24th Annual Vermont Perspectives in Anesthesia

March 6-10, 2019
The Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge)
Stowe, VT


Please join us for this 24th annual conference which will provide anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, and anyone with an interest in the field of anesthesia with practical reviews and timely informative clinical updates on a variety of topics of current interest. Participants will be able to identify and discuss recent developments and trends through comprehensive didactic sessions. Faculty includes recognized experts in their fields, both on a national level and from the University of Vermont. The atmosphere will be friendly and informal and there will be ample time for questions and discussion with faculty and colleagues.


Following this conference, participants attending this course should be able to:

  • Review recent data on opioid prescribing.
  • Understand current thinking surrounding perioperative fluid therapy, particularly as it relates to Enhanced Recovery Protocols.
  • Discuss the unique physiology and pharmacology concerns in the pediatric patient.
  • Review current issues in opioid-based pain management.
Optional Perioperative Crisis Management Simulation Workshop - Wednesday, March 6, 2019
UVM Clinical Simulation Laboratory, Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Drive in Burlington, Vermont

This one-day simulation course will provide an immersive experience that incorporates management of critical incidents, team interactions, and resource utilization. In addition to clinical scenarios, the course will include hands-on practice of pediatric airway management and emergent and difficult vascular access. This workshop is designed to:

  • Develop strategies to apply technical and cognitive skills to treat anesthesia emergencies.
  • Develop strategies to apply crisis management, teamwork and communications skills during clinical crisis situation.
  • Develop strategies to apply reflective and self-assessment skills to review and analyze clinical performance.

The tuition for the workshop is an additional $600 and includes coffee, lunch, CME credits (5 hours), MOCA 2.0® Part 4 Improvement in Medical Practice credits (5 credits). The workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Hotel Information

A block of beautifully appointed rooms has been reserved at the Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge) in Stowe, Vermont. Please make your reservations directly with the Lodge (802-760-4755 or 888-4-STOWEVT) prior to January 18, 2019 and indicate your participation in the Anesthesia Conference to receive special discounted rates: $325 plus state and local tax for single or double occupancy for studio accommodations. Suites are also available for an additional cost. A two-night minimum stay is required. There is a $15 daily parking charge. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after January 18. To ensure room choice and availability, it is recommended that you make your room reservations as soon as possible.


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont 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.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23 Nursing Contact Hours.

MOCA 2.0® credit will be offered after successful completion of the evaluation component for an additional fee of $25.

This conference includes 2 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management and 1 credit in Prescribing Controlled Substances.

Credit for other providers is pending.

Please note: If you do not participate in the optional, pre-conference workshop, the conference is accredited for 17 credits.

Conference Syllabus (Electronic Download)

The conference syllabus will only be available as an electronic download with presentations as PDF files. Please plan to bring your laptop or electronic device with you to the conference to view both the conference materials as well as to complete the online conference evaluations via the UVM CMIE credit system. You will receive an email notification (via the email you used to register for this conference) about a week prior to the conference start date that presentations will be available for downloading. Please note: Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper CMIE certificates will not be provided. 

Registration Fee Summary
Regular Registration
Late Registration
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Valid through:
Physician Assistant
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Tuition fee includes all course materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks each day, and the Johns’ Fund Reception on Saturday evening. Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by February 6, 2019. Refunds are not possible after that date.


Registration is open for attendees! Register here >>

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