As perioperative physicians, anesthesiologists play a critical role before, during, and after a patient’s surgical procedure. Their role extends beyond the operating room as well; for Sunnybrook Magazine, Shannon Moneo writes: “Anesthesiologists are. . .helping ease the anxiety and discomfort many patients feel before surgery, delivering highly specific pain control, cutting down on the side effects of narcotics, and taking aim at the confusion and memory problems many patients face long after they leave the hospital.”
It’s clear that anesthesiologists’ responsibilities touch on many aspects of patient care and it remains important for them to stay up-to-date.
The theme of the 2020 Toronto Anesthesia Symposium is “New Paradigms in Perioperative Anesthesia”. Key topics will include:
- AI in Anesthesia
- Opioid Sparing Anesthesia
- Perioperative care of cannabis users
- OSA and cardiac events
The interactive and diverse format of the symposium will include PBL (problem-based learning) small group sessions, hands-on workshops, plenary lectures, and Q & A opportunities. PBL discussions include topics such as: Perioperative Blood Conservation, Environment and Volatiles, Pediatrics: OSA and Opioid Sparing Techniques, and more. Workshop topics include Neuroaxial Ultrasound, Front of Neck Access, and more.
The Toronto Anesthesia Symposium will take place from April 4-5, 2020 at the MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Visit the conference website to register and learn more.