Faculty Presenters at 2018 CAS Annual Meeting

Going to the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Annual Meeting? Here’s when you can see our faculty and learn more about their research.

This information is from the CAS Scientific Program, available here: http://www.casconference.ca/en/scientific-program/

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 07:00-08:00

Case Of Difficult Airway in a Morbidly Obese Patient For Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery
Difficult airway and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may contribute to perioperative morbidity and mortality.[1,2] Although the incidence of the difficult intubation (1-6%) and failed intubation (0.1- 0.3%) are very low, it can contribute to increased risk of airway trauma, rapid desaturation, laryngeal injuries, unexpected intensive care unit admission and death. The different abnormalities in the upper airway anatomies like a large tongue, overcrowding of the oropharyngeal structures, decreased upper airway diameter and greater neck circumference may contribute to the difficult airway in OSA patients during the perioperative period.
Mahesh Nagappa

Regional and Acute Pain
Preventing Rebound Pain Following Peripheral Nerve Blocks in Ambulatory Surgery
This PBLD will discuss the strategies to manage the transition from regional to systemic analgesia in ambulatory surgical patients. These will include local anesthetic dosing, adjuncts to increase analgesic duration, the role of catheter techniques, and post-discharge analgesic prescription and instructions.
Herman Sehmbi

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 13:30-15:00

Brain Resuscitation Based on 3 Clinical Cases
Review of the pathophysiology and current recommendations for treatment of hemorrhagic stroke. Role of the anesthesiologist in the hemorrhagic stroke in operative and non-operative settings. Review the survival and clinical outcomes following hemorrhagic stroke.
Moderator: Timothy Turkstra

Transient Global Brain Ischemia: Impact on CBF and Potential Strategies to Reduce Secondary Injury
Discussion on strategies after cardiac arrest, global ischemia and the impact on cerebral blood flow.
Ruediger Noppens

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 15:30-17:15

Workshop: Comprehensive Neuro-monitoring
The Workshop is designated for general anesthesiologists who have interest in acquiring skills and knowledge in the three most commonly used Perioperative neuro-monitoring modalitiesProcessed Electroencephalography (EEG), Intraoperative Evoked Potential (EP) monitoring, and Optic nerve sheath diameter measurement. During the workshop, there are Hands-on and Datainterpretation stations where all participants will have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice. Participants will have opportunity to place electrodes for EEG monitoring, EP monitoring and use Ultrasound to measure optic nerve sheath diameters.

Workshop Leader: Jason Chui

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 08:15-10:00

Regional and Acute Pain
Workshop (repeat of Saturday workshop): Essential Upper and Lower Extremity Blocks
This workshop will explore indications and standard ultrasound guided approaches to common essential peripheral nerve blocks of the upper and lower extremity for anesthesia and analgesia on live models. Brachial plexus approaches will include Interscalene and Axillary brachial plexus blocks. Lower extremity approaches will include femoral nerve, adductor canal and popliteal sciatic nerve block.
Workshop Leader: Ki Jinn Chin, Toronto
Instructors: Shalini Dhir, London, ON; Derek Dillane, Edmonton, AB; James Green, Edmonton, AB; Justin Greenberg, Montreal, QC; Marie-Josée Nadeau, Quebec, QC

SUNDAY, JUNE 17 13:15 - 14:45

CJA Symposium
Becoming a Better Scientific Writer and Reviewer
This session will feature two senior members of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Anesthesia as they discuss topics aimed at making the audience member aware of the common methodological and statistical issues that face both writers and reviewers. In addition, several trends in the field of peer review, including reviewer training and the broader recognition of reviewer efforts, will be discussed. Moderator: Hilary Grocott, Winnipeg, MB
Practical advice for authors will be given to improve their reporting quality.
Philip Jones

MONDAY, JUNE 18 09:15-10:00

Cardiovascular and Thoracic
Anesthesia for Patients on LVAD Undergoing Non-Cardiac Surgery
The indications for implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) for end-stage heart failure have evolved in the past few years, leading to a constant increase in the number of patients with implanted LVADs. These patients may need non–cardiac interventions and these procedures may present a particular challenge to the Anesthesiologist. Successful perioperative management of non-cardiac procedures in this specific group of patients mandates an understanding of the indications for implantation, the patients’ native cardio -circulatory system status, comorbidities, need for anti coagulation and proper positioning and monitoring, and how to prevent and treat potential complications. In this session we will discuss a practical approach to the perioperative management of patients with implanted LVADs, with a specific attention to case scenarios.
Moderator/Presenter Ronit Lavi

Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction in Elderly Patients After Ambulatory Surgery
Moderator: Mahesh Nagappa