University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Continuing Medical Education

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2016criticalcare

14th Annual Northern New England Critical Care Conference

October 13-15, 2016

Stoweflake Resort and Conference Center

Overview

This course is designed to address important clinical issues encountered while delivering critical care. All ICU healthcare professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants) will be given 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

* Discuss the best practices for invasive and non-invasive ventilation.

* Discuss the utility of ultrasound in the critical care setting.

* Discuss the evaluation process for tracheostomy placement and swallowing evaluations.

* Discuss the impact of patient and family centered care in the critical care setting.

Optional Ultrasound Workshop

An optional ultrasound workshop will be offered which will include rotation through ultrasound practical stations, offering hands-on instruction and experience. Enrollment is limited.

Workshop Objectives

* Practice the utility of ultrasound for evaluation of pneumothorax.

* Practice the utility of ultrasound for evaluation of pleural effusions and guiding thoracentesis.

Accreditation

The University of Vermont College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 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.

An application has been submitted to the American College of Emergency Physicians for ACEP Category I credit.

An application has been submitted to The State of Vermont Board of Respiratory Therapists for continuing education credit.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.5 Nursing Contact Hours.

The University of Vermont-Continuing Medical Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Vermont State Nurses Association's Committee on Education, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Credit for other providers is pending.

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

Accommodations

A block of beautifully appointed rooms has been reserved at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel prior to August 26, 2016, by calling (802) 253‐7355 or (800) 253‐2232, and indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rates: $265 single or double occupancy, plus Vermont State tax. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after August 26th. Accommodations sell out quickly throughout the area during foliage season. We strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

The Stoweflake offers extensive recreational facilities and superb continental cuisine. A spa, heated indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, and fitness equipment are located on site.

Conference Syllabus - (Electronic Download)

NEW THIS YEAR! The conference syllabus will only be available as an Electronic Download with presentations as PDF files. Please plan to bring laptop or electronic device to view presentations as well as completing the electronic evaluations via our online UVM CME system. Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper certificates will no longer be available. You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference) about a week from the conference start date that the presentations will be available for downloading.

Fees

Regular Registration

Physicians - Lectures ONLY: $575.00
Other Medical Professionals - Lectures ONLY: $375.00
Non-Physician Trainees - Lectures ONLY: $125.00
Physicians - Lectures & Workshop: $700.00
All Other Medical Professionals - Lectures & Workshop: $500.00

Late Registration - After 10/03/2016

Physicians - Lectures ONLY: $650.00
Other Medical Professionals - Lectures ONLY: $450.00
Non-Physician Trainees - Lectures ONLY: $200.00
Physicians - Lectures & Workshop: $775.00
Other Professionals - Lectures & Workshop: $575.00

Exhibitors will be present at this conference.

Refund Policy

Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by October 3, 2016. No refunds are possible after that date.

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