Conference Information

Mission of SNACC
The mission of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care is to advance the art and science of the care of the neurologically impaired patient.

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.

Target Audience
The SNACC 43rd Annual Meeting has been designed to meet the educational needs of neurosurgical and critical care anesthesiologists and neuroscientists involved in the care of patients with neurological disorders and is intended for neurosurgical and critical care anesthesiologists, neuroscientists, faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. The Society supports the attendance by members in the educational sessions of the Annual Meeting. The program is generated from member requests and an assessment of need by the program committee.

Attendance at this meeting does not guarantee competency or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught during the course.

Educational Format
CME activities may include the following formats: plenary sessions, lectures, moderated poster discussions, oral abstracts and skill set workshops.

Participation in the SNACC 43rd Annual Meeting
Attendance shall be open to all health practitioners, provided that they have registered for the meeting. CME credit will only be offered to MDs, DOs or equivalent. A completed Physician Verification of Attendance form must be submitted at the conclusion of the meeting.

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.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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.

Commercial Support Statement
The CME activity is supported by educational grants. A complete list of supporters will be published in the program syllabus.

Disclosure Policy
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.

How to Receive CME Credit
In order to receive CME credit, participants must sign-in to the ASA Education Center, review the CME information and complete the evaluation. Further instructions will be emailed to each participant immediately prior to and after the activity.

Lodging Information
The SNACC 43rd Annual Meeting will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. Hotel reservations for the Manchester Grant Hyatt can be made through the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) website. Visit for more information.

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