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SATURDAY, October 19

Confidently maintain airway patency and decrease the incidences of hypoxemia, with SuperNO2VA Et
Saturday, October 19 | 6:00 a.m. – 8 a.m. 
Rosen Centre, Grand E
Presented by: Vyaire Medical, Annual Meeting Supporter

SuperNO2VA Et mask and system treat airway obstruction and optimize both oxygenation and ventilation in sedated and general anesthesia patients. Discussion of several publications that show a decrease in incidences of hypoxemia. The new addition allows for sample expired gases from the patient’s oral and/or nasal cavities.

Dr. Felipe Urdaneta, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine – Gainesville

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Smart Monitoring: The Future of Predictive Algorithms
Saturday, October 19 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 415 A
Presented by: Edwards Lifesciences, Industry Supporter
Through the incorporation of artificial intelligence and large data sets, machine learning has become a reality in medicine. Currently, a machine-learning algorithm can reliably predict intraoperative hypotensive events up to 15 minutes in advance.2 It has been established that there is a wide range of mean arterial pressure at which patients reach the lower limit of cerebral autoregulation. This symposium will discuss concepts of autoregulation and the potential of machine-learning to further advance monitoring capabilities.


Simon Davies, MB, ChB, FRCA, MD, York Teaching Hospitals, York UK
Gregory Fischer, M.D., Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

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Utilizing Software to Meet Internal Business Requirements and Create More Value for Your Clients
Saturday, October 19 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 C-D

Presented by: ePreop, Industry Supporter


The symposium will focus on multiple scenarios where software has served as the main foundation for full Quality Improvement programs, CMS MIPS MACRA compliance, Perioperative Surgical Home implementations, billing capture services, and patient experience survey platforms.


Neil Gillespie, M.D. – Green Bay Anesthesia Associates; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital

Irving Ye, M.D. – NorthStar Anesthesia; Norton HealthCare

For more information, please see a representative in booth #1831.


Driving Improved Patient Outcomes Through Noninvasive Monitoring and Postoperative Surveillance
Saturday, October 19 | 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 A-B

Presented by: Masimo, Industry Supporter


Advanced noninvasive monitoring systems can help optimize clinical decision-making, leading to improved patient outcomes. The flexible integration of these innovative technologies can provide anesthesiologists with additional, continuous insight into a patient’s condition while streamlining clinical workflows.

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Program, Montreal Heart Institute, and Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Nathalie Nathan-Denizot, PhD
Head Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Limoges University Hospital, Limoges, France

Aldo Carmona, MD
Chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care and SVP of Clinical Integration, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Moderator: Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA, President of Baylor Scott & White Research Institute


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Beyond Enhanced Recovery After Surgery  Employing Opioid-Free Pain Management in the Surgical Setting
Saturday, October 19 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Rosen Centre, Salons 9-10
Presented by: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Annual Meeting Supporter

Join your colleagues as we discuss the prevalence of post-operative pain and current strategies for pain management, the potential benefits of opioid-free ERAS protocols, and learnings from early adopters of opioid-free ERAS.

Mark E. Hamilton, M.D., Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA

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Fibrinogen supplementation in surgical patients – New perspectives in acquired fibrinogen deficiency
Saturday, October 19 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Rosen Centre, Junior Ballroom G
Presented by: Octapharma, Annual Meeting Supporter

Individual optimization of coagulation in the bleeding surgical patient plays a central role for successful patient blood management. Development of hypofibrinogenemia is an important contributor to coagulopathic bleeding complications. Restoring functional fibrinogen plasma levels has been suggested as a key measure to restore hemostasis and is recommended in the current international guidelines.

This symposium will address the global perspectives on patient blood management with respect to fibrinogen replacement in acquired bleeding. Available treatment options for acquired fibrinogen deficiency will be reviewed. New studies that are being performed in acquired fibrinogen deficiency patients comparing the efficacy and safety of a human fibrinogen concentrate, Fibryga, and Cryoprecipitate in the management of perioperative bleeding will be presented. A pragmatic approach to fibrinogen supplementation in cardiac surgery will be discussed, followed by a presentation of recent data from a prospective, controlled GCP study conducted in patients undergoing cytoreductive surgery for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.


Dr. Jerrold Levy, Department of Anesthesia, Duke University, USA

Dr. Klaus Görlinger, Medical Director, Instrumentation Laboratory, Germany

Dr. Keyvan Karkouti, Department of Anesthesia, Toronto General Hospital, Canada

Dr. Faheez Mohamed, Surgeon, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, United Kingdom

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SUNDAY, October 20

Benefits and Limitations of Local Anesthetics in Postoperative Pain
Sunday, October 20 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 A-B 
Presented by: Heron Therapeutics, Industry Supporter

An engaging discussion on managing severe pain and inflammation in the first 72 hours postoperatively, the benefits and limitations of local anesthetics and looking for opportunities for improvement while knowing that opioids are not the optimal solution.

Eugene R. Viscusi, M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

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Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management
Sunday, October 20 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 C-D 
Presented by: Merck & Co., Industry Supporter

Merck is pleased to sponsor this program to provide information consistent with FDA guidelines.  This program is not an accredited CME program and is not designed to meet any training and/or educational requirements. This medical education program for US health care professionals and health care business professionals only. The speaker for this program is speaking on behalf of Merck.

Speaker: Joseph F. Answine, MD, FASA, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at Penn State University Hospital and College of Medicine, The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Medical Director at Cumberland Surgical Center

For more information, please see a representative in booth #929.

MONDAY, October 21

Continuous monitoring & Patient Safety: "A look to the Future”
Monday, October 21 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 C-D 
Presented by: Medtronic, Industry Supporter

The postoperative ward is considered an ideal nursing environment for stable patients transitioning out of the hospital. However, about half of all in-hospital cardiorespiratory arrests occur here and are associated with poor outcomes. Current monitoring practices on the hospital ward mandate intermittent vital signs checks. Subtle changes in vital signs often occur at least 8-12 hours prior to an acute event, and continuous monitoring of vital signs would allow for effective therapeutic interventions and potentially avoid a 'code blue' event. It seems tempting to apply continuous monitoring to every patient on the ward, but inherent challenges such as artifacts and alarm fatigue need to be considered. Risk scores derived from real time waveform data is the first essential step in proactive intervention to prevent these events from occurring. The next step would be continuous, smarter and portable ward monitoring systems in conjunction with dedicated central monitoring units, adequate artificial intelligence support and provider education. This combination will pick up true events and decrease artifact and consequent alarm fatigue to a minimum. Finally, results of robust prospectively conducted large multi-center trial designs are critical to move the needle towards patient safety. These clinical trials will effectively state the case for continuous monitoring in improving hard outcomes, achieving provider acceptance, and reducing overall cost, all of which are necessary to convince hospital systems to adopt this new technology and embrace this new culture of monitoring.

Ashish Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM

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Drug Diversion, Opioid Stewardship, Best Practices & Interventions

Monday, October 21 | Noon – 1 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center, West 414 A-B 
Presented by: Fresenius Kabi, Industry Supporter


Drug diversion has been deemed a multi-victim crime placing physicians, their patients, and coworkers at risk.  This session will address the issues around drug diversion and how to mitigate diversion by implementing opioid stewardship targeting staff awareness, multimodal approaches, low dose preparations, and diversion deterrence strategies.



Keith Berge, MD, Chair, Mayo Clinic Medication Diversion Prevention Committee, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dave Dickerson, MD, Section Chief, Pain Medicine, Medical Director, Anesthesia Pain Service, Dept of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine, NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, IL

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