This is the schedule from the 2021 course. 2022 schedule not yet available.



Monday, May 10, 2021

The Focus Is Improving Outcome

Moderator: Dr. Sundar

8:30am to 9:00am Influence of Sex and Gender on Perioperative Outcomes

Kate Leslie, MD, FANZCA

9:00am to 9:30am Protective Ventilation during General Anesthesia Improves Outcome

Paolo Pelosi, MD, FERS

9:30am to 10:00am Balanced Anesthesia Study

Kate Leslie, MD, FANZCA

10:00am to 10:15am Q & A

Drs. Leslie, Pelosi and Sundar

10:15am to 10:30am Break

What Is New in 2021: The Central Nervous System

Moderator: Dr. Mason

10:30am to 11:10am Updates in Multimodal General Anestheia: Principles and Practices

Emery Brown, MD, PhD

11:10am to 11:50am Interventions for Perioperative Neurocognitive Disorders

Balachundhar Subramaniam, MD, MPH

11:50am to 12:30pm Nociception Monitors during Anesthesia: Do They Help?

Philippe Richebé, MD, PhD, DESAR

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q & A

Drs. Brown, Mason, Richebé and Subramaniam

12:45pm to 1:45pm Break

Care of the Parturient

Moderator: Dr. Hess

1:45pm to 2:15pm Neuraxial Anesthesia for Pregnant Women with Back and Spine Abnormalities

Lisa Leffert, MD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Neurology and Obstetric Anesthesia

Philip Hess, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm Clinical Conundrums In Obstetric Anesthesia

Lawrence Tsen, MD

3:15pm to 3:45pm The COVID Crisis: Updates and Implications for Obstetric Anesthesiologists

Sharon Reale, MD

3:45pm to 4:15pm Postpartum Hemorrhage: Triggers for Action and Evidence-Based Management

Michaela Farber, MD

4:15pm to 5:00pm Q & A

Drs. Farber, Hess, Leffert, Reale and Tsen

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

What Is New in Pharmacology

Moderator: Dr. Mason

8:30am to 9:00am How to Navigate the Enigma of Nitrous Oxide

Steven Shafer, MD

9:00am to 9:30am Anesthestic Care for Patients with Chronic Pain: Waking Up Happy

Pamela Flood, MD, MA

9:30am to 10:00am New Hypnotics: Ready for Prime Time

Michel Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA

10:00am to 10:15am Q & A

Drs. Flood, Mason, Shafer and Struys

10:15am to 10:30am Break

Hot Topics in 2021

Moderator: Dr. Mountjoy

10:30am to 11:00am Closed Loops, Advisory Systems and Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesia

Michel Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA

11:00am to 11:30am Pollution and Anesthesia Practice: Should We Care?

Philippe Richebé, MD, PhD, DESAR

11:30am to 12:00pm The Ten Magic Rules to Ventilate ARDS Patients and Important Lessons Learned

Paolo Pelosi, MD, FERS

12:00pm to 12:30pm Electrical Safety in the Operating Room

Steven Shafer, MD

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q & A

Drs. Mountjoy, Pelosi, Richebé, Shafer and Struys

12:45pm to 1:45pm Break

Old Problems: New Solutions

Moderator: Dr. Kovacheva

1:45pm to 2:15pm Chronic Pain in Women Before, During and After Pregnancy

Pamela Flood, MD, MA

2:15pm to 2:45pm Value-Based Care for Geriatric Patients Having Surgery

Angela Bader, MD, MPH

2:45pm to 3:15pm Healthy or Frail: Who and How to Evaluate during the Perioperative Period

Sheila Barnett, MD

3:15pm to 3:45pm Once Size Does Not Fit All: Pain Phenotyping and Its Importance to Prediction and Prevention of Chronic Postsurgical Pain

Kristen Schreiber, MD, PhD

3:45pm to 4:00pm Q & A

Drs. Bader, Barnett, Flood, Kovacheva and Schreiber

4:00pm to 4:15pm Break

The Critically Ill Patient: Improving Outcome

Moderator: Dr. Mason

4:15pm to 4:45pm The ICU Patient in Your Operating Room

David Silver, MD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Oxygen Administration: The Perioperative Sweet Spot

Shahzad Shaefi, MD

5:15pm to 5:30pm Q & A

Drs. Mason, Shaefi and Silver

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Clinically Relevant Topics in Pediatric Anesthesia

Moderator: Dr. Soriano

8:30am to 9:00am Preoperative Fasting: The European Guidelines and the Science Behind It

Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD

9:00am to 9:30am Enhanced Recovery after Surgery in Children

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP

9:30am to 10:00am Anesthesia and the Infant Brain: Is There a Cause for Concern?

Sulpicio Soriano, MD

10:00am to 10:30am Organ Protection in Pediatric Anesthesia

Laszlo Vutskits , MD, PhD

10:30am to 11:00am Dispelling Myths in Pediatric Anesthesia

Lynne Ferrari, MD

11:00am to 11:15am Q & A

Drs. Ferrari, Soriano, Suresh and Vutskits

11:15am to 11:30am Break

Practical Solutions for Self-Care

Moderator: Dr. Mason

11:30am to 12:00pm Clinician Wellness in Hospital Medicine: Thriving, Not Simply Surviving

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, FAAP

12:00pm to 12:30pm Becoming a More Resilient Clinician, Especially during COVID-19 Times

Gregory Hammer, MD

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q & A

Drs. Hammer, Mason and Suresh

12:45pm to 1:45pm Break

Hear the Experts Speak

Moderator: Dr. Mason

1:45pm to 2:15pm Could Perioperative Interventions during Cancer Resection Surgery of Curative Intent Influence Oncologic Outcomes?

