New Pediatric Anesthesia Conference Announced: Save the Date, December 2, 2017
Great news! The Philadelphia Pediatric Anesthesia Consortium (PPAC) has been officially formed and consists of pediatric anesthesia representatives from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dupont Hospital for Children, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and Jefferson Medical Center. PPAC is kicking off our beginnings with an inaugural conference on Saturday December 2, 2017 here at CHOP, with a theme of Cutting Edge and Controversial Topics in Pediatric Anesthesia. It will be an innovative Ted-style 1-day conference that targets new and controversial practices in pediatric anesthesia. Tentatively scheduled topics include anesthetic neurotoxicity in the developing infant, pain relief for Nuss procedures, management of anesthetic crises, malignant hyperthermia related diseases, best practices for hand-offs, and Dr. Alan Flake will tell us about his ground-breaking research in fetal physiology and viability, as featured this year in Nature. Stay tuned, more info to appear here as the lecture schedule is finalized.