Nov 6-9, 2017 Key West, FL

The 2017 Fall Anesthesia Update

November 6-9, 2017


at the
Margaritaville Resort and Marina - Key West, Florida
(formerly the Westin)
25 Class A CE Credits

Program Description

The 2017 fall meeting at Key West is designed to offer a variety of contemporary clinical and non-clinical lectures and discussions. This will include an update on managing diabetic patients and a review of the concerns caused by the use of medical cannabis. The environmental impact of anesthetics is always a concern as well as the possibility of new drugs entering our armamentarium and these topics are among those that will be presented. As always, the focus is on patient safety and the role of anesthesia in maintaining this vital issue. Program enrichment is encouraged by conducting open forum discussions during which all registrants will have an opportunity to participate.

Program Faculty

Neil Roy Connelly, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Tufts Medical School - Boston, Massachusetts
Attending in Anesthesiology - Bay State Medical Center
Springfield, Massachuetts

Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM
Educational and Legal Consultant
Culpeper, Virginia

John Deutsch, CRNA, MSN
Clinical Coordinator - OB and Women's Health
Research and Environmental Initiatives Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, Delaware

Maj.Peter Strube, CRNA, MS
Director - Mount Horeb Board of Education
Assistant Professor
Rosalind Franklin University Nurse Anesthesia Program
North Chicago, Illinois




Program Agenda

Monday AM - November 6, 2017
Neil Roy Connelly, MD

0600 - 0700 .... Breakfast
0700 - 0800 .... Ultrasound Guided Upper Extremity Blocks in Out-Patients
0800 - 0900 .... Managing The Adult with Congenital Heart Disease
0900 - 0915 .... Break
0915 - 1015 .... Pulmonary Complications and One-Lung Anesthesia
1015 - 1115 .... Antibiotic Prophylaxis: What you must know
1115 - 1215 .... Structured Review and Discussion

Monday PM - November 6, 2017
Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM

1215-1300 .... Luncheon
1300-1400…. Anesthetic Implications of Medical Cannabis
1400-1500…. Preventing Medical Errors
1500-1515…. Break
1515-1615…. General Considerations with Enhanced Recovery after Surgery
1615-1715…. Anesthetic Considerations with Enhanced Recovery after Surgery
1715-1815…. General Discussion, Questions and Answers


Tuesday AM - November 7, 2017
Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800-0900…. Update on the Anesthetic Management of Diabetic Patients
0900-1000…. Controversies in Regional Anesthesia
1000-1015…. Break
1015-1115…. Documentation: The Do’s and Don’ts
1115-1215…. What you NEED to know about Medical Ethics
1215-1315…. General Discussion, Questions and Answers

Wednesday AM - November 8, 2017
John Deutsch, CRNA, MSN

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800 - 0900 .... The Practice of Estimating Blood Loss
0900 - 1000 .... Environmental Impact of Anesthetics
1000 - 1015 .... Break
1015 - 1115 .... Management of Placental Abnormalities and Cesarean Section
1115 - 1215 .... Managing Intra-op Hypotension during C/Section
1215 - 1315 .... Structured Review and Discussion

Thursday AM - November 9, 2017
Maj Peter Strube, CRNA, MSN

0700 - 0800 .... Breakfast
0800 - 0900 .... The Age of Pharmacology: What's next?
0900 - 1000 .... Dashboards and Metrics: Managing in The New Age
1000 - 1015 .... Break
1015 - 1115 .... Technology and the Future of Anesthesia
1115 - 1215 .... Are we treating pain properly?
1215 - 1315 .... Structured Review and Discussion


Accreditation Statements

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 25.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1034331; Expiration Date 11/9/2017.

IPGE is accredited by the California BRN to provide Continuing Education Programs for registered Professional Nurses. Provider Number 2374. This program meets the criteria for 25 CE Credits

This program meets the criteria for 6 hours of Pharmacology and 14 Clinical Management hours.

NOTE: IPGE does not support or offer CE credit for Anesthesiologist Assistants

Tuition Fee Schedule

Key West 2017 Until Nov. 3, 2017 $845.00
Key West 2017 after November 3 $895.00
Retired CRNA (Key West) - RN Credit Only $225.00
Key West 2017 On-Site $945.00

Daily Fees:
Monday: $425.00; Tues - Thus.$295.00
 add $50.00 after October 29.

Please call 877-692-0430 for daily registration.

Tuition fees include all CE Activities, Daily Breakfast, Luncheon on Moday, All Break Functions, AANA Credit Recording and Record Keeping,
Certificate of Attendance and Access to Virtual Syllabus on Line

Refund Policy and Disclaimers

A full refund less $150.00 application processing fee may be obtained until October 29, 2017. After this date a $150.00 tuition credit will be issued which may be applied to a future IPGE program within one year of the date of cancellation. All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by Email to: If IPGE cancels the program, a full refund will be provided unless cancellation is due to a natural or man-made disaster (fires, flood, earthquake, weather, strikes, acts of God, war or terrorism, or any other cause out of the sponsors control). In this event, a full value tuition-free voucher valid for a minimum of two years from date of issue is provided. In addition, an attempt will be made to re-schedule the program within a reasonable time period. No refunds after the program begins. IPGE assumes no responsibility for penalty fees imposed by airlines, hotels, or other suppliers.



Since ALL cancellations we receive are caused by unforeseen events, IPGE offers our registrants a REFUND ASSURANCE PLAN. For a non-refundable fee of $45.00 IPGE will waive all refund restrictions and provide a full refund until the program begins. Must be purchased at time of registration. Please check this option on your application or ask the registrar to include it if you reserve your space by telephone. Note: This option appears as a default in the tuition fees section when registering online. Click "REMOVE" if you do not want to protect your tuition fee.


IPGE reserves the right to substitute for a speaker or topic if the need arises. Every effort will be made to maintain the original program integrity with regard to content. No prior notice of any changes will be made. IPGE assumes no responsibility for the failure of third party suppliers to fulfill their obligations. Statements and comments made by faculty members do not necessarily reflect the opinion of IPGE, Inc. Attendance at this seminar does not indicate or otherwise guarantee proficiency or competence in the performance of any of the techniques and/or procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 


We regret that IPGE policies do not allow auditing of lectures without payment of tuition fees and recording of lectures is strictly prohibited.

Accommodations Information



Ideal Location in Key West

The Margaritaville Resort and Marina (formerly the Westin Key West) is ideally located in "Old Town" Key West on the waterfront one block from fabled Duval Street and next to the infamous Mallory Square. Let the Concierge guide you to see the best of Key West and feel free to park your vehicle in the Margaritaville parking garage knowing you won't need it again until your departure.


Double Queen/King - Pool View ............ $309.00
*Additional person $20.00 -- Taxes 12.5% -- Resort Fee is waived
Rate valid for first 50 rooms sold

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