Skip to main content
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery II

Register Now

November 7-9, 2014
Monterey Plaza Hotel, Monterey, CA

Online Registration

                  

Brochure

Course Information

There has been a paradigm shift in the delivery of healthcare over the past several years.  Last year, the conference focused on multimodal perioperative clinical pathways that would enhance patient recovery following major surgery. The goal of this year’s conference will be to expand upon these ideas. By supplanting traditional approaches to health care with evidence based “best practice” enhanced care clinical pathways can improve patient pain control, decrease length of hospital stay and decrease the incidence of post-operative complications.   Some of the topics to be covered in this year’s conference include: the role of the anesthesiologist in a interdisciplinary team approach to enhanced recovery following surgery, optimal perioperative pain control using multimodal approach, perioperative strategies for the opioid tolerant patient, optimal anesthetic techniques for the pediatric patient, optimal regional anesthesia pain control following thoracic surgery, substance abused and the healthcare professional, general and cognitive decline anesthesia, anticoagulant in the perioperative period, and conflicts in acute pain management. Our goal is to improve the quality of health care while reducing complications and expenses.

This year’s conference will specifically address these identified education needs and provide practitioners with state-of-the-art tools to provide improve treatment options for their patients. Faculty presenting and interacting with participants at this activity have been selected on the basis of their comprehensive clinical experience and academic excellence.

Accreditation

 

The course is designed for anesthesiologists, pain medicine physicians, nurses, nurse anesthetists, residents and fellows involved with the perioperative care of surgical patients.

Credit Designation
Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis, Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 22.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for other healthcare providers
 
Dietitian: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ meet the requirements of the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

 

 

Nurse Anesthetists:  This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 18 CE Credits:  Code Number 1029685; Expiration date 11/9/14.  CRNAs must pay for and attend all optional sessions to receive 18 CE credits.


Pain Management
California Business and Professions Code (Section 2190.5) requires physicians and surgeons to complete 12 hours of mandatory continuing education on pain management and the appropriate care of  the terminally ill.  Physicians licensed prior to January 2002 were to have completed this requirement by December 31, 2006.  Physicians licensed on or after January 1, 2002 must complete this requirement within 4 years of their initial license or by their second renewal date, whichever occurs first

Faculty

 

COURSE CHAIR

STEPHEN M. MACRES, MD
Professor, Director, Acute Pain Service

COURSE CO-CHAIRS

PETER G. MOORE, MD, PhD
Professor, Chair of Anesthesiology  

JEFFREY UPPINGTON, MD
Professor, Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs

GUEST FACULTY

EUGENE R. VISCUSI, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Director, Acute Pain Management
Department of Anesthesiology, Thomas Jefferson University 

FRANCIS V. SALINAS, MD
Deputy Chief of Anesthesia, Section Head of Orthopedic Anesthesia
Virginia Mason Medical Center

UC DAVIS DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY & PAIN MEDICINE 

ROBIN J. ALDWINCKLE, MD, FRCA
Assistant Professor

RAJVINDER DHAMRAIT, BS, BM, FCARCSI, FRCA
Associate Professor

KENNETH T. FURUKAWA, MD
Professor

ANNA KOWALCZYK, MD
Assistant Professor

BRIAN L. PITTS, MD
Associate Professor

NINA SCHLOEMERKEMPER, MD, FRCA
Assistant Professor

AMRIK SINGH, MD
Professor

SPECIAL GUEST AND EMERITUS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

AMIRA SAFWAT, MD

Schedule

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7                                                                                                        

7:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits

7:45 AM

Welcome and Course Objectives
Moderator: Stephen M. Macres, MD

 

Session I

8:00 AM

Current Concepts and Controversies in Acute Pain Management
Eugene Viscusi, MD

8:55 AM

Optimizing Peri-operative Outcomes? How Regional Anesthesia Can Help.
Robin Aldwinckle, MBBS, FRCA

9:45 AM

Refreshment Breaks, Visit Exhibits

 

Session II
Moderator: Robin Aldwinckle, MBBS, FRCA

10:15 AM

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: The Ten Commandments of Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Nerve Blockade
Stephen M. Macres, MD

11:05 AM

Peripheral Nerve Blocks of the Chest and Abdomen - Anatomy, Techniques and Practical Applications, and Review of the Evidence
Francis Salinas, MD

11:55 AM

Panel Discussion/Q&A
Eugene Viscusi, MD , Stephen M. Macres, MD, Francis Salinas, MD, Robin Aldwinckle, MBBS, FRCA

12:15 PM

Adjourn

12:30 PM

Lunch for Workshop Participants

 

 

1:00 PM -

5:30 PM

INTERMEDIATE ULTRASOUND GUIDED PERIPHERAL NERVE BLOCK WORKSHOP

Additional fee, registration required, lunch included, registration limited,

four (4) AMA PRA Category I Credits™                          

The Friday afternoon workshop will be a comprehensive overview of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blockade techniques offered in a small group format (5 participants per station). Upper extremity, lower extremity and truncal blocks will be reviewed.

Robin Aldwinckle, MD, FRCA, Kenneth Furukawa, MD, Stephen M. Macres, MD, Brian Pitts, MD, Francis Salinas, MD, Eugene Viscusi, MD

 

 

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meet the Faculty Networking Reception
Included in tuition, pre-registration required, guest invited for $35          

  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8                                                                                                       

6:30 AM-7:45 AM

Problem Based Learning Sessions
Additional fee, registration required, breakfast included, registration limited, 1.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM

1.

Perioperative Pain Management of the Opioid Tolerant Patient
Stephen M. Macres, MD

2.

