Mayo Clinic Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesia (MOCA) Simulation Course – September 10, 2022 - Rochester, Minnesota - CANCELED

Rochester, MN US
September 10, 2022

This course has been canceled - please see the October 8, 2022 session to register.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology MOCA simulation-based education for practicing anesthesiologists.

September 10, 2022 - Mayo Clinic - Rochester, Minnesota

This is a one-day simulation experience fulfilling the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) Part IV requirements of The American Board of Anesthesiology MOCA program. Candidates are encouraged to visit The American Board of Anesthesiology website to clarify their own personal requirements.


The cost is $1,600, which includes course materials, breakfast, and lunch.

What can I expect?

  • This is not a test. Performance will not be shared outside of the simulation center.

  • You will have an opportunity to manage critical and unusual situations in a safe, non-threatening environment that poses no risk to patients.

  • You will reflect upon and analyze your performance, as well as that of your peers.

Who are the other participants?

Other participants will be anesthesiologists like you. There will be no fewer than four in your group and no more than six. There will be two or more instructors.

What kind of cases will be covered?

Scenarios will not be specialty-specific — the cases are those that any practicing anesthesiologist would be expected to manage. Throughout the course of the day, you'll see cases with respiratory instability, hemodynamic instability, airway challenges, and crew resource management challenges, among others.

How do I get my credit for the MOCA requirement?

At the end of the day, you will be given a web link that offers a questionnaire managed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. You must fill out the evaluation and answer the questions. A follow-up questionnaire will arrive 30 days after the first one is completed.

When both questionnaires are completed, the ASA will send notification of completion of the simulation experience to the ABA. Our center does not notify the ABA of completion of this exercise.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Illustrate how communication and teamwork problems can arise
  • Demonstrate how to avoid those pitfalls
  • Design a practice improvement plan based on cases managed today
  • Illustrate an organized approach to managing a critical event

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: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/10/2022 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
09/10/2022 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic
150 3rd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
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.

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


Rochester, Minnesota, is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily from Chicago, Minneapolis, and Atlanta via American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi and shuttle service. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from Mayo Clinic.


Review your available options for hotels and lodging services. Many hotels are connected by skyway and pedestrian subway to conference facilities, downtown shops, and restaurants.


Parking is available in hotel, city, and Mayo Clinic patient and visitor ramps. Parking costs are not included in the registration fee. A map indicating the location of downtown parking facilities will be sent with the registrant confirmation email.

Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses incurred by participants due to cancellations or postponements, including fees assessed by airline, travel, or lodging agencies.

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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Advance registration is required.

Enrollment and cancellation policy

Due to the limited number of participant openings available, a waiting list is created when the maximum number of participants is reached. If you must cancel your reservation up to 30 days prior to the course, we will refund your tuition, less a $250 administrative fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made within 30 days of the course.

Course cancellation policy

Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. Cancellation will be determined 30 days prior to the course, at which time the participants will be notified.

Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses incurred by participants due to cancellations or postponements, including fees assessed by airline, travel, or lodging agencies.