Update in Anesthesiology, Pain and Critical Care Medicine

This course is cancelled!  

Dear Carolina Refresher Course registrants and corporate sponsors,

Due to the unprecedented public health crisis we are facing, it is in everyone’s interest that we cancel our scheduled June conference.  This is a difficult decision to make, but I believe it’s the right call to err on the side of safety for all.  Understandably, many of you will be disappointed, as we look ahead and crave a return to normalcy.  However, due to the level of uncertainty surrounding the timeline of the epidemic, we will not attempt to reschedule our conference this year, but look forward to resuming the meeting in 2021.  Although the exact dates have yet to be finalized, we plan to return to Kiawah and hold the course in June, preferable during the 2nd half of the month.  Stay tuned for further announcements with all the details.

Kiawah Resort has cancelled all room reservations associated with the meeting and will refund any room deposits.  If any of you have prepaid travel expenses associated with the meeting that are not refundable, please contact Lynn Craven and she will take care of things for you.  We will also refund your course registration payments, or you have the option to roll this over for full payment of the 2021.  Let Lynn know what your preference is.

Finally, I want to acknowledge that implicit in this decision is a real sense of mourning, associated with the loss of our unique CME community that we share every year during CRC in Kiawah.  I will miss our personal conversations, the networking that goes on among our attendees, faculty and sponsors, and the energy of our engaged learners and speakers, all unfolding in such a tranquil and beautiful setting.  We have many challenges ahead for our anesthesia community, and although we are dealing with uncertainty and fear, I am confident that each of us will do are part and rise to the occasion to deliver the skilled and compassionate care that all of us are trained to render.

I can’t wait to see you again next year in  Kiawah, and hear your stories, while we share with you a new conference agenda that reflects the problem-solving and lessons learned from this crisis.


David Hardman
CRC 2020 Kiawah Director

Jake Acton
CRC 2020 Kiawah Co-Director

Lynn Craven
Executive Director


***Approved for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ ***
June 14-18, 2020
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Welcome to the updated 2020 Carolina Refresher Course: A unique and enjoyable learning experience in a friendly and relaxed environment utilizing 30-minute lecture sessions, speaker question and answer panels, problem-based learning discussions, and hands-on workshops in point-of-care ultrasound, regional anesthesia, and surgical airway skills. We offer you a faculty of polished guest speakers along with our outstanding UNC faculty in medicine and anesthesiology, who consistently receive rave reviews from our course attendees. You will return to your practice feeling invigorated with updated clinically relevant information and techniques that will enhance your patient safety knowledge, technical skills and practice.

The Carolina Refresher Course is designed to provide medical education sessions in the morning with the afternoons free to relax and enjoy the amenities of this lush 10,000 acre privately owned barrier island, with approximately half of this acreage preserved in its natural state. History buffs will enjoy visiting the nearby city of Charleston, South Carolina, the best-preserved colonial city in America and a haven for foodies, featuring outstanding restaurants offering creative southern cuisine. Kiawah Island boast five different golf courses, including its renowned links Ocean Golf Course, and is one of only four locations in the US to host every major American PGA event, including the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, along with the Ryder Cup. Kiawah Island Resort is also recognized as the #1 Tennis Resort in the world in 2019, with two tennis complexes featuring clay and hard courts. Other family activities include kid’s camps, youth and teen activities, nature tours, eco charters, shaded bike trails and kayaking, multiple pools, and miles of balmy ocean beaches featuring child-friendly gentle surf.

We hope you will be able to join us at this idyllic venue for what promises to be relaxing and enjoyable week of continuing medical education at its finest.

Click here to download the 2020 Carolina Refresher Course Brochure
Registration Fees

After 9/30 After 12/31 After 3/15 On Site
Physician, CRNA $805 $850 $873 $895


For hotel reservations, call toll-free (800) 654-2924, using UNC 2020 Group Booking #16754


Video testimonials from the Carolina Refresher Course

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