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Mayo Clinic Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) Simulation Course – August 6, 2021 – Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, AZ US
August 6, 2021

Course Directors: Andrew Murray, MD and Christopher A. Thunberg, MD

August 6, 2021 - Mayo Clinic - Phoenix, Arizona

The Mayo Clinic Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) Simulation Course is a one-day simulation experience providing credit towards fulfillment of Part IV - Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) - in the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA program.  

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.

Registration is limited to 8 persons.  

Registration fee = $1500

Target Audience

This course is designed for Anesthesiologists.

Learning Objectives

After completing simulations involving the following topics, participants should be able to develop a practice improvement plan that will be submitted to the ABA in accordance with their explicit instructions.

  • The ongoing management of significant hemodynamic instability in a patient receiving anesthesia for a surgical procedure.
  • Intra or post-operative management of a patient who develops significant hypoxemia from any cause including difficult airway management.
  • Principles and practices of effective teamwork in the peri-operative setting.
  • Knowledge and practice of the ASA difficult Airway Algorithm.
  • Management of patients with untoward and reactions to anesthetic care.

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

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
08/06/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
08/06/2021 - 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)

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 6.25 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

  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.25 Attendance


There are no more spaces available for this course. You will need to be logged into your account to be added to the waitlist.

Cancellation Policy:
Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $200 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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