10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course

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Date & Location
Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:15 AM - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:00 PM, Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA


This course is sold-out. To be added to the wait list, please email anesthesiaconference@childrens.harvard.edu with your full name and degree.  

In partnership with the Boston Children's Hospital Simulator Program, 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

Course Co-Directors

Course Coordinator

  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$1,800.00

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

The course is limited to only 35 registrants and we recommend that you register early.

Evening Reception on Saturday, October 27th is included in the cost of tuition. If you would like to bring a guest, the fee is $75. If interested, please email AnesthesiaConference@childrens.harvard.edu and indicate you would like to add a guest fee to your registration for the reception. 

Refund Policy:
To cancel your registration for the Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course, please contact the CME department cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu Cancellations may be subject to a fee as outlined below.
Cancellation before September 26: Full refund of registration fee minus $100 administrative fee.
Cancellation between September 27- October 11: Refund of 50% of registration fee or you may have a colleague take your place at no penalty. 
Cancellation October 12- course date: Not eligble 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 the individual participants. 

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children's Hospital is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for the healthcare team.

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 21.75 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036181; Expiration Date 10/28/2018.

Risk Management
The Role of Anesthesia & Surgery in Global Health: The Big Picture, Simulation 1: No O2/no power, Simulation 2: OB hemmorrhage, Implication of Endemic Diseases on Personal and Patient Care, Is all aid good aid?,  Managing the difficult airway in LMICs, Obstetric Anesthesia Challenges and Case Studies, Pain Management Dilemmas & Case Studies, Pediatric Anesthesia Dilemmas & Case Studies, Ethical Dilemmas in Global Outreach, ICU care in the Resource Limited Setting, Disaster Assistance, International Health, Safety, and Security for Global Health meets the requirements for 9.25 Risk Management Credit as proscribed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and defined in 243 CMR 2.06(5)(d) I.

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.

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.