Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 10-12, 2019 | Friday - Sunday
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

May 10, 2019

6:15 - 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
6:45 - 7:45 AM Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)
Term and Preterm Newborns: Anesthetic Considerations Session A
Linda Bulich, MD, Cathie Jones, MD
  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.
Mediastinal Mass: Challenges and Management
Lynne Ferrari, MD
  1. Identify the clinical characteristics of an anterior mediastinal mass.
  2. Understand the potential risks of general anesthesia in this patient population.
  3. Plan a safe general anesthetic in a child with an anterior mediastinal mass.
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), Myopathies and Mitochondrial Disorders: Anesthesia Implications
Julianne Bacsik, MD, Leona Sayson, CRNA, MS
  1. Identify the anesthesia risks associated with various muscle disorders.
  2. Develop an approach to the preoperative evaluation of a pediatric patient with myopathy of uncertain etiology.
Sugammadex: Current Status in Pediatric Anesthesia
Cynthia Tung, MD, MPH, Nelson Aquino, CRNA, MS
  1. To review current uses of sugammadex in the pediatric population.
  2. To discuss individual experience with sugammadex in the pediatric population.
  3. To understand potential pitfalls in sugammadex use.
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome Address
Paul R. Hickey, MD
Complex Congenital Heart Disease: Parent, Cardiologist and Anesthesiologist Perspectives
Moderator: Kirsten Odegard, MD
8:15 - 8:35 AM Parental Perspective
Casey Bolton (Mother of Parker Bolton)
8:35 - 9:15 AM Management of Children with Congenital Heart Disease: Cardiology Perspective
David Brown, MD
9:15 - 9:45  AM Anesthesia for Non-Cardiac Procedures: Anesthesiology Perspective
Annette Schure, MD
9:45 - 10:15 AM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
10:15 - 10:45 AM Morning Break with Exhibitors
Anesthesia Challenges in the 21st Century
Moderator: Lynne Ferrari, MD
10:45 - 11:10 AM Devices and Apps: Friend? Enemy? Frenemy?
Robert Holzman, MD, MA (Hon), FAAP
11:10 - 11:35 AM The Bleeding Child: Massive Transfusion vs. Massive Hemorrhage Protocol
Susan Goobie, MD, FRCPC
11:35 - 12:00 PM Considerations for Surgery with Gender Diverse Patients
Oren Ganor, MD
12:00 - 12:25 PM The Pediatric Brain and Anesthesia: Moving Beyond Neurotoxicity
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
12:25 - 12:55 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
12:55 - 1:15 PM Break with Exhibitors (Grab a Lunch)
1:15 - 2:15 PM
Lunch and Learn Session: Safety Lessons from Pediatric Anesthesia Malpractice Claims

Guest Speaker: Karen B. Domino, MD, MPH
Included in general tuition and lunch provided
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
Location: Grand Ballroom


  1. Discuss the benefits and limitations of analysis of malpractice claims
  2. Cite the causes and outcomes in pediatric anesthesia injuries
  3. Apply lessons learned from analysis of adverse events to practice
2:15 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Wellness Break with Exhibitors
Medicolegal 101
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
2:30 - 3:00 PM How to Avoid a Lawsuit
James T. Hilliard, JD
3:00 - 3:30 PM Surviving Your Deposition: Tactics and Tips
Thomas G. Gutheil, MD
3:30 - 4:00 PM Provider Resilience and Malpractice
Luke Sato, MD
4:00 - 4:30 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
4:45 - 7:00 PM
Complimentary Cocktail Reception with Posters
Opportunity to network with colleagues and faculty. Prize will be awarded for best poster abstract.

Poster Moderators: Carolyn Butler, MD, Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH, Mary Lyn Stein, MD, David Whiting, MD
6:00 - 8:00 PM

Mini Workshop: Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Optional Workshop (Fee Required)
Workshop Director: Walid Alrayashi, MD
Faculty: Andrea Gomez Morad, MD, David Kantor, MD, PhD, Stephen Kelleher, MD, Viviane Nasr, MD

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will become familiar with the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, settings optimization, ultrasound anatomy, and the technique of ultrasound-guided cannulation. A 30 minute lecture will be targeted at those with minimal ultrasound experience while the majority of the workshop will allow hands on training identifying landmarks and targets on live pediatric models and practice cannulation on synthetic simulators.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers.
  • Identify the most useful vessels for cannulation in difficult IV patients.
  • Practice the technical skills of in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound-guided cannulation

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