Session Information

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 offers 12 clinical tracks, 400+ sessions, special lectures and hands-on workshops, 1,100 medically challenging cases, 1,100 e-abstracts and more.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program the learner will:

  • Assess the potential applications of emerging issues and advances that affect the practice of anesthesia.
  • Integrate technical knowledge about state-of-the-art procedures, advanced therapeutic agents and medical device use into practice.
  • Apply contemporary practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the efficient and safe delivery of patient care.
  • Translate expanded knowledge into improvements in practice, short, medium and long-term patient outcomes and patient satisfaction.
Clinical Tracks
Targeted Interest Sessions
  • Ambulatory anesthesia 
MOCA Part II Sessions
  • Cardiac anesthesia 
MOCA Part IV Sessions
  • Critical care medicine 
Ethics Sessions
  • Geriatric anesthesia 
UGRA Sessions
  • Fundamentals of anesthesia 
Brain Health Sessions
  • Neuroanesthesia 
Recommended Sessions for Residents
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Pain management
  • Pediatric anesthesia
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Professional issues
  • Regional anesthesia and acute pain

View full abstracts of the 2017 scientific presentations in the online ASA Abstract Archives.

Abstract Technical Support: Abstract and Medically Challenging Case Presenters

All scientific abstract and medically challenging case poster presenters may contact for abstract technical support. Please provide your presentation number and/or presentation title.

Disclosure and Resolutions of Conflicts of Interest

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 balances presentations of information.  Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.  All faculty and planning committee members are required to disclose any financial relationships.

Zhongcong Xie, M.D.   Baxter Pharmaceutical, Henrui Pharmaceutical, Honoraria


All other planners and staff have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  For a full listing of all presenters and their disclosure information, please see the Educational Program Planner 

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