ACE 2023 - Issues 20 A & B

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Expiration dates to claim credit:
20A: 4/30/2024
20B: 10/31/2024

Test your knowledge of anesthesia fundamentals!

Developed by practicing anesthesiologists, each issue of ACE includes 100 multiple choice questions (200 per annual subscription) with...  Read More +

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

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 20A and 20B activities each offer up to 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (60 per subscription). A specific portion of these credits may be allotted to the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. For 20A, up to 1 credit contributes to the patient safety component, while 20B contributes up to 1.75 credits for patient safety. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

Credit for Canadian MOC Participants: Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

For information on other accreditations, contact ASA Member Services at (847) 825-5586.

You may access the course via the following links: 

20A Electronic

20A Booklet

20B Electronic

20B Booklet

You can only access courses that you purchased or are complimentary. To access all of your courses, log into My Courses. Or, via, using the main menu at the top of the website, choose “Education & CME,” then choose “My Courses.”

After successfully completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Assess the current state of his or her knowledge of fundamental and subspecialty anesthesia topics and identify knowledge gaps
  • Develop a strategy to address identified gaps using resources provided as references within the program
  • Utilize enhanced knowledge in clinical practice
This activity is intended for anesthesiologists, anesthesia residents, and members of the anesthesia care team.

Bhargavi Gali, MD, MHA, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Rochester, Minnesota

Stacy L. Jones, MD, MHA, FASA, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Little Rock, Arkansas

Joel O. Johnson, MD, PhD, Co-Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Madison, Wisconsin

Anuj K. Aggarwal, MD
Stanford, California

Shamsuddin Akhtar, MD 
New Haven, Connecticut

Vaibhav Bora, MBBS, FASE, FCCM, FCCP
Augusta, Georgia

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Dallas, Texas

Russell K. McAllister, MD, FASA
Temple, Texas

Shobana Rajan, MD, FASA
Cleveland, Ohio

Sara Robertson, MD, FASA
Madison, Mississippi

Ahmed Shalabi, MBBCh, MSc, FCAI
Los Angeles, California

Johannes W. Steyn, MD
Nicholasville, Kentucky

Kofi B. Vandyck, MD
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Christine T. Vo, MD, FASA
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Maheen A. Wardak, MD
Houston, Texas 

Additional Contributors: Jennifer M. Hah, MD, Stanford, California; Christopher Lace, MD, MBA, Denver, Colorado; Kathryn Rouine-Rapp, MD, San Francisco, California

ASA Staff: Ginger Clark, Managing Editor

Resolution of Conflicts of Interest: ASA 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 ASA to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with ASA 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. ASA 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 ASA 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.

Ineligible companies are those not eligible to be accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education because the primary business of these companies is producing, marketing, selling, reselling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. The faculty and staff below have reported the following financial relationships with ineligible companies: 

Ginger Clark
Merck: Stock (self)
Organon & Co: Stock (self)

Richard P. Dutton, MD, MBA, FASA
Edwards Lifesciences: Independent contractor—consultant (self)
Medtronic: Independent contractor—consultant (self)
Cerus Corporation: Independent contractor—data and safety monitoring (self)

Bhargavi Gali, MD
Takeda Pharmaceuticals: Independent contractor—consultant (self)

Kofi B. Vandyck, MD
Abiomed: Stock (self)
Medtronic: Stock (self)
General Electric: Stock (self)
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc: Stock (self)
Edwards Lifesciences: Stock (self)
Quantra QStat Study: Independent contractor—other (self)

All disclosed financial relationships have been mitigated. All other faculty, planners, and staff have reported no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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