about This Meeting
Education Mission Statement
The SPA 30th 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.
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.
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 and 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 7.75 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. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact SPA at (804) 282-9780 by September 23, 2016 in order to receive service.
Responses to previous SPA Annual Meeting programs have been very positive. We recommend that you confirm your registration as early as possible. The deadline for Early Registration is September 23, 2016.
The Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel is the headquarter hotel for the SPA 30th Annual Meeting. Hotel reservations for the hotel can be made through the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) website.
Myron Yaster Lifetime Achievement Award
Aubrey Maze, MD will receive the SPA Myron Yaster Lifetime Achievement Award. Please join us as we honor Dr. Maze’s significant service to the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.
SPA 30th Anniversary Reception
Friday, October 21, 2016 | 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Adler Planetarium | Chicago, IL
After learning about Anesthesia in Space, join your colleagues and friends as we celebrate SPA’s 30th Anniversary at the Adler Planetarium. Enjoy food, beverages and music in a unique Chicago venue. All meeting attendees receive one reception ticket with their paid registration. Additional tickets can be purchased for $100 ($125 after 9/23).