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UC San Diego Anesthesiology Update 2023

About the Course

Date: August 11–13, 2023

Location: The Dana on Mission Bay – San Diego, CA

Course Director: Dalia Banks, MD, FASE

The UC San Diego Anesthesiology Update 2023 promises to be both an exciting and refreshing occasion. This course has a long history of providing excellent up-to-date lectures and workshops for all anesthesiologist and anesthesia practitioners, and we are continuing this tradition. All of our speakers are experts in their fields and accomplished lecturers.

This course has, as its basic theme, a critical evaluation of the current practices of anesthesia. The program will contain state of the art elements in all the anesthesia subspecialties and discuss important new problems and their solutions. The content of this educational program was determined by rigorous assessment of educational need and includes review of prior course evaluations, faculty assessment as well as new medical knowledge that has been incorporated into the program.

Topics include:

  • Cardiac
  • Critical Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Regional and Acute Pain
  • Neuro Anesthesia
  • Physician Wellness & Diversity and Inclusion
  • Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop
  • Regional Workshop

Target Audience

This course is designed for all anesthesiologists, anesthesia fellows and residents, critical care providers, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants (CAA) and all allied health professionals who must maintain state-of-the-art knowledge of the specialty or are impacted by it.

Course Objectives

  • Discuss medical, surgical and anesthetic aspects of managing unexpected emergencies
  • Describe the use of basic TEE views in rescue echo
  • Design an anesthetic plan for management of intraoperative thoracic challenges
  • Design an anesthetic plan for management of patients with ventricular assist devices
  • Describe the risk factors and definitions of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
  • Summarize the dangers and difficulties in providing pediatric care in a non-children's hospital.
  • Discuss use of ultrasound technology in regional anesthesia
  • Discuss the evidence for cannabinoids use for chronic pain and acute pain
  • Explain basic disease process encountered in neuro-anesthesia practice

Available Workshops

(separate registration required for each workshop)

Point of Care Ultrasound Workshop

Maya Filipovic, MD, Sarah Ellis, MD, Matthew Swisher, MD

This workshop builds on the principles of shock evaluation with point-of-care ultrasound and echocardiography to give learners the "hands-on" opportunity to practice obtaining and optimizing the appropriate sonographic views with live models in a small group environment.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Improve familiarity and practice obtaining the 4 basic transthoracic echocardiography views
  • Improve familiarity and practice obtaining lung ultrasound views
  • Improve familiarity and practice obtaining abdominal and vascular ultrasound views related to shock

Regional Workshop

Engy Said, MD, Rodney Gabriel, MD, John Finneran, MD

Workshop Objectives:

  • Practice scanning peripheral nerve anatomy on live models and needle manipulation on phantom blocks
  • Work with highly experienced regional anesthesiologists to optimize imaging on various models of ultrasound machines
  • Understand brachial plexus sonoanatomy and blocks for the upper extremity (brachial plexus and distal nerve blocks)
  • Learn cutting edge plane blocks for thoraco-abdominal wall analgesia (e.g. PECS I/II, SAP, QL, ESP)
  • Review lower extremity neuroanatomy and blocks of the femoral (adductor canal, saphenous) and sciatic nerves (popliteal sciatic, tibial, iPACK) and their branches

Cost & Registration Information

Contact Us

For programmatic questions, support and/or exhibitor opportunities, please contact:

Beth Withrow