34th Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians

December 5, 2020 to December 6, 2020
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 how the United States government views the contribution of anesthesia to national health care challenges;
  • Discuss current research and guidelines regarding the pathophysiology and management of headache after neuraxial obstetric anesthesia;
  • Identify the pathophysiology and anesthetic implications of diastolic heart failure;
  • Discuss current approaches to perioperative atrial fibrillation;
  • Analyze how patients and physicians balance competing concerns regarding the use of anesthesia in real world conditions using existing literature;
  • State critical anesthetic considerations for liver surgery;
  • Summarize anesthetic considerations for patients with implantable spinal cord stimulators.
Additional information
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
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 AANA CEs
  • 8.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 8.50 Participation
Event starts: 
12/05/2020 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/06/2020 - 12:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

34th Annual Challenges for Clinicians Agenda
*Agenda Subject to Change

Chicago, IL
United States

More information on how to join the webconference will be shared once available!

Contact Donna Burke via e-mail here.

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  Peter Nagele, MD
  Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  Chair, Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care


Avery Tung, MD  Avery Tung, MD, FCCM
  Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care
  Director of Critical Care Services, Burn Unit
  Quality Chief, Anesthesia & 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 8.5 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 8.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039819; Expiration Date 12/6/2020.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
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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Registration includes access to conference videos! Videos will be available to participants as an educational reference.
Note: Videos are for participants only. Videos are not available for purchase separately and do not count toward earned credit.
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Profession TypeFee
All Profession Types$75
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your participation in this conference, your registration fee less a $25 administrative fee will be refunded when written notification is received by November 6, 2020. No refunds will be made after November 6, 2020.

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