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10th Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, USA
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Title: 10th Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit
Specialty: General Surgery
Dates: From Feb, 26, 2015 to Feb, 28, 2015
Location: Scottsdale, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 300 to 995 USD
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Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Scottsdale, USA
At  Westin Kierland Resort & Spa you’ve always envisioned your vacation to be perfect on every level, but never imagined a staff so accommodating and facilities so revitalizing and distinctively different. That is The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa experience. So come, wander the grounds of this desert oasis. Leave behind your hectic lifestyle to relax and renew. The AAA Four Diamond Resort features accommodations that will sooth and stimulate from a full-service spa and world-class golf to award-winning dining and upscale shopping. Intuitively designed to celebrate Arizona’s rich history and diverse culture, The Westin Kierland offers a blissful sanctuary of opportunity and ambiance. n keeping with the Resort’s “Essence of Arizona” theme, the Scottish traditions at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa serve to pay homage to the contributions made by Scottish immigrants to the development of Arizona’s railroads, mines and towns.   The Resort pays tribute to the state’s Scottish immigrants each evening with its “Scottish Pipes at Sunset” series. Guests are encouraged to gather around the fire pit at the Dreamweavers Canyon to enjoy the Scottish bagpipes played by Master Bagpiper Michael McClanathan.   The Arizona Culturekeepers program has recognized 100 Arizonans who have made outstanding contributions to the Grand Canyon State’s history, culture, environment and economy. Working in conjunction with the Arizona Historical Foundation and under the direction of Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimball, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa launched Culturekeepers in 2002. Each year for 10 years, the program recognized 10 individuals for their efforts to carry on the traditions, rituals and cultures of our state. While the program culminated in 2012 with Arizona’s 100th birthday, the contributions of these 100 individuals will long be recognized and celebrated by not only the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, but by all those who treasure Arizona and its unique culture.
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Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Rush University designates this live activity for 16.5 Continuing Education credit(s).

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Rush University designates this live activity for 16.5 Continuing Education credits(s).  
Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:
The goal of this 3-day summit is to enable clinicians who are actively engaged in perioperative medical care to incorporate the latest findings from clinical research and recommendations from evidence-based guidelines into their practices so that they can improve the quality and safety of their medical care.

Course highlights include nationally renowned speakers, debates in perioperative medicine, Rapid Fire: evidence-based 10-minute consults, and an abstract/poster session. 

Target Audience
Internists, hospitalists, family practitioners, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, surgeons, certified nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals engaged in management of the perioperative patient. 

Selected Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review the goals of the Choosing Wisely Initiative as they relate to perioperative care
  • Outline approaches to improving value when delivering perioperative care
  • Demonstrate common preoperative endocrine problems using a case based approach
  • Provide practice recommendations for management of the surgical patient with endocrine disease
  • Highlight significant new literature in perioperative medicine
  • Evaluate the impact of new literature on clinical practice
  • Outline the principles of management of new and old antithrombotic therapies
  • Review recent guidelines regarding preoperative evaluation prior to noncardiac surgery
  • Apply available evidence as perioperative cardiovascular risk reduction strategies
  • Outline perioperative challenges for the obese patient
  • Review current literature on medical management of the obese patient
  • Highlight controversial areas in the literature that commonly impact perioperative practice
  • Review evidence regarding utility of preoperative echocardiography in the preoperative setting
  • Provide an introduction to Enhanced Recovery pathways
  • Outline evidence based development of ER pathways with an example
  • Outline implementation strategies for clinicians wanting to establish enhanced recovery at their home institutions
  • Describe the Perioperative Surgical Home concept
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages of the Perioperative Surgical Home
  • Illustrate how the Perioperative Surgical Home will impact the specialties currently involved in perioperative care



Amir K. Jaffer, MD, MBA, SFHM

Professor of Medicine

Senior Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs

Assistant Chief Medical Officer

Division Chief, Hospital Medicine

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL


Steven L. Cohn, MD, FACP, SFHM

Medical Director, UHealth Preoperative Assessment Center (UPAC)