Shoulder Surgery and the Respiratory Impaired. Tips to Avoid Complications
Robin Adlwinckle, MBBS, FRCA

3.

Preoperative Cardiac Testing for Non Cardiac Surgery
Amrik Singh, MD

4.

Keeping the Spine Fine. Taking care of a patient with Acute Spine Injury
Nina Schloemerkemper, MD

5.

Every Child has a Fever. Is this MH?
Rajvinder Dhamrait, BS, BM, FCARCSI, FRCA

 

7:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits

7:45 AM

Welcome and Course Objectives

Moderator: Peter Moore, MD, PhD

 

Session I

8:00 AM

The Value Agenda: Improving Peri-operative Outcomes for our Patients by Enhancing Recovery from Surgery

Peter Moore, MD, PhD

8:15 AM

Multimodality Enhanced Surgical Recovery Program for Abdominal Surgery-An Interdisciplinary Team Approach

Vijay Khatri, MD

8:55 AM

The Role of the Anesthesiologist in an Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Enhance Surgical Recovery

Jeffrey Uppington, MD

9:35 AM

Panel Discussion / Q & A

Vijay Khatri, MD, Peter Moore, MD, PhD, Jeffrey Uppington, MD

9:55 AM

Refreshment Breaks, Visit Exhibits

 

Session II

10:25 AM

Waste vs. Benefit: Comparative Effectiveness of Pre-Operative Screening Testing
Peter Moore, MD, PhD

10:40 AM

NPO Orders for Elective Surgery. Feast or Famine?

Robin Aldwinckle, MD, FRCA

10:55 AM

Opioids vs. Peripheral Nerve Blockade: Problems and Panaceas
Stephen M. Macres, MD

11:10 AM

Thoracic Epidural vs. Paravertebral Block vs. Truncal Block: Does it Matter?
Kenneth Furukawa, MD

11:25 AM

Just do it, for Pete's sake - Overcoming Resistance to Change"

Jeffrey Uppington, MD

11:40 AM

Panel Discussion /Q & A

Robin Aldwinckle, MD, FRCA, Kenneth Furukawa, MD, Stephen M. Macres, MD, Peter Moore, MD, PhD, Jeffrey Uppington, MD

12:15 PM

Adjourn

12:20 PM

Lunch for Workshop Participants

  

1:00 PM -5:30 PM

ANESTHESIA-CENTRIC ACLS RENEWAL
Additional fee, registration required, lunch included, registration limited,
four (4) AMA PRA Category I Credits™
The ACLS renewal course is taught by anesthesiologists for anesthesia providers and emphasizes resuscitation skills within the peri-operative period. Participants will receive training in effective team behaviors and have the opportunity to practice as a team member and team leader. Simulated cardiac arrest scenarios will test knowledge of core case material and skills, knowledge of algorithms, understanding of arrhythmia interpretation and use of appropriate basic drug therapy. After successful completion of the course, participants will receive an ACLS renewal card valid for two years.
The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in CPR, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. This material is supplied on a cost basis. Its use in an instructional course does not represent sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the AHA.

Rajvinder Dhamrait, BS, BM, FCARCSI, FRCA, Anna Kowalcyzk, MD, Brian Pitts, MD

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8                                                                                                       

 

6:30 AM-7:45 AM

Problem Based Learning Sessions
Additional fee, registration required, breakfast included, registration limited, 1.25 AMA PRA Category I Credits TM

6.

A Multimodal Approach to Acute Pain Management
Eugene Viscusi, MD

7.

The Contribution of Anesthesiologists as Peri-Operative Physicians in Improving Outcomes in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Francis Salinas, MD

8.

Developing Interdisciplinary Team Based Approach to Improving Quality Outcomes, Patient Experience, throughout Enhancement
Vijay Khatri, MD

9.

Truncal Blocks: What are They? How do they work? How do I Place them? Thoracic epidural, Transversus Abdominus Plane, lioinguinal/Iliohypogastric, Thoracic Paravertebral, Intercostal
Kenneth Furukawa, MD

10.

Caesarean Section in a Parturient with Heart Failure
Anna Kowalcyzk, MD

  

7:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit Exhibits

7:45 AM

Welcome and Course Objectives
Moderator: Jeffrey Uppington, MD

8:00 AM

Bloody Mess - Managing Peri-operative Anticoagulation in the Era of Tongue Twisters
Anna Kowalcyzk, MD

8:50 AM

Substance Abuse Among Anesthesia Providers: Real People, Real Cases
Amrik Singh, MD

9:40 AM

Q & A

10:00 AM

Refreshment Breaks, Visit Exhibits

10:30 AM

How can I Improve my Day as the Occasional Pediatric Anesthesiologist?
Rajvinder Dhamrait, BS, BM, FCARCSI, FRCA

11:20 AM

..but Grandpa Never was the Same Again. Anesthesia and Post-Op Cognitive Function
Nina Schloemerkemper, MD

12:10 PM

Q & A

12:30 PM

Adjourn

          

Presenter Instructions

 COURSE MATERIALS DUE SEPTEMBER 29, 2014  

 

  • Please contact Emmylou Salud if you need to submit large documents that cannot be emailed.
  • Learners appreciate the PowerPoint in handout format during your lecture. Provide your presentation in the PPT format - no PDFs please. 
  • Please consider the total number of slides so that you will be able to present everything in your allotted time. 
  • You may submit articles, abstracts, or other resource materials in Word or PDF formats. 
  • If you have ancillary tools such as pocket cards or algorithms that participants can take back to their clinical setting to use as reminders for new strategies learned in your presentation, we can include those as well.  
  • In compliance with ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, all presentations will be peer reviewed for conflicts of interest (COI) and ensure presentations are fair and balanced.