Multimodal Approach to Perioperative Pain


Single poppy isolated on white background. Closeup.Opiates are well known as the most common cause of drug-induced adverse effects, inside and outside of hospitals. The conference will address alternatives to opiates in the perioperative, intensive care, and in-patient settings. We will explore new approaches to pain, using non-opiate agents.

The Department of Anesthesiology invites you to join us for a one-day conference at Morven Farm Estates on November 5, 2016. Your registration fee includes lunch and the opportunity to visit the historic Morven grounds and enjoy the gardens. With mild weather and brilliant foliage, fall is the perfect time to visit Virginia.

Our symposium director is Stuart Lowson, MBBS, Co-Director of Surgical Critical Care and a member of the Department of Anesthesiology. Several department faculty members will join Dr. Lowson in presentations and discussion. Guest faculty for the conference include Karsten Bartels, MD, University of Colorado, and Christina Hayhurst, MD, Vanderbilt University, along with David Volles, PharmD, BCPS, of the University of Virginia Department of Pharmacology.

The conference is aimed at a wide range of practitioners, including doctors, nurses, residents, and students of medicine and nursing.  As in previous years, we will be offering AANA credits for CRNAs.

New this year, we will be offering 7.25 CME credits. The registration fee is $150 for physicians wishing to register for CME credit, $50 for RNs wishing to register for CEUs and $25 for non- CME credit registrants. Participation fees are waived for students and residents. Please click the appropriate button on our home page to register. We will be accepting credit card payments online for registration.

View our event schedule here:  2016 Symposium Brochure

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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 ac-credited 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

We are now finalizing arrangements for the program. Check back for the final program and the registration form. For more information about this conference, contact Tara Devlin.