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10th Annual Ultrasound-Guided Cadaver Course for Regional Anesthesia and Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2020

Biomedical Research Building

Penn State College of Medicine
700 HMC Crescent Road
Hershey, PA 17033


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Conference ID

E6555A (Advanced Track) and E6555B (Basic Session)

Purpose

This program is designed for participants to:

  • Review the anatomy of 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.

Audience

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

Highlights

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Session

  • Vascular access
  • Lung scanning
  • Bladder/gastric scanning
  • Pre-load assessment (vena cava scanning)

Keynote Speaker

Sandra L. Kopp, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic
“Confronting Controversies in Regional Anesthesia”

Overall 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 to optimize ultrasound images to achieve the most benefit from a technique.
  • Describe the benefits of using real-time ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia administration, including risk reduction strategies for nerve blocks.
  • Discuss the 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 skill on phantoms, cadavers and anatomic models.
  • Define the processes needed to prevent wrong site nerve blocks and infections associated with single shot and continuous nerve blocks and vascular catheters.
  • Describe the etiology, prevention and treatment of nerve injury in patients with pre-existing neurologic disease.
  • Keynote Speaker

    Sandra L. Kopp, MD

    A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Dr. Sandra Kopp

    Dr. Sandra Kopp

    Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Mayo Clinic

    Dr. Sandra L. Kopp is professor of anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. She graduated with a bachelor degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Dr. Kopp did her internship, anesthesiology residency and regional anesthesia fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

    Dr. Kopp currently is vice chair, integration and convergence, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; chair, Division of Community Anesthesia; and chair, surgical and procedural practice in southeast Minnesota. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Her research interests include regional anesthesia and analgesia for orthopedic surgery, peripheral nerve injury and anticoagulation.

    Academic Coordinators

    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

    Sanjib Adhikary, MD, MBBS
    Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Director, Acute Pain, Regional Anesthesiology and Orthopedics

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

    Hillen Cruz-Eng, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

    Penn State Health Faculty

    Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    Penn State College of Medicine

    Sanjib Adhikary, MD, MBBS
    Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Director, Acute Pain, Regional Anesthesiology and Orthopedics

    Anthony Bonavia, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Pharmacology

    Verghese Cherian, MD, MBBS
    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Director, General Anesthesia

    Hillen Cruz-Eng, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

    Evan Goldman, PhD
    Director, Education in Human Structure
    Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences

    J. Eric Greensmith, MD, PhD, FCCP
    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

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

    Wayne Pearce, MBBS
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine
    Director, ENT Anesthesiology

    Elizabeth Sinz, MD, MEd, FCCM, FSSH
    Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Neurosurgery
    Associate Dean for Clinical Simulation
    Director, Clinical Simulation
    Medical Director, Medical Emergency Team
    Chief, Division of Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine

    Thomas Verbeek, MBChB
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

    Dennis J. Warfield Jr., MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Division of Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine

    Guest Faculty

    Karen R. Boretsky, MD
    Senior Associate, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Harvard Medical School

    Ki Jinn Chin, MBBS, LMCC, MMed, FANZCA, FAMS, FRCPC
    Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia
    Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto

    Stephen Choi, MD
    Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto

    E.S. Conrad III, MD
    Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Physician
    Vail Health Medical Center

    Shalini Dhir, MD, FRCPC, MSc
    Associate Professor, Western University

    Nabil M Elkassabany, MD, MSCE
    Associate Professor and Director
    Sections of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
    University of Pennsylvania

    Meera N. Gonzalez, MD
    Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
    Einstein Medical Center

    Stephen Haskins, MD
    Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management
    Hospital for Special Surgery

    Hari Kalagara, MD
    Assistant Professor
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

    Kevin King, DO
    Director, Acute Perioperative Pain Medicine
    West Virginia University

    Sree Kolli, MD
    Associate Director, Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Fellowship
    Cleveland Clinic

    M. Kwesi Kwofie, MD, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor
    Director of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
    Dalhousie University

    Lei Li, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

    Jiabin “JB” Liu, MD, PhD
    Assistant Attending, Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Management
    Hospital for Special Surgery
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Hector Lopez-Cardona, MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Department of Radiology
    Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida

    Daniel Maalouf, MD, MPH
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Cornell University Medical College
    Assistant Attending, Anesthesiology, Hospital for Special Surgery

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

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

    Alexandria Nickless, DO
    Attending, Anesthesiology
    Allegheny Health Network

    Steven Porter, MD
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
    Mayo Clinic

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

    Luminita M. Tureanu, MD, FRCPC
    Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    How to Choose a Learning Track

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

    The basic session has been designed for physicians who have answered no to three or more of these questions.

    Those who have answered yes to three or more of these questions as may want to select the advanced track instead.

    Each registrant will also need to select a learning track for the Sunday morning session upon registration.

