Education Mission Statement
The SPA 31st 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, panel discussions and problem-based learning discussions.
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 22, 2017 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 22, 2017.
The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is the headquarter hotel for the SPA 31st Annual Meeting. Hotel reservations for the hotel can be made through the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) website.