University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

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11th Annual Northern New England Critical Care

October 17-19, 2013

The Essex

Essex, VT

The 2013 conference was a big success. Join us this year: October 16-18, 2014 in Stowe!


This course is designed to address timely clinical issues encountered in the arena of critical care. All ICU caregivers (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practice nurses and physicians’ assistants) will obtain up-to-date and practical information relative to daily management of the critically ill patient. Participants will be able to identify and discuss recent developments and trends through comprehensive didactic sessions.

Course Objectives

* Understand the principle and application of a broad array of bedside hemodynamic assessment tools.
* Understand the diagnosis and management of several common neurologic problems in the critical care setting, including traumatic brain injury, encephalopathy and delirium.
* Utilize a case-based approach to the understanding of common ICU problems such as acid-base disorders and antibiotic choices.

Please indicate on the registration panel if you wish to receive a flash drive with PDF versions of the presentations, or if you wish to receive a syllabus binder with printed handouts. (If you choose a flash drive, you will be required to bring your laptop. Extra books will not be available.) For an additional $15, you may receive both a binder and a flash drive.

Exhibitors will be present at this conference.

Back By Popular Demand!

We have added an optional Thoracic Ultrasound Workshop on Friday afternoon. The workshop will provide hands-on simulation stations, featuring hands-on ultrasound evaluation of the chest. This will include evaluation of live models to learn to identify normal chest and pleural anatomy; hands-on practice to learn in plane and out of plane assessment of needle position under ultrasound; hands-on placement of US guided thoracentesis catheter in model; and case-based question/answer session showing actual cases of thoracic pathology that were identified by practitioners in the ICU.

Workshop Objectives

* Understand how to select probes, optimize settings, and image the plural in normal subjects.
* Understand how to perform ultrasound guided thoracentesis on models.


The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 13.50 hour(s) of ACEP Category I Credit.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 13 CE credits; AANA Code Number 1028403; Expiration Date 10/19/13.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12 Nursing Contact Hours.*

The University of Vermont Continuing Medical Education (VSNA Provider #: 10-10-009PR, 02/1/14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses Association, Inc. Committee on Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not participate in the optional workshop, the conference is only accredited for 12 credits.

Accrediting Organization Total Credits Approval Code Expiration Date
American Medical Association 13.5 None None
American Association Nurse Anesthesists 13.0 1028403 10/19/2013
Vermont State Nurses Association 12.0 Approved 02/01/2014
American College of Emergency Physicians 13.5 Approved 10/16/2014
Respiratory Therapists 12.0 Approved  


The Essex, “Vermont’s Culinary Resort & Spa,” is Burlington area’s only AAA Four Diamond property. The resort, featuring on-site golf, ropes course, pond, and much more, is set on 18 acres of Vermont countryside. The 22,000 square foot, full service spa includes 10 treatment rooms, a 25-yard indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness center, hair and nail salon, and locker rooms with steam rooms, saunas and relaxation areas. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Essex. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel prior to September 16, 2013, (800) 727-4295, and indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rates: $204 single or double occupancy plus Vermont State tax. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after September 16th. Accommodations sell out quickly in this entire region due to the popular foliage season. PLEASE RESERVE EARLY.


Regular Registration

Physicians - Lectures ONLY: $525.00
All Other Medical Professionals - Lectures ONLY: $350.00
Non-Physician Trainees - Lectures ONLY: $125.00
Physicians - Lectures & Workshop: $625.00
All Other Medical Professionals - Lectures & Workshop: $450.00

Late Registration

Physicians - Lectures ONLY: $600.00
All Other Medical Professionals - Lectures ONLY: $425.00
Non-Physician Trainees - Lectures ONLY: $200.00
Physicians - Lectures & Workshop: $700.00
All Other Professionals - Lectures & Workshop: $525.00

The course fee includes comprehensive course materials, continental breakfast and coffee breaks each day, as well as the welcome reception for registrants and guests on Thursday evening. The Critical Care Conference registration fee is $525 for physicians and $350 for other ICU caregivers. Please return the Registration Form along with appropriate registration fee. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY! The fee for the Optional Thoracic Ultrasound Workshop is $100.

Refund Policy

Refunds: Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by September 30, 2013. No refunds are possible after that date.

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