has the opportunity to be the prime manager of at least one scenario and to be part of a backup team in other scenarios.

By attending a MOCA Simulation Course at an ASA-Endorsed Simulation Center (i.e. Mayo Clinic), you can earn 25 MOCA part IV (QI) points for attending the course and completing the online follow-up activities. These online activities include an evaluation of the simulation, formulation of a practice improvement plan, and a follow-up report 1-3 months after the course on your progress in implementing your PI plan. The follow-up activities are completed online at the ASA Education Center and ASA reports your participation to the ABA.

We encourage candidates to visit the  ABA Site and ASA Site for more information.

LIVE (in-person) attendees must comply with all live course requirements and guidelines and applicable state and local COVID-19 travel restrictions, guidance and resources.

Learners who do not fulfill the above requirements will be unable to attend the live (in-person) event.

Requirements and guidelines may be amended as CDC, public health and other relevant guidance are adjusted.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Anesthesiologists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate ongoing management of significant hemodynamic instability in a patient receiving anesthesia for a surgical procedure.
  • Assess intra or post-operative management of a patient who develops significant hypoxemia from any cause including difficult airway management.
  • Identify principles and practices of effective teamwork in the perioperative setting.
  • Apply knowledge and practice of the ASA difficult airway algorithm.
  • Evaluate management of patients with untoward and reactions to anesthetic care.

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: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
06/02/2023 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
11/17/2023 - 3:30pm
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
5777 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054
United States

Suggested Lodging:

Residence Inn Desert View at Mayo Clinic
5665 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

(480) 563-1500 or (800) 331-3131
(Located on the Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus)

J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E. Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054

(480) 293-5000 or (877) 622-3140
(Located approximately 1.9 miles from the Mayo Clinic Phoenix Campus)

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

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 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants 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

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
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