2012 Annual Meeting

Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

2014 Annual Meeting February 8, 2014

Hilton Downtown Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

Complex Issues in Anesthesia Care:

Pediatric, Prescriptive, Crisis Management, and Regulatory Issues in Patient Care

Jointly sponsored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

At this meeting registrants may be able

  • to earn 5 CME credits
  • to receive a 10% premium discount from SVMIC
  • to meet the mandatory Tennessee licensure requirement for one CME hour of prescribing credit.

You can register for the meeting one of three ways:

Our Faculty and Schedule:
We have invited our faculty based on their expertise in areas of interest raised by TSA members. You will know many from their leadership in the American Society of Anesthesiologists and their work in patient care and the many issues facing anesthesiologists and their practice

8:00 - 10:00 a.m. SVMIC and TSA
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Michael Godbold, M.D.
"Pediatric Preoperative Assessment"
University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Knoxville, TN

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Lynda Wells, M.B.B.S.
"Acute Pain Management"
President, Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics
University of Virginia Health Care System
Charlottesville, VA

10:30-11:30 a.m. John Abenstein, M.D.
"An Agenda for Anesthesia and Patient Care"

President-Elect American Society of Anesthesiologists

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Rochester, MN


11:30 a.m. 12:45 p.m. Lunch and TSA Annual Meeting

1:00-2:00 p.m. Charles Whitten, M.D.
“Dealing with Generational Issues in Medicine”
Chair of Anesthesia and Pain Management
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

2:00-3:00 p.m. Matthew D. McEvoy, M.D.
"Perioperative Crisis Management: Teams, Tools and Tips"
Assistant Dean for Patient Safety and Simulation
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company will co-host from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Physicians who attend this session will be eligible to receive a 10% premium credit. Physicians must register separately by contacting SVMIC, 615-377-1999, or by visiting www.svmic.com. SVMIC charges a $75 registration fee that is separate from and in addition to the TSA Conference registration fee. Attendance at the entire TSA program is not necessary for SVMIC policy holders to be eligible for the 10% premium credit.


Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked by February 4, 2012. A $25 fee will be charged for all cancellations. No refunds will be available after February 4.

Housing Reservations:

The conference rate of $180 for single or double occupancy is available through Tuesday, January 24. Make your room reservation directly with the hotel.
Hilton Downtown Nashville
141 Fourth Avenue, South
Nashville, TN
Conference Rate: $180 single/double
Conference Code: TAN
The cutoff for the special room rates is Tuesday, January 24, at 5:00 pm (CST).

Statement of Educational NeedThe following educational needs have been established:

  • Anesthesiologists do not know the most current standards in the preoperative assessment of pediatric patients
  • Research has shown that anesthesiologists often deviate from best care practices during perioperative crisis events.
  • Generational issues and values are having a growing impact on anesthesia practices and communication between anesthesiologists.
  • Despite advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of pain, the majority of surgical patients continue to experience moderate to severe post-operative pain despite the best efforts of anesthesiologists.
  • The changing political and legal milieu complicates anesthesiologists understanding of the impact of the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act in providing patient care while facing reduced funding for that care.

Learning Objectives - At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe issues that impact the care of pediatric patients undergoing anesthesia, including obstructive sleep apnea, apnea of prematurity, pediatric heart murmurs, and understand strategies to address them.
  • Discuss the literature concerning performance under stress and the manner in which cognitive aids can improve the quality of care delivered.
  • Develop a strategy to recognize the factors that influence the values of anesthesiologists of different generations, including the characteristics of specific generations and the work motivations for each generation
  • Outline the pathophysiology of post-operative pain and link analgesic therapies to specific etiologies to enhance their efficacy.
  • Describe the Patient Care and Affordable Care Act standards for patient care by anesthesiologists and the actions that can be taken to provide the best patient care without suffering financial penalties, including the use of tools by the Anesthesia Quality Institute.

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
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 sponsorship of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience
This activity is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.

Questions: Please contact the TSA office at 423-316-0867 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Those who wish to participate as exhibitors may fill out this form and email, fax or mail it to:
1917 East Third Street
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
1917 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-316-0867 Fax: 423-622-7331

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