30th Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians

Chicago, IL US
December 2, 2016 to December 4, 2016
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 that they are high quality, safe, evidence-based, and cost effective.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and other clinicians and health care professionals interested in the fields of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the evidence supporting hemodynamic targets in the Operating room and consequences of not meeting these targets;
  • State how to extend perioperative practice to include comprehensive pain management from the preoperative period to the postoperative period;
  • Identify current areas of malpractice risk and strategies for mitigating that risk during perioperative care;
  • Describe current evidence and recommended management for perioperative myocardial infarction;
  • Discuss state of the art practices in central line insertion including strategies for avoiding anatomic complications such as arterial puncture and pneumothorax, reducing central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI), and improving first pass success rates;
  • Examine controversies in obstetric anesthesia including labor analgesia, adjunct agents for maternal hemorrhage, and oxygen for cesarean section;
  • Summarize the emerging use of transthoracic echo to guide perioperative and shock resuscitation;
  • Manage perioperative mechanical ventilation, including PEEP, driving pressure, and tidal volume;
  • Explain perioperative neuromonitoring and anesthetic strategies for neurosurgical procedures with neuromonitoring.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Donna Burke
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-3500
Available credit: 
  • 19.75 AANA CEs
  • 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 21.00 Participation
Event starts: 
12/02/2016 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/04/2016 - 12:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Drake Hotel Chicago
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Come and enjoy the holiday season in Chicago! The conference sessions will be held at The Drake Hotel, one of Chicago’s finest hotels, located on Michigan Avenue, the Magnificent Mile. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Drake and we are pleased to offer our special discounted rate of $229 for single or double room occupancy.
Reserve your hotel room via phone by calling 1-800-55-DRAKE and mentioning the group code "UOC", or online by clicking the button below.
Room Rates: $229 for Single or Double Rate
Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Room reservations must be made by November 14, 2016 to guarantee the reduced rate. The hotel requires a first night’s deposit at the time of reservation, which is refundable up to 72 hours in advance of conference date. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 16.4%. In the event a check-out occurs prior to the reserved check-out date, the hotel will add an early check-out fee equal to one night room and tax. To avoid this fee, please advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

  Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, MD
  Professor & Chair of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care



  Avery Tung, MD, FCCM 
  Professor and Quality Chief for Anesthesia
  Director of Critical Care Services, Burn Unit
  Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with anycommercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

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
General Sessions
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 19.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1033725; Expiration Date 12/4/2016.
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.

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