March 4-7, 2015 - Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, AZ

Course Directors: Brown, Daniel R., M.D., Ph.D., Brull, Sorin J., M.D., Jacob, Adam K., M.D.,Ramakrishna, Harish, M.D.

This four-day symposium includes lectures in anesthesia and perioperative management and is intended for practicing anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and perioperative health care providers. The emphasis is on current information and is useful for those with an interest in clinical anesthesiology and perioperative medicine. Optional afternoon Master Classes are available for in-depth small group discussions about neuromuscular monitoring, cardiothoracic, obstetric, pediatric, and regional anesthesia. The course also features an optional Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOC-A) 1-Day Course opportunity on Tuesday, March 3 or Saturday, March 7, 2015. Click on Optional Sessions in the Additional Information link for details.

Registration Fee

Physicians/Scientist Course Only$775.00
CRNA, Allied Health Course Registration $675.00
MOC-A Only - Tuesday$1,300.00

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Credit Information

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association for 21.5 credits of AOA Category 2-A.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 21.5 credits; AANA Code# 1030597, Expiration Date 3/7/2015.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Review the perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea
  • Determine the lean process approach to perioperative blood management
  • Discuss drug diversion in the health care workplace
  • Differentiate the role of spinal morphine and spinal hydromorphone on post-cesarean analgesia
  • Examine the mechanisms of perioperative nerve injury
  • Identify key aspects of anesthetic care and their role on clinical efficiency in the post-anesthesia care unit
  • Describe the critical elements of the informed consent process
  • Review common regional anesthesia techniques utilized in pediatric anesthesia practice
  • Discuss considerations for induction of hemodynamically unstable patients
  • Describe salvage mechanical ventilation strategies for patients with impaired gas exchange
  • Identify key elements of sepsis resuscitation
  • Discuss current pain management strategies for chronic pain patients
  • Review future trends in the provision of anesthetic care
  • Describe current trends in the perioperative anesthetic management of pediatric patients
  • Determine how current practice guidelines work for and against anesthesia providers
  • Review the risk factors and management of perioperative myocardial infarction
  • Examine current concepts in anesthesia for major spine surgery
  • Identify current trends in ambulatory anesthesia
  • Discuss the management of pediatric  patients with traumatic brain injury
  • Review the current practices guidelines for regional anesthesia in anticoagulated patients
  • Examine common clinical conundrums in regional anesthesia
  • Describe the anesthetic management of patients with hepatic disease
  • Determine the type of positioning injuries that may occur in an anesthetized patient

Attendance at this Mayo course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.