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The Program

  • Thursday, Mar 14
  • Friday, Mar 15
  • Saturday, Mar 16
  • Sunday, Mar 17

Special Interest Group – Pediatric Pain Medicine

7:45-8:00 am
Introduction and Welcome – Rosalie Tassone MD, MPH

Acute Pain 1: Innovations in Regional Anesthesia

Moderator: Rosalie Tassone MD, MPH

8:00-8:30 am
Innovations in Long Acting Local Anesthetics – Charles B. Berde, MD, PhD

8:30-9:00 am
Adjuvants in Regional and Neuraxial Anesthesia: An Update – Corrie T.M. Anderson, MD

9:00-9:15 am

Acute Pain 2: Personalizing Pediatric Pain Medicine

Moderator: Anjana Kundu MBBS, MD

9:15-9:30 am
Utilization of -omics Technologies to Predict Drug Response for Pain Medication – Jeffrey L. Galinkin, MD, FAAP

9:45-10:15 am
Influence of Race and Ethnicity in Pediatric Pain – Nathalia Jimenez, MD

10:15-10:30 am

10:30-10:45 am

Pro/Con Debate: Are We Missing the Rave? Using Ketamine Routinely in the Operating Room

Moderator: Rosalie Tassone, MD

10:45-11:00 am
Pro – Constance Monitto, MD - NEW

11:00-11:15 am
Con – Stephen Robert Hays, MD, FAAP

Rebuttals and Discussion

Noon-1:00 pm

1:00-2:00 pm Expert Panel: Perspectives for Treating Pain in the Child with Cancer: A Case-Based Discussion

Moderator: Rita Agarwal MD, FAAP

  • The Allopathic Pain Specialist – Kenneth R. Goldschneider, MD, FAAP
  • The Integrative Physician – Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, MP
  • The Psychologist – Tonya Palermo, PhD

Chronic Pain 1: Circuitry

Moderator: Sabine Kost-Byerly MD, FAAP

2:00-2:30 pm
Neuropathic Pain: A Review – Giovanni Cucchiaro, MD

2:30-3:00 pm
Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia – Navil F. Sethna, MB, ChB

3:00-3:15 pm

3:15-3:30 pm

Chronic Pain 2: Interfacing Technology and Pain

Moderator: Petra Meier-Haran MD, DEAA

3:30-4:00 pm
Telemedicine in Pediatric Pain – Anjana Kundu, MBBS, MD

4:00-4:45 pm
Using the Internet to Enhance Access to Evidence-based Pediatric Pain Interventions – Tonya Palermo, PhD

4:45-5:00 pm

5:00 pm
Concluding Remarks

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6:30 am-5:30 pm

6:30-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors and Posters

6:50-8:00 am

8:00-8:15 am
Welcome and Outline of Educational Program
Nancy Glass, MD, MBA, FAAP; Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR; Carolyn F. Bannister, MD, FAAP

Session I: Anesthetic Challenges in Childhood Obesity

Moderator: Franklyn P. Cladis MD

8:15-8:45 am
Anesthetic Challenges in Pediatric Obesity Surgery
Paul J. Samuels, MD

8:45-9:15 am
OSAS and Obesity: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Perioperative Care - NEW
Deborah A. Schwengel, MD

9:15-9:45 am
Surgical vs. Medical Treatment of Childhood Obesity - NEW
Carroll Mac Harmon, MD, PhD

9:45-10:00 am

10:00-10:45 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors and Posters

Session II: Ethics in Pediatric Anesthesiology

Moderator: Nancy Glass, MD, MBA, FAAP

10:45-11:45 am
Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Anesthesiology - An Interactive Discussion
John Lantos, MD; Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, FCCM

11:45 am-12:45 pm
Lunch with Exhibitors and Posters

Session III: Robert M Smith Presentation

Moderator: Carolyn F. Bannister, MD, FAAP

12:45-1:00 pm AAP
Robert M Smith Presentation - John Christian Abajian, MD, FAAP
Constance S. Houck, MD, FAAP

