General Meeting Information

Education Mission Statement

The SPPM meeting will focus on topics of interest to those involved in the prevention, assessment, and management of pain in infants, children, and adolescents. The overall goals for attendees of the program are to enhance their existing fund of knowledge, and to introduce them to new and state of the art techniques and information that affect their practice and improve the care for children in pain.

Scope and Type of Activities

The program brings together experts from clinical and basic science disciplines related to pediatric medicine, anesthesiology, pain medicine, palliative care, bioethics and neurobiology. General topic areas include neurobiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, regional anesthesia, anesthesia, surgery, patient safety, database resources, and risk assessment for abuse and addiction prevention. We will discuss practice and career management issues.

The presentation format is varied, and includes lectures, reviews, panel discussions, problem-based learning discussions, and workshops. Sessions provide a wealth of information and advances in the field of pain medicine. Significant attendee involvement and feedback are encouraged in all aspects of the program. Program content is, in fact, the direct result of membership input and extensive audience polling at prior meetings.

Target Audience

This program is intended for physicians including anesthesiologists, neurologists, surgeons and neonatologists as well as physicians in training but also other practitioners such as psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, and social workers who care for children in pain in their practice in the operating room, critical care unit, procedural areas, pain clinics or are affiliated with multi-disciplinary treatment centers. It is also intended for clinical and basic science researchers who are interested in clinical aspects of pain medicine and whose areas of investigation relate to pediatric pain medicine.

Accreditation and Designation

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOCA®

The Society for Pediatric Pain Medicine is pleased to offer several opportunities to help fulfill your American Board of Anesthesiology® Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)® Part II Patient Safety requirements at the SPPM 2016 Annual Meeting!

By attending the following sessions, you are eligible to receive up to one and a half (1.5) credits that may be applied towards Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Patient Safety requirements.

  • Pediatric Regional Anesthesia session

This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA requirements.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia has fully complied with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact SPA at (804) 282-9780 by February 28, 2015 in order to receive service.

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