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The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Alberta, is pleased to announce the Lake Louise Anesthesia Conference. This will be held at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise March 5 - 8, 2020.

This event has been approved for up to 21.5 hours of MOC Section 1 credits and up to 4 MOC Section 3 credits through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Visit the AMA website for more information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit. Live educational activities recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) are deemed by the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) eligible for ECMEC® Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, healthcare practitioners participating in the QCHP CME/CPD program may record MOC Section 1 or MOC Section 3 credits as QCHP Category 1 or Category 3 credits.

This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues from across Canada and the United States. We have a range of local, national and international speakers covering a broad range of anesthesia and perioperative medicine topics. Workshops will be delivered by international leaders in Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia and Airway Management.

We welcome all healthcare professionals. Our program will be of particular interest to anesthesiologists, GP anesthetists, nurse anesthetists and critical care physicians.

Sponsorship is welcome. More information on Sponsorship opportunities can be found here.

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Thursday, March 5
 

6:45am MST

Welcome & Introduction to the 2020 Conference
Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 6:45am - 7:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

7:00am MST

Review Of Point Of Care Coagulation Testing In Trauma
The objectives for this talk are:
1. list current options for point of care coagulation testing
2. Describe the evidence for use in trauma

Speakers
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

7:30am MST

Trauma Management - A Neurosurgical Perspective
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Describe options for monitoring Icp
2. Manage ICP in a patient presenting with traumatic head injury
3. Know the role of decompressive craniectomy after severe traumatic brain injury
4. Be familiar with the latest guidelines for the management of severe traumatic brain injury 

Speakers
avatar for Dr Max Findlay

Dr Max Findlay

Neurosurgeon, University of Alberta
Skier, neurosurgeon...lots of experience with neurovascular surgery, looking forward to meeting you.


Thursday March 5, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:00am MST

TIVA Vs Volatiles In Head Injury - A Comparison
Objectives:

i. review the different effects on CBF, CMRO2, ICP, MAP & CPP
ii. Look at limitations of each
iii. Consider any evidence of differences in outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:30am MST

Imaging In Trauma: Pocus (FAST And Lung Scanning)
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the images used in the FAST protocol
2. Recognize the ultrasound appearance of pneumothorax and pleural effusion
3. Describe how this may be a useful skill for the clinical anesthetist

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:00am MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr Lindsay MacKenzie

Dr Lindsay MacKenzie

University of Calgary
Lindsay MacKenzie completed her BScH and MSc in Pharmacology at Queens’s University then went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Calgary where she discovered her interest in Obstetric Anesthesia... Read More →

Thursday March 5, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

4:30pm MST

Pediatric Update: Current Topics For Low Risk Generalist Pediatric Practice
By the end of this lecture, the participant will be able to:
1. After this session the learner will be able to list recent hot topics in the pediatric anesthesia literature
2. Describe how this will influence their practice

Speakers
avatar for Dr Nivez Rasic

Dr Nivez Rasic

Medical Director - Vi Riddell Pain Program, Alberta Children's Hospital
Dr. Nivez Rasic is a pediatric anesthesiologist and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Calgary.  She is the Medical Director of the Vi Riddell Pain Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, which is a unique program involving a partnership with clinical care... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:00pm MST

Obstetric Update: What Every Obstetric Anesthesiologist Needs To Know
The objectives for this talk are:
1. Discuss and review recent consensus guidelines regarding assessment and treatment of post dural puncture headache, thromboprohylaxis in parturients and uterotonic usage.
2. Discuss and review recent publications including but not limited to topics concerning the prevention of spinal induced hypotension, treatment and prevention of neuraxial opioid side effects and left lateral tilt.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Lindsay MacKenzie

Dr Lindsay MacKenzie

University of Calgary
Lindsay MacKenzie completed her BScH and MSc in Pharmacology at Queens’s University then went on to receive her M.D. from the University of Toronto. She completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Calgary where she discovered her interest in Obstetric Anesthesia... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:30pm MST

