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2015 Fall Conference

Please note new parking instructions below. There are now two options for parking included with your registration.

The 2015 Fall Conference will have a special focus on outpatient and ambulatory anesthesia and an afternoon airway workshop and has been approved for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Who Attended

Barton Iverson, MD

David Prybilla, MD, White Oak Anesthesia

Neil Derechin, M.D., Twin Cities Anesthesia Associates

Ji-Chia Liao, MD, PhD, University of Minnesota - Dept of Anesthesiology

Jonathan Dang, University of Minnesota Medical School

Margaret Weglinski, MD, Mayo Clinic

Shane Gillespie, DO, Mayo Clinic

Katherine Clinch, MD, TCAA

Martina Richtsfeld, MD, University of Minnesota

Hewan Belete, University of MN

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Event Details

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 7:00am
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
Loews Minneapolis Hotel
601 1st Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
United States


The Loews Minneapolis Hotel was formerly the Graves 601 Hotel.

There are two options available for parking - Self parking and Valet parking. Self Parking is available in the Mayo Square parking ramp. Enter on the ramp on the north side of 7th street between Hennepin and 1st ave. Take a ticket and DO NOT put in your credit card. Then, pick up a validation ticket at the registration table on the 5th floor of the Loews. Valet parking is available at the front entrance to the Loews. If you use valet parking, pick up a parking voucher at the registration table on the 5th floor of the Loews then give that voucher to the valet attendant when picking up your car.

Parking for participants using one of the options above is included with event registration while space permits

No Show Policy

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


In our ever-changing health care environment, a greater number of procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. With this increased volume of outpatient procedures comes a wider variety of patients, with a broader range of underlying conditions. The 2015 Fall Conference will feature a theme of outpatient anesthesia, with an excellent slate of outstanding experts scheduled to present. The afternoon will feature an airway workshop, allowing you to hone your skills in the most current airway management techniques with fellow anesthesiologists. In addition, there will be a special bonus presentation of the prestigious Society of Anesthesia for Obstetrics and Perinatology Ostheimer Lecture for 2015. As always, the Fall Conference includes a delicious lunch and offers an excellent opportunity for you to network with colleagues from around the state.


7:00-7:55am - Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:55 – 8:00am - Welcome Remarks - Adam Niesen, MD, Chair, MSA Education Committee

8:00- 8:45am - Patient Safety in Ambulatory Surgery: Lessons from the Closed Claims Database– Karen Domino, MD, MPH

8:45 - 9:30amSAMBA Update – Kumar Belani, MD

9:30 – 9:45am – Q&A Panel

9:45 - 10:15am – Break

10:15 – 11:00am Informed Consent for Anesthesia: An Interactive Approach to Exploring Basics and Challenges – Chris Burkle, MD, JD

11:00 - 11:45am The New Sedasys Anesthesia Delivery System: Will it Transform Sedation? – Karen Domino, MD, MPH

11:45 – 12:00pm – Q&A Panel

12:00 – 12:10pm – Update from MSA President David Martin, MD

12:10 – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00 - 2:00pmWhat’s New in Obstetric Anesthesiology - Katherine Arendt, MD

2:00 – 4:00pm – Airway Workshop

Airway Workshop Stations

1. Fiberoptic intubation on BiPaP

2. LMA to ETT exchange

3. Video laryngoscopy (non-channeled devices)

4. Video laryngoscopy (channeled devices)

5. Percutaneous cricothyroidotomy

6. Surgical cricothyrotomy on pig trachea

7. King airway placement

8. King to ETT exchange

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Minnesota Medical Association and Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists. The Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Statement: The Minnesota Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.