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Sleepless in Seattle – Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia 2015 is a one and a half day course focusing on emerging regional anesthetic techniques that optimize intraoperative management and postoperative patient outcomes. Topics include contemporary perioperative regional anesthetic and analgesic techniques for total knee arthroplasty, Virginia Mason’s pathway for esophagectomy, management of acute pain in the chronic pain patient in the operating room, and the medicolegal risks of regional anesthesia. (For complete information on this activity, select "details" to view the course brochure.)



At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Critique the efficacy of loss-of-resistance technique
  • Summarize the risks of opioid-related respiratory depression
  • Summarize and critique the anatomy, approaches and evidence based outcomes for abdominal wall blocks
  • Distinguish those pre-existing neurologic conditions that are relevant for selecting a regional anesthetic technique
  • Appraise the ASA Closed Claims information on medicolegal risks of regional anesthesia
  • Integrate new ASRA practice guidelines on regional anesthesia into practice
  • Utilize new regional anesthesia techniques for post-operative pain management
  • Integrate monitoring and surveillance techniques to detect early signs of complications
  • Distinguish the evolution of learning through the career of an academic anesthesiologist
  • Recognize key historic turning points in regional anesthesia over decades and continents
  • Create a plan to manage the chronic pain patient coming to your operating room
  • Select those constructs that ensure the success of an ambulatory perineural catheter service
  • Summarize the essential elements of VM’s world-recognized outcomes and pathways for esophagetomy
  • Summarize and critique the anatomy, approaches and evidence based outcomes of regional anesthetic techniques for TKA
  • Review the key prevention, recognition, and treatment elements of LAST

Online registration is open through Thursday, August 6, 2015.

Guest Faculty:

De Q.H. Tran, MD, FRCPC, Montreal General Hospital
Robert S. Weller, MD, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Course Directors:

Joseph M. Neal, MD, Virginia Mason, Seattle
Francis V. Salinas, MD, Virginia Mason, Seattle

Special Guests:

Manbir S. Batra, MD, Emeritus Anesthesiologist, Virginia Mason
Michael F. Mulroy, MD, Emeritus Anesthesiologist, Virginia Mason

Manbir S. Batra, MD
Emeritus Anesthesiologist - Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Robert A. Caplan, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Eliot E Fagley, M.D.
Anesthesiologist and Intensivist - Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Robert L. Hsiung, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Ray S. Joseph, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Michael F. Mulroy, MD
Emeritus Anesthesiologist - , WA
Joe M. Neal, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Julia E. Pollock, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Ryan P. Pong, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Grete H. Porteous, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - SEATTLE, WA
Francis V. Salinas, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
Wyndam M. Strodtbeck, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - Seattle, WA
De QH Tran, MD
- Montreal General Hospital - Montréal, QC
Daniel T. Warren, MD
- Virginia Mason Medical Center - SEATTLE, WA
Denise Wedel, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology - - Rochester, MN
Robert S. Weller, MD
- Wake Forrest School of Medicine - Winston-Salem, NC
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The Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Virginia Mason Medical Center designates this Choose an item. for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is solely supported by Virginia Mason Medical Center.



Update: As of 7/20/15 these properties are all reporting they are sold out. You may continue to check these links or call the properties directly for any changes in availability.

Crowne Plaza Seattle
1113 Sixth Avenue, Seattle | Group Reservations: 1-888-233-9527 | Hotel: (206) 464-1980 | www.cphotelseattle.com

The Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown is located a few blocks from the Lindeman Pavilion at Virginia Mason, where the course will be held. Their central downtown location is convenient to fascinating museums and some of the finest restaurants and shops in the Emerald City.

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for course attendees who book by July 8, 2015. For reservations, please call their reservation line at 1-888-233-9527 and identify yourself as an attendee of Virginia Mason Sleepless in Seattle to receive the group rate of $324 plus applicable taxes per night.
You will also receive the conference rate by booking online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/SleeplessInSeattle


The Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street, Seattle | Reservations: 1-866-621-1701 | Hotel: (206) 621-1700 | www.fairmont.com/seattle

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has been a landmark in the Northwest since opening in 1924. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington's most preeminent hotel is just footsteps from the area's finest shops, restaurants and entertainment attractions. Featuring Italian renaissance architecture and lavish amenities, the beautifully historic 450-room hotel combines traditional warmth with 21st century convenience and personalized service.

Course attendees should use code NVRM to receive the Virginia Mason corporate rate of $269.00 for Deluxe Room or $319.00 for an Executive Suite. For reservations, 1-866-621-1701 or book using this link:
http://www.fairmont.com/EN_FA/Reservations/ReservationAvailability?hc=SEA&pc=NVRM


The Inn at Virginia Mason
1006 Spring Street, Seattle | Hotel: (800) 283-6453 / (206) 583-6453 | Reservations: InnatVirginiaMason.com

The Inn at Virginia Mason is located in the historic First Hill neighborhood. Built in the 1920s as The Rhododendron Apartments, the Inn retains much of its original charm and character. For online reservations, visit InnatVirginiaMason.com and click on "Check Availability & Rates". Enter the promo code "medical" to receive conference rates of $129 - $159 plus tax on standard and deluxe rooms.

Sleepless in Seattle – Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia 2015 is a one and a half day course focusing on emerging regional anesthetic techniques that optimize intraoperative management and postoperative patient outcomes. Topics include contemporary perioperative regional anesthetic and analgesic techniques for total knee arthroplasty, Virginia Mason’s pathway for esophagectomy, management of acute pain in the chronic pain patient in the operating room, and the medicolegal risks of regional anesthesia. Course content will address prevention, recognition, and treatment of emerging complications occurring in regional anesthesia practice, including opioid-related respiratory depression and neurologic complications. Attendees will be treated to unique perspectives from two Virginia Mason pioneers with experiences spanning four decades in the field of regional anesthesiology, and from a best-selling author and anesthesiologist. Registration includes rotation through four workshops in which the latest regional anesthesia and analgesia techniques will be presented with an opportunity for hands-on practice. Teaching methods include lectures, panel discussions, question and answer with faculty, and hands-on practice.

Parking: Virginia Mason's downtown parking facilities are limited and reserved for patients. Please help us serve our patients by using one of the following options:

  • Public parking: a map to nearby public parking lots is here.
  • Public transportation: Metro Bus routes serving the First Hill neighborhood include 2, 10, 12, 60, 193, and 303. Please consult the Metro Trip Planner for route information and schedules.



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