26th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference

Big Sky, MT US
February 5, 2022 to February 10, 2022


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The 26th Annual Jefferson Anesthesia Conference 2022 in Big Sky, Montana is proud to offer a diverse, comprehensive program with world-reknowned experts and is geared toward anesthesiologists, CRNAs, residents, fellows, and medical students.

The program includes updates in the current trends in ambulatory anesthesia, neurosurgical anesthesia, point-of care ultrasound, regional anesthesia, pain medicine, patient safety, practice management and medicolegal issues.  It will also provide attendees with the tools to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound into their practice and utilize the diagnostic technology to help guide clinical decision-making. Sessions include:

  • Updates in anesthetic management of patients with preexisting neurological disease as well as endovascular neurosurgical procedures
  • Application of the newly published multi-society buprenorphine guidelines
  • Discussion of the emerging role of and patient safety considerations in ambulatory anesthesia and non-operating room anesthesia
  • Tools to demonstrate value in the acute pain service as well as address how to approach a malpractice suit
  • How to perform regional anesthesia, as well as develop a preoperative evaluation to identify patients at risk for perioperative pain. 

The program will encompass lecture formats as well as small-group problem-based learning discussions and a hands-on point-of care ultrasound and ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia workshop.

MOCA® credits will be offered for qualifying sessions.


Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.


Specific questions regarding this program should be directed to Suzanne McCade.

Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity, the required evaluation must be submitted no later than Sunday, March 27, 2022. Thereafter, the evaluation will no longer be available and credits will not be issued. No refunds will be offered for failure to complete the required evaluation by the stated deadline.

Target Audience

This educational activity has been developed for anesthesiologists, CRNAs, residents, fellows, and medical students.

Learning Objectives

1. Develop a structured approach to inventing anesthesia technology that can lead to useful, successful products.
2. Demonstrate how to use inhalation anesthesia kinetics to the practitioner’s clinical advantage during induction, maintenance, and emergence.
3. Explain how to use low flow anesthesia and control anesthetic depth and maintain inspired oxygen safely.

RA and Acute Pain
1. Compare the risks/benefits of emerging fascial plane blocks to thoracic epidural analgesia.
2. Debate the value of an acute pain service in private practice in reducing costs and improving efficiency.
3. Categorize the key components of a successful APS in private practice.
4. Evaluate the impact preoperative opioid use has on morbidity and mortality in the perioperative period.
5. Analyze the impact preoperative factors including psychosocial factors have on perioperative pain management.

1. Evaluate clinical scenarios where incorporating PoCUS can help guide clinical decision-making.
2. Compare the difference in value and utilization of PoCUS in children to adults.

Patient Safety
1. Discuss the changing clinical and regulatory landscape affecting the delivery of anesthesia care.
2. Evaluate the risks and benefits of cricoid pressure during rapid-sequence induction.
3. Evaluate the key surgical factors in determining appropriateness for ambulatory surgery.
4. Evaluate the key patient factors in determining appropriateness for ambulatory surgery.
5. Assess the impact of common operating room allergies on anesthetic management.
6. Illustrate the value of enhanced recovery in ensuring successful ambulatory surgery.
7. Examine the common causes of burnout and stress in medicine and ways to mitigate them.
8. Interpret the new multi-society buprenorphine guidelines.

1. Develop a practical approach to the anesthetic management of the patient undergoing endovascular neurosurgical procedures.
2. Evaluate the anesthetic concerns and implications for the patient with pre-existing neurologic disease presenting for non-neurosurgical procedures.

Ambulatory Anesthesia
1. Develop a comprehensive patient selection protocol to ensure patient safety in the ambulatory surgery center.
2. Differentiate the obstacles and challenges of delivering anesthesia in non-operating room locations to traditional operating room locations.
3. Compose a comprehensive emergency management protocol for anesthesia care in the ambulatory setting    
4. Discuss challenges and solutions to the delivery of ambulatory anesthesia during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Content Areas: 
Course Format: 
Live Conference
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 25.75 Attendance
  • 25.00 CRNA
  • 6.75 Patient Safety
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/05/2022 - 4:00pm EST
Event ends: 
02/10/2022 - 7:15pm EST

Commercial/In Kind Support

Any commercial or in-kind support received for this program will be announced to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Preliminary Program Agenda

Recording and Photography Strictly Prohibited

Unauthorized recording or photography at a Jefferson-sponsored event is strictly prohibited. Individuals found violating this policy will be removed from the online activity or asked to leave from the live activity. No credits or refund will be issued.

Huntley Lodge
50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Big Sky, MT 59761
United States
+1 (800) 548-4486


For travel information to Big Sky, please click here.

Following guidance from the CDC and local Montana authorities, face coverings will not be required but encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated. Guests are encouraged to review travel guidance from their local health authorities as well as the state of Montana before booking a trip to Big Sky. Learn more about travel to Montana at covid19.mt.gov.

Conflict of Interest

Thomas Jefferson University endorses the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards. All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson Conflict of Interest resolution process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Off Label Use

All faculty/presenters/authors at Thomas Jefferson University sponsored events are required to disclose whether or not their content contains information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved. Product(s) is/are not included in the labeling approved by the US FDA for the treatment of disease(s). 

Planning Committee

Jaime L. Baratta MD-Course Director
  Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose
Eugene R. Viscusi MD-Course Director
  Disclosures: Consultant for Esteve, Heron, Innacol, Merck, Neumentum; Speaking Honoria/Consultant: Trevena
Michael Mahla MD
  Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose
John Madison CRNA
  Disclosure: No conflict of interest to disclose


The following presenters have no conflict of interest to disclose.
Michael Mahla MD
Jaime Baratta MD
Beverly Philip MD
Karen Boretsky MD
Brian Harrington MD

The following presenters have conflict of interest to disclose.
James H. Philip MD
David Hardman MD
  Disclosure: Owner: DHMC. LLC (medicolegal consulting company)
Eugene Viscusi MD
  Disclosures: Consultant for Esteve, Heron, Innacol, Merck, Neumentum; Speaking Honoria/Consultant: Trevena

Content Disclaimer

The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.


