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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018
6:30-8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
6:45-7:45 AM Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)

Robotic Surgeries for Urology Procedures: Carlos Munoz, MD, Petra M. Meier, MD
Sedation Outside the OR: Jennifer Dearden, MD, Mark Blazey, CRNA  
Term and Preterm Newborns: Anesthetic Considerations: Jue Wang, MD, Linda Bulich, MD
Practical Aspects of Cerebral Oximetry in Children: Barry D. Kussman, MD, MBBCh, FFA(SA), Kim Righter-Foss, CRNA
8:00-8:15 AM

Welcome Address
Mark A. Rockoff, MD

Spinal Cord Injury: Patient, Surgeon and Anesthesiologist’s Perspective
(Moderator: Bistra Vlassakova, MD)
8:15-9:00 AM “Eleven Seconds”: Overcoming the Challenges That Choose Us
Travis Roy
9:00-9:20 AM Surgical Management of Patients with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Daniel Hedequist, MD
9:20-9:40 AM Spinal Cord Injuries: Strategies, Techniques and Pitfalls
Sabeena Chacko, MD                 
9:40-10:00 AM Question & Answer Panel Discussion
10:00-10:30 AM Morning Break with Exhibitors  
Optimizing Anesthesia for the Brain
(Moderator:  Sulpicio Soriano, MD)
10:30-10:55 AM Pediatric Anesthetic Neurologic Risks
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
10:55-11:20 AM New Developments in Neuroscience of General Anesthesia
Emery Brown, MD, PhD
11:20-11:40 AM Anesthesia-Induced Brain Activity in Children: Insights into Early Childhood Development
Laura Cornelissen, PhD
11:40-12:00 PM Question & Answer Panel Discussion
12:00-1:15 PM Lunch Lecture with Guest Speaker: Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA
Human Evidence for the Impact of Anesthesia on the Developing Brain
Included in general tuition and lunch provided.
Pediatric Airway Dilemmas
(Moderator: Janet Valicenti, CRNA)
1:15-1:40 PM Just T&A (Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy), What Could be Simpler?
Thomas Mancuso, MD
1:40- 2:05 PM Mediastinal Mass:  Challenges and Management
Lynne Ferrari, MD
2:05- 2:30 PM Anesthesia: Causing Airway Obstruction Since 1652(ish)
James Peyton, MBChB, MRCP, FRCA
2:30- 2:45 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
2:45-3:15 PM Afternoon Break
High Reliability and Patient Safety
(Moderator: Kirsten Odegard, MD)
3:15-3:55 PM Risky Business
Peter Laussen, MBBS, FCICM
3:55- 4:035 PM High Reliability
Monica Kleinman, MD
4:35- 5:00 PM The Use of Data Analysis to Promote High Reliability Outcomes
Joseph Cravero, MD 
5:00-5:15 PM Question & Answer Panel Discussion
5:15-7:00 PM Complimentary Cocktail Reception with Posters
Featuring Book Signing with Travis Roy
Opportunity to network with colleagues and faculty. Prize will be awarded for best poster abstract.
6:30-8:30 PM Mini Workshop: Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Optional Workshop (Fee Required)
Workshop Director:
Daniel Vo, MD
Faculty: Nelson Burbano- Vera, MD, Andrea Gomez Morad, MD


At the conclusion of this workshop participants will become familiar with the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, settings optimization, ultrasound anatomy, and the technique of ultra-sound guided cannulation. A 30-minute lecture will be targeted at those with minimal ultrasound experience while the majority of the workshop will allow hands-on training identifying landmarks and targets on live pediatric models and practice cannulation on synthetic simulators.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers.
  2. Identify the most useful vessels for cannulation in difficult IV patients.
  3. Practice the technical skills of in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound-guided cannulation.


*Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.