2018 WSSA/BCAS Joint Meeting
Thank You for Attending!

December 7–9, 2018
Vancouver, Canada

Registration Program and Presentations  |  ACCME Accredidation  |  Location/Directions

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Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3, CA

The cut-off date for the WSSA/BCAS room block has passed. Only a limited number of rooms remain available at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront at a premium price. Registrants may wish to consider booking a room at the nearby Coast Coal Harbour Hotel or the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel as an alternative.

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Event Program

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*WSSA Members Only

Friday, December 7
7:00 PM Welcoming Reception
Saturday, December 8
7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Perioperative Hematology Considerations for the Anesthesiologist
Dr. Jacqueline Trudeau, Anesthesiologist, Vancouver General Hospital
9:00 AM How to Administer an Opioid-Free General Anesthetic
Dr. Christine Oryhan, Anesthesiologist, Virginia Mason Hospital
10:00 AM Refreshment & Networking Break
10:30 AM The World's Best Health Care System?: An Interactive (and International) Discussion
Dr. Donna Smith, Pediatrician & Medical Director, Virginia Mason Clinic
Dr. Brian Day, Orthopedic Surgeon & Medical Director, Cambie Surgery Centre
12:30 PM WSSA/BCAS Luncheon
2:00 PM BCAS General Meeting
2:00 PM WSSA Board Meeting
Sunday, December 9
7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
8:00 AM Preventing Residual Paralysis, With or Without Sugammadex
Dr. Stephan Thilen, Anesthesiologist, Harborview Medical Center
9:00 AM Perioperative Considerations for New Type 2 DM Medications
Dr. Dave Shu, Regional Division Head of Endocrinology, Fraser Health Authority
10:00 AM Refreshment & Networking Break
10:30 AM The Future of Healthcare and the Changing Role of Physicians
Dr. Joyce Lammert, Asthma/Allergy Immunology, Virginia Mason Clinic
Dr. Ryan Pong, Anesthesiologist, Virginia Mason Hospital
11:30 AM Acute Perioperative Management of the Chronic Pain Patient
Dr. Jill Osborn, Anesthesiologist & Pain Subspecialist, St. Paul's Hospital

ACCME Accredidation and Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists and the British Columbia Anesthesiologists’ Society. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.