May 12 2018: 7:00am–4:30pm

2018 Rhode Island Anesthesia Conference


This conference will address the management of patients participating in the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) encompasses a multitude of interdisciplinary, evidence-based techniques that improve patient outcomes for a variety of commonly performed surgical cases.

Topics in the conference will focus on the optimization of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) patients from a pathophysiologic and clinical perspective. This activity will detail the perioperative anesthetic implications for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) across multiple medical and surgical subspecialties.

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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify appropriate patients for ERAS protocol and perform all necessary steps/procedures prescribed in literature
  • Recognize patients that might benefit from regional anesthesia as either an adjunct or replacement for general anesthesia
  • Recognize multiple non-opioid based analgesic options for perioperative patients and will be able to apply them in a multi-modal treatment regimes

Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, surgeons, certified registered nurse anesthetists, student registered nurse anesthetists, residents and other health care professionals 


Registration for this event will be available until Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Conference registration fee includes: Breakfast, breaks and lunch. Please notify the CME Office by email at least two weeks prior to the conference to request reasonable handicap accommodations. 

  • Physicians: $300
  • CRNAs: $225
  • Other Allied Health Professionals: $175
  • SRNAs, Medical Students, Trainees, and Residents: $50

 Register Online

To register by phone, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME Office at 401-444-5853 or email Kelli Landry at


Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

Credit Designations

  • Physicians: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 
  • Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 1.0 hours CME credit in Risk Management in Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 RI CME re-licensure requirements.
  • This training meets the requirements set forth in RI Regulation 3.14 Prescriber Training Requirement for Best Practices Regarding Opioid Prescribing.  This specific training requirement is required only once & must be completed before renewal of controlled substance registration or two (2) years (whichever is longer).
  • Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a certificate of attendance stating this program is designated for 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) ™.  This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
  • Nurse Anesthetists: This program has been submitted to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  Approval pending.