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  • THURSDAY, October 11
  • FRIDAY, October 12
  • PBLDs

6:30 am

6:30 - 7:30 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:45 - 8:00 am
Lynn D. Martin, MD, MBA, FAAP; Randall P. Flick, MD, MPH, FAAP;
Jayant K. Deshpande, MD, MPH, FAAP; Nancy L. Glass, MD, MBA, FAAP

8:00 - 8:40 am
Keynote: The Science of Safety
Peter J. Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM (USA)
Moderator: Marcin Rawicz, MD, PhD (Poland)

8:40 - 8:50 am

Session I : Providing Safe Perioperative Care to Children Around the World

Moderator: Giorgio Ivani, MD (Italy)

8:50 - 9:10 am
Improving the Safety of Pediatric Anesthesia Care in the Less Developed World
Isabeau Walker, BSc, MB, BChir, FRCA (United Kingdom)

9:10 - 9:30 am
World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency and Essential Surgical Care Program
Meena Cherian, MD, PhD (Switzerland)

9:30 - 9:50 am
Saving Lives Through Safer Surgery: The LifeBox Project
Angela Enright, MB, FRCPC (Canada)

9:50 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 10:30 am
Break with Exhibitors – Poster Viewing

Session II: The Cutting Edge - New Technologies in Pediatric Anesthesia

Moderator: Shoichi Uezono, MD (Japan)

10:30 - 10:45 am
Pulse Oximetry Based Hemoglobin Determination
Helen Holtby, MBBS, FRCP(C) (Canada)

10:45 - 11:00 am
Continuous Cardiac Output Monitoring
Justin Skowno, MB, ChB (UCT), FCA (SA), FANZCA, (Australia)

11:00 - 11:15 am
The Electronic Record and the Use of Data Sniffers
Daryl J. Kor, MD (USA)

11:15 - 11:25 am

11:25 - 11:40 am
Best Oral Abstract: Australasia
Moderator: Katsuyuki Miyasaka, MD (Japan)

Session III: Clinical Challenges - Interactive Case Discussion

Moderator: Andrew J. Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA (Australia)

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Case Scenario/Several Issues

Issue 1 - Serene Lim, MD (Singapore)

  • Questions to Audience with Response
  • Review of the Literature
  • Re-query Audience
  • Questions

Issue 2 - Snehalata Dhayagude, MBBS, DA (Lon) FFACS (ENG) (India)

  • Questions to Audience with Response
  • Review of the Literature
  • Re-query Audience
  • Questions

Issue 3 - Walid Habre, MD, PhD (Switzerland)

  • Questions to Audience with Response
  • Review of the Literature
  • Re-query Audience
  • Questions

12:30 - 12:45 pm
Best Oral Abstract: Europe
Moderator: Piedad Echeverry, MD (Columbia)

12:45 - 1:30 pm
Lunch with Posters and Exhibitors

1:30 - 2:45 pm
Walk Around Posters

Session IV: International Advocacy for Education and Safety

Moderator: Shobha Malviya, MD, FAAP (USA)

2:50 - 3:20 pm
Humanitarian Delivery of Safe Anesthesia and Surgery: Raising the Bar
KA Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH (USA)

3:20 - 3:30 pm

3:30 - 3:55 pm
Break with Exhibitors

3:55 - 4:15 pm
Audits, Incidents & QI Databases: Lessons and Opportunities for International Cooperation
Donald C. Tyler, MD, MBA (USA)

4:15 - 4:35 pm
Education as the Foundation of Safety: Training Programs in the Less Developed World
Zipporah Gathuya, MBChB, MMED (Kenya)

4:35 - 4:45 pm

4:45 - 5:00 pm
Best Oral Abstract: Americas
Moderator: Mark Crawford, MBBS, FRCPC (Canada)

5:15 - 6:45 pm
Wine and Cheese Reception with Exhibitors

7:00 pm
Faculty Dinner (By invitation only)

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6:45 - 7:45 am
PBLDs with Continental Breakfast

6:45 - 7:45 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 - 8:10 am
Installation of New SPA Officers

Session V: Ensuring Drug Safety

Moderator: Johan Diedericks, MMed (Anes), FCA (SA), BA (South Africa)

