Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement

The annual Winter/Spring 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.

Scope & 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. 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 Live activity for a maximum of 35 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia has fully complied with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is pleased to offer for the first time, several opportunities to help fulfill your American Board of Anesthesiology Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)® Part II Patient Safety requirements at the SPA/AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2014 meeting!

By attending the following sessions, you are eligible to receive up to 3 credits that may be applied towards Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment - Patient Safety requirements.

  • Panel Presentation: New anesthesia machine ventilators – safer technology - Jeffrey M. Feldman, MD, MSE
  • REFRESHER COURSE: Disclosure of Adverse Events - Herodotos Ellinas, MD
  • AAP Ask the Experts Panel: Transfer of Care and Handoffs - Jamie M. Schwartz, MD; Thomas Taghon, DO
  • REFRESHER COURSE: Transfusion Limbo – How low will you (safely) go? - Nina Guzzetta, 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 ABA.

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