Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Office of CME
Jefferson Alumni Hall
1020 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-6992
Toll Free: 1-888-JEFF-CME
Fax: (215) 923-3212

Since 2000

SKMC Office of Continuing Medical Education
Department of Anesthesiology CME

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.

Upcoming Events

    Conference Brochure and Agenda

    Online registration is now closed. Individuals interested in attending can register on-site for this conference.

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    10% Special Discount!

    If you attended this conference between 2011-2014, AND bring a fully-registered colleague with you this year, you are eligible for a 10% special discount.

    In order to receive the discount, you must submit your registration form via fax at 215-923-3212 or via mail. Discount is not available online.

    20th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference

    February 21-27, 2015

    Course Location:
    20th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference
    Huntley Lodge
    Big Sky, Montana

    The 20th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference is a unique program that brings together renowned experts to share their knowledge in the field of anesthesiology. This program is designed for practicing anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology residents and students.

    At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to:

    • Review new aspects in pediatric regional anesthesia with regards to new surgical indications.
    • Recognize the possible effects on neurodevelopment of the growing neuronal system.
    • Review current NPO guidelines for children and adults before surgery
    • Discuss the current data available regarding complications associated with a child with cold undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
    • Define the full scope and major operational elements of a prototypic comprehensive Perioperative Surgical Home model.
    • Discuss the pivotal role of anesthesiologists as the key perioperative physician in improving perioperative outcome.
    • Recognize the potential impact of strategies such as fluid management, glycemic control, temperature control, and protective ventilation on perioperative outcome.
    • Review the infection complications of ultrasound for invasive procedures and the importance of implementing sterility.
    • Recognize the impact of maintaining a civil, respectful environment in the operating room to ensure a positive, safe working environment and review methods to implement means of open-communication.
    • Discuss the behavioral and system issues that contribute to errors in medicine.
    • Review the anesthetic challenges and possible complications associated with caring for the obese patient.
    • Identify the parturient and fetal-related morbidity and mortality secondary to OSA during pregnancy.
    • Discuss the current recommendations for anesthetic management for non-obstetric surgery in the parturient.
    • Identify methods to reduce risks in obstetrics by implementing multi-disciplinary pathways.
    • Review the current analgesic techniques available for postoperative pain management following total knee arthroplasty.
    • Review the challenges posed by patients with history of substance abuse presenting for surgery.
    • Identify modalities available to manage pain perioperatively in opioid tolerant patients.
    • Recognize the importance of ambulatory regional analgesia and improved patient outcomes.
    • Utilize a planning method to implement an ambulatory regional analgesia program at the providers institution.
    • Describe the concerns of ambulatory surgery in challenging patients.
    • Justify appropriate selection of adult patients with obesity, sleep apnes, cardiac implantable electronic devices, coronary stents scheduled for ambulatory surgery.
    • Review current techniques in ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks using live and phantom models.
    • Practice hands-on regional anesthesia techniques via ultrasound guidance.
    • Discuss the challenges of caring for a patient presenting with renal insufficiency undergoing arteriovenous shunt repair.
    • Review the challenges in developing an anesthetic plan for the obese parturient presenting for urgent cesarean section.
    • Discuss the perioperative issues that arise when a morbidly obese patient presents for ambulatory surgery.
    • Prepare a perioperative pain management plan for the opioid tolerant patient presenting for total knee replacement.
    • 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.


    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    All faculty participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Sidney Kimmel Medical College are expected to disclose to the activity audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Full disclosure of faculty relationships will be made at this activity.

    Important Contact Information

      Conference Information and Questions
      Suzanne McCade 215-955-7196,

      Hotel Reservations
      Huntley Lodge 800-548-4486

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      Karst Stage Shuttle 800-287-4759 or

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      Lone Mountain Ranch 406-995-4644

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8490 Gibbon Building
111 South 11th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-6161
Fax: 215-923-5507

Zvi Grunwald, MD
Professor and Chair

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