Course Overview


Updates, Best Practices, and New Guidelines for Clinical Anesthesiology

Ambulatory, Cardiac, Critical Care, Obstetric, Pain Management, Pediatric, Regional, Thoracic

In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the practice of anesthesiology. This comprehensive CME program provides a special and timely opportunity for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and others with interest in the field to hear directly from world-renowned specialists and master clinicians about these changes.

The curriculum at Anesthesiology Update 2019 ensures not only that attendees leave with a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances, risk mitigation strategies and anesthesiology guidelines, but also with specific recommendations to incorporate these updates into practice.

The format is engaging and attendees are encouraged to pose questions in sessions as well as one-on-one with the national and international experts who will be delivering the updates and education at this event. This program also features a variety of hands-on, skills advancement workshops.

Updates, best practices and new guidelines cover:

  • Perioperative myocardial protection
  • Evidence-based neuroprotection strategies
  • Trauma and blood management
  • Difficult airway
  • Advances in regional anesthesia
  • Care of the parturient
  • Apology and disclosure
  • Opioid crisis
  • New drugs in the anesthesia pipeline
  • Multimodal general anesthesia
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
  • End-of-life care
  • Preventing burnout

Participants will take away important guidelines and checklists that they can put to immediate use in their anesthesia practice.

Program Highlights 

2019 Guidelines, New Innovations, Challenging Cases, and State-of-the-Art Clinical and Patient Safety Updates in the areas of:

  • Regional anesthesia
  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Critical care medicine
  • Ambulatory anesthesia, office-based anesthesia
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Thoracic anesthesia
  • Preoperative assessment
  • Perioperative transfusion medicine
  • Neuroanesthesia, neurotoxicity, traumatic brain injury
  • Clinician wellness
  • Pain management
  • Patient safety and risk reduction 
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery


  • Anesthetic drugs in the development pipeline 
  • Anesthetic neurotoxicity
  • Total intravenous anesthesia
  • Inhalational anesthetics
  • Use of nitrous oxide in clinical practice
  • Tranexamic acid
  • Liposomal bupivacaine
  • Beta blockers
  • Gabapentinoids
  • Current uses of ketamine
  • Street drugs in 2019