Options For Labour And Delivery Analgesia
The objectives for this talk are:
1. Describe the latest evidence for epidural use in labour and delivery
2. List alternative options to epidural

Speakers
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:00pm MST

Pain Management In Pediatrics - Getting The Basics Right
Talk objectives will be:

1. Discuss multimodal pain management in pain management for children.
2. Describe commonly used opioids for analegesia in children

Speakers
avatar for Dr Nivez Rasic

Dr Nivez Rasic

Medical Director - Vi Riddell Pain Program, Alberta Children's Hospital
Dr. Nivez Rasic is a pediatric anesthesiologist and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Calgary.  She is the Medical Director of the Vi Riddell Pain Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, which is a unique program involving a partnership with clinical care... Read More →


Thursday March 5, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:30pm MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →

Thursday March 5, 2020 6:30pm - 7:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
 
Friday, March 6
 

7:00am MST

Pocus: Airway And Gastric
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Recognize airway structures on ultrasound images
2. Describe the value of airway ultrasound for assessment of difficult airway
3. Choose correct probe and positioning to confirm an empty stomach

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

7:30am MST

What Is That?? Incidental Abnormalities Seen With Laryngoscopy And Neck Ultrasound
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the ultrasound appearance of enlarged parathyroid glands
2. Form a differential diagnosis for incidental findings on direct laryngoscopy

Speakers
avatar for Dr David Williams

Dr David Williams

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr. David Williams was born and raised in Edmonton, and completed his MD and general surgery training at the University of Alberta. During residency, he obtained a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery with work completed at the University of Alberta and University of Missouri.In... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:00am MST

Airway Associated Mortality And Guidelines - Key Point Summary
The objective of the talk is to review the NAP4 study and recent Closed Claims studies to identify high risk airway management situations


Speakers
avatar for Dr Neil Klassen

Dr Neil Klassen

Associate Clinical Professor, Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Klassen did his MD at University of British Columbia, before and during which he was working as an EMT. He then Interned at Saskatoon City Hospital and did his Anesthesia Residency at University of Alberta. Dr Klassen followed this with a Fellowship in Trauma and Burn Anesthesia... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:30am MST

Can't Intubate, Can't Ventilate: Protocols And Technique For Emergency Cricithyroidotomy
Objectives:
I. Consider protocols for CICV from Canadian Airway Focus Group, ASA & DA
ii. Compare needle cricothyroidotomy vs surgical cricothyroidotomy pros & cons
iii. Review the technique for scalpel bougie cricothyroidotomy.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:00am MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

4:30pm MST

Persistent Postsurgical Pain - Current Knowledge
Talk objectives will be:

1. Characterize persistent postoperative surgical pain.
2. Discuss it in the context of chronic pain pathophysiology and chronic pain as a disease.
3. Describe treatment principles and specific treatment modalities.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Nivez Rasic

Dr Nivez Rasic

Medical Director - Vi Riddell Pain Program, Alberta Children's Hospital
Dr. Nivez Rasic is a pediatric anesthesiologist and Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Calgary.  She is the Medical Director of the Vi Riddell Pain Program at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, which is a unique program involving a partnership with clinical care... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:00pm MST

Regional Anesthesia, New Anticoagulants And ASRA Guidelines - An Update
The objectives for this talk are:
  • Review the ASRA guidelines for performing regional anesthesia procedures in the patient receiving antithrombotic or thrombolytic therapy.
  • Review the coagulation cascade and the pharmacology of heparin, vitamin K antagonists, factor Xa inhibitors and direct thrombin inhibitors.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:30pm MST

Regional Anesthesia Of The Upper Limb - Current Thinking
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1.Describe the common approaches for regional anesthesia blocks of the upper limb above and below the clavicle
2. Describe the course of the phrenic nerve
3. List options for avoiding the phrenic nerve

