Morbid Obesity and Difficult Airway - March 8, 2014

Morbid Obesity and Difficult Airway - March 8, 2014

When Mar 08, 2014
from 07:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Paris Simulation Center, Instructional Building, School of Medicine, University of Louisville, KY, 40292
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*Agenda *Brochure *CE Credit *Course Directors & Faculty *Registration

Symposium Overview
In this one day course, the participants will learn how to manage patients especially morbidly obese patients with difficult airways, cervical spine injuries, facial injuries & much more. It will review new and old but under taught skills like awake fiberoptic intubations, video laryngoscopy, as well as invasive and non-invasive airway management.

Target Audience
Target audience for this symposium: Physicians, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers.

7:00-7:45 am
Registration and Breakfast

7:45-8:00 am
Introduction and Welcome
Dr. Mark Boswell

8:00-8:30 am
Morbid Obesity - An Introduction
Dr. Anu Wadhwa

8:30-9:00 am
Identification of the Difficult Airway
Dr. Robin Guillory

9:00-10:00 am
Optimal Preparation and Approach to the Difficult Airway
Dr. Ashish Sinha

10:00-10:30 am

10:30-11:00 am
Airway Devices
Dr. Rainer Lenhardt

11:00-12:00 pm
Keynote lecture: “Emergence, Extubation and the Postoperative Period - Danger Ahead”
Dr. Stephanie Jones

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch and Visit to Exhibitors

1:00-5:00 pm
Simulation Workshop: Stations
(25 minutes for each workshop with 5 minutes to change station)

Airway Workshop: Stations
Station 1:
Supralaryngeal Airway
Station 2:
Direct Laryngoscopy and Stylets
Station 3:
Video Laryngoscopy
Station 4:
Basic Fiberoptic Intubation
Station 5:
Advanced Fiberoptic Intubation
Station 6:
Station 7:
Identification of Pulmonary Tree
Station 8:
Clinical Scenarios in Simulation

5:00 pm

Course Directors

Rana Latif, MD
Associate Professor
University of Louisville



Rainer Lenhardt, MD

Associate Professor
University of Louisville


Anupama Wadhwa, MD
Associate Professor
University of Louisville



University of Louisville Faculty
Dr. Cornelia Atherton
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mark Vance Boswell
Professor and Chair

Dr. Kari Beth Christie
Assistant Professor

Dr. Robin Guillory
Assistant Professor

Dr. Jim Jackson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Marjorie Robinson
Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohamed Saad
(Pulmonary Medicine)
Associate Professor

Dr. Daisy Sangroula
Assistant Professor

Dr. Erica Sutton
Assistant Professor

Invited Guest Faculty
Dr. Stephanie Jones
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
President ISPCOP, Vice Chair for Education
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard University, Boston, MA

Dr. Ashish Sinha
Professor and Vice Chair (Research)
Anesthesiology and Peri-operative Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Ozan Akca
Associate Professor Anesthesiology
Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Paris Simulation Team
Kevin Martin
Director of Operations

Stuart Crawford
Patient Simulator Specialist

Continuing Education Credit
Physician Credit
- The University of Louisville Continuing Medical Education office designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit - This program has been approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing for 9.0 continuing education credits through University of Louisville Hospital, provider number 4-0068-7-16-797. The Kentucky Board of Nursing approval of an individual nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content.

AANA Credit - This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.0 CE credits; Code Number 1029055; Expiration Date 03/08/14.

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

Special Services

To request disability arrangements, please contact Amy Reid at (502) 852-1735 at least 14 days prior to the date of this program. Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof.


CLICK HERE for a copy of the course brochure

Registration Options and Fees:
UofL Physicians                     $ 200
UofL Faculty                          $ 200   
UofL Residents                      $ 50
UofL Students                        $ 0

Outside Physicians               $ 250
CRNAs                                  $ 200
Nurses                                  $ 50
All Others                              $ 100

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For any registration questions or concerns, please contact: Amy Reid, (502) 852-1735 or

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Cancellation Policy
Requests for cancellation must be submitted to on or before February 22, 2014. Requests received on or before February 22, 2014 will receive a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given for requests received after February 22, 2014.

A final listing of supporters and exhibitors will be available at the meeting.