First Perioperative and Critical Care Monitoring Conference and Workshops
The University of Pittsburgh/UPMC Department of Anesthesiology will host the 1st Perioperative and Critical care Monitoring Conference and Workshops at UPMC Herberman Conference Center on August 24-25, 2013. Registration available online: https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf
Please find an updated brochure for the conference attached.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equivalent to 15 contact hours.
Conference brochure (PDF).
11th Annual Safar Symposium - May 16 & 17, 2013
The 11th Annual Safar Symposium will be held on May 16-17, 2013. The program on Thursday, May 16 will be held at the University Club and will begin with a Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research session, followed by the 33rd Peter & Eva Safar Lecture. This year’s Safar Lecturer will be Dr. John Povlishock, Professor of Anatomy and Neuroscience at VCU and a leading authority on axonal injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI). This will be followed by a session on “TBI: Making a Difference in Military and Civilian Outcomes,” which will feature a number of national and local experts in the field.
The symposium will continue at the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER) on Friday, May 17 with a full day program addressing Military Medicine and Trauma Simulation. Please mark your calendars.
Please also find attached a preliminary program draft. Please check www.safar.pitt.edu for updates with further details as they develop.
Please register for this event at www.safar.pitt.edu by May 3, 2013.
10th Annual Pre-ASA Meeting of OAPRS/SAGA Orthopedic Anesthesia Pain & Rehabilitation Society/Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia
Friday, October 11th, 2013
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Online Registration: https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf
Overview: The intent of this conference is to provide attendees with an update about commonly experienced clinical situations involving both elderly and orthopedic patients. Specialists from the Society of Geriatric Anesthesia (SAGA) will discuss CNS dysfunction, risk stratification and the effects on anesthetic depth and the effects on the perioperative outcome of the elderly patient. A second panel will provide an update about new minimally invasive spine procedures and will present evidence-based optimal intraoperative and perioperative management of patients undergoing large spine surgeries.
A third panel will present the new anticoagulant rivaroxaban, as well as a review of the current OAPRS recommendations regarding the performance of regional anesthesia in patients taking anticoagulant medications. The effects of anesthesia on cancer and metastatic disease will also be discussed. A workshop teaching ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks will be offered allowing for small group hands-on imagining of neural structures in live models.
Conference brochure (PDF)
2013 MHAUS Scientific Conference, November 1-2, 2013, Toronto
The 2013 Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) Association of the United States (MHAUS) Scientific Conference will be held on November 1-2, 2013 at Chestnut Residence & Conference Centre (University of Toronto).
Department faculty members Barbara W. Brandom, MD and Jerome Parness MD, PhD will present at the conference:
- Jerome Parness MD, PhD: “Dantrolene - Potential Sites of Action, Use in Non-MH Conditions,” Friday, Nov 1, 2013, 10:50am-1:10pm
- Barbara W. Brandom, MD: “Best Current Practice in MH Diagnosis Testing,” Saturday, Nov 2, 2013, 8:00am-9:30am
- Barbara W. Brandom, MD: “North American MH Registry (NAMHR) and Participation of NAMHR in the GRDR Initiative,” “Data from NAMHR Studies,” and “Sharing Genetic Testing Results with NCBI Genetic Databases,” Saturday, Nov 2, 2013, 10:00am-11:40am