September 11-13, 2020
Brought to You in a Virtual Format!
After carefully considering all options and watching the COVID-19 situation over the last couple of months, the Board of Directors has decided to cancel our in-person annual meeting scheduled to be held in Montreal, Canada on Sept 11-13, 2020. Nevertheless, we remain committed to fostering scientific exchange and learning; and plan to conduct the annual meeting virtually. We are reassured by the tremendous success of our recent virtual Neuroscience Symposium which received very favorable reviews and are working hard on planning an excellent virtual annual meeting. Please plan to submit your abstracts for presentation and publication in Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology as scheduled originally. We will also be awarding the William Young Research Award so please submit your applications.
We will inform you as soon as the details of the virtual meeting are finalized. Meanwhile, please hold the dates of the original meeting on your calendars. We remain committed to advancing the mission of SNACC and to serving our members.
Deepak Sharma, MBBS, MD, DM
Welcome to SNACC’s 48thAnnual Meeting, the second stand-alone meeting since the 1989 winter conference. The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this activity for a maximum of 12.75AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. This year’s Annual Meeting is modeled after last year’s successful meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. However, out of an abundance of caution related to the current COVID pandemic, SNACC leadership has decided that this meeting will be held virtually. It will be largely pre-recorded with live Q & A sessions that follow the scientific presentation sessions. Though virtual, this meeting will continue to contain the common elements of platform presentations followed by Q & A sessions, abstract presentations, member socialization and interaction, trainee engagement, and exhibit hall interaction. Content will be archived so that members may have opportunity to engage in asynchronous participation in this meeting.
This year’s program is also unique in that it will be thematically driven, centered around the neurovascular unit in health and disease. General sessions will contain a variety of topics covering scientific work in both basic science and clinical research. The program starts with full day pre-sessions on Friday. Saturday will be a full day program and Sunday will end mid-afternoon.
On Friday, three different morning sessions are available and will run simultaneously. Because these sessions are time aligned and virtual, members will have opportunity to move freely in Tracks 2 & 3. However, you can only claim AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for one session.
First, there is the Crisis Management Didactic Course* moderated by Drs. Rafi Avitsian and Andy Kofke with speakers Drs. Amie Hoefnagel, John Bebawy, Chanhung Lee, Rafi Avitsian, and Jamie Uejima who will discuss patient safety issues in complex neurosurgery.
The second option on Friday morning is devoted to research faculty and junior researchers who will consider the Basic Science of the Neurovascular Unit (NVU). This session is moderated by Drs. William Armstead and Piyush Patel and considers the anatomy, physiology, and translational aspects of the NVU in stroke and traumatic brain injury. Speakers are Drs. William Pearce, Eng Lo, Courtney Robertson, and Louise McCullough.
The final Friday morning session is a Clinical Science session moderated by Drs. Deepak Sharma and Alana Flexman, with presenters Drs. Virginia Newcomb, Andrea Kurz, Vincent Bonhomme, Alexandra Kisilevsky, and Lauren Dunn. Friday closes with a Trainee Engagement Session with SNACC past presidents and thought leaders. Coincident with the latter session will be opportunity for member socialization. Both of these will be held via member free interchange between numerous virtual chat rooms that will be established.
Saturday begins with the Maurice Albin Keynote lecture by Dr. Edith Hamel, an expert in the area of the neurovascular unit. Her talk will be about Modulation of Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses by Brain States and Pathology. This will be followed by a general session on Vascular Dementia, Cardiovascular Disease, and Perioperative Outcome moderated by Drs. Monica Vavilala and Roderic Eckhenoff, with speakers Drs. Helene Benveniste, Niccolo Terrando, Andre Denault, and Deborah Culley.
Also, on Saturday, Women in Neuroanesthesiology and Neuroscience Education and Research (WINNER) is featured, with a talk by Dr. Amy Pearson, moderated by Drs. Laurel Moore and Marie Angele Théard.
In the afternoon, Dr. Max Kelz, Chair of the Scientific Affairs Committee, has organized the first Best of Meeting oral presentation awards in basic and clinical/translational neuroscience to be presented during the first poster session. This session will be organized virtually such that members can asynchronously move between abstract topic categories and presenters, allowing for individualized viewing. Live Q & A with the poster author will follow the presentation.
After the poster session, the second general session will take place, entitled Micobiome, Neuroinflammation and POCD moderated by Drs. Ines Koerner and Paul Garcia. Presentations will be given by Drs. Colm Cunningham, and Guang Yang.
Sunday morning will begin with the third general session of the meeting, which is entitled Prevention and Management of Perioperative Stroke and Role of the NVU. It is moderated by Drs. Piyush Patel and Martin Smith. This session contains three presentations by Drs. Paco Herson, Philip Vlisides, and Marko Mrkobrada.
The second poster session ends the Sunday morning program.
In the afternoon, the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology (JNA) Year in Review session will be moderated by Dr. Martin Smith. SNACC’s Business Meeting and award presentations directly follow, including the presentation by the recipient of the John D. Michenfelder New Investigator Award.
