|6:45 - 7:45 AM||Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)|
|Management of Difficult Problems: Acute and Chronic Pediatric Pain|
Navil Sethna, MBChB
|Neuromonitoring in the OR: Spinal and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy|
Sabeena Chacko, MD, Katherine Zaleski, MD
|Strategies for Drug Error Prevention|
Robert Brustowicz, MD, John Welch, CRNA, MSN
|Best Articles of the Year |
Moderator: Petra M. Meier, MD
|8:00 - 8:25 AM||Pediatric Anesthesia
Joseph Cravero, MD
|8:25 - 8:50 AM||Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Tom Jaksic, MD, PhD
|8:50 - 9:15 AM||Anesthesia Analgesia
James DiNardo, MD
|9:15 - 9:30 AM||Question and Answer Panel Discussion
|9:30 - 10:00 AM||Morning Break|
|Current Issues in Acute and Chronic Pediatric Pain Management|
Moderator: Susan Sager, MD, FAAP
|10:00 - 10:25 AM||Perioperative Management and Outcomes of the Chronic Pain Patient
Navil Sethna, MBChB
|10:25 - 10:50 AM||Updates in Regional Anesthesia
Anjali Koka, MD
|10:50 - 11:15 AM||Pain Processing in Early Infancy: Physiology and Anesthetic Implications
Laura Cornelissen, PhD
|11:15 - 11:40 AM||Medical Marijuana: Evidence for its Use and Perioperative Management of the Patient Taking Marijuana
Christine Greco, MD
|11:40 - 12:00 PM||Question and Answer Panel Discussion|
|Optional Lunch Workshop Offerings|
|12:15 - 1:30 PM||
Acupuncture Workshop (Pre-registration and Fee Required; Lunch Included)
The National Institutes of Health suggests that the use of acupuncture results in satisfactory treatment for nausea/vomiting, post-surgery pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma. Acupuncture can be integrated into pediatric perioperative care and pain practice. Attendees of this workshop will attend a brief didactic lecture.
|12:15 - 4:15 PM||
Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Workshop
Workshop Director: Andrea Gomez Morad, MD
Learning ultrasound techniques and acquiring skills about common and new nerve blocks for pediatric patients in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) era.
Appropriate pain control in the perioperative period is of the utmost importance in the pediatric population. Regional anesthesia is an important component of the current multimodal approach to perioperative pain management. ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) guidelines emphasize the importance of adequate pain management and early mobilization of the patient and encourages opioid sparing techniques. Currently, the best opioid sparing technique available to pediatric anesthesiologists are neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks.
Although more research is necessary, we consider that regional anesthesia techniques offer many advantages in the perioperative period. Regional anesthesia decreases the amount of general anesthetic, provides pain relief, and decreases the utilization of opioids with their side effects, facilitating early mobilization and early oral intake, potentially helping to decrease hospital length of stay and costs.
Many regional anesthesia techniques have been developed in the last decade thanks to the current use of ultrasound. Ultrasound has increased the success and safety of regional anesthesia techniques. This workshop is designed for anesthesia practitioners with basic knowledge of ultrasound who want to learn more about peripheral nerve blocks commonly used in pediatric patients and acquire knowledge of newly developed blocks and their application in the pediatric population.
Optional Offering: Pediatric Maintenance of Certification (MOCA®) Simulation Training
HMS agrees to provide the following discount conference rate for Physicians attending the "Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care" course.
MOCA Cancellation PolicyA $200 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations. A 50% cancellation fee will be applied to cancellations within 4 weeks of the course.