KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  Travis Roy
Motivational Speaker, Author, Activist Overcoming the Challenges that Choose Us

GUEST SPEAKERS
  Emery Brown, MD, PhD
Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Director, Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory
Massachusetts General Hospital
  Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Melbourne
Senior Staff Anaesthetist
Royal Children’s Hospital
Director of Melbourne Children’s Trials Centre, and Head Anesthesia Research
Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Melbourne, Australia
  Peter Laussen, MBBS, FCICM
Professor in Anaesthesia
University of Toronto
Chief, Department of Critical Care Medicine
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) Toronto, Canada
COURSE DIRECTOR
 
BISTRA VLASSAKOVA, MD

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia 
Harvard Medical School
Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital

 

COURSE CO-DIRECTORS
 
BARRY D. KUSSMAN, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital

KIRSTEN C. ODEGARD, MD
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director of Cardiac Anesthesia
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Dolly D. Hansen, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia
Boston Children's Hospital

JANET VALICENTI, CRNA
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Boston Children's Hospital

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
  • NEW Pre-Conference Offering: Half-Day Point-of-Care Ultrasound  Workshop
  • Updates on the latest innovations in pediatric anesthesia science and clinical care from visionary experts in the field
  • Presentation of cutting edge research, including basic science, clinical trial and innovative therapies
  • Complimentary Hands-On Workshop: Pediatric Airway
  • Regional Anesthesia and Pain Treatment Workshop, Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Workshop
  • Problem-based learning discussions
  • Poster presentations
  • Discussion with Dr. Davidson on Anesthesia and brain neurotoxicity
 
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Pediatric anesthesia continues to present challenges to the anesthesia provider with the growing list of challenging complicated patients. This course provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and current research review of the most important changes and advances relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia and critical care.  The program includes a variety of evidence based lectures with question and answer sessions, hands-on workshops in difficult airway management, point-of-care ultrasound, ultrasound guided vascular access and regional anesthesia. Our mission is to provide information, skills and strategies for improving care and outcomes for our precious patient population in the operating room and the intensive care unit.

 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Intensivists
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Student Nurse Anesthetists
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Other health care workers that take care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting
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