    Agenda

    May 2, 2020: Basic Session – Regional Anesthesia, E6555B-20-Y

    • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast
    • 8 a.m. | Basic Blocks of Lower Extremity
    • 9 a.m. | Break
    • 9:15 a.m. | Lower Extremity: Femoral, Adductor Canal, Popliteal, Fascia Iliaca
      Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
    • 11:45 a.m. | Break
    • Noon | Working Lunch: Safe Principles and Practice of Regional Anesthesia
      Required for MOCA safety credit
    • 1:15 p.m. | Sonoanatomy of Upper Extremity
    • 2 p.m. | Upper Extremity: Interscalene and Infraclavicular and Axillary Blocks
      Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
    • 5 p.m. | Adjournment

    May 2, 2020: Advanced Track – Regional Anesthesia, E6555A-20-Y

    • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast
    • 8 a.m. | Advanced Lower Extremity Sonoanatomy; Introduction to Continuous Catheters
    • 9 a.m. | Break
    • 9:15 a.m. | Lower Extremity: Fascia Iliaca, Lateral Femoral Cutaneous, Obturator, Popliteal Catheter Techniques and Adductor Canal
      Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
    • 11:45 a.m. | Break
    • Noon | Working Lunch: Safe Principles and Practice of Regional Anesthesia
      Required for MOCA safety credit
    • 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
      Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
    • 5 p.m. | Adjournment

    May 3, 2020

    • 7:30 a.m. | Check-In/Breakfast
    • 8 a.m. | Select one of the following three tracks:
      Point-of-Care Ultrasound Track
      • 8 a.m. | Training consisting of the following stations:
        Vascular access, lung screening, bladder/stomach, pre-load assessment (vena cava scanning)
      Neuraxial and Truncal Track
      • 8 a.m. | Sonoanatomy Related to Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
      • 8:45 a.m. | Sonoanatomy Related to Abdominal and Thoracic Wall
      • 9:45 a.m. | Truncal and Neuraxial Blocks: TAP, Quadratus Lumborum, Rectus Sheath, ESP and Ilioinguinal/Iliohypogastric Block
        Volunteer Scanning and Needling Practice
      Hands-On Track: Extended Cadaver Practice Track
      • 8 a.m. | Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity
    • Noon | Lunch-and-Learn Lecture: Foundation for a Same Day Total Joint Surgery Program
      Sanjay Sinha, MD

    Optional Add-On Sessions (Additional Cost)

    May 2, 2020: Keynote Dinner

    6:30 p.m., Hershey Country Club

    “Confronting Controversies in Regional Anesthesia”
    Featuring keynote speaker Sandra L. Kopp, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

    Note: 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.

    May 3, 2020: Afternoon Sessions

    Choose to attend one:

    Extended, hands-on cadaver practice session

    • 1 p.m. | Hands-on Lab: 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. | Pediatric Session: Upper/Lower Extremity and Torso/Abdomen
      Guided instruction, anatomy and practice of ultrasonography skills on pediatric volunteers
    • 3 p.m. | Program Evaluation and Adjournment

    Registration

    Selecting Tracks and Add-On Sessions

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

    Basic
    Select one:

    • Point-of-care ultrasound
    • Hands-on track: Extended lab session

    Advanced
    Select one:

    • Neuraxial and truncal
    • Point-of-care ultrasound
    • Hands-on track: Extended lab session

    Optional Sunday afternoon add-on session
    Select one:

    • Extended hands-on cadaver practice session
    • Ultrasound anatomy for pediatric regional anesthesia

    ABA Diplomates Enrolled in MOCA 2.0

    Those taking the course for MOCA 2.0 credit will need to provide their ABA ID number.

    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 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

    Credits per package (see fee section):

    • Package A: 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
    • Package B: 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
    • Package C: 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
    • Package D: 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

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

    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.

    Fees

    Fee includes cost of instruction, listed meals and break refreshments.

    Package A: Course only
    $1,285
    13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

    Package B: Course with keynote dinner
    $1,345
    14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

    Package C: Course with one optional session
    $1,435
    15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

    Package D: Course with both keynote and optional session
    $1,495
    16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

    Residents and fellows are eligible for a $475 registration discount. To receive the reduced rate, participants must indicate resident/fellow in the Occupation field when setting up their COMPASS account. Penn State residents and fellows must call Ashley Trumbo at 717-531-7988 to register at the reduced fee.

    Registrations received after May 1, 2020, will incur a $125 late fee.

    Cancellations

    Cancellations received after April 24, 2020, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

    No refunds will be made for cancellations that are received after April 29, 2020.

    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.

    Accommodations and Room Block

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

    Room block:
    Fairfield Inn and Suites
    651 W. Areba Ave.
    Hershey, PA 17033

    Deadline: April 12, 2020

    Rate: $104 plus tax per room per night

    For reservations: Call 717-520-5240 or reserve online

    Reference: 2020 Regional Ultrasound Block

    Other local lodging: See list

    Questions

    Questions about the course?

    Call Ashley Trumbo at 717-531-7988 or email atrumbo@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

    Questions about registration?

    Course: E6555A-20-Y (Advanced) or E6555B-20-Y (Basic)

    Call 717-531-6483 or email continuinged@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

    By mail:
    Registrar, Continuing Education, G220
    P.O. Box 851
    Hershey, PA 17033

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