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44th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar

44th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar

March 16 - 18, 2018

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, Disney Springs Resort Area, Orlando, FL

Description & Objectives

The 44th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar will present a lecture and panel discussion program on recent advances in obstetric anesthesia. After this seminar, the seminar attendee should be able to discuss and describe advances in the practice of obstetric anesthesia, including fundamental considerations, recent advances, problems, pitfalls and maternal anesthesia challenges. This program is intended for both anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists. The program syllabus containing summaries of all talks will be available for all registrants in PDF form on a flash drive.


  • Frank Moya, MD
    General Chairman, Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs, LLC. Coral Gables, FL.
  • Ferne Braveman, MD
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tammy Euliano, MD
    Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Chief, Obstetric Anesthesiology, Residency Program Director, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • McCallum Hoyt, MD, MBA
    Immediate Past President, SOAP, director of Anesthesia, Hillcrest Hospital, Director of Obstetrical Anesthesia, Anesthesiology Institute, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH
  • Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD, FRCA
    Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Richard Smiley, MD
    Virginia Apgar MD Professor of Anesthesiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Sonia Vaida, MD
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Obstetric and Gynecology, Vice Chair, Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


The Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs, LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20 Class A* CE credits; Code Number 1035046; Expiration Date March 18, 2018. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 8 CE Credits in Pharmacology/Therapeutics. *CRNAs may apply excess Class A required CE's (beyond 60 per four-year cycle) to fulfill the Class B requirements. CRNAs must earn a minimum of 40 Class B credits ever four-year re-certification cycle. 

Approved by Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs, LLC. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1754, for 20 contact hours; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider Number FBN 2210 for 20 contact hours.

Hotel Accommodations

The course takes place at the Hilton Resort, 1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 located just across the street from Disney Springs® in Florida. You’ll enjoy luxurious amenities such as the pool and cabana bar, and official Disney shops in the hotel. Complimentary unlimited transportation from the Hilton whisks you to Epcot®, Disney-Hollywood Studios®, Disney Springs® and Walt Disney World® Magic Kingdom.

IMPORTANT: Call the Hilton to book your room. Tell them you are attending the 44th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar and use reference code VAA; Phone: (800) 782-4414. In Florida (407) 827-4000. Our cut off date is February 14, 2018 special group rates after this date are subject to availability.

  • Single / Double: $213.00
  • Triple: $233.00
  • Quad: $253.00


  Friday March 16, 2018  
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Amniotic Fluid Embolism McCallum Hoyt, MD, MBA
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Anesthesia for Cesarean - What's New? Richard Smiley, MD
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Maternal Sepsis Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD, FRCA
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Post-operative Pain Management After Cesarean Delivery Sonia Vaida, MD
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Post-dural Puncture Headache Tammy Euliano, MD
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Failed Epidural Analgesia Ferne Braveman, MD
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Malpractice Consulting - Lessons Learned Richard Smiley, MD
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM The Parturient with Cardiac Disease McCallum Hoyt, MD, MBA
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Preeclampsia Tammy Euliano, MD
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel

  Saturday March 17, 2018  
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Anesthesia on the Labor Deck: Negotiating ACOG / ASA / AWHONN / ACNM Ferne Braveman, MD
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Postpartum Hemorrhage: Concepts and Management Update McCallum Hoyt, MD, MBA
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Uterotonics: Friends or Enemies? Sonia Vaida, MD
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Latest Advances in OB Anesthesia Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD, FRCA
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Labor Analgesia - CSE vs. Epidural vs. DPE Richard Smiley, MD
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel

  Sunday March 18, 2018  
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Spinal Anesthesia for Cesarean Delivery Arvind Palanisamy, MBBS, MD, FRCA
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Maternal - Fetal Monitoring Tammy Euliano, MD
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cesarean Delivery in the Morbidly Obese Parturient Ferne Braveman, MD
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Non-Obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy Sonia Vaida, MD
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM ASA Practice Guidelines for Obstetric Anesthesia and Current Myths McCallum Hoyt, MD, MBA
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel
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