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UPMC Department of Anesthesiology
Maureen Hewko, 412-623-5993
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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1001 Lafayette Drive
Farmington, PA 15437
United States

Redesigning the Perioperative Process: Prehabilitation, ERAS, and Pain Management

November 4-6, 2016
Nemacolin Woodlands
Farmington, Pa

Intent and Objectives
The anesthesia provider must maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding health care delivery. This program is intended to review and update the knowledge and skills of the anesthesia provider as it relates to current professional practice.
•    Upon completion of this conference, the participant should be able to:
•    Identify the health care drivers requiring the redesign of the perioperative process
•    Discuss the concept of prehabilitation
•    Review the concept of frailty and how it might impact perioperative outcome
•    Discuss the role of the advanced practice provider in optimization of patients for surgery
•    Define the concept of enhanced recovery after surgery
•    Review new approaches to perioperative fluid management
•    Describe current methods of regional anesthetic/analgesic techniques for acuteand perioperative pain management
•    Describe the effect of surgery, anesthesia, and perioperative care on the immunesystem and on oncologic and infectious outcomes
•    Review complex persistent pain conditions
•    Discuss recommendations for an “immune system preserving” approach to intraoperative and postoperative care
•    Discuss patient satisfaction in pain management
•    Achieve improved patient outcomes through the successful adoption of regional anesthesia practice

Who Should Attend
Physicians involved in the perioperative process, anesthesiologists, surgeons, anesthesia residents, anesthesia fellows, pharmacists, CRNAs, SRNAs, CRNPs, anesthesia assistants, nurses, medical students and other health care professionals involved with perioperative care.
Course Director
Jonathan Waters, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Chief of Anesthesia Services
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

Course Co-Directors
•    Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH
•    Stephen Esper, MD
•    Steven Orebaugh, MD
•    Lois J. Pizzi, MSN, RN-BC
•    Tammy Flemming, RN, CRNP

Continuing Education Credit
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded 1.5 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 15.0 contact hours.
Nursing Accreditation: An application for contact hours has been submitted to the PA State Nurses Association. More information about contact hours will be available soon.

Pre-registrations (due by November 3, 2016)
All pre-registrations are due one day prior to the beginning of the conference. Registrations after this date are accepted only as on-site registrations.
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.
1. Visit our online registration site at https://ccehs.upmc.edu/home.jsf
2. Click the Registration button and enter all the requested information (including an email address) and follow the prompts to submit your registration after entering your payment information.
3. Print the automatic electronic registration confirmation email sent to the email address you provided us when you registered.

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