Speaker Disclosures

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The following planners and faculty have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

John Allyn, M.D.
Jeffrey Apfelbaum, M.D., Co-Chair
Joseph Szokol, M.D., Co-Chair
Krista Curell, J.D., RN
Richard Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.
Mahalakshmi Halasyamani, M.D.
Jason Hennes, M.D.
Walter Hollinger, M.D., FACP
Tammaji P. Kulkarni, M.D.
Thomas M. McLoughlin, M.D.
Beverly Philip, M.D.
Stephen Rupp, M.D.
Torin Shear, M.D.
Avery Tung, M.D., FCCM

ASA Staff-No relevant financial relationship with commercial interests:

Elizabeth Lepkowski
Judy Jacobson




The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.




The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.




The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This continuing nursing education activity was approved by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or nursing contact hours, Anesthesia Quality Meeting attendees must demonstrate successful completion of participation in the meeting sessions by completing the meeting evaluation. The link to the online evaluation will be emailed to all participants immediately following the meeting. Participants should only complete the evaluation for sessions which they attended.