Monday, May 14, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

Adding Value to Anesthesia Practice

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:10am Predicting the Difficult Airway: How It Can Be Done

Jaideep J. Pandit, MA, BM, DPhil, FRCA, FFPMRCA, DM

8:10am to 8:40am Patient-Centered Shared Decision-Making for Surgery

Angela Bader, MD, MPH

8:40am to 9:20am Demonstrating Your Added Value with Evidence-Based Perioperative Anemia and Blood Management

Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH

9:20am to 9:30am Q&A
9:30am to 9:45am Break

Refreshments provided

Enhancing Patient Recovery

Moderator: Jeremi Mountjoy, MD

9:45am to 10:30am Enhanced Recovery after Surgery: Getting It Right

Aalok Agarwala, MD

10:30am to 11:15am Ambulatory Extended Recovery: Coming to an Operating Room Near You

Thomas R. Vetter, MD, MPH

11:15am to 11:30am Q&A
11:30am to 1:00pm Lunch-and-Learn Roundtables (optional)

(each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Challenging Cases from the Advanced Endoscopy Suite 
Eswar Sundar, MD
Anesthetic Implications for Esophageal Surgery
Jeremi Mountjoy, MD, MSc, FRCPC
Understanding Your Credit Score  
Jonathan Griswold, MD

State of the Art: Obstetric Anesthesia

Moderator: Philip Hess, MD

1:00pm to 1:25pm Managing the Patchy Labor Epidural

Lawrence Tsen, MD

1:25pm to 1:50pm The Pre-Eclamptic Patient in 2018: Case Studies

Philip Hess, MD

1:50pm to 2:15pm Venous Thromboembolism and Selected Hematologic Disorders: Safety of Regional Techniques

Lisa Leffert, MD

2:15pm to 2:40pm Evidence-Based Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage

Michaela Farber, MD

2:40pm to 3:00pm Q&A

Keynote Lecture and Reception

4:30pm to 6:30pm Memory, Consciousness and Coma

Emery Brown, MD, PhD and Nicolas Schiff, MD, PhD in conversation with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sanders Theater, Harvard University
Transportation and refreshments provided

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Patient Safety in 2018

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:15am The Art of the Handoff: Are You Following Best Practices?

Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD

8:15am to 9:00am Patient Safety: Preventing "Never Events" in Anesthetic Practices

Jaideep J. Pandit, MA, BM, DPhil, FRCA, FFPMRCA, DA

9:00am to 9:15am Q&A
9:15am to 9:30am Break

Refreshments provided

New Data from the Pediatric World

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

9:30am to 10:10am Perioperative Use of Oxygen: What Is the Right Amount?

Walid Habre, MD, PhD

10:10am to 10:40am Pediatric Difficult Airway: Anticipated and Unaticipated

Peter Kovatsis, MD

10:40am to 11:20am Quality in Pediatric Anesthesia: The APRICOT Study

Walid Habre, MD, PhD

11:20am to 11:50am Practical Tips on Making Your Operating Room Efficient while Keeping It Safe

Lynne Ferrari, MD

11:50am to 12:00pm Q&A
12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch-and-Learn Roundtables (optional)

(each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Learning Intravenous Kinetics through Computer Simulation 
Christopher Connor, MD
Pediatric Ambulatory Conundrums: Interact with the Experts
Sharon Redd, MD, Arielle Mizrahi, MD, and J. William Starks, MD
Managing the Pregnant Patient for Non-Obstetric Surgery  
Richard Steinbrook, MD
My Patient Has a Pacemaker and a Defibrillator: What's Important
Scott Strekenbach, MD

New Guidelines and Checklists

Moderator: Jeremi Mountjoy, MD

1:30pm to 2:05pm ASA Standards, Guidelines, and Practice Parameters

Jeffrey Apfelbaum, MD

2:05pm to 2:35pm Novel Concepts in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Ala Nozari, MD

