Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Anesthesiology sponsors many opportunities for continuing medical education.

Grand Rounds

Our weekly Anesthesiology Grand Rounds presentations have been approved for CME credit. If you live in the Charlottesville area, you are welcome to attend and register for credit.  Grand Rounds occur almost every Wednesday at 8 AM in Jordan Hall Conference Center.  We post the topics and speakers to the Health System calendar, and they also appear on the right side of our home page.  For more information, contact Patty Jenkins.

The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University Of Virginia School Of Medicine awards one hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity.  The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for
six (6) years.

MOCA

The Medical Simulation Center at the University of Virginia is an approved site for simulation training to fulfill requirements for recertification. Workshops are offered throughout the year.  Visit the MOCA page on their site for course description and schedules.

 

Fall Symposium

2016 Symposium scheduled for November 5

The poppy: beautiful, but dangerous.How do we decrease our dependence on opiates in the perioperative, intensive care, and in-patient settings?

Opiates are the most common cause of drug-induced adverse effects, both within and outside hospitals. Join us for a one-day symposium discussing alternatives to opiates and working towards decreasing use of these powerful drugs in pain control.

This year’s conference will take place at Morven Farm Estate, just outside of Charlottesville.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Society of Virginia through the joint providership of Carilion Clinic’s CME Program and University of Virginia Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Carilion Clinic’s CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 Visit our conference page for more information.

 

One-day conference appeals to busy professionals

In 2013, the department held our first fall symposium, focused on the perioperative use of opioids for pain management. The symposium was designed around the constraints of our local health care providers’ busy clinical schedules. Students from the schools of Medicine and Nursing, nurses, residents, researchers and physicians were all invited, and the cost was underwritten by generous industry support. The result was one intense day of practical information designed to reduce over-dependence on opioids and to ameliorate the unintended consequences of opioid usage.

In 2014, the topic was Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols. Following the successful implementation of an ERAS protocol for colorectal surgery at UVA, the symposium focused on practical aspects of implementing ERAS protocols.

We are finalizing details for the 2016 conference, The Multi-Modal Approach to Perioperative Pain.