JMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
The Department of Anesthesiology is a large and varied academic department dedicated to carrying out the mission of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Hospital, and the Jefferson Health Care Network. The Department sponsors a fully accredited residency training program, fellowship programs, as well as educational programs for medical students. Two nationally recognized CME programs are offered each year as well.
- Review strategies to manage perioperative challenges relating to induction, airway and emergent issues.
- Describe novel and emerging technologies in anesthesia practice, and understand their appropriate use.
- Review the techniques commonly used in thoracic surgery from perioperative concerns through management of issues that may arise during surgery.
- Integrate techniques used for safely administering anesthesia in special populations including the patients with substance abuse issues, the pregnant patient, and fetal and pediatric surgeries.
- Review the appropriate management of the morbidly obese patient undergoing bariatric surgery in order to develop management strategies that maximize patient safety.
- Develop systems to improve practice and reduce malpractice exposure.
- Demonstrate how to obtain and document proper informed consent.
- Describe recent instances of fraudulent published research and analyze how these affect current anesthesia practice.
- Review the pharmacology, mechanisms of action, patient selection, risks and benefits of commonly used anesthetics.
- Discuss the current evidence regarding the risks and benefits of general, regional, and nerve block methods of anesthesia.
- Implement rationale, evidence based strategies for the management of post-operative and chronic pain utilizing appropriate pharmacologic agents.
- Develop treatment strategies that employ multimodal pain management and integrate emerging analgesia techniques.
- Assess their individual practices in light of the information and discussions during the conference, and identify specific strategies to implement as part of a continuing improvement process for their practices.
Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference.
18th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference
February 23 - March 1, 2013
8490 Gibbon Building|
111 South 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Zvi Grunwald, MD
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