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2021 Annual Conference

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  • Registration Form
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Schedule
  • CME Information

Event Details

Saturday, November 13, 2021 - 7:00am
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 11:10am
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
United States


Hotel Block
A discounted room rate has been secured at the Radisson Blu Mall of America for the Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 for $159/night. To make your reservation, call 800-333-3333 and book your room under the "MSA 2021 Annual Conference" block.

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.

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MSA & WSA (Wisconsin) Members: $0
Non-Members: $450

Registration Deadline
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
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.

Call for Abstracts

Submit Your Abstract

The Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists is accepting abstract submissions to the 2021 Annual Conference, held November 13-14, 2021 at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, MN. View guidelines and complete the submission form linked above to submit your abstract today!

Schedule of Events

Saturday November 13, 2021

Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Welcome Remarks
J. Kyle Bohman, MD, Mayo Clinic, Program Chair
Tae Kim, MD, University of Minnesota, Pediatric Program Chair

Anesthesia and the Developing Brain

Shi Yu, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic

Physician Burnout and Suicide

John Mrachek, MD, University of Minnesota

Question & Answer Panel

Break with Exhibitors

Pediatric Fluid Management

Jakob Guenther, MD, University of Minnesota

Neurologic Devices for Non-Neurological Surgery
Tasha Welch, MD, Mayo Clinic

Question & Answer Panel

Break with Exhibitors

Luncheon & ASA Update

Randall Clark, MD, ASA President-Elect

Break with Exhibitors

Legislative Update
Nate Mussell, JD, Lockridge Grindal Nauen

Anesthesia and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Brian Tolly, MD, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Quantitative Neuromuscular Monitoring

Mike Todd, MD, University of Minnesota

Question & Answer Panel

Problem Based Learning Discussions

Pediatric Unanticipated Difficult Airway
Martina Richtsfeld, MD, University of Minnesota
Devon Aganga, MD, Mayo Clinic

Pediatric NORA/MRI
Kumar Belani, MD, University of Minnesota
Vinh Nguyen, DO, University of Minnesota

Anesthesia for Neonatal Surgical Emergencies
Anna Swenson, MD, University of Minnesota
Dawit Haile, MD, Mayo Clinic

Non-Cardiac Surgery Anesthesia for Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patients
Lisa Corbett, MD, University of Minnesota
Susanne Rupert, MD, University of Minnesota

4:50-5:00pm: Closing Remarks and Door Prizes

Sunday November 14, 2021

7:00-8:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:30am Ultrasound Primer
Gregory Schears, MD, Mayo Clinic

Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound Workshop

  • Paravertebral and ESB
    • Dawit Haile, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Infraclavicular Block
    • Katie Handlogten, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • Knee Surgery Blocks
    • Kristopher Schroeder, MD, University of Wisconsin
    • Roberto Blanco, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
    • Tae Kim, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Ultrasound Peripheral IV Access
    • Gregory Schears, MD, Mayo Clinic
    • Mike Nemergut, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic
  • Gastric Ultrasound
    • Setty Sudarshan, MD, University of Minnesota

11:00-11:10am Closing Remarks

CME Information

More information coming soon.