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Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement

The Annual Winter Meeting 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, and to 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, patient safety, and child advocacy issues. 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. 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 science 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 19.5 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia has fully complied with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact SPA at (804) 282-9780 by January 16, 2006 in order to receive service.

Resort Information

Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa just completed a major refurbishment. The 85-acre bayside resort is situated on a private peninsula on Florida.s southwest coast overlooking Sanibel and Captiva islands.

Extensive remodeling including redecoration of guest rooms, meeting space and other common areas, combined with newly concepted restaurants and lounges have captured the ambiance of a stately Florida plantation home. Entitled .Restoring Legends and Creating Memories., the restoration project was a reference to the property.s rich history dating back to a time when Native Americans, Spanish explorers, pirates, and Spanish American and Civil War soldiers all left their mark.

"Our guests will experience a Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa with a new look. It is more beautiful and more luxurious than ever before," says Brian Holly, managing director of the property. "New legends and memories are destined to be made here."

With breathtaking waterfront views and the latest culinary trends, the resort's restaurants and lounges have all been reinvented.

The new Grande Bay at Sanibel Harbour, a 107-room concierge hotel, offers exclusivity with a focus on pampering and services. Wi-Fi service throughout and beautiful décor offer guests an exceptional experience.

The 40,000-square-foot spa includes 28 treatment rooms and more than 60 treatments. Guests enjoy a championship tennis complex, bayside beach and marina with daily cruises and watersports, supervised children's programs, access to nearby golf courses, complimentary shuttle to Sanibel Island's famous beaches and attractions, and the Sanibel Harbour Princess, a private 100-foot yacht featuring nightly sunset dinner cruises.

Dining options include the Courtside Steakhouse with a casual sports club ambiance and 1,200-bottle wine cellar. Charley's Cabana Bar offers an island happy-hour spirit with views and a selection of flatbreads and tapas. Recalling the ambiance of an old seaside plantation library, The Banyan Room brings guests the flavors of the Mediterranean. A family-friendly seafood restaurant, the Tarpon House offers relaxing, waterfront views.

Be sure to use the SPA housing form in this brochure to guarantee your reservation is protected and that you receive the reduced group rate.

Travel Information

Sanibel Harbour Resort and SPA, Ft. Myers, Florida, February 16-19, 2006.