CME Course Information and Registration

Anesthesiology Update 2014

May 5-9, 2014 • Boston, MA

Dear Colleague,

Registration is now open for Anesthesiology Update 2014. I encourage you to view the course's 2014 program. It delivers a practical and comprehensive review of the most important changes and advances in clinical anesthesiology, including: Ambulatory, Cardiac, Critical Care, Obstetric, Pain Management, Pediatric, Regional and Thoracic.

This program will be attended by your anesthesiology colleagues across the U.S., Canada, and the international community. I hope you will join us. Click here for details and registration.

This is an opportunity to gain new knowledge, advance your skills, and learn about the important changes now impacting our field. Below is a sampling of the updates you will learn about and be able to apply to your practice of anesthesiology:

  • New practice recommendations for management of the difficult airway
  • New findings from the Closed Claims Project and Its Registries
  • 2014 recommendations for managing perioperative stroke and delirium
  • Recent advances in anesthesia for cardiac and pulmonary procedures
  • Best practices for managing the morbidly obese patient and sleep apnea
  • Safer practices in regional anesthesia
  • Improving outcomes for adults and children with acute and chronic pain
  • Drug dosing in pediatric and adult patients
  • New techniques to address drug delivery
  • New practice recommendations for the complicated obstetric patient
  • The use of new drugs and impact of pharmacogenomics
  • Clinical discoveries now impacting our patients

Lectures, simulations, and hands-on workshops are led by Harvard Medical School’s finest clinicians and internationally recognized guest faculty.

The field of anesthesiology is rapidly changing. This course provides education to keep you at the forefront of these changes and take your skills to the next level. We hope you will join us for this timely and important program.


Sugantha Sundar, MD
Course Director
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School


Ether Dome Tour
The Ether Dome amphitheater, site of the first public demonstration of the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic. An optional tour will be hosted on the evening of Tuesday, May 6.

Earn up to:

  • 57.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.0 Credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 2.0 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management Training.
  • 52 AANA CE Credits


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 57.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4.0 hours of Risk Management Study. This includes 2.0 Credits of Opioid Education and Pain Management training. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.

  • Course, including optional Lunch-and-Learn Roundtable Discussions:
    43.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course only, no Lunch-and-Learn Roundtable Discussions:
    39.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course and ACLS Workshop: 42.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course and Ultrasound Workshop: 41.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course and Difficult Airway Workshop: 43.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course and MOCA Workshop: 45.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • Course with all workshops: 57.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

This program has received prior approval from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 52 CE credits (AANA Code Number 1028918. Expiration date May 9, 2014). Course with all workshops (excludes ACLS, Ether Dome Tour or MOCA Simulation Workshop) and Lunch-and-Learn Roundtable Sessions: 52 Credits. Course only: 39 Credits.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 57.25 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.