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Aspen Anesthesia Seminar

January 28 - February 4, 2023 at the Viceroy Snowmass Resort 


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.


Sunday, January 29  
4:30-6:00 PM                   Registration and Welcome Reception for Attendee and Spouse/Guest
Monday, January 30  
7:00 AM   Dr. Hawkins Optimizing Labor Analgesia and Enhanced Recovery for Cesarean
8:00 AM Dr. McEvoy Perioperative Blood Pressure Management: Outcomes and Recommendations for Preop, Intraop, and Postop
4:30 PM Dr. Smith Perioperative Optimization and Management of Various Medical Comorbidities
5:30 PM Dr. McEvoy Perioperative Opioid Minimization or Opioid-Free Anesthesia: Myth or Actuality?
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Hawkins, McEvoy, Schell, and Smith
Tuesday, January 31  
7:00 AM Dr. Wolpaw A Peek into PEEP, FIO2 and Tidal Volume: Personalizing the Vent for Your Patient
8:00 AM Dr. McEvoy Perioperative AKI and 30-Day Mortality: Avoiding a High Risk Complication
4:30 PM Dr. McEvoy Neuromuscular Blockade, Monitoring, and Reversal: Don't We Just
Need Sugammadex?
5:30 PM Dr. Hawkins The Critically Ill Parturient with Preeclampsia
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Hawkins, McEvoy, Schell, and Wolpaw
Wednesday, February 1  
7:00 AM Dr. Schell Valvular Heart Disease and Non-Cardiac Surgery: How Bad is It and Does It Change Perioperative Anesthetic Management?
8:00 AM Dr. McEvoy The Impact of Frailty on Perioperative Outcomes: Assessment, Risk, and 
Management of a Growing Epidemic
4:30 PM Dr. Smith Use of Regional Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
5:30 PM Dr. Wolpaw Management of Patients with Pacemakers and AICDs: More Than Magnets
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Gatling, Schell, Smith, and Wolpaw
Thursday, February 2  
7:00 AM Dr. Hawkins Managing Obstetric Hemorrhage - Why is It Different?
8:00 AM Dr. Smith Fundamentals of Point of Care Ultrasound for Perioperative Care
4:30 PM Dr. Wolpaw Evidence-Based Preoperative Assessment: You Might Not Have to Cancel
That Case Afterall
5:30 PM Dr. Hawkins Controversies for the Pregnant Patient Having Surgery
6:30 PM Panel Discussion Drs. Hawkins, Schell, Smith, and Wolpaw
Friday, February 3  
7:00 AM Dr. Smith Utility and Efficacy of Truncal Blocks in Opioid-Sparing Anesthesia
8:00 AM Dr. Wolpaw The Lactate is Up, the Bicarb is Down: Is Bicarb the Answer or the Enemy?

*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.