Speakers
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:00pm MST

The Patient On Suboxone - How To Manage Their Acute Pain
The talk objectives are:

i) To understand the unusual clinical pharmacology of Buprenorphine
(ii) To understand why special precautions are necessary when patients on this drug present for anesthesia and acute pain care
(iii) To learn how to manage this drug during the perioperative phase


Speakers
avatar for Dr Saifee Rashiq

Dr Saifee Rashiq

University of Alberta
Dr Saifee Rashiq is Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospitals and a Professor in its Faculty of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham before going on to complete anesthesia training at the University of Alberta... Read More →


Friday March 6, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:30pm MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2020 6:30pm - 7:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
 
Saturday, March 7
 

7:00am MST

ICU Sedation: What is the State of the Art?
By the end of this talk, attendees will know:

  • describe strategies which target light sedation
    in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients;
    and
  • plan a symptom-based approach to comfort
    management.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Scott Brudney

Dr Scott Brudney

Executive Director of Clinical Programs; Chief Medical Director, University of Manitoba
Scott Brudney is an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the University of Manitoba. Scott started work in Winnipeg November 2016 and is the Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director of Clinical Programs at St. Boniface Hospital and a faculty member in the departments of... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

7:30am MST

Monitoring during Carotid Endarterectomy
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Indications for carotid endarterectomy
2. Know the complications of carotid endartectomy.
3. List the options for monitoring during carotid endarterectomy
4. Appreciate the potential value of dual monitoring for selected bypass shunting
5. Describe when carotid bypass shunting is indicated

Speakers
avatar for Dr Max Findlay

Dr Max Findlay

Neurosurgeon, University of Alberta
Skier, neurosurgeon...lots of experience with neurovascular surgery, looking forward to meeting you.


Saturday March 7, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:00am MST

Difficult Inhalation: anesthesia in the era of legal cannabis
The objectives for this session are:
1. To understand what cannabis does to the organ systems most relevant to anesthesia
2. To understand if and how anesthesia should be modified for the cannabis user
3. To understand the effect of cannabis use on post-operative recovery and pain


Speakers
avatar for Dr Saifee Rashiq

Dr Saifee Rashiq

University of Alberta
Dr Saifee Rashiq is Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospitals and a Professor in its Faculty of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham before going on to complete anesthesia training at the University of Alberta... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:30am MST

Anesthesia and ICU considerations for the morbidly obese patient
By the end of this talk, attendees will:
  • Understand that morbidly obese patients are a unique population requiring advance planning for pre, per and post op care
  • Plan a hospital strategy to cohort these patients so that they receive "specialist care" similar to other anesthesia specialties


Speakers
avatar for Dr Scott Brudney

Dr Scott Brudney

Executive Director of Clinical Programs; Chief Medical Director, University of Manitoba
Scott Brudney is an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the University of Manitoba. Scott started work in Winnipeg November 2016 and is the Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director of Clinical Programs at St. Boniface Hospital and a faculty member in the departments of... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:00am MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →

Saturday March 7, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:45am MST

Airway Demo And Hands On Workshop: Airway And Gastric Ultrasound; Awake Fibre-Optic Topicalization Tips; Can't Ventilate, Can't Intubate scenarios and; Surgical Airway Rescue (Pig Tracheas)
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the major airway structures using ultrasound2. Perform a gastric ultrasound examination to determine fasting status3. Describe options for topicalization of the airway4. Demonstrate a structured approach for the Can't Ventilate, Can't Intubate scenario5. Demonstrate how to perform emergency surgical tracheostomy


Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →
avatar for Dr Neil Klassen

Dr Neil Klassen

Associate Clinical Professor, Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Klassen did his MD at University of British Columbia, before and during which he was working as an EMT. He then Interned at Saskatoon City Hospital and did his Anesthesia Residency at University of Alberta. Dr Klassen followed this with a Fellowship in Trauma and Burn Anesthesia... Read More →
avatar for Dr David Williams