In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Physicians: This educational activity is designated for a maximum of 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Credit count includes 0.25 credit for completion of the required evaluation.

Other Credit Types

American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 25 Class A CE credits: Code Number 1041455; Expiration Date 02/10/2022

MOCA 2.0

This activity offers up to 25.75 CME credits, of which 9.5 credits contribute the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

*Attendees claiming MOCA credit must provide their ABA number in their profile information.


PA Patient Safety and Risk Credit

This educational activity qualifies for 6.75 PA Patient Safety and Risk credits.

Qualifying Sessions:

  • The Future of Anesthesiology from the Perspective of Two Society Past-Presidents
  • Improving Patient Safety Through Engineering in Anesthesiology
  • Using Low Flow Anesthesia to Protect the Environment
  • Allergies in the OR
  • Burnout and Stress in Medicine
  • Introducing the New Multi-Society Buprenorphine Guidelines
  • What do I Do in the Court of Law from the Perspective of An Expert Witness
  • Cricoid Pressure and Rapid Sequence Induction-Helpful, Harmful or Who Cares?

Available Credit

  • 25.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 25.75 Attendance
  • 25.00 CRNA
  • 6.75 Patient Safety

Interested in exhibiting at this event? Contact Suzanne McCade.


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Registration Closed

Onsite registration available.

Registration Fees

 Before January 1, 2022After January 1, 2022
Other Healthcare Professionals$755$825

Terms and Conditions

By registering for this course, you acknowledge that you have read the COVID Waiver and agree to the Jefferson Release and Jefferson HIPAA policies.

Montana Requirements

Following guidance from the CDC and local Montana authorities, face coverings will not be required but encouraged for those who have not been vaccinated. Guests are encouraged to review travel guidance from their local health authorities as well as the state of Montana before booking a trip to Big Sky. Learn more about travel to Montana at covid19.mt.gov.

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No refunds will be given after Saturday, January 22, 2022. See full refund policy. 

Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and received by OCPD before Saturday, January 22, 2022. Registrants who fail to attend the conference are responsible for the entire registration fee. All refunds will be processed after the conference concludes.

Should any emergency arise, of any nature, prior to the opening conference date that would prevent its schedule opening (destruction or damage to the facility by fire, flood, storms, acts of God, etc., or declaration of any emergency by the state of Pennsylvania or the United States Government), Jefferson reserves the right to cancel or postpone the conference. In the event of cancellation or postponement, Jefferson will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to registrants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.

COVID Waiver

The Office of Continuing Professional Development at Thomas Jefferson University (“Jefferson”) is managing and accrediting this in-person continuing education course. Thomas Jefferson University actively monitors the incidence of COVID-19 in our region and follows guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Should Jefferson determine, that the conference cannot proceed as scheduled due to health and/or safety concerns, such as but not limited to an emergency declaration by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the United States Government, the course will be postponed or cancelled.

The safety and well-being of our staff, presenters, exhibitors, and participants, including the venue personnel, is our top priority. Jefferson has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus; however, due to the contagious nature of the virus, the University, cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 while participating in our programs.

By participating in our event, you release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, of and from all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to your participation in our programs. This includes any claims based on the actions, omissions, or negligence of Jefferson, its employees, agents, and representatives, whether a COVID-19 infection occurs before, during, or after participation in any such program.

By attending our program, you acknowledge that:

  • You are not experiencing or exhibiting any COVID-19 related symptoms as outlined by the federal and state Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath;
  • You will follow the safety protocols that have been implemented by Jefferson and the venue;
  • You will practice social distancing and maintaining separation of six feet from individuals;
  • You have not traveled internationally or to a highly impacted COVID-19 area within the United State during the last (14) days;
  • You are not aware nor do you believe to have been recently exposed to a person or animal with a positive and confirmed case of COVID-19; and
  • You acknowledge that you may be removed from an event or asked to leave the property by Jefferson or the venue personnel should you exhibit any behavior, which violates Thomas Jefferson University and/or the venue guidelines and safety measures.

Jefferson Release Policy

Jefferson may record/livestream/photograph this activity. These images/recordings, along with your name, may be used in Jefferson publications or on the Jefferson website. If you verbally submit any questions for Q&A sessions, you are agreeing to be recorded and to have that recording available in enduring materials. Once photographed, filmed, recorded, or videotaped, you waive any right of inspection or approval to which such images/recordings may be put and Jefferson has the right to use, publish, reproduce, modify, adapt and distribute at any time in any manner or medium.

You understand that it is your right to withhold consent to this Jefferson policy or to withdraw your previous consent at any time. You further understand that, without your consent, it is not possible to process your course registration request.

Jefferson HIPAA Policy

You understand that, as an attendee of this conference hosted by Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc. (collectively “Jefferson”), you may gain access to certain proprietary information (“Confidential Information”), including Protected Health Information (“PHI”).

You agree to maintain the confidentiality of all Confidential Information, including PHI, obtained from any source. You agree that you will take all necessary steps to protect such Confidential Information and shall not directly or indirectly disclose or use it in any manner or for any reason, other than as necessary to complete the activity.

In furtherance of the above, you agree not to take photographs, record in any manner or otherwise reproduce any such Confidential Information. You understand that any unauthorized use or disclosure of Confidential Information by the undersigned may result in possible legal action against you by Jefferson whose confidentiality is breached.