32nd Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians

Chicago, IL US
November 30, 2018 to December 2, 2018
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 activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the peri-partum management of preeclampsia in 2018;
  • Describe the role of the anesthesiologist in modern trauma care;
  • Explain the conceptual basis for current models of hemodynamic homeostasis and their modern  diagnostic and management approaches;
  • Discuss the relevance of the journal Anesthesiology in 2018;
  • Describe how the pain experience throughout the human lifespan affects the approach to anesthesiology cases;
  • Summarize the relevance of health care disparities to the obstetric anesthesia provider;
  • Describe the emergency management of the pediatric patient employed by an anesthesia provider;
  • Assess the evolving definition of perioperative myocardial infarction;
  • Identify lessons from aviation safety that translate to anesthesia practice;
  • Describe the current epidemiology of stenotic heart disease and implications for anesthesia management;
  • Discuss the role of acute care prescribing in the opioid epidemic;
  • Identify key communication strategies to prepare the parent for anesthesia management in pediatric surgery.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Donna Burke
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-3500
Available credit: 
  • 16.75 AANA CEs
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.00 Participation
Event starts: 
11/30/2018 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/02/2018 - 11:45am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

32nd Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians Schedule

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.
Reservations for The University of Chicago Anesthesia Critical Care Conference must be made by November 8, 2018 to guarantee the reduced rate.
Due to the annual meeting of the Radiological Society, we strongly recommend you make your reservations early, as hotels in Chicago will be sold out.
Chicago is truly a city with something for everyone!
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago is committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact our office at (773) 702-3500 or via email at DBurke@dacc.uchicago.edu.

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.

  Peter Nagele, MD, MSc
  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 any commercial 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.

Physician Credit
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.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Anesthetist Credit
This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 16.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036942; Expiration Date 12/2/2018.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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.

Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.

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