Dress Up Like a Hula Dancer This Halloween

  • Mariano, Edward, MD, MAS
| Sep 24, 2012

Where else would the California Society of Anesthesiologists go when the inclement fall California weather rolls around?


If you are looking for additional CME credits for this year (and all of you MOCA-registered ABA diplomats know who you are) or are preparing for the written or oral board exams, please join us on the Big Island of Hawaii for a jam-packed, high-yield Fall Hawaiian Seminar from October 29 to November 2, 2012!

The Fall Hawaiian Seminar this year features timely refresher course-style lectures by experts in their respective fields that are intended to provide useful, updated evidence-based information for attendees of all levels of training. Attendees from past Hawaiian Seminars have consistently commented that they leave having learned something they didn’t know before, including tips and tricks to change clinical practice. So, if you’re wondering if it is worth it—yes, it’s worth it!

Plus, the Seminar takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii—the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows to be exact.

Halloween happens to fall in the middle of the Seminar. I’ve been in contact with the hotel Concierge, and there will be trick or treating at the Shops at Mauna Lani, the individual hotel departments, and the nearby Queen’s Marketplace. So you can still take your kids trick or treating while you’re here for the Seminar, and you don’t even have to cover their cute costumes with jackets like you do at home.

All lectures end by 12:20 pm every day, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings—which happen to be in Hawaii.

Here is a sample of the topics to be covered at this year’s Seminar. I’ll be covering surface anatomy and sonoanatomy for the occasional regional anesthesiologist and strategies to set up regional anesthesia programs. Dr. Robert Lagasse from Yale will provide us with answers to big questions surrounding pay-for-performance, hospital accreditation, and safety culture that anyone following health care reform (all of us) will need to know. Dr. Brendan Carvalho from Stanford will address the prevention and treatment of spinal-induced hypotension during Cesarean section and the management of morbidly obese pregnant patients. Dr. Piyush Patel from UCSD will discuss the hot topics of anesthetic effect on the developing brain and intraoperative brain protection. Dr. Suanne Daves will educate us on congenital heart disease and the management of premature infants.

To summarize: Bring your family or friends—or family and friends. Bring your costumes and your kids’ costumes for Halloween (I recommend carrying on fragile items like butterfly wings and tiaras.) Learn up-to-date information that will change your practice. Get your questions answered by the experts. Earn CME credits. Have the time of your life!

Fall Hawaii Anesthesia Seminar
October 29 – November 2, 2012
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Kona, Hawaii
Early bird pricing until October 1
more info | register

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