Director, Medical Consultation Service

University of Miami Hospital

Professor of Clinical Medicine

University of Miami

Franklin A. Michota, Jr., MD, FACP, FHM

Associate Professor of Medicine

Cleveland Clinic Lerner

College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University

Director of Academic Affairs

Department of Hospital Medicine

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH

Debra D. Pulley, MD

Associate Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Washington University

St. Louis, MO

Barbara Slawski, MD, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Director, Froedtert Hospital Perioperative Services

Chief, Section of Perioperative and Consultative Services

Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI


Lee Fleischer, MD, FACC

Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesia

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Investigation in the Department of Anesthesiology

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD


Randall Craft, MD

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gilbert, AZ

Suparna Dutta, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine

Rush University

Chicago, IL

Angela Edwards, MD

Assistant Professor

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Winston-Salem, NC

Paul Grant, MD, FACP, SFHM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Director, Perioperative and Consultative Medicine 
Division of General Medicine 
University of Michigan Health System 
Ann Harbor, MI

Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ

Clinical Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

University of Maryland

Ann Arbor, MI

Lena M. Napolitano, MD

Division Chief, Acute Care Surgery

Professor of Surgery

Associate Chair for Critical Care

University of Michigan Health Systems

Ann Arbor, MI

Kurt J. Pfeifer, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Deborah C. Richman, MBChB, FFA(SA)

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Anesthesiology

Director of Pre-Operative Services

Stony Brook University Medical Center

Stony Brook, NY

David M. Rothenberg, MD, FCCM

The Max S. Sadove Professor of Anesthesiology

Residency Program Director Dept. of Anesthesiology

Associate Dean Academic Affiliations

Rush University

Chicago, IL

Sunil K. Sahai, MD, FAAP, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Department of General Internal Medicine

Medical Director, The Internal Medicine Perioperative Assessment Center

Medical Director, Internal Medicine Center – Main

Houston, TX

Michael Scott, MD

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Senior Fellow, University of Surrey

CRN Critical Care Lead for Surrey & Sussex 

National Clinical Advisor in Enhanced Recovery

Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Surrey County Hospital

United Kingdom

Gerald Smetana, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/East
Boston, MA

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Late Registration From: 2015-01-24 To: 0--
On site Registration
Allied Health Care Professionals
Allied Health Care Professionals
Nurses, CRNAs, ARNPs, Physicians Assistants
Medical Students

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
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Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts

The Westin Kierland Hotel
6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

SPECIAL CONFERENCE RATE: A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at a discounted rate of US $289/night + 13.27% tax/day. The rate is guaranteed only until February 4, 2015. The hotel extends the group rate 3 days pre and post conference dates based on availability. After this date, reservation requests will be considered on a space-available basis.

 Call 1-800-354-5892 and reference Perioperative Medicine Summit 2015.
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Submission Info
bstracts are invited for presentation at the Perioperative Medicine Summit being held in conjunction with the Society for Perioperative Medicine and Quality Improvement (SPAQI).

Abstract submissions must be received no later thanSunday, January 11, 2015. Submitting authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Tuesday, January 23, 2015.


We welcome abstracts in the following categories:

Submissions can report clinical and/or laboratory-based research or consist of a systematic review of a clinical problem. Research abstracts concerned with efficiency, cost, or medical decision-making are also encouraged. 
Authors who wish to describe an innovative program in perioperative medicine are encouraged to submit to this category. Innovations will primarily be descriptive, but they may also include preliminary data. A more rigorous evaluation of an innovative program should be submitted as a research abstract, rather than an innovation. For example, an innovation may describe a novel strategy for dissemination of practice guidelines, whereas a research abstract may analyze its impact on length of stay or post-operative morbidity or mortality.


A clinical vignette is a report of one or more cases that illustrates a new disease entity or prominent or unusual clinical feature of an established disease, highlights an area of clinical controversy in perioperative medicine, or illustrates a unique patient safety issue. It may include a summary of pertinent patient history, physical findings, laboratory data, or management description. It should be clear from the discussion of the abstract why the vignettes are appropriate for a perioperative medicine competition (versus general internal medicine, hospital medicine, or anesthesiology). Clinical vignettes will be judged on originality, organization, writing clarity, and relevance to perioperative medicine.
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Horizon CME
Elizabeth Wilkerson
Phone: 503-659-5558
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Elizabeth Wilkerson
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