Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine | Conferences

The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine is committed to investing in and creating learning opportunities that promote clinical excellence and effective, compassionate and safe patient care. To that end, the department supports educational activities for physicians, CRNAs and other health care team members that:

  • Promote the interchange of ideas and information
  • Foster a culture of transparency and patient safety
  • Optimize clinical education
  • Improve clinical decision making
  • Engage all stakeholders in the strategies to optimize patient care

The department offers learning and mentoring opportunities both within the department and in collaboration with other departments. Furthermore, the department collaborates with Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Education and Boston Children's Hospital's Continuing Medical Education Department to offer various nationally and internationally renowned conferences and educational programs aimed at increasing attendees knowledge, skills and professional performance.

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Upcoming CME Conferences

PPACCM 2019 

Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
May 8 -10, 2020
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and current research review of the most important changes and advances relevant to the practice of pediatric anesthesia and critical care.  Intended for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, and other health care workers that take care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting.






2019 Anesthesiology Update 



Anesthesiology Update 2020

May 11 - 15, 2020
Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston, MA

In the past year, there have been a number of very significant clinical changes that affect the practice of anesthesiology. This comprehensive CME program provides a special and timely opportunity for anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and others with interest in the field to hear directly from world-renowned specialists and master clinicians about these changes.






Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room (Three Component Course)

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room (Three Component Course)
November 13-15, 2020
San Francisco, CA

The 14th annual multi-specialty represented conference is intended for physicians, dentists, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses,pharmacists, and health care administrators interested in sedation. Specialties such as anesthesiology, emergency medicine, hospital medicine, pediatrics, dental medicine and intensive care medicine have all been represented.  The Fundamentals of Sedation: Reviewing the Basics Symposium 

offers an introduction and review of core topics.  The Sedation Simulation Workshops allow to learner to improve individual skills as well as to impart an understanding of a team approach to crisis resource management.  

Pain Management 2018

2019 Conference Date TBA
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Intended for clinicians who care for children with painful conditions: staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians assistants, physician generalists and subspecialists, psychologists, child life workers, social workers, pharmacists, physical, and occupational therapists.


Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course  
October 9-11, 2020

Anesthesia for Global Outreach is an annual three-day course that focuses on novel techniques and equipment for delivering anesthesia care in under-serviced environments – the conditions under which 80% of the world’s anesthesia care is delivered. The course boasts a cadre of world-renowned experts in global health and anesthesia. 

Pediatric MOCA® Training

Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and the Boston Children’s Hospital Simulator Program are proud to offer one-day Pediatric Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Simulation courses in crisis management devoted specifically to pediatric anesthesia.  This course meets the simulation training requirement for MOCA® Part IV (Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement) and is intended for practicing pediatric anesthesiologists and practitioners with exposure to pediatric patients, who would like to practice and hone their skills. This course takes place directly at the point of clinical care – in the operating rooms and recovery area of Boston Children’s Hospital. 

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Pediatric MOCA Training

2019 Course Dates:


October 5, 2019


2020 Course Dates: 

May 7, 2020

May 10, 2020