SPA 35th Annual Meeting
October 8, 2021

General Information

Education Mission Statement
The SPA 35th 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.

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 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 Other (Live and Enduring Material) activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOCA®
The Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology is pleased to offer an opportunity to help fulfill your American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)® Part II Patient Safety requirements at the SPA 35th Annual Meeting!

By attending select lectures (see below) in Session I: Change Comes in Many Guises and Session IV: Sleep and Recovery on Friday, October 8, 2021, you are eligible to receive up to 1.75 credits that may be applied towards Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Patient Safety requirements.

Eligible Lectures:
Difficult Airway Management – Human Factors
Human Factors and the Operating Room
The Science of Sleep Deprivation
Effects of Inadequate Sleep on Clinical Performance


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, www.theABA.org, 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®.

Meeting Attendance & CME Credits
The meeting format will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual. You can choose to attend in-person in San Diego or virtually from your home or office.  Both types of attendees will have access to the live sessions, as well as the recorded sessions on-demand following the meeting. 

We will not accept registrations after the completion of the meeting program on October 8, 2021. All attendees, whether viewing the sessions in-person or virtually, will have 90 days after the end of the live meeting to complete the online evaluation and claim your CME credits. Questions? Please email us at spa@societyhq.com.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
SPA requires faculty, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to ACCME policy. The existence or absence of COI for everyone in a position to control content will be disclosed to participants prior to the start of each activity.  

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