Meeting Abstracts  |   March 2009
ANNUAL Anesthesiology/FAER JOINT SESSION: “Simulation in Anesthesia Practice”
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Meeting Abstracts   |   March 2009
ANNUAL Anesthesiology/FAER JOINT SESSION: “Simulation in Anesthesia Practice”
Anesthesiology 3 2009, Vol.110, 690-691. doi:
Anesthesiology 3 2009, Vol.110, 690-691. doi:
Anesthesiology, in conjunction with the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), is pleased to announce the 2nd annual joint session, to be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) on October 20, 2009, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Simulation plays a key role in patient safety programs, in human factors research, and as a method to assess performance. Over the last decade, simulation-based training has stimulated and fostered a number of interrelated initiatives aimed at improving clinical practice. In this Session, a combination of invited speakers and selected abstracts and posters will include sessions that describe performance assessment, simulation training for maintenance of anesthesia certification (MOCA), and a novel application of simulation to improve the safety of clinical research.
The advent of simulation-based training has stimulated a more thorough appraisal of the breadth of skills required in patient care settings. Practice skills that were often considered difficult, if not impossible, to acquire in settings other than clinical care are included in simulation-based training and assessment programs. For this reason, simulation has stimulated a renewed interest in learning strategies that assure physicians more effectively acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to practice. Three invited speakers will describe a) the application of simulation-based training as a method to measure performance, b) the implementation of the MOCA simulation training for maintenance of anesthesia certification, and c) an innovative training approach using simulation to prepare for a clinical research protocol.
These lectures will be accompanied by the presentation of eight posters selected for their relevance to the Session topic.
Abstracts should be submitted via  the usual online process (which can be accessed via  the Web sites and ). Interested individuals should be sure to check the Anesthesiology/FAER Joint Session box on the abstract submission form to be considered for inclusion in this special session. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2009.
The authors of abstracts selected for the Session will be offered an opportunity to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in a special Symposium issue to be published in the spring of 2010.