Schedule

All times listed below are Eastern Daylight Time.

Monday, May 6, 2024

7:45am to 8:00am
Welcome

Sugantha Sundar, MD

Medicolegal Concerns: Courtroom Drama

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

8:00am to 8:30am
Analysis of Never Events in the UK

Jaideep Pandit, MD, FRCA

8:30am to 9:30am
Informed Consent in 2024: Let's Get Real: A Cross Examination

Stewart L. Cohen, Esq.

9:30am to 10:00am
Predicting Difficult Intubation: Making Sense of the Statistics

Jaideep Pandit, MD, FRCA

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

Drs. Cohen, Pandit, and Sundar

10:15am to 10:30am
Break

Thinking Outside the Box: Session 1

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

10:30am to 11:30am
Medicine, Magic, and More

Kevin Spencer, PhD

11:30am to 11:45am
Q & A

Drs. Mason and Spencer

11:45am to 1:30pm
Break

Lunch and Learn Roundtables (optional)

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

11:45am to 1:30pm
Lunch and Learn Roundtables

(Choose one of the options below. Each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants.)

Challenges in the Endoscopy Suite: The Agony of GLP1 Agonists
Eswar Sundar, MD
Lung Ultrasound Workshop: Hands-On Training
Louisa J. Palmer, MD

The Expanding Role of the Anesthesia Practitioner

Moderator: Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC

1:30pm to 2:00pm
Anesthesia and Cancer Recurrence

Daniel Sessler, MD

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Care of the Patient with Code Status Limitations

Angela Bader, MD, MPH

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Surgical Site Infections

Daniel Sessler, MD

3:00pm to 3:15pm
Q & A

Drs. Bader, Mountjoy, and Sessler

3:15pm to 3:30pm
Break

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management Pearls: Minimize Complications

Moderator: Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Regional Blocks That Every Non-Pediatric Anesthesiologist Should Know

Karen Boretsky, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm
Nerve Blocks Outside the Operating Room

Alexander Stone, MD

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Persistent Post-Surgical Pain: New Opportunities to Improve Care

Kristen Schreiber, MD, PhD

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Ultrasound-Guided Neuraxial Blockade

Brinda Kamdar, MD

5:30pm to 5:45pm
Q & A

Drs. Boretsky, Kamdar, Schreiber, Stone, and Vlassakov

Course Reception

6:00pm to 7:30pm
In-Person Networking Reception

Join colleagues and faculty for networking and refreshments

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Evidence-Based Care of the Parturient

Moderator: Philip Hess, MD

7:30am to 8:00am
Guidelines to Manage the Preeclamptic Patient

Philip Hess, MD

8:00am to 8:30am
The Critically Ill Parturient

Emily Naoum, MD

8:30am to 9:00am
Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia for the “Difficult Back Parturient”

Lawrence Tsen, MD

9:00am to 9:30am
Post-Partum Hemorrhage: Protocols and Procedures

Michaela K. Farber, MD, MS

9:30am to 10:00am
Maternal Cardiac Arrest: Optimizing Outcomes

Rebecca Minehart MD

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

Drs. Farber, Hess, Minehart, Naoum, and Tsen

10:15am to 10:30am
Break

Thinking Outside the Box: Session 2

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual Reality: A New Tool for Anxiolysis, Distraction, and Analgesia

Hunter Hoffman, PhD

11:30am to 11:45am
Q & A

Drs. Hoffman and Mason

11:45am to 1:30pm
Break

Lunch and Learn Roundtables (optional)

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

11:45am to 1:30pm
Lunch and Learn Roundtables

(Choose one of the options below. Each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants.)

Hands-On Virtual Reality Workshop: It’s Too Real to Be Believed
Hunter Hoffman, PhD
My Patient Has a Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device: What Do I Do?
Anastasia Katsiampoura, MD and Sankalp Sehgal, MD

Delivering Critical Care in the Operating Room

Moderator: Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MSc, MD, FRCPC

1:30pm to 2:00pm
Heart-Lung Interaction: How Does It Affect My Ventilation Management?