The program this year is filled with a great lineup of speakers and experts and we are confident this Annual Meeting will meet your expectations of high quality and diverse scientific programming. It is important for us to make sure that your needs are met. Please alert me or anyone on the program committee if there is anything that we can do to improve your Annual Meeting experience. On behalf of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee and the SNACC Board of Directors, I look forward to welcoming you to our first virtual Annual Meeting.
William Armstead, PhD
Chair, Program Planning Committee
Vice President for Education and Scientific Affairs
*Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
Mission of SNACC
The mission of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care is to advance the art and science of the care of the neurologically impaired patient.
Statement of Need
The 48th Society of Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Annual Meeting brings a program designed to review and update the educational needs and practice gaps of neuroanesthesiologists and neurocritical care specialists who engage in providing care to the neurologically impaired patients / patients at risk of neurologic injury during the perioperative period as well as neuroscientists who research clinical and basic neuroscience. The workshops, seminars, lectures and poster presentations will specifically address new clinical findings essential to improve the care of patients and advance basic and clinical research in neuroscience. Physicians will learn the current standards of the methodology of evaluating the existing clinical evidence/research in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care and become ready for translation to clinical practice and clinical guidelines. Many clinicians have not been educated on the implementation science. This new science emphasizes how physician adheres to the clinical guidelines to their practice. Physicians will receive the latest discovery on neuroinflammation, technological advancement/new tools used to assess the cerebropathophysiology in the operating room and neurointensive care units. Physicians need to develop consensus on patient safety in complex multilevel spine surgery in geriatric patients.
The program is designed to be useful for both the general anesthesiologist who is occasionally facing a neurologically impaired patient as well as regular neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care specialist.
The SNACC 48th Annual Meeting has been designed to meet the educational needs of neurosurgical and critical care anesthesiologists and neuroscientists involved in the care of patients with neurological disorders and are intended for neurosurgical and critical care anesthesiologists, neuroscientists, faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. The society supports the attendance by members in the educational sessions of the Annual Meeting. The program is generated from member requests and an assessment of need by the program committee.
Attendance at this meeting does not guarantee competency or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught during the course.
Learning Objectives – At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply the clinical guidelines and how to effectively adhere to the recommendation to manage patients with neurological disorders.
- Manage neurological emergencies guided by the information learned from different modalities of neuromonitoring.
- Discuss recent advances and controversies in neuroanesthesiology practice including an emphasis on patient safety.
- Discuss recent advances and discoveries in neurosciences and their impact on anesthesiology.
The live virtual format combines workshops, presentations by subject experts, interactive symposia and scientific abstract presentations with attendee participation in ways best suited for learning the content.
Participation in the SNACC 48th Annual Meeting
Attendance shall be open to all health practitioners, provided that they have registered for the meeting. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be offered to MDs. DOs need to take their certificate and apply to the AOA as required. A completed Physician Verification of Attendance form must be submitted at the conclusion of the meeting.
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.
This activity offers up to 12.75 CME credits, of which 2.50 credits contribute to the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in AnesthesiologyTM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
The deadline for claiming credit for this live activity is Dec. 31, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CT.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
|NAME||Type of Relationship||Company|
|Vincent Bonhomme, MD, PhD||Funded Research
Other Material Support
|Andre Denault, MD||Honorarium
|Alana Flexman, MD||Funded Research
All other planners, faculty, and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
How to Claim Credit
Please follow these directions to complete the evaluation, claim your credit and print your certificate. The date on your certificate will reflect the date upon which you claim credit. The certificate can only be claimed once.
Click the following link and log in using your ASA credentials: https://education.asahq.org/totara/course/view.php?id=3657
Complete the evaluation, claim credits, and print your certificate.
Log in to the ASA Education Center at: http://education.asahq.org
Once you have logged on to the ASA Education Center homepage, click the tab that says “MY COURSES” to select the link: SAMBA 2020: A Virtual Experience
Complete the evaluation, claim credits, and print your certificate.
You can retrieve your username and/or password, by entering the email addressed used to create your ASA account email address at: https://www.asahq.org/member-center/forgot-password
PLEASE NOTE: you can only claim credit one time and you must claim your credits for this course by December 31, 2020. You will NOT be able to claim credits after this date.
By attending the following symposium, you are eligible to receive up to 2.50 credits that may be applied towards MOCA® Part 2: Patient Safety requirements.
Crisis Management Didactic Course
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care 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 accessible accommodations, please contact SNACC at (804) 565-6360 for assistance.
Click below to view the Program for the Virtual Meeting. Please check back for additional details and updates.
More information on how to claim your CMEs will be available closer to the 48th Annual Meeting.
The SNACC Planning Committee extends a big thank-you to all who have contributed to the 48th Annual Meeting.
Immediate Past President
Arnoley S. Abcejo, MD
Max B. Kelz, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Ines P. Koerner, MD, PhD
Oregon Health Sciences University
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