May 15-16 and October 30-31, 2010 Orlando, FL
This is a basic perioperative TEE and vascular access workshop. The course’s various formats offers pretests, reviews, lectures, panels, workshops and networking receptions. Some of the key areas covered are cardiac anatomy, imaging planes, ultrasound imaging, interactive cases in non cardiac surgery and critical care, and perioperative TEE.
After attending this workshop you should be able to understand:
- The basic physics of ultrasound.
- The technical operation of the echocardiography machine.
- The components of a complete transesophageal examination and the corresponding anatomical views.
- The pathophysiology of valvular heart disease and its intraoperative assessment.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Conference on Practice Management January 28-30, 2011 Houston, TX
The American Society of Anesthesiologists Conference on Practice Management is designed for both physician and non-physician leaders of anesthesiology practices. The conference program provides information and strategies for improving business practices today and in the future. This year’s program will address challenges caused by change – changes within one’s group including generational issues and employment arrangements, as well as changes from outside, including health care reform, governmental regulations and audits, and competition from other groups.
Friday morning and afternoon sessions
- The business side of your practice
- OR Metrics; Coding and Billing Cases
- 6 CME Credits for attendance at all sessions
Conference on Practice Management
- Sessions begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday
- Saturday sessions include discussion tables
- Sunday morning sessions conclude at 11:45 a.m.
- Friday and Saturday night receptions
- Saturday buffet lunch in exhibit hall
- Exhibitors showcasing products and services for your practice
- Continental breakfasts and breaks
- 15.75 CME Credits for attendance at all sessions
- Basics of practice management for Residents
- Specific Saturday resident sessions
- Separate Saturday Residents’ Luncheon
- 8 CME Credits for attendance at all sessions
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificate in Business Administration Program
March 20-21, 2010, August 14-15, 2010,
November 13-14, 2010, February 12-13, 2011
The Certificate in Business Administration Program is designed for Physicians. It will provide an overall orientation of the business skills needed to successfully manage the operations and functions of your healthcare organization or medical practice, and allow you to participate actively in its strategic success. This program is designed to teach the business skills needed to run a department, manage the challenges of a modern practice, private or academic, attain some of the language and perspective from the other side of the table and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills, or it can be taken purely for your self-edification. This program is designed for participants who have had no formal business education. The CBA program will supply some of the tools needed for a successful medical practice in areas that may not have been covered during medical school or residency.
The CBA program will be presented through a mixture of live, on-site sessions and distance learning modules on DVD-ROM which are in Microsoft PowerPoint format. To enhance the learning experience with the interaction of fellow students, the CBA faculty will offer the course materials and list serves via the Internet to complement the on-site learning modules. The on-site classes will be held in Houston, Texas, on weekends beginning in March 2010.
After attending this program you should be able to:
- Assess personal leadership skills in relation to the requirements and types of leadership.
- Acquire concepts of basic accounting and financial analysis.
- Attain skills for budget development and integration into organizational management.
- Be conversant with compliance and organizational issues, regulatory and other legal constraints, and inter-relationships within the healthcare industry.
- Identify and effectively use communication, negotiation and conflict resolution techniques in a group environment.
- Optimize contracting, fee schedule analysis and negotiation strategies through an understanding of basic managed care and integrated delivery system precepts.
- Appreciate employment law issues, selection and retention issues, and the relational cycle of human resources to overall functional business strategy.
- Develop a marketing plan for your organization through a basic understanding of the principles of marketing.
- Develop an understanding of business communications and technical report writing.
- Gain an understanding of the promotional strategy role in healthcare services marketing.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this educational activity for a maximum of 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. For additional information on these three programs contact the ASA Executive Office at 847.268.9139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anesthesiology Continuing Education is a CME product designed to facilitate lifelong learning. With ACE, practitioners can assess the status of their knowledge, identify any areas for improvement and prepare for the written anesthesiology recertification examination. SEE
The Self-Education and Evaluation Program is a special program of education and self-assessment which anesthesiologists can complete at their convenience. SEE enables anesthesiologists to gain an objective measure of their professional knowledge and provides guidance for continuing education.
2009 Annual Meeting Highlights
Annual Meeting Highlights is a selection of 27 courses offered to enhance your knowledge, competency and practice of anesthesiology. Courses are available as downloadable MP3 files, Web-based slide/audio format or both. Up to 31.5 CME credits can be earned for completing all of the sessions.
ANESTHESIOLOGY's journal based CME program is open to all readers. American Society of Anesthesiologists members participate at a preferred rate but it is not necessary to be a member or journal subscriber to take advantage of this CME activity.