Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement

Pediatric Anesthesiology 2004 will focus on topics of interest to those who provide anesthesia, sedation, pain management and critical care services to infants and children. 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 in order 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, anesthesia, and surgery. General topic areas include anatomy, pathophysiology, anesthetic pharmacology, sedation, pain management, and patient safety. We will also discuss practice and career management issues. The presentation format is varied, and includes lectures and refresher courses, panel discussions, hands-on workshops and problem-based learning discussions. For the first time, in response to interest from the membership of SPA and the AAP Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, we are offering a "pre-meeting" AHA approved PALS course to a limited number of registrants. Additionally, an important part of the program is the presentation of new clinical and basic science research in oral and moderated 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 provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia designates the PALS Course for a maximum of 8 credits in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Resort Information

The Pointe Hilton Resort at Squaw Peak is located in the foothills of Squaw Peak and the Squaw Peak Desert Mountain Preserve, on the northern edge of Phoenix, Arizona. The expansive grounds of the resort include the all-suites accomodations of the main buildings, along with over 100 one- and two-bedroom casitas. The facilities include the Hole-in-the-Wall River Ranch, a true desert oasis. This nine-acre recreation complex includes pools, spas, waterfalls, waterslides, and the "Lazy River", an endless meandering stream to carry floating tubers throughout the site. The Tocasierra Spa and Fitness Center offers beaurty & body treatments, massage therapy, and a full range of cardiovascular equipment and aerobic and weight facilities. The adjacent tennis facilities offer fully lighted courts for play whenever it may be convenient. Hiking in the desert mountain reserve and horseback riding are also easy ways to experience the splendor of the high desert. For the kids, the resort's Coyote Camp provides supervised children's activities and programs. The three restaurants at the resort provide a wide array of choices to complement the outstanding restaurants in the greater Phoenix and Scottsdate area.

Travel Information

Association Travel Concepts (ATC) has been selected as the official travel agency for the 2004 Winter Meeting, Pediatric Anesthesiology, at Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak in Phoenix, Arizona, March 4 - 7, 2004. 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 Phoenix, Arizona.

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

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