Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022


May 6, 2022

 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
and Jennifer L. Dearden, MD, Course Director

Contemporary Issues in Pediatric Anesthesia
Moderator: Sulpicio Soriano, MD
8:10 - 8:40 AM Anesthetic Considerations to Lessen the Risk of Neonatal Neurological Injury
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
8:40 - 9:10 AM Patient Blood Management in Pediatrics: Evidence and Expert Consensus to Guide Care 
Susan Goobie, MD, FRCPC  
9:10 - 9:40 AM Assessment and Optimization of Oxygen Delivery
John Kheir, MD
9:40 - 10:10 AM Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Anesthesia                             
David Waisel, MD
10:10 - 10:30 AM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
10:30 - 10:45 AM Morning Break
Emerging Challenges Around the Globe
Moderator: Jennifer L. Dearden, MD
10:45 - 11:10 AM The Impact of Racial Bias on the Clinical Encounter
Chinyere Egbuta, MD
11:10 - 11:35 AM Perioperative Considerations for Gender Diverse Youth
Nelson Aquino, CRNA, MS
11:35 - 12:00 PM Ensuring Safe Surgical Care for Children in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Faye Evans, MD
12:00 - 12:20 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
12:20 - 12:50 PM Lunch Break
12:50 - 1:50 PM
Keynote Address: A Just Future for Medicine and Public Health in the COVID Era

Keynote Speaker: Michelle Morse, MD, MPH
(Included in general tuition)
Moderator: John Welch, DNP, CRNA
1:50 - 2:15 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
Advances in Pediatric Anesthesia Practice
Moderator: Cynthia Tung, MD, MPH
2:20 - 2:45 PM Anesthetic Implications and Updated Guidelines on Button Battery Ingestion
Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP, FASA
2:45 - 3:20 PM Pediatric ERAS: Pathway to Implementation
Sabeena Chacko, MD and Jill Zalieckas, MD
3:20 - 3:45 PM Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) During Acute Events
Walid Alrayashi, MD
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
4:20 - 5:20 PM Optional Afternoon Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)

Neonatal Anesthesia Considerations
Jennifer Dearden, MD and Cathie Jones, MD
  1. Review the major physiologic changes occurring in a newborn
  2. Highlight the advantages and disadvantages of regional versus general anesthesia in the newborn
  3. Discuss the science of postoperative apnea in infants
  4. Review discharge criteria for preterm and term infants after surgery

Pitfalls to Avoid Outside of the OR
Elizabeth Eastburn, DO

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