Walid Habre, MD, PhD

2:00pm to 2:30pm
Patient with an LVAD Coming for Non-Cardiac Surgery

Maurizio Bottiroli, MD

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Intraoperative Management of the Patient with Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Dysfunction

Raquel Bartz, MD

3:00pm to 3:15pm
Q & A

Drs. Bartz, Bottiroli, Habre, and Mountjoy

3:15pm to 3:25pm
Break

Anesthetics in the Office/Outpatient Setting/NORA: Making It Safe

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

3:25pm to 3:50pm
Challenges and Pitfalls in Setting Up a Mobile Anesthesia Practice

Steve C. Yun, MD

3:50pm to 4:15pm
Needle-Free Sedation

Jurgen de Graaff, MD, PhD

4:15pm to 4:40pm
Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia: Optimizing Outcomes

Keira P. Mason, MD

4:40pm to 5:05pm
Root Cause Analysis of Malpractice Claims in Dental Office Anesthesia

Steve C. Yun, MD

5:05pm to 5:30pm
Updates on NORA Safety: View from CRICO, Harvard Medical Professional Liability Insurer

Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MD, MBA

5:30pm to 5:45pm
Q & A

Drs. de Graaff, Mason, Ramachandran, and Yun

Optional Evening Activity

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

5:45pm to 8:30pm
Ether Dome Tour

Susan Vassallo, MD and Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC
(Limited to 50 in-person attendees)
Includes transportation and refreshments

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

New Data from the Literature

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:00am
ERAS in Pediatrics

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA

8:00am to 8:30am
The Climate Footprint of Anesthetic Pharmacology: More Than Inhalational Anesthetics

Michel M.R.F. Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA

8:30am to 9:00am
Evidence-Based Approach to Regional Anesthesia in Children

Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA

9:00am to 9:30am
Common PACU Complications and Therapies in Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia

Cathie T. Jones, MD

9:30am to 10:00am
The New ASA Physical Status Definition

Lynne R. Ferrari, MD

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

Drs. Ferrari, Jones, Struys, Sundar, and Suresh

10:15am to 10:30am
Break

Innovations in Anesthesia Practice

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

10:30am to 11:10am
Devices for Drug Administration: Can We Do Better Than Pushing the Syringe Plunger?

Michel M.R.F. Struys, MD, PhD, FRCA

11:10am to 11:50am
Multimodal General Anesthesia

Emery Brown, MD, PhD

11:50am to 12:00pm
Q & A

Drs. Brown, Mason, and Struys

12:00pm to 1:45pm
Break

Lunch and Learn Roundtables (optional)

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

12:00pm to 1:45pm
Lunch and Learn Roundtables

(Choose one of the options below. Each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants.)

Acupuncture Workshop: Hands-On Training: Help Reduce PACU Length of Stay
Yuan-Chi Lin, MD and Cynthia Tung, MD
Learn Gastric Ultrasound: A Hands-On Workshop
Daniel McGrail, MD and Aiden Sharkey, MD

Old Problems with New Solutions: Thoracic Anesthesia

Moderator: Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC

1:45pm to 2:15pm
Update on Management of One-Lung Ventilation

Peter D. Slinger, MD, FRCPC

2:15pm to 2:45pm
Case-Based Discussion: Complex Interventional Pulmonary Procedures

Adnan Majid, MD and Ameeka Pannu, MD

2:45pm to 3:15pm
Anterior Mediastinal Masses and Lower Airway Problems

Peter D. Slinger, MD, FRCPC

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

Drs. Majid, Mountjoy, Pannu, and Slinger

3:30pm to 3:45pm
Break

Hot Off the Blood Bank

Moderator: Assia Valovska, MD, FASA

3:45pm to 4:30pm
Use of Factor Concentrates in the Operating Room: When, Why, and How Much

Lynne Uhl, MD

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Thromboelastography: Soup to Nuts

Ryan Horvath, MD, PhD

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Patient Blood Management: The New Standard of Care

Susan Goobie, MD, FRCPC

5:30pm to 5:45pm
Q & A

Drs. Goobie, Horvath, Uhl, and Valovska

Optional Evening Workshop

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

6:00pm to 9:30pm
Airway Workshop

Jennifer Dearden, MD, Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MBBS, MD, FASA ,and Stephanie Yacoubian, MD
(Limited to 50 in-person attendees)
Includes dinner

Full description

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Keeping Our Kids Healthy and Safe

Moderator: Sulpicio Soriano, MD

7:30am to 7:55am
Neonatal and Infant Airway Management Guidelines: How Should Daily Practice Be Changed?

Nicola Disma, MD

7:55am to 8:20am
Blood Pressure in Pediatric Anesthesia: How Low Can We Go?

Jurgen de Graaff, MD, PhD

8:20am to 8:45am
Healthy Brain, Happy Brain: Optimizing Pediatric Brain Health

Sulpicio Soriano, MD

8:45am to 9:10am
Neuromuscular Block Monitoring during Anesthesia in Children: Should Monitoring Be Mandatory?

