Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

2nd Virtual Conference
May 6-8, 2022


May 7, 2022

 All times listed are in Eastern Time Zone (ET)
6:45 - 7:45 AM Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)

Help! I Have a Cardiac Patient on My List
Annette Schure, MD
  1. Describe a systematic approach to the preoperative evaluation of cardiac patients.
  2. Discuss special perioperative concerns for cardiac patients presenting for non-cardiac procedures.
  3. Understand the logistical and organizational challenges for cardiac patients presenting for non-cardiac surgery.

Meaningful Engagement in Global Anesthesia
Faye Evans, MD and John Welch, DNP, CRNA
  1. Describe several models of global anesthesia engagement
  2. Compare and contrast these various models of global anesthesia delivery
  3. Plan impactful engagement in future global anesthesia endeavors

Management of Neuroanesthesia Emergencies
Carolyn Butler, MD and Melissa Illig, CRNA
  1. Using two case presentations, review the anesthetic considerations and management for common pediatric neurosurgical emergencies
  2. Identify and manage adverse intraoperative events
  3. Anticipate possible postoperative complications
The Pearls of Neonatal Anesthesia
Moderator: Cynthia Tung, MD, MPH
8:00 - 8:25 AM Neonatal Hemodynamics: Preemie vs. Term
Philip Levy, MD
8:25 - 8:50 AM Anesthesia for Preemies
Michael Hernandez, MD
8:50 - 9:15 AM Neonatal Surgical Emergencies                               
Cathie Jones, MD
9:15 - 9:40 AM Revisiting Infant NPO Status with Ultrasound Evaluation
Jennifer Lee, MD
9:40 - 10:00 AM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
10:00 - 10:20 AM Morning Break
Critical Care Updates
Moderator: Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
10:20 - 10:45 AM Nutrition Considerations in the ICU
Ben Albert, MD
10:45 - 11:10 AM Ventilation Strategies for Children
Jordan Rettig, MD
11:10 - 11:35 AM Anesthetic Management for Patients on ECMO
Dennis Daniel, MD
11:35 - 12:00 PM Updates in Pediatric Resuscitation
Monica Kleinman, MD
12:00 - 12:20 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
12:20 - 1:20 PM
Lunch Break or Optional Lunch Breakout Panel (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)

Caring for the Transgender Patient: Challenges and Solutions
Bistra Vlassakova, MD, Alyson Crest, CRNA, MS and Laura DiStefano, CRNA, MS
  1. Participants will gain a better understanding of the perioperative considerations when caring for a transgender patient.
  2. Describe the Gender Affirming Surgical Perioperative Program (GASPP’s) at BCH and the experience in building a specialized care team, benefits, obstacles and protocols encountered in the process.
  3. By discussing actual clinical cases participants will gain insight on the complexity of anesthesia care management in gender diverse youth.

Challenging Pediatric Patients
Carlos Munoz, MD

CRNA Forum: Issues Facing Pediatric Practice
Brenna Martin, CRNA, MS, Kristin Gemmill, CRNA, MS and John Welch, DNP, CRNA
Cardiac Conundrums
Moderator: Morgan Brown, MD, PhD
1:20 - 1:45 PM Perioperative Management of Pediatric Arrhythmias
Annette Schure, MD
1:45 - 2:10 PM Severe Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Risk for Perioperative Cardiac Arrest
Katherine Zaleski, MD 
2:10 - 2:35 PM Anesthesia for the Child with Acute Myocarditis
Douglas Atkinson, MD
2:35 - 3:00 PM How Do I Choose a Vasoactive Agent?
Lee Ferguson, MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCA
3:00 - 3:20 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
3:20 - 3:35 PM Afternoon Break
Updates in Airway Management
Moderator: James Peyton, MBChB, MRCP, FRCA
3:35 - 4:05 PM Challenging Pediatric Airway Cases
Mary Lyn Stein, MD 
4:05 - 4:30 PM Airway Management of Vascular Malformations            
Karen Watters, MB, BCh, BAO, MPH
4:30 - 4:55 PM The 4 stages of Change and Airway Management
John Fiadjoe, MD
4:55 - 5:10 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
5:10 PM End of Day 2 General Session Lectures
5:15 - 7:15 PM

Optional Evening Workshops (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)

Optional Workshop 1: Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
Workshop Director: Rebecca Scholl, MD
Workshop Co-Director: Maricarmen Roche Rodriguez, 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.

At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:
  1. Describe the basic concept of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers.
  2. Identify the most useful vessels for cannulation in difficult IV patients.
  3. Practice the technical skills of in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound-guided cannulation.


Optional Workshop 2: Pediatric Patient Blood Management
Workshop Director: Susan M. Goobie, MD, FRCPC  
Faculty: Destiny Chau, MD, Laura Downey, MD, David Faraoni, MD, PhD, FAHA, Susan M. Goobie, MD, FRCPC, Kimmo Murto MD, FRCPC
This workshop is designed to cover current evidence based guidelines for pediatric patient blood management including best practice guideline for multimodal strategies to manage the bleeding child. Anemia management, evidence based guidelines for red and yellow blood product transfusion, massive hemorrhage guidelines and point-of-care testing will be covered. Practical case scenarios will be discussed.