34th Annual Conference: Challenges for Clinicians

Chicago, IL US
December 4, 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

More information coming soon!

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
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Available credit: 
  • 17.00 AANA CEs
  • 17.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 17.00 Participation
Event starts: 
12/04/2020 - 6:30am
Event ends: 
12/06/2020 - 12:00pm
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 famous Magnificent Mile.
The University establishes preferred relationships with hotels in Hyde Park and the city of Chicago for visitors and guests. These hotels offer discounted rates and complimentary amenities when booking under the University's name. Please contact the hotel directly and request "The University of Chicago rate" to receive the discounted rate and to ensure your stay is credited as a University booking. These rates are subject to availability. For the complete list of hotels and more information, click here!

Contact Donna Burke via e-mail here.
Chicago is truly a city with something for everyone! To help plan your stay visit 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  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 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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.

Please log in or create an account to register. Once logged in, select the profession type that best suits you and click "Register Now".
Early registration rates expire October 16, 2020!

Profession TypeEarly FeeDiscount CodeRegular Fee
Anesthesiologists & Nurse Anesthetists$800CCAN20$850
Residents & Student Nurses$375CCRS20$475
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 ultrasound workshop will be refunded when written notification is received by November 4, 2020. No refunds will be made after November 4, 2020.
You will be presented with the opportunity to register for the workshop/training at the bottom of the checkout screen after clicking "Register Now".
Saturday, December 5th
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, December 3rd
8:00am - 4:00pm
Fee$350 Fee$1500

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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