Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Welcome to the 2017 Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room weekend conference, Friday Fundamentals of Sedation: Bridging the Specialties Symposium, Friday Pediatric Sedation Simulation Workshop, and our newest offering: Saturday Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management Didactics and Simulation Workshop.

We are thrilled to host the 12th annual conference in San Francisco, CA. As always, we have a diverse group of internationally and nationally recognized speakers and attendees from a variety of disciplines. The disciplines represented include: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, dental medicine, hospital medicine, intensive care medicine, pediatrics, nursing, oncology, cardiology, radiology, hospital administration.  Attendees travel from countries not limited to but including  Italy, Netherlands, Greece, Israel, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, and Singapore. The specialized tracks, round table luncheons, and open forums enable us to share our experiences, ideas, and challenges.

Keira P. Mason, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
  James J. Fehr, MD
Director, Simulation Workshops

Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Pediatrics
Washington University
Director, Saigh Pediatric Simulation Center
St Louis Children’s Hospital
  Mark G. Roback, MD
Director, Fundamentals of Sedation Symposium  

Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
  Jennifer L. Dearden, MD
Director, Airway Workshop
Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital
Anesthesia Director,
Dana Farber Cancer Institute