On behalf of the California Society of Anesthesiologists Educational Programs Division, we are very excited to invite you to join us in San Francisco for the CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops, to be held April 14-17, 2016.
CSA’s mission has always been to provide high quality education programming that sparks innovation and professional exchange among our meeting participants and leading experts in the field of anesthesiology.
The 2016 program is shaped by the feedback from CSA members and past CSA meeting attendees. Reflecting on the ever-growing complexity of the patients we serve, we set out to emphasize interdisciplinary learning and thought-provoking topics.
This year’s program will not only provide the tools needed to deliver high quality patient care, but will also address how to shape anesthesia care for the future. We invited speakers from California and across the United States who will share their unique knowledge about their area of expertise, and answer challenging questions from meeting attendees.
The program will start with three exciting pre-conference workshops that will provide participants with hands-on, small group teaching in the following topics:
- Perioperative ultrasound and echocardiography
- Thoracic anesthesia
- Intensive ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and interventional acute pain medicine.
The plenary sessions feature concise lectures, organized by a subspecialty focus with ample time for discussion at the end of each module. Concomitantly, the program hosts problem-based learning discussion program (PBLD) sessions led by expert faculty, allowing for small group learning and exchange. The topics of the PBLDs and the plenary lectures will not overlap, thus allowing meeting participants to map out a personal learning track on a certain topic of their interest throughout the meeting.
Meeting highlights are presentations on frailty, peri-operative risk assessment of already severely compromised ICU patients, controversies about delivering pediatric anesthesia in a non-pediatric setting, percutaneous procedures for patients who are to sick to undergo surgery, advances in post-resuscitation care, ethics and palliative care. In addition, the meeting emphasizes the anesthesiologist’s role in enhancing quality of care through involvement in surgical planning, electronic health record driven outcome measures, and medical error reduction.
The 2016 CSA annual meeting is poised to deliver yet another excellent educational experience and networking opportunity.
I look forward seeing you all in San Francisco!!