Dr David Williams

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr. David Williams was born and raised in Edmonton, and completed his MD and general surgery training at the University of Alberta. During residency, he obtained a Master of Science in Experimental Surgery with work completed at the University of Alberta and University of Missouri.In... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 9:45am - 11:45am MST
Victoria Foyer, Fairmont Lake Louise 136 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

12:00pm MST

Physician Burnout: Doctor, Heal Thyself
By the end of this talk attendees will be able to:
1. Discuss the truths about becoming a doctor.
2. Define what is burnout.
3. Review the incidence of physician burnout and why it is so prevalent.
4. Discuss some of the causes of burnout in physicians.
5. Discuss possible solutions to physician burnout.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →
avatar for Dr Neil Klassen

Dr Neil Klassen

Associate Clinical Professor, Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Klassen did his MD at University of British Columbia, before and during which he was working as an EMT. He then Interned at Saskatoon City Hospital and did his Anesthesia Residency at University of Alberta. Dr Klassen followed this with a Fellowship in Trauma and Burn Anesthesia... Read More →
avatar for Dr Jennifer Klinck

Dr Jennifer Klinck

Anesthesiologist, University of Alberta
I have been on the Edmonton Anesthesia Wellness Committee for over five years, and regularly give department rounds on wellness issues that I and my colleagues face. I am also the social media administrator for Sleeping Beauties, a support group for female anesthetists in Edmonto... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

2:15pm MST

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia - Ask The Experts
By the end of this workshop the participant will be able to:
1. Obtain the image required to perform adductor canal block
2. Obtain images of the spine and paravertebral space
3. Identify the brachial plexus and terminal nerves on ultrasound

Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 2:15pm - 4:15pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

4:30pm MST

AKI Update
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
  • Discuss recent advances in the definitions, risk factors, prevention and treatment of surgical acute kidney injury.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:00pm MST

CJA 2019 - Review Of Papers Most Likely To Influence Outcomes In Anesthesia
The talk objectives will be:
1. To describe what the most influential articles were from the past year's contents of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (CJA), and the reasons behind them.
 2. To understand the various factors involved in the final editorial decision.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Hilary Grocott

Dr Hilary Grocott

Dr. Grocott currently holds the position of tenured Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.He completed medical school in... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:30pm MST

Pro - Con Debate: Sugammadex Is An Essential Component of Modern Anesthesia Practice (Pro - Grant, Con - Rashiq)
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the clinical scenarios where sugammadex has been proven to be cost effective compared to alternatives
2. Discuss how new drugs can be introduced responsibly within a finite health care budget

Speakers
avatar for Dr Stuart Grant

Dr Stuart Grant

Professor of Anesthesiology, Duke University
Stuart graduated from the University of Glasgow, Scotland MB ChB in 1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Glasgow before taking an appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology at Duke University in 2002. He is now Chief of the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain at University... Read More →
avatar for Dr Saifee Rashiq

Dr Saifee Rashiq

University of Alberta
Dr Saifee Rashiq is Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospitals and a Professor in its Faculty of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham before going on to complete anesthesia training at the University of Alberta... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:30pm MST

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:00pm MST
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
 
Sunday, March 8
 

7:00am MDT

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Benefits And Limitations…
By the end of this session attendees will be able to:
  1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of an ERAS program for minimization of postoperative morbidity.
  2. Discuss the institutional implications for surgical care delivery of an ERAS program.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 7:00am - 7:30am MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

7:30am MDT

Research Update -What’s New
By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss recent advances in perioperative medicine, and review recently published clinical trial data in anesthesiology and perioperative medicine.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Andrew Shaw

Dr Andrew Shaw

Chair, Professor, Zone Clinical Department Head, University of Alberta
Dr Shaw is Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta and Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesia, Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 7:30am - 8:00am MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:00am MDT

