Dear Colleagues and Friends:
It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 2013 Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room weekend conference, optional Friday symposium entitled The Fundamentals of Sedation: Reviewing the Basics, Bridging the Specialties, optional Friday High Fidelity Pediatric Simulation Workshops, and our new offering Saturday High Fidelity Dental Simulation Workshops. This year we are presenting a unique, enriching, and exciting conference.
As always, we have a diverse group of internationally and nationally recognized speakers from a variety of disciplines. We are grateful to all the speakers and to each and every attendee. We have attendees from multidisciplines (emergency medicine, dental medicine, hospital medicine, intensive care medicine, pediatrics, anesthesiology, nursing, oncology, cardiology, radiology, hospital administration). Over the years, 17 countries have been represented (including Italy, the Netherlands, Israel, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, South Africa, and Singapore). The specialized tracks, round table luncheons, and open forums enable us to share our experiences, ideas, and challenges. The Planning Committee presents a conference which we hope will interest specialists from every discipline and setting. We have also organized the program to allow time for questions and to encourage you to participate in a lively exchange of ideas.
The full day of high fidelity sedation simulation has had overwhelming enrollment and feedback. In response to the attendee’s requests, we have continued with this full day of simulation which will be led by multi-specialty experts. In addition, we have added a half day of high fidelity dental sedation simulation workshops.
Your thoughts and comments are invaluable in planning future courses. Feel free to approach myself, the Course Coordinator, or any member of the Planning Committee with your suggestions. On behalf of the entire faculty, myself, and the Course Coordinator, I would like to invite you to attend “Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room.” We hope that you find the course and workshops both educational and enjoyable.