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


I invite you to join your colleagues and their families for Pediatric Anesthesiology 2002 in Miami Beach. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and the American Academy of PediatricsSection on Anesthesiology join forces to bring you the most uptodate and practical information about pediatric anesthesiology, critical care and pain management. The 8th winter meeting will take place March 710 at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort, which was chosen for its "familyfriendly" ambience, luxurious accommodations, and superb meeting facilities. The program is devoted to clinical, educational, and research topics in pediatric anesthesiology and explores issues of interest to meet current anesthesia practice needs. Past meetings have been attended by more than 370 people and have received high marks for both content and atmosphere.

The meeting will draw upon experts from the field of anesthesia, pediatrics and health safety. Planned topics include:

Pharmaceutical Issues for the Pediatric Anesthesiologist—addresses the implications of clinical drug trials in pediatrics, post-marketing safety considerations, and generic drug availability.

Fetal Surgery — presents the spectrum of diseases for which fetal intervention is currently possible, the anesthetic management of mother and fetus, and the dilemmas posed in trying to conduct clinical trials to demonstrate safety and efficacy.

Update in Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia — focuses on hemodynamic impact of contemporary anesthetic agents, the current concepts in management of the "stress" response, and neuroprotection.

Debate the Value of Practice Standards — do they improve patient care?

Pain Management Forum — on oral analgesic options.

Oral and Poster Discussion Abstracts — discussion of new clinical practices, new therapies, and new management techniques moderated by experts in the field.

Workshops will complement the didactic sessions and allow handson exploration of the following areas:

Airway Management — includes lightwand, laryngeal mask airway, and fiberoptic techniques.

Pain Management — instruction in routine and complex blocks.

Magic — learn a few new tricks, in addition to other distracting techniques, as an alternative or supplement to pharmacologic premedication.

Designing Clinical Trials — practical information for single and multicenter trials.

The program will continue to use realtime computerized audience polling to survey and display audience responses and practice patterns during the sessions. Additional opportunities to interact with national experts in Pediatric Anesthesia will occur in problembased learning discussions (PBLD). The evidence-based forum of a panel of experts invites you to submit questions via the SPA website for discussion in an expanded "Jeopardy" format.


James M. Steven, MD
Program Chair

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