Nicola Disma, MD

9:10am to 9:35am
Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Anxiolysis

Sabine Maes, MD

9:35am to 9:50am
Q & A

Drs. de Graaff, Disma, Maes, and Soriano

9:50am to 10:00am
Break

What is Current in Cardiac Anesthesia

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

10:00am to 10:30am
State-of-the-Heart: Enhanced Recovery after Cardiac Surgery

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA, FASA

10:30am to 11:00am
Management of Refractory Vasoplegia

Shu (Denis) Lu, MD

11:00am to 11:30am
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in 2024: Making It Equitable

Jerome Crowley, MD, MPH

11:30am to 11:45am
Q & A

Drs. Crowley, Hernandez Conte, Lu, and Sundar

11:45am to 1:30pm
Break

Lunch and Learn Roundtables (optional)

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

11:45am to 1:30pm
Lunch and Learn Roundtables

(Choose one of the options below. Each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants.)

Hands-On Workshop and Simulation: Patient on Mechanical Circulatory Support in Your Non-Cardiac OR
Maurizio Bottiroli, MD and Nadav Levy, MD
Hypnosis Workshop: What Works and How to Use It in Daily Practice
Sabine Maes, MD
Meditation Workshop
Gregory Hammer, MD

Best Practices

Moderator: Assia Valovska, MD, FASA

1:30pm to 2:00pm
Perioperative Management of Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Overcoming the Disconnect between Standards of Care of Acute Ischemic Stroke and Intracranial Hemorrhage

Kathryn Rosenblatt, MD, MHS

2:00pm to 2:30pm
A Tale of Two Pandemics—HIV and COVID-19: Past, Present and Future

Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD, MBA, FASA

2:30pm to 3:00pm
Physiology, Indications, and Perioperative Safe Practices: External Ventricular Drains (EVD) and Other Invasive Neuromonitoring Devices—A Management Tutorial for the Neuro- and Non-Neuro-Anesthesia Practitioner

Kathryn Rosenblatt, MD, MHS

3:00pm to 3:15pm
Q & A

Drs. Hernandez Conte, Rosenblatt, and Valovska

3:15pm to 3:30pm
Break

Clinician Wellness: Yes, It Matters Even More Now

Moderator: Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Coping with Chronic Stress: Becoming a More Resilient Provider

Gregory Hammer, MD

4:00pm to 4:30pm
Marijuana Use amongst Clinicians

Michael Fitzsimons, MD

4:30pm to 5:00pm
Healthcare Provider Health and Role of Physician Health Programs

Mark Albanese, MD

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Responding after Patients Experience Harm: Best Practices for Anesthesia Practitioners

Lauge Sokol-Hessner, MD, CPPS

5:30pm to 5:45pm
Q & A

Drs. Albanese, Fitzsimons, Hammer, Mountjoy, and Sokol-Hessner

Optional Evening Workshop

Available to in-person attendees for an additional fee.

5:45pm to 9:30pm
Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Karen Boretsky, MD and Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD
(Limited to 50 in-person attendees)
Includes dinner

Full description

Friday, May 10, 2024

Cutting-Edge Practices

Moderator: Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC

7:30am to 8:00am
The Aging Practitioner: Does Practice Make Perfect?

Gregory J. Crosby, MD

8:00am to 8:30am
Anesthesia as a Stress Test for the Aging Brain: How Anesthesiologists Can Use the EEG to Assess Postoperative Delirium Risk

Miles Berger, MD

8:30am to 9:00am
Major Vascular Surgery: Risk Assessment

Feroze Mahmood, MD

9:00am to 9:30am
Does General Anesthesia Increase Dementia Risk?

Miles Berger, MD

9:30am to 10:00am
Management of Type 1 Diabetes: All You Need to Know

Jeremi R. Mountjoy, MD, FRCPC

10:00am to 10:30am
Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesiology: Current State and Future Potential

Allan Simpao, MD, MBI

10:30am to 10:45am
Q & A

Drs. Berger, Crosby, Mahmood, Mountjoy, and Simpao

10:45am to 11:00am
Break

End-of-Life Care

Moderator: Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MPH 

11:00am to 11:30am
The Power of Hope

Richard E. Leiter, MD

11:30am to 12:00pm
Comfort: Symptom Management for Patients and Their Families at the End of Life

Kathleen Lee, MD

12:00pm to 12:30pm
Communication Needs of Patients and Their Families at the End of Life

Kate Lally, MD

12:30pm to 1:00pm
Continuity: Hospice Care and Care of the Bereaved in 2024

Sue Morris, PsyD

1:00pm to 1:15pm
Q & A

Drs. Lally, Lee, Lin, Morris, and Truog

1:15pm to 1:30pm
Closing Remarks

Sugantha Sundar, MD