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Anesthesiology Academic Programs

Accredited Programs

CME Grand Rounds Program

Weekly Grand Rounds are offered every Thursday morning at 7:00am in the Richard L. Menschel Education Center. Faculty for the program consists of internationally renowned speakers and Department staff. A monthly program announcement is circulated throughout Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and Rockefeller University, as well as Hospital for Special Surgery.


Annual Regional Anesthesia Symposium

The Department of Anesthesiology offers an annual Regional Anesthesia Symposium entitled "Controversies and Fundamentals in Regional Anesthesia". This course is designed to educate anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, residents and fellows in the practice of regional anesthesia for the orthopedic surgical patient. Current controversies in regional anesthesia and their associated complications are addressed. The program also features an extensive workshop experience, with small teacher to student ratios. The 2010 Symposium is scheduled for May 15 at The New York Palace Hotel in New York City. For further information, please contact the Administrative Director of Education and Program Manager, Mary Hargett.

Annual Pain Awareness and Management Symposium

An annual Symposium focused on Pain Management Modalities and Patient Considerations is offered each September (Pain Awareness Month). This course is primarily designed for clinicians involved in the treatment of acute pain, and features international experts in the field. For further information, please contact the Director of Pain Services and Course Chair, Barbara Wukovits. The 2010 Pain Awareness and Management Symposium will take place on September 27 at Hospital for Special Surgery.

International Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management Meeting

In 2010, the Department will sponsor an international conference in Istanbul on May 28 and 29, chaired by Dr. Semih Gungor. Additional featured faculty from HSS will include Dr. Jeffrey Ngeow, Dr. Nigel Sharrock, and Dr. Jacques Ya Deau. For additional information, please contact the Administrative Director of Education and Program Manager, Mary Hargett.

Case Cancellation Review / M & M Conference

Canceled cases or cases with salient perioperative issues are presented at a monthly forum, along with a pertinent literature review, by Dr. Kethy M. Jules-Elysee and Dr. Michael K. Urban.

Journal Club

Three to four Mondays a month, at 7:00am, in the Richard L. Menschel Education Center, the Department convenes a Journal Club with presentations from Attending Staff, Fellows and rotating Residents. The Journal Club reviews and discusses recent pertinent literature and its applications to the department's practice.

Research Update

A conference focused on department research is presented every other month. This conference may include presentation of planned protocols, strategizing on effective study design, status reports on current protocols, and summarization of completed studies.

Complications Conference

The Department presents a conference every other month on complications and their management in an interactive discussion format.

Non-Accredited Programs

Friday Teaching Conference

Every Friday, the Department offers a teaching conference for our Fellows and rotating Residents. These conferences which may include case discussions, lectures on core topics in regional anesthesia, and exam preparation meetings are moderated by members of the Attending and Fellowship Staff and convene at 7:15am.

For additional information on any of the Department of Anesthesiology's academic programs contact:

Mary Hargett at 212.606.1793, beeper 857

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