Learning Objectives

SUBSPECIALTY DAY 1—OBSTETRICS (January 28, 2021)

19:20Introduction and Welcome
19:30Lecture
The Dural Puncture Epidural
Dr. Lawrence Tsen
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Describe the technique of the Dural Puncture Epidural; 
• Recognize situations where the Dural Puncture Epidural would be beneficial; 
• Compare & contrast the Dural Puncture Epidural with other neuraxial
techniques. 
20:00Clinical Pearls Panel
Breastfeeding and Anesthesia

Dr. Valerie Zaphiratos
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Describe the latest evidence regarding breastfeeding and anesthesia;
• Discuss the anesthetic considerations of the breastfeeding patient;
• Describe the potential issues surrounding labour analgesia and
breastfeeding.
Failed Blocks in Obstetrics
Dr. Ian Kaufman
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Identify and recognize risk factors for failed analgesia and anesthesia with
neuraxial techniques; 
• Have an approach to managing failed epidural analgesia and epidural
conversion for cesarean delivery. 
Analgesia / Anesthesia for the Obstetric Patient with COVID
Dr. Lawrence Tsen
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Recognize how COVID affects the pregnant patient; 
• Describe the major anesthetic considerations of a parturient with COVID; 
• Formulate a peri-partum multidisciplinary management plan for a
parturient with COVID. 
OBS Clinical Conundrums Discussion
Dr. Lawrence Tsen, Dr. Valerie Zaphiratos and Dr. Ian Kaufman
21:00Conclusion & Evaluations

SUBSPECIALTY DAY 2—THORACICS (February 1, 2021)

19:20Introduction and Welcome
19:30Lecture
Lung Isolation for the Occasional Thoracic Anesthesiologist
Dr. Jacobo Moreno
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Describe the indications for lung isolation in adults; 
• Choose and position correctly a double lumen tube to achieve lung
isolation; 
• Choose and position correctly a bronchial blocker to achieve lung isolation; 
• Manage Isolation strategies in patients with a difficult airway. 
20:00Clinical Pearls Panel
One-Lung Ventilation Strategies
Dr. Colleen McFaul
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Review risk factors for desaturation on one lung ventilation; 
• Summarize optimization of lung deflation; 
• Answer the question: Why does optimal lung deflation lead to my patient
desaturating? 
Regional Blocks for Rib Fractures
Dr. Gregory Klar
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Summarize the indications and contraindication for regional nerve blocks
for rib fracture pain; 
• Appraise the reliability of ESP block; 
• Employ strategies for optimal application of regional blocks for rib fractures. 
Thoracics Panel Discussion
Dr. Jacobo Moreno, Dr. Colleen McFaul and Dr. Gregory Klar
21:00Conclusion & Evaluations

SUBSPECIALTY DAY 3—CRITICAL CARE (February 3, 2021)

19:20Introduction and Welcome
19:30Lecture
Ventilation Strategies in Critically Ill Patients
Dr. Sandra Dial
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Summarize the physiology of mechanical ventilation; 
• Contrast different modes of ventilation and their benefits and limitations. 
20:00Clinical Pearls Panel
I’ve been re-assigned to the ICU…What do I Need to Know?
Dr. Sarah McIsaac
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Highlight the amazing skill set that you as an anesthesiologist bring into
the critical care environment; 
• Develop a structured approach to the day to day management of multiple
critically ill patients; 
• Briefly summarize the evidence on the principles behind ventilation,
sedation, and nutrition protocols. 
What’s New in Sepsis
Dr. Craig Baldry
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Recommend current guideline-based therapy for adult patients with sepsis; 
• Identify evidence-based resources for sepsis management. 
Critical Care Panel Discussion
Dr. Sandra Dial, Dr. Sara McIsaac and Dr. Craig Baldry
21:00Conclusion & Evaluations

MAIN LUCAS DAY (February 6, 2021)

08:15Introduction and Welcome
08:20Session 1
A Practical Approach to Opioid-Sparing Anesthesia
Dr. Ken Kardash
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Discuss the anesthetic implications of the current opioid crisis; 
• Analyze the evolving risk/benefit perceptions of several multimodal
analgesics; 
• Construct a practical approach to intraoperative opioid-sparing anesthesia. 
Best Practice for Total Knee Arthroplasty and Total Hip Arthoplasty
Dr. Colin McCartney
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Construct an evidence-based approach to providing anesthesia for THA and
TKA; 
• Construct an evidence-based approach to providing postoperative analgesia
for THA and TKA. 
09:45Stretch Break
10:00Session 2
Panel Discussion: Patient Optimization Strategies for your Next Day in Clinic
Dr. Sylvain Gagné, Dr. Curtis Nickel and Dr. Kaitlin Duncan
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Identify a patient at risk of increased postoperative pulmonary
complications from incompletely treated COPD; 
• Employ strategies to mitigate the perioperative risk of incompletely treated
COPD; 
• Summarize the impact of malnutrition on perioperative patients; 
• Identify perioperative patients at risk of malnutrition; 
• Choose strategies to minimize the perioperative risks of malnutrition. 
11:00Stretch Break
11:15EARL WYNANDS LECTURE
Neurologic Complications of Anesthesia

Dr. Karen Domino
By the end of the session, the attendee will be able to: 
• Discuss the etiology and prevention strategies of perioperative stroke; 
• Recognize important risk factors and specify preventative measures for
spinal cord injury during general anesthesia and surgery; 
• Describe etiologies of perioperative peripheral nerve injury associated with
general anesthesia, including the “double crush” injury. 
12:00There’s an Ophthalmologist in the ICU!
Dr. Glaucomflecken
12:30Conclusion & Evaluations