2:35pm to 3:05pm Current Controversies in Ambulatory Anesthesia

Jeffrey Apfelbaum, MD

3:05pm to 3:15am Q&A
3:15pm to 3:30pm Break

Refreshments provided

Innovation in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

Moderator: Assia Valovska, MD 

3:30pm to 3:55pm Upper Extremity Blocks in Patients with Challenging Anatomy

Lisa Kunze, MD, PhD

3:55pm to 4:20pm Master Lower Extremity Blocks

Anasuya Vasudevan, MD, FRCA

4:20pm to 4:45pm Psychedelic Medicine: What You Need to Know

Brian McGeeney, MD, MPH, MBA

4:45pm to 5:10pm Minimizing Complications from Regional Anesthesia

Jose Zeballos, MD

5:10pm to 5:30pm Q&A

Add-On Workshop (Optional)

5:30pm to 10:00pm Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Anasuya Vasudevan, MD and Hyun Kee Chung, MD
(Limited to 50 attendees)
Includes dinner

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Breakfast

Update in Cardiovascular Risk Assessment and Pain Evaluation

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:15am Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia: What You Need to Know

Philippe Richebé, MD, PhD, DESAR

8:15am to 9:00am Preoperative Cardiac Evaluation: 30-Year Perspectives and Contrarian Views

John E. Ellis, MD

9:00am to 9:45am Pain Monitoring during Anesthesia in 2018

Philippe Richebé, MD, PhD, DESAR

9:45am to 10:00am Q&A
10:00am to 10:15am Break

Refreshments provided

Clinician Health and Wellness

Moderator: Jeremi Mountjoy, MD

10:15am to 10:45am Substance Use Disorder among Anesthesia Providers and Drug Testing

Michael Fitzsimons, MD

10:45am to 11:15am Emotional Intelligence and Impact on Practice

Wilton Levine, MD

11:15am to 11:45am Wellness and Burnout in Anesthesia Providers

John E. Ellis, MD

11:45am to 12:00pm Q&A

Refreshments provided

12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch-and-Learn Roundtables (optional)

(each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Optimizing the Patient Experience on Labor and Delivery 
May Pian-Smith, MD and Vilma Ortiz, MD
Perpetual Pelvic Pain: Musculoskeletal Causes for Persistent Pain
Assia Valovska, MD

12:00pm to 1:30pm Mitigate Stress: Practical Meditation Strategy for the Anesthesia Provider (optional - no fee)

(Limited to 100 participants; lunch provided after session)
Balachundhar Subramaniam, MD, MPH

The Experts Speak

Moderator: Hovig Chitilian, MD

1:30pm to 1:55pm Complexity and Failure in Medicine

Neel Shah, MD

1:55pm to 2:20pm Managing the Cirrhotic Patient for Non-Transplant Surgery

Jason Wakakuwa, MD

2:20pm to 2:45pm Academic Insights into Global Health: Lessons Learned

Paul Firth, MBChB

2:45pm to 3:10pm Anesthetic Management of Patients Presenting for Tracheal Resection

Hovig Chitilian, MD

3:10pm to 3:30pm Q&A
3:30pm to 3:45pm Break

Refreshments provided

Clinical Pearls

Moderator: Assia Valovska, MD

3:45pm to 4:15pm The Morbidly Obese Patient: Minimize Risk and Improve Safety

Stephanie Jones, MD

4:15pm to 4:45pm Frail, Feeble or Fit: Is Your Octogenarian Ready for the Operating Room?

Sheila Barnett, MD

4:45pm to 5:15pm Newer Medications in Anesthesia Practice

Richard Urman, MD

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

Optional Add-On Workshops

5:30pm to 10:00pm Difficult Airway Workshop

Bhavani Shankar Kodali, MD and Andrew Miller, MD
(Limited to 50 attendees)
Off site - Includes transportation and dinner

5:30pm to 10:00pm ACLS Workshop

Hovig Chitilian, MD
(Limited to 50 attendees)
Includes dinner

Thursday, May 17, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

New in the Literature

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:10am Recent Advances in Central Nervous System Monitoring

Christian Werner, MD, PhD

8:10am to 8:50am Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring: How and Why?

Michael Todd, MD

8:50am to 9:30am Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: Do Our Drugs Kill Our Brain Cells?

