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Will food and beverages be provided?
A buffet breakfast will be served each morning from 6:45 – 8:30am. Snacks and beverages will be available during lectures.

Where is the conference center and is there nearby parking?
The West Beach Conference Center is located at 2 Shipwatch Rd, Kiawah Island, SC 29455 (map). Parking is available at the lot in the rear of the building, the garage under it and the pool parking lot adjacent from it.

How do I book my stay at Kiawah Island Golf Resort? Can I book online?
A Kiawah Resort representative will book your stay. It is recommended that you use this link to request booking service, and the resort will contact you directly. You can also call (800) 654-2924. There not currently an online-only booking option.

Does the Carolina Refresher Course provide accredited CME?
Physicians: This activity is approved for a total of 22 possible AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Please see the course schedule for details on lectures that are approved for ABA MOCA 2.0® Type 2 Patient Safety and Type 4 Quality Improvement credits. See CME information for details.

CRNAs: Approval pending by American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for CE credits — Code Number pending; Expiration Date pending. CRNAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

When will I receive my CME credit?
You will receive documentation within 2 weeks of completing the course. CRNA’s will receive a digital certificate they will need to submit to the ANAA to secure credit. Physicians will receive a link from the UNC School of Medicine CME office with a transcript of your credits. Physicians please note: These credits will already have been reported to the ABA and will be visible on your account.

Which lectures and workshops qualify for Type II MOCA Patient Safety Credits, and which qualify for Type IV MOCA Quality Improvement Credits?
Please refer to the course schedule.

Who can help me with resort accommodations, transportation and other amenities?
For questions related to booking and resort amenities, please contact resort customer service at (800) 654-2924.

Do I have to attend all lectures/days to receive credit?
No. You will be given credit for attending any lectures and filling out the respective evaluations.

Will lecture materials be available before and after the conference?
Yes. A link to PDFs of lecture materials will be available for download beginning on the day of the lecture and kept available for at least one year.

I need accommodations ensured by the American Disabilities Act. Who can I contact for these needs?
Please contact CRC customer service at or call Thomas Costello at (919)389-5444.

The daily workshops are full. Will there be more spots available?
Some workshops may have added capacity on the day of. Please see CRC customer service at the check-in desk to inquire about joining a workshop.

Is this course designed for CRNA’s and CAA’s as well as physicians, fellows and residents?
Yes. The course is designed for physicians, including but not limited to anesthesiologists, critical care specialists, pain specialists, surgeons, and internists, as well as certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology resident and fellow physicians, certified anesthesiologist assistants, and allied services practitioners.

Is there a discount for UNC resident, fellow and faculty alumni?
Yes. Please contact for more information.

I have registered but cannot attend. Can I get a refund?
To receive a full refund, you must email your request to before June 15th, 2024.

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Statement of Need
Anesthesiology, Pain, and Critical Care Medicine are medical disciplines uniquely characterized by an exponentially expanding base of peer reviewed literature, evolving technology, and new techniques combined with ever increasing clinical realms of practice in which this novel information is relevant. The Carolina Refresher Course seeks to present a portion of this material in a format that emphasizes utility, practicality, and retention so that the content learned may be easily and effectively applied in the improvement of patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction.