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 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

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Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
May 6-8, 2022
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 who take care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting.

Anesthesiology Update
May 9-13, 2022
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 Pain Medicine: State of the Art and Science Virtual Conference
Date TBA
Designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists and other clinical staff who care for children with pain conditions. The conference will be focused on the delivery of up to date Pain Management for children in the era of the opioid crisis. The aim will be to integrate basic, translational and clinical science with clinical practice updates.

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

Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room
In-Person and Virtual Options
February 5-6, 2022
San Francisco, CA

The 16th 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.

Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course
Date TBA

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 percent 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, Critical Care 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 is a one-day simulation experience providing credit towards fulfillment of Part IV — Practice Performance Assessment and Improvement (PPAI) — in the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA program. By attending a MOCA Simulation Course at an ASA-Endorsed Simulation Center (i.e. Boston Children’s Hospital), you can earn 25 MOCA part IV (QI) points for attending the course and completing the online follow-up activities. Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists and general anesthesia practitioners have the opportunity to manage a wide variety of pediatric anesthesia cases, concentrating not only on the clinical management, but also on improving their communication skills and team work. The courses are “in-situ”- they take place in an actual operating room and PACU setting at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as the state-of-the art Simulation Center.

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Pediatric MOCA TrainingUpcoming MOCA Course Dates:

October 2, 2021

November 13, 2021 

May 8, 2022