CME Information

Continuing Medical Education Information

Directly Sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists


Overall Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1.  Assess the potential applications of emerging issues and advances that affect the practice of anesthesia.
2.  Integrate technical knowledge about state-of-the-art procedures, advanced therapeutic agents and medical device uses into practice.
3.  Apply contemporary practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care.
4.  Translate expanded knowledge into improvements in practice, patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.


Accreditation and Designation Statements

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

ASA designates this live activity for a maximum of 44 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Credit Claiming and Session Evaluations

Attendees will be able to claim their CME credit and evaluate sessions they have attended by visiting www.asahq.org/evals.

Participants will also be able to visit computer kiosks provided by ASA in designated areas where they can also print their certificates after claiming CME credit and evaluating sessions. 

Disclosure Statement

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.



Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Society of Anesthesiologists has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity.

All faculty and planning committee members are required to disclose any financial relationships and will be listed accordingly at goanesthesiology.org.

For a full listing of all presenters and their sessions, visit goanesthesiology.org.


Disclaimer

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.


Special Needs Statement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, please do not hesitate to call and/or submit a description of your needs in writing in order to receive service.


Commercial Support Acknowledgement

The American Society of Anesthesiologists gratefully acknowledges commercial support for ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014. View the full list of In-Kind Commercial Supporters.

Attend Select Educational Sessions to Earn Credit Toward MOCA®
ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 offers several opportunities to help fulfill your Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) requirements. Sessions marked with the MOC-PS icon will count toward Part 2 Patient Safety requirements. Look for the MOC-PS icon to identify designated sessions.

Please note: In order to claim CME credit for MOCA®, attendees are required to log on to www.asahq.org/evals and complete the evaluation for that designated MOCA session.  Participants must attend the entire session in order to receive MOCA credit.


Ethics Education

Selected sessions have been identified to help meet individual state and institutional ethics education requirements. Please check with your regulatory body for qualifying criteria.


Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Training Portfolio Program

The Ultrasound‐Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint initiative from ASA and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience to share with employers.  For more information, please visit education.asahq.org/ugra.


Perioperative Surgical Home Model

Sessions that will address the Perioperative Surgical Home model.


Many More Opportunities Available at Education Booth

Learn about ASA’s MOCA® offerings, including the Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) modules, Self-Assessment Module-Pain Medicine (SAM-PM), online patient safety courses, Anesthesiology Continuing Education (ACE), the Self-Education and Evaluation (SEE) Program, and the Simulation Education Network. Other CME opportunities include practice management online modules, ethics modules, journal CME and more. Stop by the Education Booth and visit the ASA Education Center to discover how to fulfill your MOCA® needs.


Learning Track Codes

AM  Ambulatory Anesthesia
CA  Cardiac Anesthesia
CC  Critical Care Medicine
FA  Fundamentals of Anesthesiology
NA  Neuroanesthesia
OB  Obstetric Anesthesia
PN  Pain Medicine
PD  Pediatric Anesthesia
PI  Professional Issues
RA  Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain
 


Special Designations

E  Ethics Session
MOC-PS Maintenance of Certification
UGRA  Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Portfolio
PSH  Perioperative Surgical Home

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA® requirements.