Brain Function Monitoring: Should we use for high risk or all surgeries?
By the end of this talk, attendees will:
  • describe the modalities, indications,
  • contraindications, and complications of commonly applied brain function monitors 


Speakers
avatar for Dr Scott Brudney

Dr Scott Brudney

Executive Director of Clinical Programs; Chief Medical Director, University of Manitoba
Scott Brudney is an anesthesiologist and critical care physician at the University of Manitoba. Scott started work in Winnipeg November 2016 and is the Chief Medical Officer, Executive Director of Clinical Programs at St. Boniface Hospital and a faculty member in the departments of... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:30am MDT

How To Get Published - What Editors Look For ?
The objectives for this talk are:
1. to understand the various steps that a submitted manuscript undergoes during the submission, review, and publication process at a medical journal.
2. to describe the most common short­comings, and their various solutions, of manuscripts submitted for peer review.
3. to understand how what journal editors are considering can assist prospective writers, peer reviewers, and general readers of journal articles.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Hilary Grocott

Dr Hilary Grocott

Dr. Grocott currently holds the position of tenured Professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative & Pain Medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.  He also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.He completed medical school in... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:00am MDT

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Speakers
avatar for Dr Saifee Rashiq

Dr Saifee Rashiq

University of Alberta
Dr Saifee Rashiq is Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic at the University of Alberta Hospitals and a Professor in its Faculty of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from University of Nottingham before going on to complete anesthesia training at the University of Alberta... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

4:30pm MDT

Tranexamic Acid: Evidence For Perioperative Use In 2020
During this presentation, attendees will:

1. Review evidence for perioperative use of TXA in non-trauma patients

2. Review evidence for perioperative use of TXA in trauma patients

3. Review risk of thromboembolism, dosing regimens and timing of dosing of perioperative TXA


Speakers
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:00pm MDT

Update In Vascular Anesthesia
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. List 3 publications that have influenced contempory parctice over the past 10 years
2. Describe how advances in endovascular surgery have changed anesthesia management

Speakers
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Dr Gary Dobson

Department Head Anesthesiology, University of Calgary
Interests:Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery. Vascular mechanics.Echocardiography


Sunday March 8, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:30pm MDT

Current Challenges In Regional Anesthesia - From Revolution To Evolution
The objectives for this talk are:

  • Review the ASRA guidelines for performing regional anesthesia procedures in the patient receiving antithrombotic or thrombolytic therapy.
  • Review the coagulation cascade and the pharmacology of heparin, vitamin K antagonists, factor Xa inhibitors and direct thrombin inhibitors.


Speakers
avatar for Dr Derek Dillane

Dr Derek Dillane

University of Alberta
Derek Dillane, MB BCh BAO, MMedSci, FCARCSI, is an associate professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, where he is the fellowship program director. His clinical research interests involve outcomes in regional anesthesia and perioperative medicine. He has taught and led numerous... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm MDT
Victoria Foyer, Fairmont Lake Louise 136 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:00pm MDT

Remote Site Sedation - Standards, Safety And Systems Throughout The World
Objectives:

i. Delineate the scale of remote site sedation and potential problems/incidences.
ii. consider the need for protocols, training, infrastructure and quality assurance.
iii. Quality Audit what to measure, how to bench mark.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Keith Anderson

Dr Keith Anderson

Anesthesiologist, University of Calgary
Dr Anderson completed a degree in pharmacology and his medical degree at the University of Glasgow. He did his initial anaesthesia training in Scotland, anaesthesia residency in Oxford, and fellowship in regional anaesthesia and acute pain management at McGill. At the end of his training... Read More →


Sunday March 8, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:30pm MDT

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr James Green

Dr James Green

University of Alberta
James Green is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University Hospital of Alberta. He is the director of the acute pain service and member of the residency program committee. Clinical and research interests include regional anesthesia, pain medicine and point of care ultrasound... Read More →

Sunday March 8, 2020 6:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
 


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