Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 10-12, 2019 | Friday - Sunday
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA
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Abstract Deadline
March 15, 2019


Keynote Speaker

Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Neurological Surgery
University of Washington, Seattle


Guest Speakers

Casey Bolton
Parental Perspective
Member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Manchester Family Advisory Committee

Charles Coté, MD
Professor of Anaesthesia, Emeritus
Harvard Medical School
Division of Pediatric Anesthesia
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA

Thomas G. Gutheil, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center
Co-Founder, Program in Psychiatry and the Law,
Mass. Mental Health Center

James T. Hilliard, JD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry (Legal Medicine)
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Partner, Connor and Hilliard, Walpole, MA

Luke Sato, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

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-Directors

Kirsten C. Odegard, MD
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Director of Cardiac Anesthesia
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Program
Dolly D. Hansen, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia
Boston Children's Hospital

Janet Valicenti, CRNA
Chief Nurse Anesthetist
Boston Children's Hospital

Bistra Vlassakova, MD
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Associate in Perioperative Anesthesia
Boston Children’s Hospital


Course Highlights

  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Pre-Conference Offering: Half-Day Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
  • Updates on the latest innovations in pediatric anesthesia science and clinical care from experts in the field
  • Presentation of cutting-edge research, including basic science, clinical trial and innovative therapies
  • Complimentary Hands-On Pediatric Airway Workshop
  • Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Workshop, Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Workshop, Acupuncture Workshop
  • Problem-Based Learning Discussions
  • Poster Presentations
  • Discussion with Dr. Domino: Safety Lessons from Pediatric Anesthesia Malpractice Claims and NEW SESSION Medicolegal 101

Course Description

Pediatric anesthesia and critical care continues to present challenges to anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, nurses and critical care physicians. Improved survival of children with congenital anomalies has resulted in an ever increasing population of pediatric patients with complex surgical and medical conditions. 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, hands-on workshops in difficult airway management, point-of-care ultrasound, acupuncture and regional anesthesia. Our mission is to provide information, strategies, and skills for improving care and outcomes for pediatric patients in the operating room, outfield and the intensive care unit.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Intensivists
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists
  • Student Nurse Anesthetists
  • Residents
  • Fellows
  • Pediatric Nurses
  • Other health care workers that take care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting

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