8:10 - 8:40 am
Keynote: IARS Lecture - SmartTots
Michael F. Roizen, MD (USA)

8:40 - 8:50 am

8:50 - 9:30 am
Anesthetics and the Developing Brain: Time for a Change in Practice?
Moderator: Peter J. Davis, MD (USA)

  • Pro: Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD (Switzerland)
  • Con: Tom Hansen, MD, PhD (Denmark)

9:30 - 10:10 am
Nitrous Oxide: Is it Needed Anymore?
Moderator: Bruno Marciniak, MD (France)

  • Pro: Victor C. Baum, MD (USA)
  • Con: Victor C. Baum, MD (USA)

10:10 - 10:20 am

10:20 - 10:40 am
Break with Exhibitors

10:40 - 10:55 am
Best Oral Abstract: Africa/Middle East
Moderator: Hussein Abu-Khudair, MBBS (Jordan)

10:55 - 11:10 am
Abstract Awards
1st Place
2nd Place
Moderator: Rachel Efrat, MD (Israel)

11:10 - 11:20 am

11:20 - 11:50 am
The Role of Specialty Societies in Safe Care
Nigel Turner, MB ChB, PhD, MMEd, FRCA, EDICM (The Netherlands)
Moderator: Per-Arne Lönnqvist, MD, DEAA, FRCA, PhD (Sweden)

11:50 am - 12:10 pm
Future International Collaborations in Pediatric Anesthesia

12:10 - 12:20 pm

12:20 - 1:30 pm
Lunch on Own

Session VI: Parallel Interactive Sessions

Moderators: Manoj Karmakar, MD, DA (UK), FRCA, FHKCA, FHKAM (Hong Kong, China); Karin Becke, MD (Germany)

1:30 - 2:00 pm
Session A: Pediatric Simulation - Scenarios & Principles
David J. Murray, MD (USA)

Session B: Everyday Regional
Peter Marhofer, MD (Austria)

2:00 - 2:15 pm

2:15 - 2:45 pm
Session C: Ultrasound for Vascular Access
Stuart Hall, MD (USA)

Session D: New Techniques in Airway Management
Patrick Farrell, MBBS, FRCA, FANZCA (Australia)

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Session VII: Workshops

3:00 - 5:00 pm
Simulation in Pediatric Anesthesia
Anita Honkanen, MD (USA); David Murray, MD (USA); Jean-Claude Granry, MD (France); James Fehr, MD (USA); William Waldrop, MD (USA); Michel Chen, MD (USA); Samuel A. Mireles, MD (USA); Ankeet Udani, MD (USA); RJ Ramamurthi, MD (USA); Rebecca E. Claure, MD (USA)

3:00 - 5:00 pm
Ultrasound for Central Venous Line Insertion
Gregory J. Schears, MD (USA); Ehrenfried Schindler, MD (Germany) Stuart Hall, MD (USA); Kendra Grim, MD; Andrea Dutoit, MD

3:00 - 5:00 pm
The Difficult Pediatric Airway
Anshuman Sharma, MD, MBA (USA); Rani A. Sunder, MD (India); Patrick Farrell, MBBS, FRCA, FANZCA (Australia); Inger Aliason, MD; John McAllister, MD; Marc Hassid, MD; Sydney M. Nykiel-Bailey, MD

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Basics of Ultrasound for Regional Anesthesia
Santhanam Suresh, MD, FAAP (USA); Giorgio Ivani, MD (Italy); Adrian Bösenberg, MB, ChB, FFA (USA); Estela Melman, MD (Mexico); Vrushali Ponde, MD (India); Chris D. Glover, MD

3:00 - 3:45 pm
Forming a Pediatric Society in Your Country
Myron Yaster, MD (USA); Wenche Bakken Børke, MD, PhD (Norway) Nigel Turner, MB ChB, PhD, MMEd, FRCA, EDICM (The Netherlands)

3:45 - 4:30 pm
Establishing a Pediatric Pain Service
Sabine Kost-Byerly, MD, FAAP (USA); George Chalkiadis, MBBS, DA, FANZCA (Australia)

