Refresher Course for General Practitioner Anesthetists

Refresher Course for General Practitioner Anesthetists

GPA Refresher 2019

Target Audience:

This course is specifically designed as a refresher course for General Practitioner Anesthetists, AAs & residents.

Course Format: Evening session on Friday, full day on Saturday with lectures and hands-on workshops - ending with a wine & cheese reception! Options for add-on courses available too.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St
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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

This course is specifically designed as a refresher course for General Practitioner Anesthetists. Designed to ensure interactivity and time to socialize with your colleagues, we start with a Friday evening session, followed by a full day of lectures and hands-on workshops on Saturday. The morning didactic lectures will cover a wide range of topics which were chosen to respond to the needs of family physicians practicing anesthesia in smaller communities. The afternoon workshops will give participants an opportunity to practice hands-on skills. All are welcome to attend an end of day wine & cheese reception on Saturday as well. 

Pre-Conference Courses include: the popular HOUSE Course: Ultrasound for Shock and the St. Paul's Regional Anesthesia Day.  



Perioperative Emergencies: A Simulation-Based Approach to Resuscitation Workshop

The BC Anesthesiologists’ Society is pleased to present the Perioperative Emergencies Workshop on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 07:45 to 16:30 at the Simulation Centre at BC Children’s Hospital & BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society.  *Family Physicians may claim up to 50.0 MOC credits per 5-year cycle.

Workshop Learning Objectives:

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and initiate early management of perioperative emergencies using best practice clinical guidelines in a simulation environment.
  • Demonstrate competency in the cognitive, technical and non-technical skills necessary for managing perioperative emergencies.
  • Incorporate the use of Cognitive Aids in management of perioperative emergencies.
  • Identify and critique the use of CRM skills in the team approach to resuscitation.

$795 for current BCAS members
$845 for non-members 

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.
Please register as soon as possible or by October 15, 2019 to avoid disappointment!

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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St.
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6Z2R9

The newly renovated Sheraton Wall Centre is a just a stroll away to nearby attractions like Stanley Park, English Bay, Robson Street and Granville Island. 

Special rates starting at $169+ per night are available to conference delegates at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

We have also secured Club Floor Rooms at an incredible rate of $239+ per night. Club Rooms have exclusive access to the Sheraton's brand new, 2-level Club Lounge on the 25th floor, which includes complimentary breakfast each morning, along with a selection of beverages, snacks, and appetizers throughout the day. 


All rooms at the Sheraton include complimentary WiFi and access to the pool and health centre.

Reservation cut-off date is October 14. Room and rate availability after this date is not guaranteed.

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T: 604-331-1000
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