Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care

May 8-10, 2020 | Friday - Sunday
The Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

May 8, 2020

6:15 - 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
6:45 - 7:45 AM Optional Breakfast Breakout Panels (Pre-Registration and Fee Required)
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH), Myopathies and Mitochondrial Disorders: Anesthesia Implications
Julianne Bacsik, MD
  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.
Term and Preterm Newborns: Anesthetic Considerations
Bistra Vlassakova, MD, Linda Bulich, 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.
Global Health: How to Meaningfully Get Involved
Faye Evans, MD, John Welch, DNP, CRNA
8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome Address
Paul R. Hickey, MD
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief at Boston Children’s Hospital
The At Risk BrainĀ 
Moderator: Bistra Vlassakova, MD
8:15 - 8:45 AM Strengths and Vulnerabilities of the Adolescent Brain
Frances Jensen, MD, MPH
8:45 - 9:15 AM Pediatric Concussion: Pathophysiology and Management
William Meehan, MD
9:15 - 9:45  AM Anesthesia for the Vulnerable Brain
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
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 Obstructive Sleep Apnea
James Peyton, MBChB, MRCP, FRCA
11:10 - 11:35 AM New Drugs You Should Know About
T. Anthony Anderson, MD, PhD
11:35 - 12:00 PM Advances in Pediatric Neuroanesthesia
Craig McClain, MD, MPH
12:00 - 12:25 PM Fluids and the Endothelial Glycocalyx
Lee Ferguson, MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCA
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: Anesthesia Pharmacogenetics

Keynote Speaker: Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD
(Included in general tuition and lunch provided)
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
Q&A Panel Discussion: 2:00-2:15pm
Objectives: TBA
2:15 - 2:30 PM Afternoon Wellness Break with Exhibitors
Technology in Anesthesia and Critical Care
Moderator: Barry Kussman, MBBCh, FFA(SA)
2:30 - 3:00 PM Immersive Technologies: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Samuel Rodriquez, MD
3:00 - 3:30 PM Artificial Intelligence in Anesthesia
Christopher Connor, MD, PhD
3:30 - 4:00 PM The Top Websites and Apps in Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care
Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH
4:00 - 4:30 PM Question and Answer Panel Discussion
4:45 - 7:00 PM
Complimentary Cocktail Reception with Posters
An opportunity to network with colleagues and faculty.

Poster Moderators: Petra Meier-Haran, MD, Lee Ferguson, MBChB, MRCP(UK)
6:00 - 8:00 PM Mini Workshop: Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access - Optional Workshop (Fee Required)
Workshop Director:
Faculty: Andrea Gomez Morad, MD, 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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