Optional Workshops

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Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Skills Advancement for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia

Anasuya Vasudevan  MD, MBBS and Hyun Kee Chung, MD

Tuesday • May 15, 2018 • 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Hosted on site. Includes dinner.

This special hands-on workshop provides an opportunity to work in very small groups with leading Harvard Medical School clinical faculty to:

  • Explore and gain experience with current ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques
  • Add new block techniques to your repertoire
  • Increase your proficiency in reproducing common ultrasound windows on your patients
  • Improve your eye-hand needling coordination

Of special note:

  • This workshop is designed for both advanced and novice practitioners
  • To optimize the value of this workshop for each participant, registration is limited to 50
  • The instructor-to-student ratio is 2:5
  • The format includes both advanced and basic learning stations
  • Pig and phantom models are used for needling practice
  • Dinner will be provided to participants

To be assured a place in this program, early registration is strongly advised.
 

Difficult Airway Workshop
Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MD and Andrew Miller, MD

Wednesday • May 16, 2018 • 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Hosted off site. Includes both transportation and dinner.

This special hands-on workshop teaches state-of-the-art approaches for airway management. Education includes a variety of airway methodologies and guidance to employ them in different and difficult clinical circumstances.

The workshop is taught by experts from six different institutions, affording participants the opportunity to learn perspectives from different master clinicians. 

As a participant, you will:

  • Gain an up-to-date understanding of the various methods that are available to secure the airway in crisis
  • Get criteria to use one method vs. another for airway emergencies
  • Gain hands-on experience with newer airway gadgets and methods
  • Explore new airway strategies and technologies
  • Gain additional knowledge and skills to more confidently handle an airway crisis
  • Learn airway skills in pediatric patients
  • Participate in live, hands-on cricothyrotomy training and leave with best practices to perform this life-saving procedure

Please note:

  • Dinner will be provided.
  • To optimize the value of this workshop for each participant, capacity is limited to 50 participants.
  • To be assured a place in this program, early registration is strongly advised.

 

ACLS Workshop
Education, Simulations and On-Site Testing and Recertification
Hovig V. Chitilian, MD

Wednesday • May 16, 2018 • 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Hosted on site. Includes dinner.

This special workshop provides the didactics, simulations and test necessary for ACLS certification.  This is an opportunity to:

  • Review current ACLS guidelines and protocols
  • Put the protocols to use in resuscitation simulations
  • Obtain ACLS certification on site

The participant experience:

  • You will receive the ACLS manual on the first day of the conference so that you can prepare for the test prior to this workshop.
  • The workshop itself offers a comprehensive ACLS review and simulated resuscitation scenarios.
  • Examination and grading take place on site.
  • You will receive an ACLS certificate upon successful completion of the workshop and exam.

Please note:

  • Dinner will be provided.
  • To optimize the value of this workshop for each participant, registration is limited to 50.
  • To be assured a place in this program, early registration is strongly advised.
     

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop

Feroze Mahmood, MD; Robina Matyal, MD; Ruma Bose, MD; John D. Mitchell, MD

Thursday • May 17, 2018 • 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Hosted on site. Includes dinner.

This special workshop offers a unique combination of lectures and hands-on skills development for perioperative ultrasound.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Hear directly from expert clinicians about state-of-the-art applications for perioperative ultrasound, from its use as a diagnostic and monitoring tool to its role as a therapeutic adjunct.
  • Under the guidance of Harvard Medical School’s leading POCUS faculty, participate in hands-on learning activities to:
    • Practice various image acquisition techniques for point-of-care ultrasound, vascular access and regional anesthesia on live/phantom models.
    • Practice various point-of-care ultrasound techniques for central venous access, neuraxial blocks, and peripheral nerve blocks on phantom models.
    • Practice basic transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. 

Please note:

  • Dinner will be provided.
  • To optimize the value of this workshop for each participant, registration is limited to 50.
  • To be assured a place in this program, early registration is strongly advised.
     

Simple Practices to Enhance Clinician Health and Prevent/Combat Burnout
Balachundhar Subramaniam, MD, MPH

Friday • May 18, 2018 • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hosted on site. Includes lunch.

Stress, fatigue and burnout are rampant among anesthesiology providers. This special workshop teaches simple, evidence-based mindfulness and yoga techniques that can be readily mastered to improve your well-being (physical and psychological), clinical effectiveness, and job satisfaction. 

Participants of this interactive workshop will learn mindfulness interventions and quick and simple yoga techniques that can be done anytime and anywhere to:

  • Enhance vitality, focus, memory and your clinical productivity
  • Stabilize the body, mind and emotions
  • Strengthen and stabilize the spine
  • Help relieve back pain, stress, anxiety and tension
  • Help relieve chronic ailments and improve overall health
  • Enhance teamwork and communication

You will leave with practical skills to leverage the mindfulness and yoga techniques taught in this workshop to improve your well-being, and with guidance to introduce these techniques to patients.  

Note that this workshop includes a catered lunch.