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2021 Annual Conference

Dear Colleagues,

            It is with great joy that I have the privilege of announcing the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) 2nd  Annual Conference to be held in person from November 13 to 14 at the Radisson Blu, Mall of America, in Bloomington, MN. 

This year’s scientific meeting will include several impactful invited speakers, a small group session for problem-based learning discussions (PBLDs), and a hands-on ultrasound, regional anesthesia and PoCUS workshop. To enhance learner experience and ensure COVID precautions, we will be limiting the total number of participants for the PBLDs and hands-on workshops, so please register for the MSA 2nd Annual Conference early to reserve your spot for these activities.

As you will be able to see in this year’s conference agenda, presentations will include high-yield topics such as pediatric fluid management, quantitative neuromuscular blockade monitoring, the risks of burnout amongst Anesthesiologists, and much more.  In addition, there will be ample opportunities for us to re-connect with our colleagues, visit with exhibitors, and hear the latest legislative updates pertaining to our specialty. 

On behalf of the MSA Education Committee and the entire MSA Board of Directors, we are excited to see you all in person again and happy to have compiled such an accomplished group of speakers and educators to make this a high-yield conference for you.

Sincerely,
J. Kyle Bohman, MD
MSA Education Chair

 


Health Acknowledgement 

Please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories or restrictions that may be in place for travel to any event hosted by the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA). By attending a MSA event, you are confirming that you and all persons in your party:

  • Are not experiencing any of the following symptoms of COVID identified by the CDC at CDC.gov, including:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Have not been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine
  • Are not under any self-quarantine orders

Attendees who cannot confirm all the above criteria must not attend a MSA event. If at any point during your attendance you or your guest do not meet this criteria, you both will be required to isolate and may be relocated or asked to leave the property.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists in any public place where people are present. COVID is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and attendees with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. For up-to-date local information, visit the Minnesota Department of Health website.

By attending an MSA event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID and further acknowledge that you understand and will follow all health and safety protocols established by MSA and the venue of the MSA event. Failure to abide by all health and safety protocols implemented for the event is grounds for being asked to leave the event, without refund.


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Event Details

Start
Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 7:00am
End
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:10am
Location
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States

 

Hotel Block
A discounted room rate has been secured at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for the Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 for $159/night. To make your reservation, call 800-333-3333 and book your room under the "MSA 2021 Annual Conference" block.

Parking
Complimentary self-parking is available in the East and West parking ramps. If you are a registered hotel guest and parking overnight in either ramp, you must bring the make and model of your vehicle, as well as your license plate number, to the hotel front desk upon check-in. The hotel team will inform the Mall of America team of your information. Mall of America’s team will tow cars which are parked overnight in either ramp that have not been registered with the hotel as staying at the hotel on that same night.

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Prices

MSA & WSA (Wisconsin) Members: $0
Non-Members: $450

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Cancellation/
Refund/
No Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least five (5) business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than five (5) business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

Schedule of Events

Saturday November 13, 2021

7:00-7:55am:
Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:55-8:00am:
Welcome Remarks
J. Kyle Bohman, MD, Mayo Clinic, Program Chair
Tae Kim, MD, University of Minnesota, Pediatric Program Chair

8:00-8:25am:
Anesthesia and the Developing Brain

Yu Shi, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic

8:25-8:50am:
Physician Burnout and Suicide

John Mrachek, MD, University of Minnesota

8:50-9:05am:
Question & Answer Panel

9:05-9:35am:
Break with Exhibitors

9:35-10:15am:
Pediatric Fluid Management

Jakob Guenther, MD, University of Minnesota

10:15-10:45am:
Neurologic Devices for Non-Neurological Surgery
Tasha Welch, MD, Mayo Clinic

10:45-11:00am:
Question & Answer Panel

11:00-11:30am:
Break with Exhibitors

11:30-12:30pm:
Luncheon & ASA Update

Randall Clark, MD, ASA President-Elect

12:30-12:50pm:
Break with Exhibitors

12:50-1:20pm:
Legislative Update
Nate Mussell, JD, Lockridge Grindal Nauen

1:20-1:50pm:
Anesthesia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Brian Tolly, MD, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

1:50-2:35pm:
Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring

Mike Todd, MD, University of Minnesota

2:35-2:50pm:
Question & Answer Panel

2:50-4:50pm:
Problem Based Learning Discussions

Pediatric Unanticipated Difficult Airway
Martina Richtsfeld, MD, University of Minnesota
Devon Aganga, MD, Mayo Clinic

Pediatric NORA/MRI
Kumar Belani, MD, University of Minnesota
Vinh Nguyen, DO, University of Minnesota

Anesthesia for Neonatal Surgical Emergencies
Anna Swenson, MD, University of Minnesota
Dawit Haile, MD, Mayo Clinic

Non-Cardiac Surgery Anesthesia for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients
Lisa Corbett, MD, University of Minnesota
Susanne Rupert, MD, University of Minnesota

4:50-5:00pm: Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

Sunday November 14, 2021

7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30am Ultrasound Primer
Gregory Schears, MD, Mayo Clinic

8:30-11:00am
Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound Workshop

  • Paravertebral and ESB
    • Dawit Haile, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Infraclavicular Block
    • Katie Handlogten, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Knee Surgery Blocks
    • Kristopher Schroeder, MD, University of Wisconsin
    • Roberto Blanco, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
    • Balazs Horvath, MD, FASA, University of Minnesota 
  • Ultrasound Peripheral IV Access
    • Gregory Schears, MD, Mayo Clinic
    • Mike Nemergut, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Gastric Ultrasound
    • Setty Sudarshan, MD, University of Minnesota

11:00-11:10am Closing Remarks

CME Information

More information coming soon.