Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 6-8, 2022
Boston, MA

1st Virtual Conference
Live Streaming • April 30 - May 2, 2021

April 30, 2021

 All times listed are in Eastern Time Zone (ET)
8:00 - 8:10 AM Welcome Address
Joseph Cravero, MD
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital   
Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
Course Director     
The At Risk Brain 
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh,FFA(SA)
8:10 - 8:40 AM Strengths and Vulnerabilities of the Adolescent Brain
Frances Jensen, MD, FACP
8:40 - 9:10 AM Pediatric Concussion: Pathophysiology and Management
William Meehan, MD
9:10 - 9:40 AM Anesthesia for the Vulnerable Brain
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
9:40 - 10:05 AM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
10:05 - 10:25 AM Morning Break with Exhibitors
Anesthesia Challenges in the 21st Century
Moderator: John Welch, DNP, MS, CRNA
10:25 - 10:50 AM Update on Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Lynne Ferrari, MD
10:50 - 11:15 AM New Drugs You Should Know About
T. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD
11:15 - 11:40 AM COVID-19: Vaccines and Beyond
Catherine Sabatos-Peyton, PhD
11:40 - 12:05 PM Neonatal Hemodynamics: Preemie vs. Term
Philip Levy, MD
12:05 - 12:30 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
12:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break with Exhibitors
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Keynote Address: Anesthesia Pharmacogenetics

Keynote Speaker: Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD
(Included in general tuition)
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
2:00 - 2:30 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
Technology in Anesthesia and Critical Care
Moderator: Jennifer L. Dearden, MD
2:30 - 2:55 PM Immersive Technologies: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Ellen Wang, MD and Thomas Caruso, MD
2:55 - 3:20 PM Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesia
Christopher Connor, MD, PhD
3:20 - 3:45 PM The Top Websites and Apps in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
3:45 - 4:10 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
4:10 PM End of the Day 1 General Session Lectures
4:10 - 4:20 PM Break
4:30 - 5:30 PM Poster Presentations or Optional Afternoon Breakout Panels (See below for start time)
Moderators: Patricia Bachiller, MD and Petra M. Meier, MD
4:20 - 5:20 PM Optional Afternoon Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)
Enrollment is limited to 15 attendees per session

Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), Myopathies and Mitochondrial Disorders: Anesthesia Implications:
Julianne Bacsik, MD, M. Leona Sayson, CRNA, MS
  1. Have a logical approach to the peri-operative management of the pediatric patient with myopathy.
  2. Understand the difference between malignant hyperthermia and anesthesia-induced rhabdomyolysis.

Preoperative Evaluation of the Cardiac Patient:
Kirsten Odegard, MD, Dima Daaboul, MD
  1. Recognize that some cardiac patients are at high risk for non-cardiac surgeries.
  2. Recognize that most patients with congenital heart disease are repaired but not cured.
  3. Do a systematic thorough preoperative evaluation of the cardiac patient.

Term and Preterm Newborns: Anesthetic Considerations:
Jennifer Dearden, MD, Brenna Martin, MS, CRNA
  1. Discuss what is a "normal" blood pressure for a preterm and term neonate.
  2. Discuss when to worry about hypotension under anesthesia for a preterm and term neonate.
  3. Discuss how to manage hypotension in the preterm and term neonate.

Basics of Ultrasound for Anesthesia Providers:  
David Kantor, MD, PhD