Corporate Non-CME Education Update Programs

ASA Industry Supporters are set to present non-CME Education Updates at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting, evidenced-based programs offering scientific solutions to the industry. The schedule of these events is as follows:


Edwards Lifesciences

Date: Saturday, October 11
Time: 7 – 10 p.m.

Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy: A key element of the Perioperative Surgical Home
Variability exists with care pathways and in particular amounts of volume administered within same categories of surgical cases. The Perioperative Surgical Home model is in part designed to help decrease some of the variability across the continuum of care of the surgical patient. Use of Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy to optimize fluid management has been shown to reduce post-surgical complications, length of stay and associated costs. Precise fluid management is a key element of the intraoperative care model. This session addresses the data, type of surgical cases, and rationale for implementation of a Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy approach for managing patients in the optimal volume range.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the key concepts related to the perioperative surgical home.

Cite current data on the variability of volume administration in various surgical cases.

Evaluate economic evidence on Perioperative Goal-Directed Therapy.

Define patient populations that would benefit from a Perioperative Goal-Directed fluid management strategy.


Co-chair Mervyn Maze, M.B., Ch.B. - UCSF, San Francisco, CA
The Perioperative Surgical Home

Monty Mythen, MBBS – University College, London, UK
Fluid management in surgical patients: is there room for improvement?

Tim Miller, M.B., Ch.B. - Duke University, Durham, NC
Perioperative goal directed therapy: can we afford not to do it?

William Hand, M.D. - MUSC Charleston, SC
Perioperative goal directed therapy: expanding beyond abdominal and orthopedic surgery

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Date:  Sunday, October 12, 2014
Time:  7 – 8 a.m.

The Future of PCA
The traditional and widely used IV patient-controlled analgesia has been shown to cause harm to patients following surgery in a number of ways including the adverse side effects of commonly used opioids, the invasive IV route of delivery and the inherent potential for programming and delivery errors associated with the complexity of the infusion pumps. This educational session will discuss the pros and cons of the traditional infusion pump and explore innovative alternatives to post-operative pain medication and delivery.  


Recognize the current issues with IV PCA technology

Identify the pharmacokinetics of sublingual sufentanil

Compare efficacy of new technology to IV PCA morphine

Measure efficacy of sublingual sufentanil to placebo



Gene Viscusi, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology and Director, Acute Pain Management
Harold Minkowitz, M.D., Anesthesiologist

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Sunday, October 12
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Drinks and Registration starting at 6 p.m.

Noninvasive Monitoring Advancements to Improve Perioperative Geriatric Patient Safety
A comprehensive update and case-based learning approach to applying the latest advancements in noninvasive monitoring in perioperative care with a focus on the geriatric patient. This will encompass new advances in understanding the anesthesia mechanism in the brain and identifying individual agent signatures along with their utilization for anesthetic management, opioid management and post-operative respiratory remote monitoring, and transfusion management.

Learning Objectives

Describe recent advancements in understanding the neurobiological basis and utilization of the EEG-DSA based anesthetic signatures of different anesthetic agents vs. “just a number” and its significance in managing the geriatric patient.
Explain the clinical benefits of continuous electronic monitoring and remote notification in post-operative geriatric patients.
To communicate patient risks associated with the geriatric patient in relation to perioperative anemia, sub-optimal transfusion decision making, and late detection of occult bleeding.



Expanding the understanding of the neurobiological basis of anesthesia and the role of EEG Monitoring to identify the unique anesthetic agent signature in the geriatric patient
Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesia, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Director, Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital

Optimizing blood management in the geriatric patient: patient risk, mechanisms of transfusion overuse, and advancements in hemoglobin monitoring
Aryeh Shander, M.D., FCCM, FCCP
Chief Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Clinical advancements in continuous postoperative monitoring of the geriatric patient for postoperative respiratory complications
Michael Ramsay, M.D., FRCA, Professor of Anesthesia
Chairman Baylor University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management


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Cheetah Medical


Date: Sunday, October 12th
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00 pm, JW Marriott Hotel, New Orleans


Clinical and Economic Considerations of Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Perioperative Fluid Management
Fluid management strategies based on perioperative hemodynamic monitoring have been shown to reduce surgical complications, enable faster ambulation and shorten length of hospital stay. This session will address how to mitigate post-operative complications and enhance recovery by optimizing intraoperative fluid therapy. It will cover the use of hemodynamic parameters to guide fluid management, as well as the available options for perioperative hemodynamic monitoring with focus on the 100% noninvasive CHEETAH NICOM technology. Finally, it will discuss an innovative method for hospitals evaluating the cost effectiveness for noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring.


Learning Objectives

Present the ability to effectively use hemodynamic parameters to determine fluid responsiveness and perform guided fluid management.

The learner will gain knowledge of intraoperative goal directed fluid therapy strategies.

Understand the overall financial impact of hemodynamic monitoring to hospitals.

Understand the different hemodynamic monitoring technologies and their advantages and limitations

Target Audience: All anesthesiologists will benefit from this presentation



Prof. Monty Mythen, Professor
Smiths Medical Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care
Director, Centre for Anesthesia, UCL
Director, R&D, UCLH/UCL/RFH Research Support Centre
National Clinical Adviser - Department of Health - Enhanced Recovery Partnership
London, United Kingdom


Dr. Paul Heerdt, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, Director, Thoratic Anesthesia Service and Cardiothoracic/Cerebrovascular Research Laboratory, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


Tom Hopkins, MD, MBA Director of Quality Improvement Dept of Anesthesiology, Duke University Hospital


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