Dear Colleagues and Friends:

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room Weekend Conference, Friday Fundamentals and Practical Applications in Hospital-Based and Dental Sedation Symposium, Friday Pediatric Sedation Simulation Workshop, and Saturday Pediatric Dental Sedation Simulation Workshop. This year we are again presenting a unique, enriching, and exciting multidisciplinary conference. The ASDA endorsed, Pediatric Dental Sedation Crisis Management Half-Day Symposium, is back by popular demand. We are also pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM).  

We are thrilled to host the 13th 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.

On behalf of the entire faculty, I would like to invite you to attend “Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room.” We are certain that you will find the course and workshops both educational and enjoyable.

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

Professor of Pediatric Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Assistant Ombuds
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

    Mark Saxen, DDS, PhD
Director, Dental Sedation Crisis Management Symposium

Special Consultant
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children
Indianapolis, Indiana
Indiana Office-Based Anesthesia
Immediate Past President, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
  James Tom, DDS, MS, FACD
Director, Pediatric Dental Sedation Conference

Clinical Associate Professor
Director CHAMP+ Anesthesiology
Dental Anesthesiology Service
University of Southern California
President, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists