Continuing Medical Education Information

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Jointly provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists
and Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Overall Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the basic science and clinical evidence relevant to anesthetic neurotoxicity.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms of centralized pain, plan an analgesic regimen for a chronic pain patient, and identify risks and benefits of scalp block for craniotomy.
  • Identify the techniques and skills to initiate and maintain a successful career as an academic anesthesiologist.
  • Describe how key multimodal monitoring technologies can be utilized to better understand the healthy and injured brain. Attendees will also be able to explain how multimodal monitoring of the brain can be applied to direct and individualize patient care.
  • Become familiar with the brain regions and processes involved in conscious experience.
    Identify the basic risk factors of perioperative neurologic complications and develop clinical strategies aimed at prevention. The objective is to help the neuroanesthesiologist become a general consultant for neurologic outcomes of surgery.
  • Describe the clinical management of unresponsive patients in the operating room and intensive care unit setting, as well as advanced techniques of MRI and EEG revealing mechanisms/metrics of unresponsiveness and unconsciousness.
  • Explain the concept and describe the advantages and disadvantages of the perioperative home for surgical patients.

ACCME Accreditation and AMA Designation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Method of Participation and Request for CME Credit for the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care 43rd Annual Conference
The ASA Education Center is an online learning management system that allows you to easily access your educational activities. Please follow the directions below to complete the evaluation, claim your CME credits (physicians only), and print your certificate: Log in with your ASA username and password: CLICK HERE

  • If you haven’t accessed the center before, please visit enter your email address and a password will be sent to you.
  • Once you have logged on to the ASA Education Center homepage, hover over My Learning in the top navigation bar and select My Enrollments from the drop down.
  • Please note, you will be able to complete the evaluation and claim CME beginning on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm CDT. Non-physicians will be able to print a certificate of completion.
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Thank you for using the ASA Education Center!

Disclosure Statement
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Statement of Need 
The overall scientific program of the SNACC 43rd Annual Meeting addresses the specialty’s practice gaps and underlying educational need in multiple areas. Through workshops we will address mentorship for trainees with transition from training to practice, clinical care of neurosurgical patients with chronic pain, and anesthetic neurotoxicity in the young and elderly. There will be lectures on consciousness and anesthesia, neurologic complications in the perioperative period, assessment and neurobiology of the unresponsive patient, and the perioperative home for neurosurgical patients.

This program reflects the diversity of the specialty as well as the needs and interests of both the general and sub-specialist anesthesiologist’s practice. The moderated posters will reflect experimental and clinical neuroscience.

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