20th Annual Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference

Regional Anesthesia, Airway Management, Education and Crisis

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912 

Program Description

Welcome to the 20th Annual Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference. As in the past, this conference will serve to review and update common topics in anesthesia frequently encountered in the field. This year will also focus on improving cognitive processing in the operating room during and after complex cases and critical events. To that end, we have invited Dr. Alexander A. Hannenberg, MD, a past president of the ASA, who has led the ASA’s efforts to create performance measures for Medicare’s physician quality program and to establish the Anesthesia Quality Institute and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry. Dr. Maurice F. Joyce III, MD, EdM will also be speaking. Dr. Joyce has a master’s degree in education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and is working on several projects involving the assessment of non-technical skills of healthcare professionals as it relates to patient safety.   

Workshops on airway management and regional anesthesia will again be offered for this year’s conference. A talented group of lecturers and staff have been assembled to lead these workshops including Dr. Vicki E. Modest, MD from the Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Philip E. Hess, MD from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Dr. Vijay Sudheendra, MD, Chief of Anesthesia for St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River and Charter Care Hospitals in Providence. These faculty will discuss and teach Regional anesthesia in a modern practice. Lastly, Staff Physicians and CRNA’s have been gathered to work through the complex art of the debrief in a small group format. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Residents and Other Healthcare Professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and enhancing their professional practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe modern techniques of teaching in the clinical realm
  • Describe the usefulness of checklists in crisis management
  • Increase their familiarity with the wide variety of devices used to secure the difficult airway
  • Understand and begin to apply (or augment their application) of the techniques of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia

Registration Information

Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking.

Registration Fees
$300.00 Physicians
$225.00 CRNA’s
$17500 Other Allied Health Professionals
$25.00 SRNA’s, Medical Students, Trainees, and Residents

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing to the Brown CME Office at least two weeks prior to the conference, no later than April 17, 2015.  A $25.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds (no refunds for “no shows”). There will be no additional charge for substitutions. This conference is subject to change or cancellation.

Conference Location and Parking

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI 02912

Parking will be available in the parking garage adjacent to the Medical Building. Enter through the Eddy Street Entrance (333 Eddy Street on Google Maps) and take a ticket from the machine—please bring this ticket with you and see the registration desk. You may park on any level of the garage and can exit using either the Eddy Street or ElmStreet exits.

Metered, on-street parking is also available (please note1 quarter is 12 minutes and you must move your car to anew block after 2 hours).

Parking for hospital-based faculty is available in Lot 30, located on the corner of Richmond and Elm. A hang tag is required. Approved faculty have received an email with instructions.

Hotel Accommodations 

The Provdence Marriott Hotel
1 Orms Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-272-2400 | www.marriottprovidence.com/

Request the Brown University rate, based on availability.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Providence Anesthesiologists, Inc. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.0 CE credits; Code Number 1031328; Expiration Date 05/02/2015.

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for up to 6.0 hours.

Presented By

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Departments of Anesthesia at the Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital