Pediatric Anesthesiology 2002
March 7-10, 2002
Fontainebleau Hilton Resort
Miami Beach, Florida

Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement

Pediatric Anesthesiology 2002 will focus on several areas of pediatric anesthesia and critical care management. The overall goals for attendees of the program are to reinforce and enhance their existing fund of knowledge, introduce them to new and state-of-the-art issues that affect their practice, and particularly to improve the perioperative/critical care of pediatric patients.

Scope and Types of Activities

The Program brings together experts from clinical and basic science disciplines related to pediatric medicine, surgery, and anesthesia. General topic areas include pharmaco-politics, fetal surgery, pediatric cardiac anesthesia, and the quality of clinical care. The presentation format is varied, and includes formal lectures, refresher courses, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and problem-based learning discussions. Additionally, an important part of the program is that papers in areas of new clinical and basic research will be presented in oral and poster-discussion forums. Significant attendee involvement and feedback are encouraged in all aspects of the program, and will be facilitated by the use of real-time computerized audience polling as well as sessions where the audience directly participates in case discussions. Program content is, in fact, the direct result of membership input and extensive audience polling at prior meetings.

Target Audience

This program is intended for anesthesiologists and other practitioners who care for children in their practice of anesthesiology and/or critical care. It is also intended for clinical and basic researchers whose areas of investigation relate to pediatric anesthesia.

Accreditation & Designation

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 24.5 credit hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Resort Information

The internationally-renowned Fontainebleau Hilton Resort is situated on 20 acres of Atlantic beachfront, 20 minutes from Miami International Airport and 12 minutes from the Port of Miami. The Hotel is easily accessible from I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

The resort features a wide variety of watersports and recreational activities including tennis, windsurfing and jogging. There is a private dock with sightseeing, fishing and sailing charters. Golf is minutes away. The half-acre, free-form pool has cascading waterfalls with a raw bar and ice cream parlor beneath the rock grotto. A salt-water pool and cabanas are located nearby.

Travel Information

Association Travel Concepts (ATC) has been selected as the official travel agency for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Winter Meeting in Miami Beach, March 7-10, 2002. As the official agency, ATC has negotiated discounts with United, Continental and Alamo Rental Car to bring you special airfares and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public. When calling ATC, you will save 10% to 15% off United and Continental Airline tickets purchased more than 60 days prior to the meeting. For tickets purchased less than 60 days prior, the discounts will be 5% to 10% off of the lowest available fares. Some restrictions may apply and a service fee may apply. ATC will also search for the lowest available fare on ANY airline serving Miami.

To take advantage of these great rates and personalized service, call Association Travel Concepts at 1-800-458-9383, Fax: (858) 581-3988, email:, or go to

Above discounts apply for travel March 4 through 13, 2002.

ATC is available for reservations from 9:00 am until 8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

You may also call your own agency or the vendors directly and refer to the following I.D. numbers listed:
United: 556EG 800-521-4041
Continental: U2HPLR 800-468-7022
Alamo: 72620 GR 800-732-3232

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