Eighth Annual Ultrasound-Guided Cadaver Course for Regional Anesthesia and Point-of-Care Ultrasound

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Conference ID

D6207

Audience

  • Practicing anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians
  • Anesthesia resident physicians and fellows

Purpose

This program is designed for participants to:

  • Review the anatomy of the peripheral nerves, ergonomics, and physics associated with ultrasound
  • Apply the principles of safe practice to regional anesthesia
  • Acquire hands-on experience with nerve blocks, cannulation of vessels on cadavers/phantoms, and volunteers using ultrasound

Keynote Presentation

Colin McCartney, MBChB, PhD, FRCA, FCARCSI, FRCPC, is Professor of Chair and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Ottawa. He is pictured wearing a dark suit jacket and tie and light collared shirt, in front of a dark photo background.

Is “See One, Do One, Teach One” Still Relevant in Regional Anesthesia?

Colin McCartney, MBChB, PhD, FRCA, FCARCSI, FRCPC
Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Ottawa

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Colin McCartney is the Head and Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa and is a Staff Anesthesiologist at the Ottawa Hospital, a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Ottawa and a Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

Dr. McCartney trained in medicine at the University of Edinburgh and where he completed a PhD in 2014. In between, he completed training in anesthesia and pain medicine in Scotland, a fellowship in regional anesthesia and pain medicine in Toronto, and worked as a Staff Anesthesiologist in Toronto before moving to Ottawa. At the University of Toronto, he led research teams at two centers as well as two internationally recognized fellowship programs.

Dr. McCartney’s research interests include examining opportunities for improvement in the clinical care of patients undergoing joint replacement, as well as improving the quality and safety of regional anesthesia procedures. Dr. McCartney is the editor for two anesthesiology journals, has published numerous articles in relation to regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and has supervised many graduate students, fellows and residents in their own research during the last fifteen years.

Objectives

Upon completion participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate ultrasound images of vessels, peripheral nerves, tendons, and nerve plexi; and be able to discuss methods for improvement of ultrasound images to achieve the most benefit from the technique
  • Describe the benefits of using real-time, ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia administration, including risk reduction strategies for nerve blocks
  • Demonstrate proficient and appropriate use of ultrasound scanning techniques in identifying specific targets, such as the needle, blood vessels, nerve structures or surrounding organs pertinent to peripheral nerve blocks
  • Develop hands-on nerve scanning skills on live volunteers, as well as hand-eye coordination and needling skills on phantoms, cadavers, and anatomic models
  • Define the processes needed to prevent wrong site nerve blocks and infection associated with single shot and continuous nerve blocks and vascular catheters; and understand the etiology, prevention, and treatment of nerve injury in patients with pre-existing neurologic disease

How to Choose Your Learning Track

  1. Are you comfortable doing basic blocks using ultrasound-guidance such as interscalene, axillary, femoral and popliteal?
  2. Have you attended any previous hands-on workshops on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia?
  3. Have you regularly been performing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks for more than one year?
  4. Have you done more than 30 peripheral nerve blocks using ultrasound-guidance?
  5. Have you done continuous peripheral nerve blocks (catheter technique) using ultrasound-guidance?

The basic regional and vascular access options have been designed for physicians who answer “No” to three or more of these questions.

If you have answered “Yes” to three or more of these questions, you may want to select the advanced regional anesthesia track instead.

Program Saturday, May 5, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-in and Breakfast
  • 8 a.m. | Introduction; Image Acquisition Techniques
  • 9 a.m. | Break

Choose to attend one track

Basic Track — Regional Anesthesia

  • 9:15 a.m. | Basic Blocks of Lower Extremity
  • 10 a.m. | Lower Extremity: Femoral, Saphenous, Popliteal, Sub-Gluteal Sciatic
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Sonoanatomy of Upper Extremity
  • 2 p.m. | Upper Extremity: Interscalene, Supraclavicular, Infraclavicular and Axillary Approaches to the Brachial Plexus; Distal Upper Extremity Blocks
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • 4 p.m. | Safe Principles and Practice of Regional Anesthesia (Required for MOCA Safety Credit)

