33rd Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians

Chicago, IL US
December 6, 2019 to December 8, 2019
The scope and complexity of anesthesia care has dramatically increased along with the evolving landscape of perioperative medicine. New techniques, new drugs, new evidence, and new quality and safety concerns all play a role in today’s practice environment. Increasingly, we need to know how to make good care decisions, evaluate and apply evidence, maximize safety, and measure outcomes. This conference will focus on how to optimize perioperative care to function in today’s perioperative environment.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and other clinicians and healthcare professionals interested in the fields of anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe trends in article selection including impact factor, readership, and relevance to anesthesiology practice;
  • Discuss current knowledge regarding the pathophysiology and clinical course of neurological injuries after obstetric anesthesia;
  • Identify the indications for and the most common types of neurophysiological monitoring;
  • Indicate approaches and strategies to maximize the success and minimize the risk of pediatric difficult airway management;
  • Select the best clinical approach to regional anesthesia for knee surgery using the latest clinical research;
  • Analyze how patients and physicians balance competing concerns regarding the use of anesthesia in real world conditions using existing literature;
  • Highlight common behaviors during anesthesia simulation that affect the response to perioperative critical events.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Donna Burke
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
(773) 702-3500
PDF icon Conference Brochure 659.99 KB
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AANA CEs
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.00 Participation
Event starts: 
12/06/2019 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/08/2019 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

33rd 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 famous Magnificent Mile.

We are pleased to offer a special rate for conference attendees. Special rates start at $209 single/double occupancy. Reservations must be made by November 8, 2019 to guarantee the reduced rate.
All rates are subject to state and city taxes. All reservations must be secured via a valid major credit card. Check-in time is 3 pm and check-out time is 12 pm.

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.
  • Hotel Valet parking is available for $71 for overnight valet. Valet expires at 5pm on the day of departure.
  • Valet Event parking is available for $29 with voucher. Valet expires at 2am on the morning following the event. 
  • Self-Park is available at 900 N. Michigan. The Drake Rate is $49.00 for 24 hours or less. The garage may be entered from northbound Rush Street or westbound Walton Street. Self-park expires at 2pm on the day of the departure. For validation, see the front desk. 
    • Self-Park Directions: 
      1. Head west on East Walton St. towards Michigan Ave. 
      2. Cross over Michigan Ave. 
      3. The parking garage is located on the left hand side seen as parking for 900 Michigan shops.
Contact Donna Burke via e-mail here.
Chicago is truly a city with something for everyone!
To help plan your stay visit www.choosechicago.com.

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 17.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038209; Expiration Date 12/8/2019.
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.

How To Register

1. Please log in or create an account to register if you have not done so already.
2. Select the profession type that best suits you.
3. Click "Register Now".

Use the early bird code during registration to receive the early bird rate!
Early bird rates expire October 19, 2019!
Profession TypeEarly Bird FeeEarly Bird CodeRegular Fee
Anesthesiologists & Nurse Anesthetists$790EXPIRED$850
Residents & Student Nurses$375EXPIRED$475

You will be presented with the opportunity to register for the workshop/training at the bottom of the checkout screen once you click "Register Now" below.
Saturday, December 7th
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, December 5th
8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee$200 Fee$1500

CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $100 administrative fee for the conference and MOCA each and $25 for the airway workshop will be refunded when written notification is received by November 5, 2019. No refunds will be made after November 5, 2019.

CLAIMING CREDIT: At the end of the course, the credit claiming process will unlock. Return to this page and simply click on "Complete Activity" to proceed.
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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