12 events that anesthesiologists cannot afford to miss this September

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What can be more educating, stimulating and relaxing than an event that is conducted exclusively for your specialty? Go ahead and make those dates free as this September is packed with awesome conferences, symposiums and stimulation sessions, held across different states of America. The anesthesia events are laser focused on niche topics like, labour anesthesia, traumatic shock, MOCA etc.

A round up of the 12 super-useful events that you should attend this month:

DATE:- Sep 7 – 9, 2017 

Location:- San Francisco, California

72nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

Description:- Increase your knowledge on cutting edge clinical advances and network with your peers by attending ASSH’s annual meeting. The organizers will hand-hold you and offer guidance on a wide range of topics related to hand surgery. Learn about how recent legislative changes will affect your practice and apply out-of-the box ideas to improve the business performance of your hand-specialized practice.

DATE:- Sep 8, 2017 

Location:- Utah, Salt Lake City 

University of Utah

Description:- Time to don those scrubs and provide care to simulated patients. This interesting simulation course conducted by the University of Utah will focus on the topics that are central to run a successful anesthesia practice. It offers realistic immersive patient simulation education for ABA Diplomates seeking to fulfil their Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) requirement for MOCA.

DATE:- Sep 9, 2017 

Location:- Chicago, Illinois

Northwestern Center for Clinical Simulation

Description:- Who said learning cannot be fun. The NCCS is conducting stimulation training for maintenance of certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA). The Northwestern Center for Clinical Simulation (NCCS) is operated by the Department of Anesthesiology. This high-fidelity, information packed and experiential training course is held for ABA diplomates who are seeking to fulfil the Improvement in Medical Practice requirement for Utah.

DATE:- Sep 15 – 17, 2017 

Location:- Farmington, Pennsylvania

2017 Fundamentals of Spine Surgery and Interventional Pain Management

Description:- Finally, your questions on the treatment of spinal disorders answered. This two-day course will introduce anatomic approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as surgical and interventional injection indications, principles, techniques, and skills. Panel discussion, lectures and case presentations will provide the background for extensive hands-on cadaver sessions where participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with faculty who are considered experts in their fields.

DATE:- Sep 15 – 17, 2017 

Location:- Farmington, Pennsylvania

New Approaches to Familiar Topics

Description:- This 3 day course sponsored by Allegheny Health Network, explores a wide spectrum of topics. It is certainly going to be 3 days well-spent. This program is designed to review and update the knowledge and skills of anesthesia providers as they relate to current professional practice. The three-day format will allow optimal time for education while providing time to enjoy the Nemacolin experience

DATE:- Sep 16 – 17, 2017 

Location:- Williamsburg, Virginia

Best Practices in Pain Management

Description:- This 2 day event will throw light on pain chronification, opioid tolerance and the intersection of depression, anxiety and opioid use. Pain management professionals can gain a better understanding of risk-averse practice and the ramifications of appropriate prescribing practices.

DATE:- Sep 16 – 17, 2017 

Location:- Sacramento, CA

Essentials of Primary Care management

Description:- This two-day conference for primary care clinicians integrates recent scientific data with current clinical practice regarding pain management. Topics include responsible opioid prescribing, pain and mental health, and pain management essentials. Participants will also learn about the management of comorbid conditions and the integration and coordination of pain management within primary care.

DATE:- Sep 16, 2017 

Location:- Nashville, Tennessee

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt

Description:- This is another don’t-miss event. This program will help anesthesiologists to manage patients efficiently under several critical circumstances. The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, in partnership with the Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment (CELA) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, offers realistic, immersive patient simulation education for ABA Diplomates seeking to fulfill their Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) requirement for the American Board of Anesthesiologists® (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Program


DATE:- Sep 18 – 21, 2017 

Location:- Sedona, Arizona

Northwest Anesthesia Seminars

Description:- Quality patient care and keeping abreast of latest developments in the anesthesia field are essential to survive in today’s climate. This conference hosted by Northwest Anesthesia Seminars addresses several issues and topics that need to be addressed such as the skills required for the use of complex equipment, pharmacological agents, and procedures necessary for the provision of quality patient care. And, how to manage and work towards a common goal in the clinical setting.

DATE:- Sep 23 – 24, 2017 

Location:- New York

16th Annual NYSORA Symposium on Regional Anesthesia, Pain and Perioperative Medicine

Description:- Now this is one symposium that will answer your questions about ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. It is a tricky subject. This symposium by NYSORA will educate anesthesia providers on regional anesthesia, techniques and indications for upper and lower peripheral nerve blocks, best practices for Post-Operative Analgesia and more… Make sure that you attend this event.

DATE:- Sep 29, 2017 

Location:- Seattle, Washington

Swedish Medical Centre’s 21st Annual Pain Management Symposium

Description:- This symposium will discuss about emotional interventions and neuroplasticity. The lecturers will review the basics of persistent pain and its comorbidities. The target demographic of this conference is health-care providers who treat older patients suffering from chronic pain. Didactic lectures and workshops will make the conference more interactive and a great place to learn and discuss about pain management practices. It is going to be held on Sep 29th at Seattle, Washington. If you are in the pain management field you should definitely attend this symposium

DATE:- Sep 30, 2017 

Location:- Birmingham, Alabama

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) at UAB

Description:- Preparing for Part IV MOCA requirement for the five-year cycle? Here’s your chance to get a head-start over your peers. The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) offers a simulation course on Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA). Learn from simulation trained experts. Participants will also practice crisis resource management techniques. Anesthesiologists attending this MOCA simulation course can expect a high-calibre simulation experience. The course is going to be conducted on 30th September at Birmingham, Alabama. Join the course and prepare for MOCA

Steve Watson

CPC, CRC, AAPC, ICD-10-CM Certified

Steve’s experience includes over 24 years in the healthcare field. He currently serves as Regional Director of Quality Assurance, Client Services, RCM for Anesthesia and Risk Adjustment for AnesthesiaBillingBridge 24/7. Steve is an expert with Practice start-up and Practice Management, with an extensive background in Anesthesia and Pain Management.

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