Donal Buggy, MD, FRCPI, FCAI, FRCA

2:15pm to 2:45pm Application of Dexmedetomidine in 2021

Keira Mason, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm How General Anaesthetics Work: For Busy Clinicians, By a Busy Clinician

Donal Buggy, MD, FRCPI, FCAI, FRCA

3:15pm to 3:30pm Q & A

Drs. Buggy and Mason

3:30pm to 3:45pm Break

Everyday Clinical Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Mountjoy

3:45pm to 4:15pm Perioperative Management of Sleep Apnea Patients

Philipp Fassbender, MD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Perioperative Management of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Sankalp Sehgal, MD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Perioperative Stroke Prevention: A Now Reality

Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD

5:15pm to 5:45pm Anesthetic Management of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Hovig Chitilian, MD

5:45pm to 6:00pm Q & A

Drs. Chitilian, Eikermann, Fassbender, Mountjoy and Sehgal

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Optimizing Patient Care

Moderator: Dr. Sundar

8:30am to 9:00am Management of Catastrophic Bleeding in the Operating Room

Keyvan Karkouti, MD, FRCPC, MSc

9:00am to 9:30am Exercise Physiology Coming to a Heart Near You

James DiNardo, MD

9:30am to 10:00am Coagulation Management In Cardiac Surgery

Keyvan Karkouti, MD, FRCPC, MSc

10:00am to 10:15am Q & A

Drs. DiNardo, Karkouti and Sundar

10:15am to 10:30am Break


Moderator: Dr. Kovacheva

10:30am to 11:00am Patients in Endoscopy Suites - Challenging Cases: Patient Safety First

Eswar Sundar, MD

11:00am to 11:30am Perioperative Care of the Bariatric Patient

Roman Schumann, MD

11:30am to 12:00pm My Patient Has Stridor - Now What? Managing the Airway with Laryngeal Abnormalities

Akiva Leibowitz, MD

12:00pm to 12:30pm Quality Metrics: Framework for Establishing Measures and Success amidst COVID-19

Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MD

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q & A

Drs. Kovacheva, Leibowitz, Ramachandran, Schumann and Sundar

12:45pm to 1:45pm Break

Perioperative Care of the Patient in Heart Failure

Moderator: Dr. Lai

1:45pm to 2:15pm Chronic Heart Failure: Understanding Epidemiology and Instituting Therapy

Yvonne Lai, MD

2:15pm to 2:45pm Acute Cardiogenic Shock in the Operating Room

Jerome Crowley, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm Putting a Team Together for a State-of-the-Art Heart Center

Kenneth Shelton, MD

3:15pm to 3:30pm Q & A

Drs. Crowley, Lai and Shelton

3:30pm to 3:45pm Break

Patient Safety in Ambulatory and Office-Based Surgery

Moderator: Dr. Mountjoy

3:45pm to 4:15pm Ambulatory Patient Selection

Richard Urman, MD, MBA

4:15pm to 4:45pm Office-Based Anesthesia: New Guidelines and Patient Safety

Fred Shapiro, DO, FASA

4:45pm to 5:15pm Regional Anesthesia in Outpatients: Minimizing Complications

Andrey Rakalin, MD

5:15pm to 5:45pm Q & A

Drs. Mountjoy, Rakalin, Shapiro and Urman

Friday, May 14, 2021

Innovations in Anesthesia Care

Moderator: Dr. Mountjoy

8:30am to 9:00am Point-of-Care Ultrasound and the Anesthesia Practitioner

Aidan Sharkey, MD

9:00am to 9:30am Management of Intraoperative Vasoplegia

Adam Dalia, MD, MBA, FASE

9:30am to 10:00am Update on Lung Isolation and One-Lung Ventilation

Jeremi Mountjoy, MD, MSc, FRCPC

10:00am to 10:30am Pulmonary Embolectomy: Implications for the Anesthesia Practitioner

Michael Fitzsimons, MD

10:30am to 11:00am RNA Nanomedicine: An Emerging Therapy

Jinjun Shi, PhD

11:00am to 11:15am Q & A

Drs. Dalia, Fitzsimons, Mountjoy, Sharkey and Shi

11:15am to 11:30am Break

End-of-Life Care

Moderator: Dr. Lin

11:30am to 12:00pm Medical Marijuana: Clinical Applications

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

12:00pm to 12:30pm Comfort: Symptom Management for Patients and Their Families at the End of Life

Kathleen Lee, MD

12:30pm to 1:00pm Communication Needs of Patients and Their Families at the End of Life: How Did COVID-19 Change the Way We Do This?

Kate Lally, MD

1:00pm to 1:30pm Continuity: Hospice Care and Care of the Bereaved: How to Handle This in Pandemic Times

Sue Morris, PsyD

1:30pm to 1:45pm Q & A

Drs. Lally, Lee, Lin, McGeeney and Morris

1:45pm to 2:00pm Closing Remarks

Sugantha Sundar, MD