46th Annual Regional Anesthesiology
and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting

May 13-15, 2021 | In-person or Virtual

#ASRASpring21

CME Information

 

Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define value proposition for regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine.
  • Analyze the opioid epidemic from the point of view of different stakeholders.
  • Discuss the most recent perioperative guidelines released by ASRA for perioperative pain management, specifically cannabinoids, ketamine, and infection control.
  • Develop clear protocols for the reduction, detection, and management of complications related to regional anesthetics.
  • Describe the anatomy of a nerve and the efficacy of regional anesthetic techniques and their potential complications.
  • Evaluate the benefit of enhanced recovery protocols and develop clear protocols to improve post-surgical outcomes.
  • Define the transition from acute to chronic pain and models to predict which patients are at risk for chronic postoperative pain sequelae.
  • Discuss new opportunities associated with point-of-care ultrasound for the acute pain/regional anesthesiologist and determine how that might be incorporated into current training and practice.
  • Discuss fascial plane blocks, evaluate the evidence for their efficacy, discuss the effort to standardize their anatomical nomenclature and assess which cases they will be used for.
  • Discuss the impact of current acute pain management on long-term outcomes, particularly in the era of personalized medicine.
  • Assemble a valuable network of colleagues active in acute pain/regional anesthesiology.
  • Compare aspects of peripartum care of pregnant patient to other surgical patients, specifically, the role of the anticoagulation for neuraxial anesthesia and the use of intrathecal opioids.

Practice Management Portfolio (PMP)

After this completing the portfolio, participants should be able to:

  • Assess the essential financial, strategic, logistical, and marketing competencies to provide the most efficient and effective patient care.
  • Utilize administrative, patient, anesthesia and surgical perspectives and incentives within healthcare systems.
  • Discuss different business models for the acute and transitional pain services in different settings.
  • Discuss practice case scenarios facilitating effective implementation of learned techniques and policies into practice.

Target audience

The ASRA CME program provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, and scientists. ASRA supports a multidisciplinary and interprofessional approach to continuing education and patient care by also providing relevant education for other healthcare professionals not directly engaging in interventional regional anesthesia and/or pain medicine procedures. ASRA offers learning opportunities to the national and international healthcare community. 


Accreditation and credit designation statements


In-Person Credits by DayMaximum
Thursday6.00
Friday7.50
Saturday6.75
On-demand20.25
Total Credits40.50

Online Credits by DayMaximum
Thursday6.00
Friday7.50
Saturday6.75
Total Credits20.25


IN PERSON

Physicians
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this an Other activity (containing live and internet enduring material) for a maximum of 40.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs (Physicians Assistants)
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 40.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 40.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registered Nurses
Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits; however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific board’s acceptance of ASRA-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 40.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


ONLINE

Physicians
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this an Other activity (containing internet live and internet enduring material) for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs (Physicians Assistants)
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 20.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Registered Nurses
Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits; however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific board’s acceptance of ASRA-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 20.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®1

Part II Patient Safety CME

This activity contributes to the patient safety CME requirement for the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0 ®[1]. Please consult the ABA website, http://www.theAba.org for a list of all MOCA 2.0 ® requirements. Max. 16.50 credits.

Thursday (max. 6.0 credits)

  • IS-01 Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Regional Anesthesia in Cardiac Surgery and in the Electrophysiology Lab (1.5 credits)
  • IS-03 Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Clinical Forum ASRA Guidelines Update (1.5 credits)
  • Refresher Course, Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: 360° Discussion (1.5 credits)
  • Special Session, In the Intersection Between Acute and Chronic Pain (1.5 credits)

Friday (max. 7.5 credits)

  • PS-02a Parallel Session, Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Between Translational Science and Clinical Practice (1.5 credits)
  • PS-02b Parallel Session, Buprenorphine Panel (1.5 credits)
  • PS-03b Parallel Session, Safety in Regional Anesthesia and Understanding Nerve Injury (1.5 credits)
  • PS-04a Parallel Session, FOCUS on PoCUS (1.5 credits)
  • Special Session, ASRA Perioperative Medicine SIG: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine as an Integral Component of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) (1.5 credits)

Saturday (max. 3.0 credits)

  • IS-06 Ask the Experts Interactive Session, Perioperative Management of Hip Fractures (1.5 credits)
  • PS-07a Parallel Session, Perioperative Care Guidelines Panel (1.5 credits)
Part IV High-Fidelity Simulation CME

This activity contributes to the Quality Improvement component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 Quality Improvement requirements and their associated point values. Max. 1.5 credits.

  • WS-11 High-Fidelity Simulation Workshop, Thoracic Epidural and PVB (1.5 credits)
Credit reporting to the ABA

ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting asrameetings@asra.com, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility.

[1] Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology™.
[2] MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of The American Board of Anesthesiology.®


ASRA-ASA Ultrasound‐Guided Regional Anesthesia (UGRA) Education and Clinical Training Portfolio

The Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Education and Clinical Training Portfolio is a joint ASRA - ASA initiative designed for anesthesiologists who wish to distinguish themselves in the field and provide evidence of training and experience. The portfolio guides participants through a comprehensive educational and training experience that fulfills current recommendations for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA). This ASRA course has been approved for knowledge base and technical skills components of the portfolio. For more information and approved sessions, visit the ASA website.


International credits

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events. You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca

European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME)
The UEMS-EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live educational events. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net


Commercial support disclosure

All industry support coming soon. This course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting. View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.

ASRA thanks the following organizations for their generous support:
Grants: Coming soon
Durable equipment: Coming soon
Disposable supplies: Coming soon


Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

Faculty disclosure coming soon. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed. 

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