11th Annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit

11th Annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit

2021 Virtual Summit

Target Audience:

Anesthesiologists, Anesthetists, FPAs/GPAs, Residents, Students, Anesthesia Assistants (AAs)​, Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs)

Course Format: Two half-days of world-class anesthesia updates. No skiing this year, but hot-chocolate and fuzzy socks are encouraged!
  • Feb 26, 2021
  • Feb 27, 2021
Broadcast Online from Whistler, BC

Whistler BC



Don’t miss this special VIRTUAL edition of the annual Whistler Anesthesiology Summit!

We know, we know. Meeting up online isn’t as fun as carving fresh tracks up in Whistler, but we have worked hard to put together the same amazing education that you’ve come to expect from this event. So, turn down the thermostat in your house/office, put on your fuzzy socks, whip up some hot chocolate, and join us for two half-days of anesthesia CME this winter.

Note that this event will be recorded and available for viewing for up to 2 months post-conference.

Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates!

@WhistlerAnesth    #WAS2021


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*All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

12:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Adult Learning in the 21st Century: Effective teaching and feedback strategies in resident education

Dr. Jed Wolpaw
12:55 Top Articles of the Year for the Clinical Anesthesiologist​ Dr. Alana Flexman
13:45 15-MIN BREAK
14:00 Perioperative Management of the Patient with Chronic Pain Dr. Vishal Varshney
14:40 Pros and Cons of Preoperative Testing Dr. Vikas Tandon
15:20 The Erector Spinae Plane Block: Is it time to re-define regional anesthesia mechanisms? Dr. Hilary Grocott
16:00 Closing Remarks / End of Day One


*All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

07:00 Early Morning Virtual Workout! Eleanor Roberts
08:25 Opening Remarks
08:30 Update on Critical Care Management of the COVID Patient Dr. Kali Romano
09:10 Difficult Pediatric Airway Management Dr. Cheryl Peters
09:50 20-MIN BREAK
10:10 Small Things Add Up: Myths and Realities for Women Anesthesiologists​ Dr. Amy Pearson
10:50 Environmental Exposures and Lung Health Dr. Kerri Johannson
11:30 Cannabis Use by Patients in the Perioperative Period: Recommendations for Care ​ Dr. Alex McLaren-Blades

Closing Remarks / Conference Ends

Our event wraps up at 12:10pm, but you are welcome to remain in the virtual rooms to socialize and network with colleagues or exhibitors that you didn't get a chance to connect with. The virtual portal will remain open for 2 months after the event.

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Key Speakers

Alana Flexman, MD, FRCPC. Chair, Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS) Neuroanesthesia Section; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of British Columbia  @AlanaFlex Amy Pearson, MD. President, Women in Anesthesiology (WIA); Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia – Chronic Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine  @AmyPearsonMD
Hilary Grocott, MD, FRCPC. Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia; Director, Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Program, University of Manitoba; Professor, Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, University of Manitoba  @DrGrocott Jed Wolpaw, MD, M.Ed. Anesthesiology Residency Program Director, Johns Hopkins; Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  @jwolpaw


Early bird registration: Mon. Jan 4, 2021 | Add to calendar +

  By Jan 4 By Feb 1 After Feb 1
Physicians expired expired $275
Fellows, Residents, Students expired expired $150
CRNAs, AAs, Other Allied Health expired expired $150


*5% GST applies to all registration fees.

*UBC Residents receive a special discount. Please connect with your Resident Liason for the discount code.


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This event has opportunities for virtual exhibit booths. Please download the sponsorship package below for more information.

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