Ninth Annual UNC-Duke Pediatric Anesthesiology Conference: Best Practices in Pediatric Anesthesia Care

Course Information


Infants and young children constitute a high-risk population for undergoing anesthesia and surgery due to unique anatomic, physiologic, and developmental differences compared to adults. A collaborative approach to pediatric anesthesia requires that all team members function with the most up-to-date information on caring for this challenging population. This conference will provide the anesthesia care team with current information on a variety of common pediatric anesthesia problems.

Learning Objectives for Participants

The information presented at this educational activity should improve the participants' ability to implement evidence-based strategies for the anesthetic management of children presenting for surgical procedures and anesthesia outside of the operating room.  The presentations will enable attendees to be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate anesthetic management of pediatric patients who experience various challenging syndromes.
  • Discuss the benefits of social media in healthcare.
  • Recognize the importance of establishing an online professional presence.
  • Identify strategies to accomplish safe and effective care when working with cases involving pediatric anesthesia.
  • Demonstrate the use of simulation-based teaching and its importance in performance based learning.
  • Review the most current evidence-based literature for "hot topics" in pediatric anesthesia including pharmacologic and technical advances, consensus statements and trends in an ever-changing milieu of care.

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, CRNAs, Pediatric Intensivists, Pediatric Nurses, Residents and Fellows in Anesthesiology, Student Nurse Anesthetists, and other health care providers interested in providing care for the pediatric patient.

Accreditation Statement

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Statement

The Wake Area Health Education Center is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This program has been approved for up to 7.0 Contact Hours to participants.


This course has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for XX CE credits, AANA Code Number XXXXXXX; Expiration Date 09/17/2016.  Certified nurse anesthetists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.


In accordance with the ACCME Criteria and Standards, everyone involved in planning or presenting this education activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry, and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. In addition, speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.