Optional Evening Workshops

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

Tuesday • May 9, 2023 • 5:30 pm – 9:30 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.

 

Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Michael D. Herrick, MD, Patrick R. Hartmann, MD, and Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD

Wednesday • May 10, 2023 • 5:30 pm – 9:30 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.

 

Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
Aidan Sharkey, MD, Akiva Leibowitz, MD, and Robina Matyal, MD

Thursday • May 11, 2023 • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hosted on site. Includes dinner.

This is a hands-on workshop for all practicing anesthesia providers wishing to gain experience and knowledge in the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for patients in the perioperative period. Under the supervision of expert faculty, the participants will be thought basic physics and knobology before learning image acquisition and interpretation on live models. Case discussions will center around the interpretation of abnormal pathologies as seen with POCUS that are commonly encountered in the perioperative period.

After participating in this hands-on workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate between the different types of ultrasound probes used in POCUS and select the correct probe for the exam to be performed
  • Understand and be able to operate the basic ultrasound machine functions
  • Perform basic cardiac, lung, and gastric ultrasound
  • Interpret normal sonoanatomy related to cardiac, lung and gastric ultrasound
  • Appreciate abnormal pathologies related to cardiac, lung, and gastric ultrasound commonly seen and diagnosed in the perioperative period

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.

 

Advanced Airway Workshop
Stephanie Yacoubian, MD, Xiaodong Bao, MD, and Paul Alfille, MD

Thursday • May 11, 2023 • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Hosted on site. Includes 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.