Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement
The Annual 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 techniques and information that affect their practice and improve the perioperative/critical care of pediatric patients.

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 Live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOCA Highlights
The Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology is pleased to offer several opportunities to help fulfill your American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)® Part II Patient Safety requirements at the SPA 28th Annual Meeting!

By attending the following sessions, you are eligible to receive up to two (2) credits that may be applied towards Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment- Patient Safety requirements.

  1. Panel Presentation: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: Vulnerability of the Immature Brain or of Immature Neurons? – Andreas W. Loepke MD, PhD, FAAP
  2. Lecture: Sleep Deprivation – David F. Dinges PhD
  3. Panel Presentation: Anesthesia Care Provision Following Conflict with a Colleague or Worse…a Parent – Susan R. Staudt MD

Please plan on attending these interesting and informative sessions!!

This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

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