About the Program

Location: Northwest AHEC Online and Virtual Learning from your PC, laptop or mobile device

Date and time: November 14, 2020, 8 am EST (check-in at 7:45 am EST)

Fee: $25 (October 14 or before); $50 (after October 14) 

Information and Registration

We have contracted with an independent vendor to run this virtual meeting and provide online support. They require the following information in order to email a meeting link which grants access the day of our event. For paid participants, the conference link will be provided by email the day before these sessions begin.

There are two registration sites. Both must be completed in order to obtain CME credit, remit payment, and obtain the zoom information for login access on November 14th.  We look forward to having you join us.

Register with CME Office

Register for Zoom Info

Download the 2020 Agenda


Our committee recognized the need for continued safety during this unique time so engaged a new partner to share our educational content and conversations virtually. As you will see below, we plan to bring you the latest research updates and clinical information in anesthesiology and critical care by hosting a half-day session Saturday, November 14, 2020 8:00 am EST. This virtual educational conference will consist of main session lectures, live question and answer sessions in addition to breakout sessions so you may connect with experts. If you are unable to attend our live event, all sessions will be recorded and made available for review shortly afterwards.  Please join us and register now. Follow us on social media for continued updates.

Target Audience

This course will provide expert knowledge on innovative/basic physiologic principles and pharmacologic techniques for physicians, resident physicians, nurse anesthetists and student nurse anesthetists, as well as pharmacologists, pharmacists and other health care providers. 

For conference questions, please contact WakeUpdates@wakehealth.edu.


  • Understand the demographic of cardiorespiratory compromise in the perioperative environment
  • Update healthcare providers on the pre, intra and post-operative management of pacemakers and ICDs
  • Describe the basic pharmacology of the direct oral anticoagulants, determine the preoperative management of direct oral anticoagulants and be able to assess the suitability of potential treatments of bleeding related to direct oral anticoagulants.
  • Review pertinent information and analyze previous lecture topics with the availability to questions speakers to clarify and discuss specific situations and scenarios that may come about in a clinical setting.
  • Increase knowledge of enhanced recovery after anesthesia (ERAS) protocols in the pediatric population
  • Evaluate efficacy of relatively new anti-emetics
  • Discuss the impact of opioid free anesthetics and enhanced recovery after surgery protocols on patient outcomes.
  • Review pertinent information and analyze previous lecture topics with the availability to questions speakers to clarify and discuss specific situations and scenarios that may come about in a clinical setting.
  • Recognize what the literature describes regarding its effectiveness.

Accreditation Statement

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Wake Forest University School of Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Credit

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 5.0 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1039007; Expiration Date, November 14, 2020.

Disclosure Statement

As an accredited CME provider, Wake Forest University School of Medicine requires that its speakers and planners comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support: Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME Activities. All speakers and planners have been asked to disclose any significant financial interest or relationship that they may have with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product/service that is discussed as part of their presentation. Their responses are listed below. The commercial support standards also require that their presentation be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. When discussing therapeutic options, they have been asked to use only generic names. If it is necessary to use a trade name, then those of several companies are to be used. Further, should their presentation include discussion of any unlabeled/investigational use of a commercial product, they are required to disclose that information to the audience.

In the spirit of full disclosure, the following information is provided to all attendees:

  • Rohesh Fernando receives research/grant support from La Jolla Pharmaceuticals
  • Chandrika Garner receives book royalties from Pocket TEE
  • Ashish Khanna consults for Medtronic, Edwards Life Sciences, and Phillips North America

The rest of the speakers and planning committee members do not have any relevant financial disclosures with commercial entities.