31st ANNUAL CONFERENCE - CHALLENGES FOR CLINICIANS

Chicago, Illinois
Friday, December 01, 2017
31st ANNUAL CONFERENCE - CHALLENGES FOR CLINICIANS
Friday, December 01, 2017 - Sunday, December 03, 2017

The Drake Hotel
(312) 787-2200
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States

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CONFERENCE BROCHURE

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION

The evolving landscape of perioperative medicine has dramatically increased the scope and complexity of anesthesia care. New techniques, new drugs, new evidence, quality and safety concerns all play a role in today’s practice environment. This conference will focus on areas of anesthetic care that require integrating these new aspects of medical care. Increasingly, we need to know not only whether techniques are effective, but also high quality, safe, evidence-based, and cost effective.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
• Discuss cognitive strategies for improving safety & training effective clinicians;
• Describe the relationship between surgery, perioperative opioid use, and postoperative addiction;
• Examine how the public perception of Propofol in light of recent legal events affects its use;
• Discuss strategies for avoiding or mitigating postoperative residual neuromuscular blockade;
• Review current best practices for perioperative management of patients with chronic pain;
• Outline strategies for facilitating and improving professionalism in anesthesia practice;
• Summarize how current knowledge of pediatric anesthesia-related neurotoxicity and pediatric regional anesthesia impacts anesthesia practice;
• Discuss current approaches to anesthesia advanced cardiac life support;
• Appraise the practical implications of current controversies in obstetric anesthesia including management of epidural blood patches;
• State current strategies for anesthesia in patients with stenotic heart disease;
• Analyze reasons scientific findings in published literature may not be correct..

TARGET AUDIENCE
The target audience includes Anesthesiologists, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and other clinicians and health care professionals working with a variety of patients and practice settings.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council 
for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education
for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. For your convenience, here is a daily breakdown of the designated credits:

General Sessions
Friday, December 1: 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Saturday, December 2: 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Sunday, December 3: 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS/ COMMERCIAL SUPPORT
A complete listing of commercial support received will be provided in the conference materials.



 

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