This Course Has Been Canceled.

We hope to see you at our next Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Course, to be held May 7-9, 2021.


March 16, 2020 Update


We regret to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s course in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We did not make this decision lightly and had deferred as long as possible in the hopes this outcome could be avoided. Unfortunately, it is now impossible to hold the course in light of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); public health officials; the State of Emergency in Massachusetts; national and international travel bans; Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital guidelines prohibiting travel and participation at in-person meetings; and most importantly, our responsibility to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our attendees, faculty, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff.  We feel that this is the best and only course of action at this time.

We appreciate your understanding of these unusual and unpredictable circumstances, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

Please note the following:

  1. You will be issued a full refund for your tuition, including any workshops/panels for which you signed up. Please contact if you have any issues with your refund.

  2. If you have made a hotel reservation at the Fairmont Copley Plaza within the course block of rooms via the link provided on our course website, your hotel reservation has automatically been cancelled. However, if you would like to keep an existing hotel reservation at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, please contact them directly to rebook your room.

  3. If you made your hotel reservation outside of the room block (i.e. third party vendor such as, etc.) or via but not through the link on the course website, then you will need to make this cancellation request on your own.

We appreciate your understanding of these unusual and unpredictable circumstances, and sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.  We look forward to hopefully seeing you next year in Boston at our May 7-9, 2021 course. More information and registration will be available on our course website in the coming months.


Warmest regards,

Barry D. Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA) – Course Director
Jennifer L. Dearden, MD– Course Co-Director
Bistra G. Vlassakova, MD– Course Co-Director
John C. Welch, DNP, CRNA– Course Co-Director
Amanda Donahue, MBA– Course Manager
Kimberly Manning, Course Coordinator

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