1:00-2:00 pm AAP
Advocacy Lecture - Childhood Obesity
Thomas Robinson, MD

Session IV: Simulation is in Your Future: The MOCA Experience

2:00-3:30 pm
Crisis Resource Management, Simulation, MOCA and the Pediatric Anesthesiologist - NEW
Samuel Wald, MD; Anita Honkanen, MD

2:00-6:30 pm
Special Workshops

3:30-4:00 pm
Break with Exhibitors

Session V: Refresher Course Updates

4:00-4:45 pm
REFRESHER COURSE: Cardiomyopathy - NEW
Nina Deutsch, MD

4:45-5:30 pm
REFRESHER COURSE: Challenges with PCA Management in Kids: Tips, Tricks, and Adjuvants - NEW
Shobha Malviya, MD, FAAP

5:30-7:00 pm
Reception with Exhibitors

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6:30 am-5:00 pm

7:00-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors and Posters

Session I: Core Lectures: Frontiers in Pediatric Neuroanesthesia; Seizures, Synostosis and Stimulation

Moderator: Mark A. Rockoff, MD

8:00-8:25 am
Anesthetic Challenges of Intraoperative Brain Mapping in Children
Nicholas P. Carling, MD

8:25-8:50 am
Perioperative Management of Craniosynostosis
Charles Haberkern, MD, MPH

8:50-9:15 am
Intraoperative Neural Monitoring: SSEP/MEP/EMG - NEW
Tod Sloan, MD, PhD, MBA

9:15-9:30 am

9:30-10:00 am
Coffee Break with Exhibitors and Posters

Session II: Poster Presentations and Awards

10:00-10:45 am
Oral Presentations and Abstract Awards
Moderators: Kirk Lalwani, MD, FRCA, MCR; Joseph D. Tobias, MD

10:45-11:00 am

11:00 am-12:30 pm
Walk around Posters/Discussion Session

12:30-1:30 pm AAP Ask the Experts Panel and Lunch

Anesthesia for Patients with Pulmonary Disease, Hepatic Disease and Renal Disease
Sponsored by: Cincinnati Children’s, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital
Moderator: Lynne Gerson Maxwell, MD


  • Nancy Hagerman, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital - Perioperative Implications of Pulmonary Disease - NEW
  • Christie Burnett-Yarnell, MD, Arkansas Children’s Hospital – Anesthetic Implications of Hepatic Disease
  • Priscilla J. Garcia, MD, Texas Children’s Hospital – Anesthetic Implications of Renal Disease - NEW

Session IV: Technology and Patient Safety

Moderator: Eugenie Heitmiller, MD, FAAP

1:30-2:15 pm
Understanding the Role of Technology in Patient Safety
Matthew Weinger, MD

2:15-2:30 pm

Session V: Refresher Course Updates

2:30-3:15 pm
REFRESHER COURSE: Pathophysiology and Anesthetic Implications of Mitochondrial Diseases - NEW
Allison Kinder Ross, MD

3:15-4:00 pm
REFRESHER COURSE: Evidence-based Management of Acute Intraoperative Emergencies in Children - NEW
Alan Schwartz, MD, MSEd / Anne M. Lynn, MD

1:30-4:30 pm
Special Workshops

4:00-4:30 pm

4:30-5:40 pm

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6:45-7:55 am

7:00-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast

Session I: Editors’ Best Picks

Moderator: Jeffrey P. Morray, MD

8:00-8:20 am
J. Lance Lichtor, MD

8:20-8:40 am
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Peter J Davis, MD

8:40-9:00 am
Pediatric Anesthesia
Charles J. Coté, MD, FAAP

9:00-9:30 am
Audience Discussion and Questions

Session II: Jeopardy

Moderator: Myron Yaster, MD

9:30-11:00 am
Jeopardy Session

11:00-11:15 am
Educational Summary

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