3:00 - 3:45 pm
Implementing Checklists
Daniel Low, BMedSci, BMBS, MRCPCH, FRCA (USA); Eugenie Heitmiller, MD, FAAP (USA) Isabeau Walker, BSc, MB, BChir, FRCA (UK)

3:45 - 5:00 pm
Pediatric Anesthesia Editors Workshop: Writing for Journal Publication
Robert H. Friesen, MD (USA); Andrew J. Davidson, MBBS, FANZCA (Australia); Alison Kinder-Ross, MD (USA); Walid Habre, MD, PhD (Switzerland)

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Closing Reception at the National Zoo

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Management of a pediatric trauma patient (with a bleeding disorder)… or what to do when there is too little information and too little time
Thomas E. Cox, MD; Pradnya Sawant, MD

How to Create and Moderate a Great Problem Based Learning Discussion (PBLD)
Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR; Walid Habre, MD, PhD

Newborn with Unpalliated Tricuspid Atresia for a Lumbar Meningomyelocele
Vincent Collard, MD, FRCPC; Johan Diedericks, MD

Urgent Pediatric Appendectomy and the Sequelae of Pediatric Cardiac Arrest
Amanda K Brown, MD; Justin Skowno, MBChB(UCT), FCA(SA)

Cardiac Arrest after Induction in a Toddler for Emergent DL and Bronchoscopy
Sarah R. Walton, MD; Snehalata Dhayagude, MBBS, DA, FFARC

The ‘Can intubate Cannot ventilate’  Scenario in a patient with undiagnosed anterior mediastinal  mass
Priti Dalal, MD, FRCA; Bruno Marciniak, MD

Intraoperative hypoxia in a neonate with minimally unbalanced AV canal for emergent laparotomy
Agnes Hunyady, MD; Niall Wilton MRCP, FRCA

Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Palliated Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome for Open Nissen Fundoplication
Andrea C. Pérez-Pradilla MD; Stuart Hall, MD

Should ECMO be an option if there no is exit strategy – When is “enough” enough?
Aruna T. Nathan, MBBS; Serene Lim Siu Tin, MD

Safe and Evidence Based Perioperative Pain Management in an Opioid-Dependent Child Undergoing Lower Extremity Amputation for Necrotizing Fasciitis
Andrew Franklin, MD; Yunxia Zuo, MD, PhD

Is a thoracic epidural the best option for postoperative analgesia in an adolescent undergoing pectus excavatum repair?
Karen Boretsky MD; Shoichi Uezono, MD

12-year-old with neuromuscular scoliosis for posterior spinal fusion with cardiac disease and an uncooperative Jehovah’s Witness parent.
Jennifer Aunspaugh, MD; Piedad Cecilia Echeverry Marin, MD

Circulatory Collapse in a 12 Day-Old Infant During Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy
Susan P. Taylor, MD, MPH; Nandini M. Dave, MD

How do you plan anesthesia for an adenotonsillectomy in a morbidly obese 4 year-old admitted for respiratory failure, when the child and parents are uncooperative?
Tara Hata, MD; Zipporah Gathuya, MBCHB, MMED

A twelve-year-old girl with a painful limb
Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MPH; Giorgio Ivani, MD

Catastrophic air leak after tracheocutaneous fistula repair in an infant with Treacher-Collins syndrome
Luigi Viola, MD; Ehrenfried Schindler, MD

Ventricular arrhythmia in a 1 year old male following induction, what happened?
Olutoyin Olutoye MD; Thomas Engelhardt, MD, PhD, FRCA

Anesthetic implications including blood transfusion strategy and airway management during open repair of sagittal craniosynostois in a patient with achondroplasia.
T. Anthony Anderson, PhD, MD; Singaravelu Ramesh, MD

The Autistic Adult Patient in the Children’s Hospital: Protecting Staff and Family, as well as the Patient
Kimberly K. Nesbitt, MD; Wendy B. Binstock, MD

Major Orthopedic Surgery in a DNR/DNI, Jehovah’s Witness 9 year old: Ethical Dilemmas in Perioperative Care, Palliation, and Resuscitation
Melissa Brooks Peterson, MD; Rebecca Jacob, MD, DA

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