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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, both in the Chateau and on the ski slopes. 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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Saturday, March 7
 

7:00am

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

7:30am

Monitoring during Carotid Endarterectomy
By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
1. List the options for monitoring during carotid endarterectomy
2. Describe when shunting is indicated

Speakers
avatar for Dr Max Findlay

Dr Max Findlay

Neurosurgeon, University of Alberta
Pretty good skier, competent neurosurgeon...Lots of experience with neurovascular surgery, looking forward to meeting you.


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

8:00am

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
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

8:30am

Pocus In Anesthesia - What Should I Learn? How Will It Change My Management?
By the end of this talk, attendees will know:

1. IVC evaluation alone has limited utility and must be incorporated into full cardiac evaluation. Understand the pitfalls of solo IVC assessment.
2. Right ventricular evaluation is challenging but as important as left ventricular evaluation. Understand the role of TAPSE, SEATAK, and FAC in assessment of RV function.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sara Nikravan

Dr Sara Nikravan

Director of Point of Care Ultrasound, University of Washington
Dr. Nikravan received her MD at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She trained in Anesthesiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, serving as Chief in her final year.  She completed her Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship training... Read More →


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

9:00am

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
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

12:00pm

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
DJ

Dr Jennifer Klick

Anesthesiologist, University of Alberta


Saturday March 7, 2020 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
 
Sunday, March 8
 

7:00am

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

7:30am

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

8:00am

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

8:30am

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
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

9:00am

Moderated Panel Discussion With Session Speakers
Moderators
avatar for Dr Sara Nikravan

Dr Sara Nikravan

Director of Point of Care Ultrasound, University of Washington
Dr. Nikravan received her MD at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She trained in Anesthesiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, serving as Chief in her final year.  She completed her Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship training... Read More →

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

4:30pm

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 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Victoria Foyer, Fairmont Lake Louise 136 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

5:00pm

Critical Care Medicine - Where And We Now And What Are The Current Challenges?
By the end of this talk, attendees will:

1. Discuss the difference between focused bedside echocardiography, critical care echocardiography, and limited echocardiography.
2. Introduction to a new shock algorithm for the management and monitoring of patients in shock to include shock phenotypes.
3. Discuss the current state and challenges facing credentialing and board certification in critical care echocardiography.

Speakers
avatar for Dr Sara Nikravan

Dr Sara Nikravan

Director of Point of Care Ultrasound, University of Washington
Dr. Nikravan received her MD at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX. She trained in Anesthesiology at Washington University in Saint Louis, serving as Chief in her final year.  She completed her Critical Care Medicine and Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology fellowship training... Read More →


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

5:30pm

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
avatar for Dr Gary Dobson

Dr Gary Dobson

University of Calgary


Sunday March 8, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

6:00pm

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

6:30pm

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
Victoria Ballroom, Fairmont Lake Louise 118 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0