As we gear up for the new year, you should begin planning out which conferences and meetings you want to attend. Here’s a list of the main anesthesia conferences happening this year.

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Anesthesia Conferences 2020

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American Society of Anesthesiologists: Practice Management 2020

This is the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual practice management meeting. Learn about the latest strategy that will prepare you for what is next in the practice of anesthesiology. This conference is developed by thought leaders and business administrators to provide all the information you need that is unique to anesthesiology.

Credits: Varies

Dates: January 17-19

Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

City: Las Vegas, NV

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38th Annual International Symposium

This symposium is designed to help busy professionals get updated on all things clinical anesthesiology, surgery, and perioperative medicine in a jam-packed six days. Attendees will leave the symposium with the ability to describe and implement new anesthesia techniques, understand best practices, and discuss current and future management of specific patient populations. 

Credits: Various – Maximum 22 AMA PRA Category 1 credits

Dates: January 19-24

Location: St. Kitts Marriott Resort

City: St. Kitts, West Indies

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Lower and Upper Canada Anesthesia Symposium (LUCAS 2020)

This symposium is intended for clinical and academic anesthesiologists across Canada. The program includes plenary sessions, small group workshops, discussion sessions, and resident grand-rounds competition. Participants will leave with the latest knowledge and techniques in anesthesia.

Credits: Various

Dates: January 31-February 2

Location: The Westin Ottawa

City: Ottawa, ON, Canada

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Jefferson Anesthesia Conference

This conference is intended for all types of anesthesia specialists including anesthesiologists, CRNAs, critical care specialists, residents, and students. The conference focuses on patient safety, regional anesthesia and acute pain management, opioid tolerance and abuse, and pediatric anesthesia.

Credits: 25

Dates: February 8-13

Location: Huntley Lodge

City: Big Sky, MT

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Global Enhanced Recovery Symposium 2020

This symposium is intended for physicians currently or prospectively looking to apply advanced recovery care practices to patient populations. It is intended to follow the patience-centric, value-based care paradigm that is becoming increasingly prevalent in healthcare.

Credits: 29

Dates: February 20-22

Location: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

City: Houston, TX

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27th Annual Colorado Review of Anesthesia for Surgicenters & Hospitals (CRASH)

This conference enables busy professionals to get as many CME credits as possible while in a beautiful location. Attendees include over 300 physicians, residents, CRNAs, and more coming from all over the globe.

Credits: Various

Dates: March 1-6

Location: Vail Marriot Mountain Resort at Lionshead Village

City: Vail, CO

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Lake Louise Winter Anesthesia Conference

The University of Alberta presents its annual anesthesia conference. This event provides a great opportunity to network with anesthesia peers from across the US and Canada. Esteemed speakers will cover a variety of topics regarding anesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Credits: TBD

Dates: March 5-8

Location: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

City: Lake Louise, AB, Canada

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Toronto Anesthesia Symposium

This year’s symposium focuses on “New Paradigms in Perioperative Anesthesia.” This includes lectures on AI in anesthesia, opioid-sparing, perioperative care for cannabis users, and more.

Credits: Unspecified

Dates: April 4-5

Location: MaRS Discovery District

City: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Pediatric Anesthesia Conference 2020

The Pediatric Anesthesia Conference presents its 2020 meeting “Principles of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care.” This course provides the most comprehensive and most up-to-date review of the latest practices in pediatric anesthesia. Attendees will leave this event with the latest information, strategies, and skills for improving care and outcomes for pediatric patients in the OR, outfield, and ICU.

Credits: Unspecified

Dates: May 8-10

Location: The Fairmont Copley Plaza

City: Boston, MA

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American Society of Anesthesiologists Legislative Conference 2020

This event gives anesthesiologists the opportunity to advocate for their specialty in Washington, D.C. Participants will also get the latest information about federal legislation and regulations, learn about the ASA agenda for 2020, meet with elected officials, and more.

Credits: None

Dates: May 11-13

Location: TBD

City: Washington, D.C.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering 9th Annual Global Conference on Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient

This conference presents the work of leading anesthesiologists working in various cancer centers around the globe. This multispecialty event addresses perioperative care for cancer patients, including the complex and unique challenges in this area.

Credits: Not Specified – AMA and CME for MOCA 2.0

Dates: December 10-11

Location: Zuckerman Research Center

City: New York, NY

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Anesthesia Meetings 2020

Listed in chronological order

Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists Winter Forum 2020

This is the Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists’ annual CME meeting. The course material has been created based on feedback from previous CME meetings and includes information on current issues in anesthesiology across numerous disciplines.

Credits: 6

Date: January 10-11

Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa

City: Atlanta, GA

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23rd Annual Practical Updates in Anesthesiology

Presented by the University of Michigan, this course covers numerous topics in clinical subspecialties in anesthesia. Discussion topics include the past, present, and possible future innovations coming for anesthesia as well as system-based discussions for larger healthcare organizations.

Credits: 25

Dates: February 2-7

Location: Westin Hotel

City: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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AzSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting

Credits: 13.5 Hours

Dates: February 8-9

Location: TBD

City: TBD

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Anesthesiology 65th Annual Update

The University of Utah presents its annual anesthesia update. This meeting is intended for all types of anesthesia professionals with a focus on approaches to neuro-anesthesia, acute pain management, cardiac concerns for non-cardiac anesthesiologists, pediatric anesthesia, pain management, and more. Additional workshops are also available.

Credits: 29

Dates: February 9-13

Location: Grand Summit Hotel

City: Park City, UT

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10th Annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit

This special 10th-anniversary summit includes discussions and presentations with some of anesthesia’s top experts. Participants will learn about the latest scientific advances, best practices, and the newest innovations.

Credits: Up to 18 MOC Section 1 / Up to 5 MOC Section 3 / Eligible for credit conversion

Dates: February 27-March 1

Location: Westin Whistler Resort & Spa

City: Whistler, BC, Canada

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Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Meeting 2020

Credits: 11.5 CEUs, 1 Pharmacology Credit

Dates: February 29-March 1

Location: Anchorage Marriot Downtown

City: Anchorage, AK

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2020 UF Spring Anesthesia Ski Summit

Get your CME requirements completed while enjoying the ski slopes. Attend morning and evening lectures and enjoy the slopes all day.

Credits: 16.5

Dates: March 23-27

Location: Viceroy Hotel

City: Snowmass, CO

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California Society of Anesthesiologists 2020 Annual Meeting

Credits: Not Specified

Dates: April 2-5

Location: Paradise Point Resort

City: San Diego, CA

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Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists 2020 Annual Meeting

Credits: 8.5

Dates: April 17-19

Location: Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

City: St. Louis, MO

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Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Conference

Credits: Offered

Dates: April 17-19

Location: Radisson Blu Mall of America

City: Bloomington, MN

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Texas Society of Anesthesiologists 2020 Annual Meeting

Credits: Unspecified

Dates: September 10-13

Location: JW Marriot, San Antonio

City: San Antonio, TX

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Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting

Credits: Unspecified

Dates: September 12-13

Location: The American Club

Dates: Kohler, Wisconsin

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Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine 10th Annual Meeting

Previous years’ meetings include workshops, lectures, and panels around the latest anesthesia practices when working with patients with various sleep disorders.

Credits: Unspecified Number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Dates: October 1-2

Location: TBD

City: Washington, D.C.

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