9th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course

Date & Location
Friday, October 7, 2016 7:15 AM - Sunday, October 9, 2016 5:15 PM   Byers A & B, Enders Building, Boston Children's Hospital, 320 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA


The Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course is designed to assist anesthesia providers travelling to developing countries or austere environments for service or capacity development in anesthesia and critical care. It is intended primarily for anesthesia care providers, but is also relevant for all involved in peri-operative medicine and critical care. Course participants will have the opportunity to consider intellectual, technical, psychological, and ethical aspects of outreach anesthesia work in conditions that they are unlikely to have encountered in their training or daily practice.

 This three-day course includes personal insights from faculty experienced in these environments, as well as current topics in global health related issues. Practical sessions include equipment use and maintenance, hands on simulation, and use of unfamiliar anesthesia techniques. Participants will have ample opportunities to engage with expert instructors who are experienced in working in a broad variety of contexts. Participants will also attend sessions on tropical disease, cross-cultural adaptation, and travel preparation.  In addition the program will enable anesthesia providers to better transfer their knowledge and build capacity when working in the low resource setting.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes medical  professionals planning to deliver anesthesia, peri-operative, and critical care in the low-resource settings.  It is designed primarily for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologist assistants, as well as other healthcare professionals working in the peri-operative setting.

Course Director:

Faye Evans, MD, FAAP faye@anesthesiaglobaloutreach.com

Course Co-Directors:

Andre Bernard, MSc, MD, FRCPC  andre@anesthesiaglobaloutreach.com

Dylan Bould, MBChB, MRCP, FRCA, Med  dylan@anesthesiaglobaloutreach.com

Ronald George, MD, FRCPC  ron@anesthesiaglobaloutreach.com

Course Coordinator:

Amanda Buckley, MBA  Anesthesiaconference@childrens.harvard.edu

Upon completion of this course, participants can expect to:
  1. Recognize and demonstrate the knowledge of anesthetic techniques likely to be encountered in low resource settings.
  2. Learn the preparations needed to safely work in austere conditions specific to the practice of anesthesia including intellectual, technical, ethical, and attitudinal factors.
  3. Discuss and demonstrate various means of delivering educational programs in resource poor environments such as the use of simulation to practice clinical and technical skills and care delivery.
  4. Discuss the psychological and ethical adaptations that occur when working in an austere practice environment.

Tuition Fee (in U.S. Dollars)

Allied Health Professionals

*Please note, we have a limited number of discounted tuition rates available for residents and trainees.   Please email info@anesthesiaglobaloutreach.com for more information.  

Refund Policy

To cancel your registration for the Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, please contact the CME Department as soon as possible cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu. Cancellations may be subject to a fee as outlined below:

Cancellation before September 7: Full refund of registration fee minus $100 administrative fee.

Cancellation between September 8- September 22: Refund of 50% of registration fee or you may have colleague take your place at no penalty.

Cancellation September 23-course dates: Not eligible for refund           

In the unlikely event that the Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee. Expenses for travel and accommodation are the sole responsibility of individual participants.


Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston Children's Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 22.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1032875; Expiration Date 10/9/2016.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at: www.eaccme.eu.

 Disclosure policy

Boston Children's Hospital adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is Boston Children’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that Boston Children's may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.