Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022


Welcome to Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care!


Welcome to Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care!

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2nd Virtual Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care conference, hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and accredited by Harvard Medical School. We face an ever-changing world, and the practice of pediatric anesthesiology can be a risky endeavor. As the specialty continues to evolve, we are pleased to offer you an exciting, cutting-edge pediatric anesthesia conference focusing on innovation, common challenges, ‘hot’ topics, pediatric anesthesia research and interactive workshops.

We are very fortunate to have Michelle E. Morse, MD, MPH, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Morse is the first Chief Medical Officer of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene  and also the Deputy Commissioner for the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness. Dr. Morse is responsible for leading the agency’s work in bridging public health and health care to reduce health inequities, guiding CHECW’s place-based and cross-cutting health equity programs, and serving as a key liaison to clinicians and clinical leaders across NYC. Dr. Morse is an internal medicine and public health doctor who works to achieve health equity through global solidarity, social medicine and anti-racism education, and activism. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Co-Founder of EqualHealth. EqualHealth builds critical consciousness and collective action globally, in the pursuit of health equity for all. Dr. Morse will discuss “A Just Future for Medicine and Public Health in the COVID Era.” Additional presentations by leaders in their field include David Waisel, MD, who will discuss the ethical dilemmas in pediatric anesthesia, Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP, FASA, who will discuss anesthetic implications and updated guidelines on button battery ingestion and Monica E. Kleinman, MD, who will review updates on pediatric resuscitation.

The conference offers interactive optional morning and afternoon breakout panels. These informal sessions are staffed by our faculty and invited speakers, and are designed to facilitate a two-way learning process between attendees and presenters. We will be featuring Pediatric Airway lectures on Saturday afternoon. Optional workshops include Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access, Pediatric Patient Blood Management, and Acupuncture.

We encourage participants to share their research and clinical experiences by submitting their work for a Poster Session, which will be held on Friday evening. Our objective for the conference is to create an opportunity for attendees and faculty to interact with each other for the benefit of their pediatric patients, education and research. We are confident that you will enjoy this online course and that you will have a valuable experience.

Course Director
Jennifer L. Dearden, MD

Course Co-Directors
Barry D. Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
Cynthia S. Tung, MD, MPH
John C. Welch, DNP, CRNA