Advanced Track — Regional Anesthesia

  • 9:15 a.m. | Advanced Lower Extremity Sonoanatomy; Introduction to Continuous Catheters
  • 10 a.m. | Lower Extremity: Femoral/Fascia Iliaca, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, Popliteal Catheter Techniques, Adductor Canal, Lumbar Plexus and Ankle Block
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. | Advanced Upper Extremity Sonoanatomy; Introduction to Continuous Catheters
  • 2 p.m. | Upper Extremity: Interscalene and Infraclavicular Catheter Techniques; Superficial Cervical Plexus, Suprascapular, and Axillary Nerve Blocks
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • 4 p.m. | Safe Principles and Practice of Regional Anesthesia (Required for MOCA Safety Credit)

 

Program Sunday, May 6, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. | Check-in and breakfast

Choose to attend one track

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

  • 8 a.m. | This four-hour track will consist of the following stations: vascular access, lung scanning, bladder/gastric scanning, preload assessment (vena cava scanning), and joint injection
  • Noon | Lunch, Program Evaluation and Adjournment

Neuraxial and Truncal

  • 8 a.m. | Sonoanatomy Related to Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
  • 8:45 a.m. | Sonoanatomy Related to Abdominal and Thoracic Wall
  • 9:30 a.m. | Break
  • 9:45 a.m. | Truncal and Neuraxial Blocks: TAP, Quadratus Lumborum, Fascia Transversalis,  Rectus Sheath, and Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Block
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • Noon | Lunch, Program Evaluation and Adjournment

Extended Cadaver Practice

  • 8 a.m. | Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • Noon | Lunch, Program Evaluation and Adjournment

Program Optional Add-On Sessions

These sessions are available for an extra cost.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Keynote Dinner
6:30 p.m.

Keynote Dinner at The Hotel Hershey
Is See One, Do One, Teach One Still Relevant in Regional Anesthesia?
Featuring Keynote Speaker Colin McCartney, MBChB, PhD, FRCA, FCARCSI, FRCPC

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Afternoon Sessions

Choose to attend one track.

Extended, Hands-On Cadaver Practice Session

  • 1 p.m. | Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
    • Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
  • 3 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment

Ultrasound Anatomy for Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

  • 1 p.m. | Upper/Lower Extremity and Torso/Abdomen
    • Guided Instruction, Anatomy and Practice of Ultrasonography Skills on Pediatric Volunteers
  • 3 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment

NOTICE: A photographer may be present at this event to take pictures/videos that will include event spectators and participants. These photos/videos may be used by the event organizers for purposes of promotion.

Guest Faculty

Lu Cai, MD
Assistant Professor of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS (Hons), MMed, FRCPC
Associate Professor
Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Program Director
Department of Anesthesia
Toronto Western Hospital
University of Toronto

Stephen Choi, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center

Emerson S. Conrad III, MD
Anesthesiologist, Acute Pain Physician
Vail Valley Medical Center, Steadman Clinic
Partner, Anesthesia Associates of Colorado

Shalini Dhir, MBBS, MD, FRCPC
Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine
Western University

Nabil Elkassabany, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Director, Section of Orthopedic Anesthesiology
University of Pennsylvania

Meera N. Gonzalez, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

J. Eric Greensmith, MD, PhD, FCCP
Chief, Department of Anesthesia
Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Stephen Haskins, MD
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist
Hospital for Special Surgery
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Lei Li, MD
Associate Staff Physician
Division of Anesthesiology
Geisinger Medical Center

Jiabin (JB) Liu, MD, PhD
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist
Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology,
Weill Cornell Medical College

Daniel Maalouf, MD, MPH
Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist
Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Cornell University Medical College

Paul G. McHardy, MD, FRCPC
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Anesthesia
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Education Site Director
UPMC Mercy Hospital
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Jean-Pierre Ouanes, DO
Assistant Professor
Director of Regional Anesthesia
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Sanjay Sinha, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Connecticut
Director of Regional Anesthesia
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Luminita Tureanu, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University

Penn State Health Faculty

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Penn State College of Medicine; Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Michael Andreae, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Anthony Bonavia, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Verghese Cherian, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, General Anesthesia

Hillenn Cruz Eng, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Hector Lopez, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic
Surgery and Radiology
Director of Human Structure Program

Wayne Pearce, MB BCh
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, ENT Anesthesia

