46th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar

Continuing Education Seminars

46th Annual Virginia Apgar Seminar

March 13 - 15, 2020

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

Description & Objectives

The 46th 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.

Faculty

  • Ferne Braveman, MD
    Professor of Anesthesiology, Keck Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Michaela Farber, MD
    Associate Division Chief, Obstetric Anesthesia, Program Director, OB Anesthesia Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine; Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Robert Gaiser, MD
    Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY
  • Brian Kasson, DNP, CRNA, APRN
    Assistant Clinical Professor, Nurse Anesthesia Program, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY
  • Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
    Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School; Director of Anesthesia, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Accreditation

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1038007; Expiration Date 3/15/2020. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 6.25 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

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

The Frank Moya Continuing Education Programs, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Designation

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.

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. The special group room rate of $234 (plus applicable taxes, currently 12.5%) will be available until February 11, 2020 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Guests reserved in the designated group block will not be charged a Resort Service Fee, will receive complimentary guest room internet and 50% discount on self-parking (plus tax per car per day). A first night's deposit is required, refundable up to 5 days in advance of arrival. To make reservations click on the link below or call 1 - 800 - 782 - 4414 and reference the code "APG" to receive the group rate.

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Schedule

Friday March 13, 2020
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM Anesthesia for Non-Obstetrical Surgery Ferne Braveman, MD
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Epidural Equinox: 10 Tips to Optimize Your Labor Analgesia Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Safe and Effective Neuraxial Anesthesia: Tips and Techniques for Success Brian Kasson, DNP, CRNA, APRN
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Postdural Puncture Headache: Updates on Management Michaela Farber, MD
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Management of the "Failed" Epidural Ferne Braveman, MD
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Maternal Cardiac Arrest Michaela Farber, MD
03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Cesarean Delivery in the Morbidly Obese Parturient Ferne Braveman, MD
03:45 PM - 04:30 PM Postpartum Hemorrhage Michaela Farber, MD
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM Clinical Conundrums in Obstetric Anesthesia and Analgesia Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
05:30 PM - 06:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel
Saturday March 14, 2020
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM Persistent Pain Following Delivery Ferne Braveman, MD
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM Improving Communication on L&D Robert Gaiser, MD
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Four OB Anesthesia Trends to Embrace Today: Rethink the Way You Provide OB Anesthesia Brian Kasson, DNP, CRNA, APRN
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Optimizing Oxytocin and Alternative Uterotonic Use for Cesarean Delivery Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Update on Cesarean Delivery Robert Gaiser, MD
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel
Sunday March 15, 2020
08:00 AM - 08:45 AM OB Crisis Management: What is Your Plan B? Brian Kasson, DNP, CRNA, APRN
08:45 AM - 09:30 AM Neonatal Resuscitation Robert Gaiser, MD
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM NPO Guidelines in Pregnancy: Minimizing Aspiration Risks During General Anesthesia Michaela Farber, MD
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Neurologic Injury Robert Gaiser, MD
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Beating Burnout: How to Recalibrate Your Life! Lawrence C. Tsen, MD
12:15 PM - 01:00 PM Interactive Discussion Faculty Panel