Excellence in Anesthesia CME, Presented at Some of the World's Finest Resorts


Aspen Anesthesia Seminar

February 3 - 10, 2024 at the Viceroy Snowmass Resort 


2023 Lecture Schedule Below - 2024 Lecture Schedule Coming Soon!

Lecture Schedule

Saturday, January 28 Optional Travel Day
Sunday, January 29  
4:30-6:00 PM                   Registration and Welcome Reception for Attendee and Spouse/Guest
Monday, January 30  
7:00 AM   Dr. Slinger Update on Lung Isolation and One-Lung Ventilation
8:00 AM Dr. Abdelmalak Difficult Airway Management: Highlights of the New 2022
ASA Guidelines
4:30 PM Dr. Allen The Needle or the Tube: Evidence for General versus Regional Anesthesia
5:30 PM Dr. Schell Choosing Inotropes and Vasopressors in 2023: What is Your Perioperative Goal?
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Schell, Abdelmalak, Allen, and Slinger
Tuesday, January 31  
7:00 AM Dr. Arendt Preventing Maternal Mortality in 2023: The Role of Anesthesia
8:00 AM Dr. Allen What is Plain About Planes: Evidence for Fascial Blocks
4:30 PM Dr. Abdelmalak Non-Operating Room Anesthesia (NORA): Complexities and Opportunities
5:30 PM Dr. Slinger Management of Patients with Anterior Mediastinal Masses and Other
Lower Airway Problems
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Schell, Abdelmalak, Allen, Arendt, and Slinger
Wednesday, February 1  
7:00 AM Dr. Abdelmalak High Flow Nasal Cannula Oxygenation: Clinical Perspectives
8:00 AM Dr. Slinger Will This Patient Survive a Lung Resection?  How Can We Help?
4:30 PM Dr. Arendt Cardiac Arrest in Pregnancy
5:30 PM Dr. Arendt A Guided Walk Through Clinical Conundrums in Obstetric Anesthesia
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Schell, Abdelmalak, Arendt, and Slinger
Thursday, February 2  
7:00 AM Dr. Allen 4 Keys to Managing the Opioid Dependent Patient
8:00 AM Dr. Slinger Intraoperative Management of the Patient with Severe Lung Disease
4:30 PM Dr. Arendt Emotional Intelligence: Communication at Work
The Dr. Bill Smith Lecture Series Presentation
5:30 PM Dr. Abdelmalak Perioperative Glycemic Management
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Schell, Abdelmalak, Allen, Arendt, and Slinger
Friday, February 3  
7:00 AM Dr. Schell Perioperative Coagulation Optimization: When Should I Use TXA,
DDAVP, aVII, and PCCs?
8:00 AM Dr. Allen Clinical Conundrums in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
Saturday, February 4 Optional Travel Day

*Please note that the lecture topics and/or schedule may change if necessary.

Holiday Seminars does not accept any funds from commercial interests and no one involved in the planning or choice of presentations has any commercial interests.  All members of the faculty are evaluated in advance and in the opinion of Holiday Seminars have no commercial ties to ensure that the presentations are free from any bias from commercial interests.

Course Objectives

To review related physiology, pharmacology, agents and techniques that contribute to the art and science of anesthesiology. To discuss new agents, techniques, and controversies in the field, assisting the participant in preparing better patient care plans.