Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

In-Person and Live-Streaming
May 4-7, 2023


Welcome to the Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Conference!


Welcome to "Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care!"

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care conference (in-person & live-streaming), hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, and accredited by Harvard Medical School. Given the challenges of an ever-changing healthcare landscape, the practice of pediatric anesthesiology is often a risky endeavor. As our specialty continues to evolve, we are pleased to offer an interactive and informative pediatric anesthesia conference. Our goal is to focus your attention on unique perioperative challenges, hot topics and updated practice guidelines. For those who enjoy hands-on learning, there will be opportunities for small group workshops and intimate panel discussions.

We are honored to host Dr. Walid Habre as this year’s Keynote Speaker. Dr. Habre is a Senior Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia and is Head of the Unit of Anaesthesiological Investigations at the Division of Anaesthesiology, Geneva University Hospitals, and Full Professor of Anaesthesiology at the Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University, Geneva, Switzerland. His primary research centers upon the anesthesia management of children with bronchial hyper-responsiveness, with a unique interest in lung function and heart-lung interactions. Dr. Habre is also passionate about neonatal outcomes and quality improvement initiatives in pediatric anesthesia. Additional presentations by leaders in their field include Dr. Kerri Palamara McGrath (Massachusetts General Hospital), Dr. Thomas Wes Templeton (Wake Forest University), Dr. Chi-Ho Ban Tsui (Stanford University), and parent-advocate Ms. Dawn Oates (Founder of the Play Brigade-- a non-profit that creates opportunities for inclusive play, recreation, and sports).

Several optional morning and afternoon breakout panels are designed to facilitate a two-way learning process between attendees and presenters. Optional hands-on workshops include Pediatric Airway Management, Point of Care Ultrasound, Pediatric Patient Blood Management, and Acupuncture.

We encourage attendees to share their research projects and clinical experiences by submitting novel abstracts for an interactive Poster Session, which will be held on Friday evening. Prizes will be awarded for the best submission. Our overall objective for the conference is to create a stimulating environment for attendees and faculty, who will be able to interact with one another for the benefit of their pediatric patients, education and research.

We are confident that you will enjoy our multi-day 2023 course offerings. We hope that you will take time to network, collaborate and develop new and rewarding skillsets. Welcome to Boston!

Course Director
Jennifer L. Dearden, MD

Course Co-Directors
Annette Y. Schure, MD
Cynthia S. Tung, MD, MPH
John C. Welch, DNP, CRNA