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
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.
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