October 22 - 25, 2014 - Hyatt Regency, Newport, Rhode Island

Course Directors: Beliveau, Margaret, M.D. | Mauck, Karen F., M.D. | Merli, Geno J., M.D. | Weitz, Howard H., M.D.

An Overview of Perioperative Medicine is intended to update general internists, internist-sub specialists, family medicine specialists, and other health care providers on perioperative assessment and management. This course will focus on the practical, clinical side of preoperative assessment and postoperative management. The course will feature a collaborative faculty of multi-specialty experts in perioperative medicine from both Mayo Clinic and Jefferson Medical College.

An Overview of Perioperative Medicine 2014 is a collaboration of Mayo Clinic and Jefferson Medical College. This merger of two of the nation's most comprehensive perioperative courses features a collaborative faculty of multi-specialty experts in perioperative medicine from both Mayo Clinic and Jefferson Medical College.

This course updates general internists, internist-sub specialists, family medicine specialists and other health care providers on perioperative assessment and management. The course focuses on the practical, clinical side of preoperative assessment and postoperative management.

Registration Fee

Physicians/Scientists Course Registration$850.00
Residents, Fellows, Nurse, NP, Nurse Registration$750.00

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Apply a systematic approach to guide preoperative assessment
  • Recommend appropriate perioperative cardiac testing using the current American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines and risk calculators
  • Manage anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in the perioperative setting
  • Discuss the management of the new oral anticoagulants in the perioperative setting
  • Assess risk factors for postoperative pulmonary complications and recommend measures most effective in reducing perioperative pulmonary risk
  • Select appropriate prophylactic regimens for deep venous thrombosis in the perioperative setting based on patient risk and current guidelines
  • Recommend the appropriate continuation and discontinuation of medications and nutraceuticals in the perioperative setting
  • Assess the patient with chronic liver disease for surgery
  • Manage chronic kidney disease in the perioperative setting
  • Recognize and manage postoperative delirium
  • Identify risks and benefits of perioperative blood transfusion
  • Recommend appropriate bridging therapy in patients who are on chronic anticoagulation
  • Manage diabetes in the perioperative setting
  • Manage patients with obstructive sleep apnea in the perioperative setting

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.

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