Elizabeth Sinz, MD, MEd, FCCM
Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery
Associate Dean, Clinical Simulation
Associate Vice Chair for Simulation

Thomas Verbeek, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Academic Coordinators

Sanjib Adhikary, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain

Patrick M. McQuillan, MD, FAAP
Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs

CME Credit

AMA

Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Credit Per Package (see fee section):

  • A – 12 credits
  • B – 13 credits
  • C – 14 credits
  • D – 15 credits

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOCA 2.0 Patient Safety Credit

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA), known as MOCA 2.0. It has been approved for 2 Patient Safety credits. Please consult the ABA website for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. All CME credits can be used to help satisfy the general MOCA 2.0 Part II requirements. If you choose MOCA 2.0 participation, and provide your ABA ID number, MOCA 2.0 credits can be directly reported to the ABA.

ASA/ASRA Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Portfolio

These sessions have been approved as eligible for submission as part of the ASA/ASRA UGRA Portfolio.

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

Accommodations

Accommodations are the responsibility of the participant. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so please make reservations as early as possible.

Hotel: The Hilton Garden Inn –Hummelstown
Deadline: April 13, 2018
Rate: $132+ tax per room per night
Reservations: Group/convention code – GCC
Call: 877-782-9444 or 717-566-9292
Online: hershey.hgi.com

Other local lodging.

Local Attractions

Join us in Hershey

Hershey is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 90 minutes from Baltimore and Philadelphia, two hours from Washington, DC, and three hours from New York City.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received later than April 28, 2018, will incur a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be offered after May 1, 2018.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.

If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies. Preregistered participants will be notified if a program is filled or canceled.

Fees

Includes cost of instruction, listed meals, break refreshments

Select one package:

  • Package A
    $1,150
    Course only (12 AMA)
  • Package B
    $1,210
    Course with Saturday Evening Keynote Dinner Presentation (13 AMA)
  • Package C
    $1,300
    Course with One Optional Sunday Afternoon Session (14 AMA)
  • Package D
    $1,360
    Course with BOTH Saturday Evening Keynote Dinner Presentation and
    One Optional Sunday Afternoon Session (15 AMA)

Residents/Fellows

Residents and fellows are eligible for a $475 registration discount.

To receive the reduced rate, indicate that you are a resident/fellow in the Occupation field when you set up your COMPASS account. Penn State Residents/Fellows must call Chris Mulvey at 717-531-7988 to register at the reduced fee.

Registration

Registration is limited to 55 participants.

Registrations received after May 4, 2018, will incur a $25 late fee.

Selecting Tracks and Add-On Sessions:

After your registration is confirmed in COMPASS, you will be able to select your tracks and add-on sessions by completing a “Training Request Form.” This form will appear at the bottom of the registration confirmation screen.

Saturday

Select one: Basic Track or Advanced Track

Optional Add-On Session (Additional Cost): Keynote Dinner — Is See One, Do One, Teach One Still Relevant in Regional Anesthesia?

Bring your spouse or guest — $60 per guest.

Call Lori at 717-531-6596 to register and pay for any guests who would like to attend.

Sunday

Select one: Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Neuraxial and Truncal or Extended Cadaver Practice

Optional Add-On Session (Additional Cost): Extended, Hands-on Cadaver Practice Session or Ultrasound Anatomy for Pediatric Regional Anesthesia

ABA Diplomates Enrolled in MOCA 2.0

If you are taking the course for MOCA 2.0 credit, you will need to provide your ABA ID number.

Questions

Do you have questions about this course? Call Chris Mulvey at 717-531-7988 or email cmulvey@PennStateHealth.psu.edu.

Do you have questions about registration? Call 717-531-6483 or email ContinuingEd@PennStateHealth.psu.edu.

Highlights

Friday, May 4, 2018
Maintenance of Certification (MOCA)
Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
The day before our Eighth Annual Ultrasound-Guided Cadaver Course for Regional Anesthesia and Point-of-Care Ultrasound conference, we are offering a simulation-based MOCA course. This activity focuses on cases relevant to regional anesthesia and pain management and satisfies your five-year Part 4 MOCA requirements.

This class will be limited to six participants.

More information on the course is available here.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of your participation or visit.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and educational balance)

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of our educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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