LLUMC - Advances in Anesthesia Practice Conference

Advances in Anesthetic Practice

36th Annual Clinical Anesthesia Symposium

February 16 - 20, 2008


Statement of Purpose/Overall Objective

This program is designed to update anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists by addressing changing concepts on recent advances in several selected areas that are pertinent issues relevant to contemporary anesthetic practice, including:

  • Regional Anesthesia - topics will update the practitioner on the uses, types, techniques and effects of regional anesthesia. An optional workshop will be available.
  • Cardiac Anesthesia - topics will update the practitioner on monitoring techniques, complications and techniques to improve organ function during the perioperative period.
  • Obstetrical Anesthesia - topics will identify the advantages and disadvantages of the newer labor analgesia techniques including the combined spinal-epidural technique and will identify problems in communication that may impact on patient safety.
  • Perioperative Medicine - topics will update the practitioner on mechanisms and approaches to coagulopathy, blood substitutes, the role of consultants in perioperative care, the impact of herbal substances on periopertive care, approaches to perioperative care that may allow faster recovery, and the risk of awareness during anesthesia.
  • Pediatric Anesthesia - topics will identify current anesthetic management strategies for the pediatric outpatient including the child with an upper respiratory tract infection, the child with sleep apnea, and what might be the youngest acceptable age for outpatient surgery.
Each participant will be provided with a syllabus that has been prepared by the speakers and will serve as an ongoing reference.

Cultural and linguistic issues will also be addressed in one or more of the above lectures as appropriate.

Accreditation

Loma Linda University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Loma Linda University School of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has granted approval for up to 23 credits, code #30056; expires February 20, 2008.

Disclosure Statement

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME essentials and standards. The Loma Linda University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education relies on its CME faculty to provide program content that is free of commercial bias. Therefore, in accordance with ACCME standards, any faculty and/or provider industry relationships will be disclosed and resolved.

Optional Regional Anesthesia Workshop

Sunday, February 17, 2008, 14:30 to 17:30
Registration Fee: $150.00
Coordinator: Michelle L. Schlunt, MD
3 Category I hours/3 AANA credits available.
This workshop is intended for the practitioner with some understanding of the basics of regional anesthesia and analgesia, and will provide the attendee with an understanding of:
  • The applications of regional anesthesia to pain control in the perioperative period
  • The anatomic considerations in regional anesthesia
  • Demonstrations of the use of ultrasound for the administration of regional anesthesia
Additionally, hands-on experience identifying surface anatomy for several of the techniques presented will be available. Attendees who complete the workshop will receive a certificate indicating their completion of the course.

 

Program Chairs

Stanley D. Brauer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director of Cardiac Anesthesiology

Linda J. Mason, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Guest Speakers

Jessica A. Alexander, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas
Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

David J. Birnbach, MD
Professor and Executive Vice-Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
Chief of Women’s Anesthesia
UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center
Associate Director, Institute for Women’s Health
Miami, Florida

James G. Ramsay, MD, FRCP (C)
Professor of Anesthesiology
Emory University School of Medicine
Anesthesiology Service Chief
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

Randolph H. Steadman, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Residency Program Director

Department of Anesthesiology
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, California

Loma Linda University Faculty

Richard L. Applegate II, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice-Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Stanley D. Brauer, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Carl E. Collier, DO
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Regional Anesthesiology

Ihab R. Dorotta, MB BCh
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Critical Care Medicine

Penny L. Kimball-Jones, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Division of Cardiac Anesthesiology

Charles Lee, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain Service

John Lenart, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program

Robert D. Martin, MD
Professor of the Floyd S Brauer, MD, Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology
Chairman,
Department of Anesthesiology

Linda J. Mason, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Anesthesiology

Michelle L. Schlunt, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Co-Director, Cardiac Anesthesiology

Gary R. Stier, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program


Schedule

Saturday, 2/16/2008
18:30-20:00 Registration
Sunday, 2/17/2008
Moderator: Richard L. Applegate II, MD
07:00-08:00Continental breakfast, registration, exhibits
08:00-09:00Continuous Peripheral Nerve Catheters
Michelle L. Schlunt, MD
09:00-10:00Advances in Obstetric Anesthesia
David J. Birnbach, MD
10:00-10:20Break
10:20-11:20Patient Safety on the Labor & Delivery Suite: Is Improved Communication Possible?
David J. Birnbach, MD
11:20-12:20Intraoperative Opioids - Risks and Rewards
Carl E. Collier, DO
12:20-13:20Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers -
Drs. Schlunt, Birnbach, & Collier
13:20-14:30Lunch break
14:30-17:30Regional Anesthesia Workshop (Optional)
Coordinator - Michelle L. Schlunt, MD
Instructors - Richard L. Applegate II, MD, Carl E. Collier, DO, Charles Lee, MD, John Lenart, MD
CME/CEULectures 5.0 Workshop 3.0

Monday, 2/18/2008

Moderator: Robert D. Martin, MD
07:00-08:00Continental breakfast, registration, exhibits
08:00-09:00Assessing Cardiovascular Function in the Operating Room: Invasive, Non-Invasive, or None?
Richard L. Applegate II, MD
09:00-10:00Perioperative Management of the Patient with Coronary Artery Disease
James G. Ramsay, MD
10:00-10:20Break
10:20-11:20Diagnosis and Management of Perioperative Cardiac Dysrhythmias
James G. Ramsay, MD
11:20-12:20Hypothermia: Past, Present, Future
Ihab R. Dorotta, MB BCh
12:20-13:20Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers
Drs. Applegate, Ramsay, & Dorotta
CME/CEU5.0

Tuesday, 2/19/2007

Moderator: Linda J. Mason, MD
07:00-08:00Continental breakfast, registration, exhibits
08:00-09:00Virtual Crisis Management
Randolph H. Steadman, MD
09:00-10:00Stress Management for the Anesthesia Provider
Jessica A. Alexander, MD
10:00-10:20Break
10:20-11:20Anesthesia for Patients with Hepatic Disease
Randolph H. Steadman, MD
11:20-12:20The Potential Dangers of the Perioperative Use of Herbs and Dietary Supplements
Jessica A. Alexander, MD
12:20-13:20Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers
Drs. Steadman and Alexander
CME/CEU5.0

Wednesday, 2/20/2007

Moderator: Stanley D. Brauer, MD
07:00-08:00Continental breakfast, registration, exhibits
08:00-09:00The Perioperative Approach to the Cardiac Patient Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery - An Update
Gary R. Stier, MD
09:00-10:00What's New in Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia
Linda J. Mason, MD
10:00-10:20Break
10:20-11:20Penny L. Kimball-Jones, MD
11:20-13:20Anesthesia Challenges & Controversies/Case Discussions
Stanley D. Brauer, MD & Robert D. Martin, MD
CME/CEU5.0


Registration


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