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2019 Fall Conference


Dear Colleagues,

I am looking forward to seeing you each at the upcoming MSA Fall Conference on November 16, 2019. As always, this conference is a great venue to network with colleagues around the state and explore some advances in our field of anesthesiology.

At this year’s Fall Conference, we are excited to welcome several local experts in addition to Dr. Francis Salinas, a regional anesthesia guru from the Virginia Mason Medical Center. The conference’s agenda includes expert speakers on the topics of intraoperative mechanical ventilation, perioperative concussions, regional anesthesia and the establishment of perioperative surgical homes for orthopedic surgery. The second half of this fall’s agenda is a hands-on ultrasound and regional anesthesia workshop including suprascapular, subsartorial and IPACK blocks plus transthoracic echocardiography and basic lung ultrasound.

Finally, we’re excited to announce the first ever Annual Conference, held April 17-19, 2020, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America!The MSA Education Committee is listening to member and attendee feedback and has decided to move from a spring and fall conference to one annual conference. We value our attendee’s time and hope that in providing one longer conference with more than double the continuing medical education credit will encourage members to take advantage of these didactic educational opportunities. Between this move to an annual conference and the CME opportunities provided by the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting each September, we hope that MSA members will take advantage of these member benefits throughout the year.

I hope to see you at the MSA Fall Conference on November 16. This is a great opportunity for us to learn from many experts in our field, advance our quality of care, and explore new regional techniques.


J. Kyle Bohman, MD
MSA Education Chair

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Event Details

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:00am
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:30pm
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States


Complimentary self-parking is available in the East and West parking ramps. If you are a registered hotel guest and parking overnight in either ramp, you must bring the make and model of your vehicle, as well as your license plate number, to the hotel front desk upon check-in. The hotel team will inform the Mall of America team of your information. Mall of America’s team will tow cars which are parked overnight in either ramp that have not been registered with the hotel as staying at the hotel on that same night.


MSA Members: Complimentary
Wisconsin (WSA) Members: Complimentary
Non-Members: $450

No Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least five (5) 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 five (5) business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.

2019 Fall Conference Schedule

Registration & Coffee with Exhibitors

Welcome Remarks
J. Kyle Bohman, MD, Mayo Clinic

Update on Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilation
Anna Budde, MD, University of Minnesota

Perioperative Considerations of Concussion: Is This a Vulnerable Brain?
Arney Abcejo, MD, Mayo Clinic

Question & Answer Panel

Break with Exhibitors

Legislative Update
Nate Mussell, JD, Lockridge, Grindal Nauen

Motor-Sparing Blocks for Major Joint Surgery
Francis Salinas, MD, Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah Hospital

OASIS and the Perioperative Surgical Home
Hugh Smith, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Question & Answer Panel


Regional Anesthesia and Point of Care (POCUS) Ultrasound Workshops

"Ask the Expert" Regional Anesthesia (Featuring the Following Blocks):

  • IPACK and Popliteal Plexus Block – Francis Salinas, MD, Swedish Medical Center, Issaquah Hospital
  • Suprascapular and Superior Trunk Block - Adam Amundson, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Erector Spinae Blocks - Hari Kalagara, MD
  • Subsartorial/Adductor Canal Block – Jason Panchamia, DO, Mayo Clinic

Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound:

  • Subcostal 4-Chamber View Transthoracic Echocardiography – Monica Lupei, MD, University of Minnesota
  • "Rule Out Pneumothorax" Lung Ultrasound – Sudarshan Setty, BS, MB, University of Minnesota


Continuing Medical Education


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists. Amedco LLC 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 Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABA MOCA Credit®

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maximum of 3 hours available.