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2016 Spring Conference

Syllabus/Speaker Handouts

Please join us for the 2016 Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Spring Conference. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 23rd at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront in St. Paul, MN.

At the Spring Meeting, we are fortunate to have Dr. Joseph Neal as our guest speaker. Dr. Neal is a world leader in regional anesthesia, the previous Editor-in-Chief of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, and a former President of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In addition, we are pleased to welcome excellent lectures by Dr. Roberto Blanco of the University of Minnesota and Dr. Sandra Kopp from Mayo Clinic. There will be ample time for questions and discussion during the course of the meeting.

A refreshing brunch will be provided, with plenty of time to network with colleagues and interact with exhibitors. Furthermore, Dr. J.P. Abenstein, Immediate Past President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, will be providing us with an update of current ASA business. Please stick around after the lectures for the business meeting, which includes the election of MSA Officers. With excellent presentations by these leading experts in regional anesthesiology, the MSA Spring Meeting is sure to be an educational and enjoyable day. I look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Adam Niesen, MD

Chair, MSA Education Committee

Schedule

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

7:55-8:00am Welcome Remarks - Adam Niesen, MD, Chair, MSA Education Committee

8:00-8:45am
Perioperative Pain Management and Current Evidence - Roberto Blanco, MD, Anesthesiologist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

8:45-9:30am Re-Visiting the Evidence-Basis for Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia - Joseph Neal, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

9:30-9:45am
Expert Panel Discussion - Questions & Answers - Roberto Blanco, MD, and Joseph Neal, MD

9:45-10:45am
Brunch with Exhibitors/ASA Update - JP Abenstein, MD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

10:45-11:30am
Regional Anesthesia for Patients on Oral Anticoagulants - Sandra Kopp, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester

11:30am-12:15pm
The 2nd ASRA Pratice Advisory on Neurologic Complications of Regional Anesthesia - Joseph Neal, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle

12:15-12:30pm
Expert Panel Discussion - Questions & Answers - Sandra Kopp, MD, and Joseph Neal, MD

12:30-1:00pm
MSA Business Meeting and Officer Elections

1:00pm Adjournment and Executive Committee Meeting

Event Details

Start
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:00am
Location

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

See map: Google Maps

A discounted room rate of $159/night has been secured at the Intercontinental St. Paul Riverfront for Friday, April 22, 2016. Be sure to identify yourself as an Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists or MSA Spring Conference attendee and make your room reservation by the cut-off of March 26, 2016.


 
Prices

MSA Members - Complimentary
Non-Members - $450

Cancellation/
Refund/
No Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least two 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 two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.