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA

9:30am to 9:45am Q&A
9:45am to 10:00am Break

Refreshments provided

Neuroscience Made Easy

Moderator: Keira P. Mason, MD

10:00am to 10:45am Cervical Spine Disease and Biomechanics for the Anesthesiologist

Michael Todd, MD

10:45am to 11:30am Perioperative Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

Christian Werner MD, PhD

11:30am to 12:15pm Antidotes in Anesthesia

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA

12:15pm to 12:30pm Q&A
12:30pm to 2:00pm Lunch-and-Learn Roundtables (optional)

(each roundtable limited to a maximum of 25 participants)

Avoiding Malpractice Claims: Real Case Studies 
Joshua Mollov, MD
Informed Consent: Getting It Right
Norma Sandrock, MD
Understanding Mutual Funds and ETFs 
Jonathan Griswold, MD
Interventional Pulmonary Cases: Pushing the Limits
Ameeka Pannu, MD and John Pawlowski, MD, PhD


Moderator: Assia Valovska, MD

2:00pm to 2:30pm Orthopedic Trauma: Just Another Hip Fracture

Susan Vassallo, MD

2:30pm to 3:00pm Respiratory Complications after Abdominal Surgery: Pathophysiology, Incidence and Prevention

Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD

3:00pm to 3:30pm Ambulatory Anesthesia: The Original ERAS

Beverly Philip, MD

3:30pm to 3:45pm Q&A
3:45pm to 4:00pm Break

Refreshments provided

The Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Panel

Moderator: Jeremi Mountjoy, MD

4:00pm to 4:25pm The Role of the Anesthesia Provider in the Cath and EP Lab: A Team-Based Approach

Douglas Shook, MD

4:25pm to 4:50pm Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices for Non-Cardiac Surgery

Mabel Chung, MD

4:50pm to 5:15pm Echocardiography to the Rescue in the Operating Room

Nelson Thaemert, MD

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

Optional Add-On Workshops

5:30pm to 8:00pm Ether Dome Tour

Susan Vassallo, MD
(Limited to 50 attendees)
Includes transportation and refreshments

5:30pm to 10:00pm Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE
(Limited to 50 attendees)
Includes dinner

Friday, May 18, 2018
6:30am to 7:30am Continental Breakfast

Innovation in Healthcare

Moderator: Sugantha Sundar, MD

7:30am to 8:00am Postoperative Monitoring: Effectiveness and Outcome

Satya Krishna Ramachandran, MD

8:00am to 8:30am Airway Emergencies: Pearls for the Anesthesiologist

Pavan Mallur, MD

8:30am to 9:00am Perioperative Renal Failure: Risk Assessment and Renal Protective Strategies

Jerome Crowley, MD

9:00am to 9:30am Ventilation Strategies in the Critically Ill Patient

Marcos F. Vidal Melo, MD, PhD

9:30am to 10:00am Advances in Cerebrovascular Procedures and Anesthetic Implications

Ajith Thomas, MD

10:00am to 10:15am Q&A
10:15am to 10:30am Break

Refreshments provided

End-of-Life Care

Moderator: Yuan Chi Lin, MD

10:30am to 11:10am Comfort: Symptom Management for Patients at the End of Life

Kathleen Lee, MD

11:10am to 11:50am Communication Needs of Patients and Their Families at the End of Life

Rachelle Bernacki, MD

11:50am to 12:30pm Continuity: Hospice Care and Care of the Bereaved

Susan Morris, PsyD

12:30pm to 12:45pm Q&A
12:45pm to 1:00pm Closing Remarks

Sugantha Sundar, MD

Friday, May 18: Simulation for MOCA (off-site)

Course Director: John Pawlowski, MD, PhD
Separate fee and registration required.

2:00pm to 2:30pm Introduction

Conference Room

2:30pm to 3:00pm Scenario 1

ICU Room

3:00pm to 3:30pm Review CRM Principles

Debrief Room

3:30pm to 4:00pm Debrief Scenario 1

Debrief Room

4:00pm to 4:15pm Break / Questions and Answers
4:15pm to 4:45pm Scenario 2


4:45pm to 5:15pm Debrief Scenario 2

Debrief Room

5:15pm to 5:45pm Scenario 3


5:45pm to 6:15pm Dinner/Debrief Scenario 3

Debrief Room

6:15pm to 6:45pm Scenario 4


6:45pm to 7:15pm Debrief Scenario 4

Debrief Room

7:15pm to 8:00pm Wrap-Up