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2016 Fall Conference

2016 Fall Conference Tentative Schedule of Events
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront
5.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits Approved!

Speaker Handouts:

Dear Colleagues,

The cardiopulmonary system is at the very core of our daily practice. Indeed, there are constant improvements in technology and technique that can impact our daily performance of all cases, not just cardiac and thoracic. For our Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Fall Meeting on November 12th, we have a full morning program of speakers discussing innovative topics regarding the cardiopulmonary system. In the afternoon, we have heard the requests for more education in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia, and will have a four station interactive workshop on ultrasound for truncal blocks.

Our full slate of speakers on the cardiopulmonary system includes Dr. Trevor Lee, an innovator and expert in high spinal anesthesia for cardiac surgery – a cutting edge and thought provoking topic that is sure to generate interest and discussion. Our second guest lecturer, Dr. Matteo Parotto, will update us regarding optimal ventilation strategies in the operating room. Both of our local speakers will be discussing technologies that have become more widely used in recent years. Dr. Daniela Orza will detail the anesthetic management for transcatheter aortic valve replacement, and Dr. David Barbara will provide guidance on the anesthetic management of patients with ventricular assist devices for noncardiac surgery.

After a refreshing lunch with plenty of opportunity to network with colleagues and interact with exhibitors, we will hold a workshop on ultrasound for truncal anesthesia. Specific techniques will include Pecs 1/2/3, quadratus lumborum, transversalis fascia plane (TFP), traditional/subcostal TAP, rectus sheath, and neuraxial scanning. Four stations of hands-on scanning led by Drs. Jake Hutchins, Adam Amundson, Roberto Blanco, and Emily Sharpe will provide excellent opportunities for honing regional anesthesia skills. As always, the Fall Meeting is sure to be an educational and enjoyable day. I hope you will attend!

Adam D. Niesen, M.D.
Chair, MSA Education Committee

Exhibitor Opportunities

Interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Fall Conference?

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Event Details

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 8:00am
Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
United States


The MSA 2016 Fall Conference will be held at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront on Saturday, November 12th. A discounted room rate of $159/night has been established for the night of Friday, November 11th. To make your accommodations, please call the hotel or visit the link below to reserve your room by October 15, 2016.

Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 Kellogg Blvd E
St Paul, MN 55101

(651) 292-1900
CLICK HERE to make reservations!


MSA Members: Complimentary
Wisconsin (WSA) Members: Complimentary
Non-Member: $450

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:

7:00 - 7:55am: Registration and Coffee with Exhibitors

7:55 - 8:00am: Welcome Remarks
- Kyle Bohman, MD, MSA Education Committee, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

8:00 - 8:45am:
TAVR for the Anesthesiologist - Daniela Orza, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota

8:45 - 9:30am: Mechanical Ventilation in the Operating Room -
Matteo Parotto, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto

9:30 - 9:45am: Q&A Panel

9:45 - 10:15am: Break

10:15 - 11:00am: LVADs & Non-Cardiac Surgery: What to Do When They Come to Your OR -
David Barbara, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

11:00 - 11:45am: High Spinal Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery -
Trevor Lee, MD, FRCPC, FAAPL, CCPE, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Manitoba

11:45 - 12:00pm: Q&A Panel

12:00 - 12:10pm: Distinguished Service Award Presentation

12:10 - 12:30pm: Legislative Update

12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30 - 3:30pm: Ultrasound Guided Truncal Regional Anesthesia Workshop

  • Jacob Hutchins, MD, BS, University of Minnesota, Aaron Berg, University of Minnesota - Ultrasound Guided Pectoralis Blocks
  • Emily Sharpe, MD, Mayo Clinic & Hans Sviggum, MD, Mayo Clinic - Neuraxial Ultrasound
  • Roberto Blanco, MD, University of Minnesota & Ramprasad Sripada, MD, University of Minnesota - Quadratus Lumborum Block/Transversalis Fascia Plane
  • Adam Amundson, MD, Mayo Clinic & David Olsen, MD, Mayo Clinic - Traditional/Subcostal TAP, Rectus Sheath

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.