American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine February 2015 - (Page 8)

40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting A Special Year: ASRA's 40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting When I was asked to chair the scientific/education planning committee for the 2015 American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Brian D. Sites, MD, MS Pain Medicine (ASRA) Spring Meeting, Chair, Scientific/Education there were no hesitations. Although Planning Committee ASRA is the largest subspecialty medical society in anesthesiology, the yearly meetings have been wonderful instruments for intimate networking and individualized learning. When I look back on my own career, many of my current practice patterns and research ideas were spawned by the innovative educational products offered each year during the ASRA meeting. I fondly remember discussing the potential role of ultrasound guidance with Drs. Joe Neal and Vincent Chan at a time when there were no workshops or lectures on the topic. Since then, in a matter of 10 years, the Society has helped to educate and train hundreds of physicians in this practice-changing technology. This ability to recognize and disseminate a new concept or skill set through education and research is the hallmark of this meeting and ASRA as an organization. FOUR DECADES OF HISTORY We are especially excited about this meeting, as 2015 is a historic year, representing the 40th anniversary of ASRA's rebirth in 1975. The meeting will include several special events marking the momentous occasion, including: 40th Anniversary Retrospective. ASRA's living founding fathers and other dignitaries will take us on a journey across four decades of history for both the Society and the practice of regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine. 40th Anniversary Celebration. On Saturday night, the meeting will end in style with a private event on the Omnia nightclub rooftop terrace overlooking the bustle of the famous Las Vegas Strip. Attendees will take in the impressive views while enjoying food and drink with friends and colleagues-all set to the live music of Big Apple Blues, featuring Dr. Admir Hadzic and bandmates. This will be a special night capping off a special meeting! CUTTING EDGE CONTENT Medicine and anesthesiology have undergone dramatic changes in the past several years, both as a function of healthcare reform and physician-led innovation. These changes, along with the 8 2 challenges and opportunities they bring, have inspired the creation of a scientific program in which cutting edge knowledge and experiences are shared by world-renowned experts in the field. Refresher course lecture topics include a review of key clinical anatomy (sono and gross), update on the relationship of anesthetic technique to cancer recurrence, demystification of opioid-induced hyperalgesia, and a summary of the recent ASRA/ESRA clinical pathway recommendations for total knee arthroplasty. The extensive program also includes 31 workshops consisting of 4 comprehensive, 20 ask-the-experts, 5 hands-on, and 2 simulation workshops. Several academic sessions will also empower attendees to find answers to tough questions, such as: 1. How do regional anesthesiology and pain medicine add value to healthcare delivery? 2. Is the future of anesthesiology the Perioperative Surgical Home model? 3. How do physicians prosper in the era of the Affordable Care Act? 4. How do you start a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine service? 5. Regarding the opioid overutilization crisis, how can acute pain physicians make a difference? There is something for everyone, and attendees can tailor their educational experience to meet their own individual needs. INNOVATIVE AND INTERACTIVE EDUCATION We believe sustained learning is maximized when content is presented in a variety of formats that move beyond the standard didactic lecture. As such, we have streamlined the meeting to emphasize shorter presentations, experiential learning, simulation, and more attendee participation. In addition to the interactive workshop offerings, parallel session formats include an open forum, audience-driven session on the prescription opioid drug crisis, and a first-ever session where attendees submit videos addressing strategies for starting a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine service. We are also excited to welcome back the highly acclaimed VA Palo Alto/Stanford University simulation group to run half-day simulation sessions on the management of critical events and regional anesthesiology emergencies. EXPERT AND ACCESSIBLE FACULTY Other meeting highlights include Dr. Zeev Kain, who will be speaking on how regional anesthesiology and pain medicine fit into the Perioperative Surgical Home model, an innovative healthcare delivery concept promoted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Drs. Marcel Durieux and Daniel Sessler will be updating the community on cutting-edge research that examines the potential relationship between anesthetic techniques and cancer recurrence. Dr. Marc Huntoon, Editor-in-Chief of ASRA's journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, will moderate a American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine February 2015

In Memoriam : Alon Palm Winnie, M.D., ASRA Founding Father
President’s Message
40th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting
Resident and Fellow Events at the 2015 Spring Meeting
How We Do It: Managing an Acute and Perioperative Pain Medicine (APPM) Service at the University of Florida
Ketamine—an Old Drug with New Tricks
Optimal Postcesarean Delivery Pain Management
Palliative Care and Pain Medicine—Beyond Intrathecal Pumps and Opioids
Scientist Spotlight—Dr. Guy Weinberg, Trailblazer in Patient Safety

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine February 2015