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19th Annual Vermont Perspectives in Anesthesia

March 5-9, 2014

Stowe Mountain Lodge, Stowe, VT

The 2014 Conference was a huge success. Please join us for next year's course: March 4-8, 2015


This conference will provide anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anyone with an interest in the field of anesthesia with practical reviews and timely informative clinical updates on a variety of topics of current interest. Participants will be able to identify and discuss recent developments and trends through comprehensive didactic sessions. Faculty includes recognized experts in their fields, both on a national level and from the University of Vermont. The atmosphere will be friendly and informal and there will be ample time for questions and discussion with faculty and colleagues.


  1. Identify how to optimize the use of blood products and understand the potential complications of blood product administration.
  2. Discuss the current state of knowledge on anesthesia and neurotoxicity in children and be able to discuss potential risks with parents.
  3. Identify the anesthetic and surgical implications of congenital heart disease, both corrected and uncorrected, in the adult patient.
  4. Discuss how to prevent and treat local anesthetic systemic toxicity including the basic components of a dedicated Local Anesthetic toxicity cart.
  5. Discuss the role of neuromodulation in the treatment of chronic pain.
  6. Discuss the uses of Acupuncture in treatment of the athlete.
  7. Discuss the perioperative management of the patient with right heart failure and pulmonary hypertension.
  8. Identify the latest trends in fast-track anesthesia including alternatives to opioid based analgesia.
  9. Discuss when and how to send your OR patient to the intensive care unit even if the surgeon disagrees.
  10. Identify the procedures and pitfalls associated with anesthetic care of the pregnant trauma patient.
Pre-Conference Ultrasound Point-of-Care Workshop: The Ultrasonographer's Guide to Bedside Blocks and Beyond

This 5-hour ultrasound course will start with didactic teaching focusing on the basics of ultrasound physics and manipulation of equipment to optimize the ultrasound's capabilities. This will be followed by 4 hours of hands-on participation focusing on ultrasound techniques useful for anesthesia providers and guided by experienced physicians. The workshop is designed for novice to expert anesthesia providers who are interested in enhancing their ultrasound knowledge and technical skills.

Register separately for the Point-of-Care workshop on the conference registration form. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. This workshop will be held in Burlington at the UVM/FAHC Simulation Laboratory. The cost is $350 per participant.

Workshop objectives:

  1. Describe the ultrasound controls to improve images on the screen.
  2. List the benefits of using real time, ultrasound guidance for regional anesthesia and vascular access.
  3. Describe point-of-care ultrasound scanning techniques for brachial plexus, femoral, sciatic, epidural, paravertebral and abdominal blocks.
  4. Diagnose pneumothorax using an ultrasound.


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 21 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 21 CE credits; AANA Code Number #1028963; Expiration Date 3/9/14.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not participate in the optional pre-conference workshop, 16 credits will be awarded.

Flash Drive/Drop Box/Printed Syllabus*

Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to receive the presentations in a printed syllabus, sent by Drop Box or on a flash drive. If you choose a flash drive or Drop Box, 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 either a flash drive or files sent by Drop Box.

*Note: Participants are encouraged to choose the flash drive or Drop Box version of the syllabus as many slides do not reproduce well in printed form.

Registration Fees

Tuition Fee is $575 for physicians, $450 for nurse anesthetists, and $350 for physicians-in-training for registrations postmarked by January 30th. Fee includes all course materials, continental breakfast and coffee breaks each day, and Johns’ Fund Reception. Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by February 12, 2014. Refunds are not possible after that date.

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