Anesthesiology Update

Inaugural Cardiovascular Symposium

The Inaugural Cardiovascular Theme Symposium was held on September 2, 2016 in the new Luskin Conference Center on the UCLA campus. This Symposium was the first scientific conference sponsored by the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme.

The symposium program included lectures from nine world leaders in the field of cardiovascular research and medicine. The symposium was attended by ~375 scientists, clinicians and trainees. Over 90 abstracts were presented, resulting in seven awardees in the categories of graduate students and clinical/research fellows.

Perioperative Point of Care and Cardiac Ultrasound Workshop

This workshop is designed to highlight the utility of ultrasound for all health care providers involved in perioperative patient care. The course will have two simultaneous educational tracks:

Track 1: Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound:
This track will offer training on a "whole-body" ultrasound examination designed to expand anesthesiologists' skills with cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal, regional, and vascular ultrasound.

Track 2: Basic Echocardiography:
This track will offer training on the fundamentals of transesophageal (TEE) and transthoracic (TTE) echocardiography for cardiac and non-cardiac surgery.