Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 6-8, 2022
Boston, MA

1st Virtual Conference
Live Streaming • April 30 - May 2, 2021
Comprehensive Updates in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Presented in 2021 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 and register by March 15th for a discounted rate.
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Abstract Deadline Extended
April 12, 2021



Course Highlights

  • Updates on the latest innovations in pediatric anesthesia science and clinical care from experts in the field
  • Immersive technology, artificial intelligence and the best websites for anesthesia and critical care
  • Presentation of cutting-edge research, including basic science, clinical trial and innovative therapies
  • Poster Presentations
  • Workshops - NEW Pediatric Patient Blood Management, Acupuncture, Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Discussion with Dr. Evan Kharasch: Anesthesia Pharmacogenetics

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        

Barry D. Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)      
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate in Cardiac Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital

Course Co‑Director  

Jennifer L. Dearden, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital

Course Co‑Director  

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

Keynote Speaker

Evan D. Kharasch, MD, PhD
Merel H. Harmel Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Innovation
Director of Academic Entrepreneurship
Duke University School of Medicine

Guest Speakers

T. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD    
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
Adrian T. Bosenberg, MBChB, FFA(SA)
Professor of Anesthesiology
University Washington
Former Director of Regional Anesthesia
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Thomas Caruso, MD, MEd
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University
Department of Anesthesia
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Christopher W. Connor, MD, PhD  
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Research Associate Professor in Physiology & Biophysics
Boston University
David Faraoni MD, PhD, FAHA    
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
University of Toronto
Cardiac Anesthesiologist
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Scientist, Dept. of Translational Medicine
Sick Kids Research Institute

Frances E. Jensen, MD, FACP
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology
Co-Director Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Philip Levy, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Physician in Medicine
Division of Newborn Medicine

William P. Meehan III, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopedics
Harvard Medical School Physician, Sports Medicine Division
Director, The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
Associate Director of The Football Players Health Study, Harvard University

Catherine Sabatos-Peyton, PhD
Executive Director, Head of Immune Modulation
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Michael J.G. Somers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Director, Clinical Services, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Renal Dialysis Unit

Ellen Wang, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology,
Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University
Department of Anesthesia
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital