Continuing Medical Education Information - Please note: Registrants will be able to complete the evaluation and claim CME beginning Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12 noon CST. Thank you!

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 role that inflammation plays to exacerbate brain injury in patients with traumatic brain injury
  • Explain the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and utilize evidence-based strategies in the perioperative care of patients with traumatic brain injury
  • Describe evidence-based and protocolized management of patients with acute and critical neurologic injuries
  • Formulate and implement strategies to manage elective and emergent airway scenarios in the neurosurgical patient
  • Use optical-based brain monitoring technologies in patients with brain injury or dysfunction to improve outcome
  • Describe recent advances in the understanding of a possible relationship between anesthetic exposure and the risk for cognitive and behavioral disorders in children.
  • Explain how recent advances in clinical pharmacology can be applied in the management of patients with neurologic diseases
  • Describe controversial management points in the anesthetic management of specific neurosurgical cases.

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 14.0 credits AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Method of Participation and Request for CME Credit for the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care 44th 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

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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 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) addresses current underlying educational needs and practice gaps. The meeting content focuses on recent novel and innovative data that could have a major impact on clinical practice. Through workshops we will address airway management issues specific to patients with neurologic disease and emergency neurologic life support. There will be symposia that address basic and clinical science aspects of traumatic brain injury, surgery for the management of seizure disorder, recent data pertaining to anesthetic neurotoxicity in children, novel developments in neuropharmacology, and controversial perioperative management issues in neurosurgical and critically ill patients with neurologic diseases.

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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