Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022

Comprehensive Updates in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Presented in 2022 as a Distance Learning Program
Sessions designed and presented by Harvard Medical School and guest faculty, leaders in their respective fields of pediatric anesthesiology and critical care medicine. All live stream sessions are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and other relevant credits. All course presentations will be available online to course registrants for 60 days following the course to watch and review at their convenience. Special pricing is in effect for this program - Register by March 15th for a discounted rate.
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Abstract Deadline
April 27, 2022



Course Highlights

  • Updates on the latest innovations in pediatric anesthesia from experts in the field
  • Emerging challenges around the globe, the pearls of neonatal anesthesia and cardiac conundrums
  • Presentation of cutting-edge research, including basic science, clinical trial and innovative therapies
  • Poster Presentations
  • Workshops - Pediatric Patient Blood Management, Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access, Acupuncture
  • Keynote Speaker discussion with Dr. Michelle Morse: A Just Future for Medicine and Public Health in the COVID Era

Course Description

Pediatric anesthesia and critical care continue to present challenges to anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, nurse anesthetists and nurses. Improved survival of children with congenital anomalies has resulted in an ever increasing population of pediatric patients with complex surgical and medical needs. 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, interactive breakout panels, and workshops on pediatric patient blood management, ultrasound-guided vascular access, and acupuncture. Our mission is to provide information, strategies, and skills for improving care and outcomes for pediatric patients in the operating room, non-operating room locations, and the intensive care unit.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Student Nurse Anesthetists
  • Anesthesia and Critical Care Residents and Fellows
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Other health care workers that take care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting
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Course Director  

Jennifer L. Dearden, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Senior 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

Cynthia S. Tung, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia
and Pain Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

John C. Welch, DNP, CRNA
Senior Nurse Anesthetist
Director, Pediatric Nurse Anesthesia Fellowship
Boston Children's Hospital

Keynote Speaker

Michelle E. Morse, MD, MPH
Inaugural Chief Medical Officer and
Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness
New York City Health Department
Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School
Co-Founder, EqualHealth

Guest Speakers

Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP, FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Children's Hospital Colorado
Program Director, Pediatric
Anesthesiology Fellowship
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Director of Fetal Anesthesia
Colorado Fetal Care Center
David Faraoni MD, PhD, FAHA    
Professor of Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Cardiovascular Anesthesiologist
Texas Children’s Hospital

Jessica A. George, MD, MEd
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Program Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship
Medical Director for Pediatric ERAS Program
Department of Pediatric ACCM
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center

John Kheir, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology
Boston Children’s Hospital

Jennifer J. Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Philip Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Physician in Medicine
Division of Newborn Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital

David Waisel, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Yale School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Karen F. Waters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Harvard Medical School
Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement
Boston Children’s Hospital