Articles  |   December 2015
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  • David L. Hepner, M.D.
    Committee on Problem-Based Learning Discussions
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Articles   |   December 2015
ASA Monitor 12 2015, Vol.79, 40-41.
ASA Monitor 12 2015, Vol.79, 40-41.
The Committee on Problem-Based Learning Discussions (PBLD) invites submissions for the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting PBLD program planned for Chicago. In San Diego this past October, 94 cases were scheduled for two presentations, and nearly all sessions sold out. Each case was presented twice to maximize the opportunity for attendees to participate. There was lively debate and discussion at the tables. The majority of PBLDs were scheduled over a one-hour period with a maximum of 11 participants and a moderator. The participants contributed to in-depth, small-group discussions facilitated by an expert moderator. The PBLD committee chooses cases based on topic, relevance and quality. For 2016, the committee will again continue the open-call process. Submissions in each of the meeting tracks are being solicited, including ambulatory anesthesia, cardiac anesthesia, critical care medicine, fundamentals of anesthesia, geriatric anesthesia, neuroanesthesia, obstetric anesthesia, pain medicine, pediatric anesthesia, perioperative medicine, regional anesthesia and professional issues. Geriatric anesthesia and perioperative medicine are two new tracks at the annual meeting. Submitted cases should only have one moderator who must be at the faculty or attending level. For the past three years, fellows have been allowed to submit cases together with an attending. We will again provide this opportunity for fellows. At the time of the presentation, both attendings need to be present to moderate the PBLD.
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