The AAAA 2021 Virtual Conference gives you access to dynamic educational content and experts from around the country. 

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Post-Event Virtual Registration

  • AAAA Fellow & Physician Members: $300
  • AAAA Student Members: $50

Get BLS/ACLS/PALS Re-certified

Bob Culver, CAA, MMSc, MS, will provide a pre-recorded review of BLS, ACLS, & PALS for those seeking recertification. Once you learn the material by viewing sessions on-demand, you’ll be asked to complete the AHA written exam (one per certification) and return it to Bob either by scanning and emailing or sending a quick snapshot.

BLS + ACLS + PALS: $200.00
BLS + ACLS: $100.00
BLS + PALS: $100.00
BLS Only: $25.00
Prices are in addition to the conference registration rates listed above.

AAAA 2021 Conference Schedule*

Friday, April 9, 2021 (Student Day!)
8:00am - 9:00am: Opening Panel - AAAA Leadership Town Hall
Featuring: Kristl Kamm, CAA, Laura Knoblauch, CAA, MBA-HA, 
Jennifer Stever, CAA
Michael Battaglia, MBA & Richard Evans
9:00am - 12:00pm: AAAA Career Fair (new this year, powered by Hopin)**.
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Grassroots Advocacy - Richard Evans, AAAA  
1:30pm - 1:45pm: Break
1:45pm - 2:45pm: Student Poster Sessions / Interactive Q&A (Sponsor: AAAEP) 
2:45pm- 3:00pm: Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Financial Pearls for Medical Professionals - Dr. James M. Dahle

Saturday, April 10, 2021
8:30am - 9:30am: President's Address & Business Meeting - Kristl Kamm, CAA & Emily Mycyk, CAA
9:30am - 10:00am: Legislative Update - Nicole Cabell, CAA, Elizabeth Rivera, CAA & Richard Evans
10:00am - 11:00am: Professional Citizenship - Dr. Jeff Plagenhoef
11:00am - 11:15am: Break
11:15am - 12:15pm: ASA Update - Dr. Beverly Philip & Paul Pomerantz, FACHE
12:15pm - 1:15pm: HCA-Infections and Surgery: Can Anesthesia Providers be at Fault? - Dr. Richard Prielipp (APSF)
1:15pm - 1:30pm: Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Clinical Conundrums in OB Anesthesia, Part 1 - Dr. Kathleen Leavitt
"Clinical Conundrums in Obstetric Anesthesia: Inadvertent Dural Puncture; What now?"
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Clinical Conundrums in OB Anesthesia, Part 2 - Dr. Ben Brakke
"Sequential combined spinal-epidural anesthesia for Cesarean delivery in the high risk patient"

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm: Preoperative Evaluation and Assessment: What Anesthesiology Wants to Know, and Why - Dr. Johan Suyderhoud
AAAA President's Reception - postponed to 2022***

Sunday, April 11, 2021
9:00am - 11:00am: Georgia AAA State Academy Meeting (Zoom)
9:00am - 11:00am: Florida AAA State Academy Meeting (Zoom)
9:00am - 10:00am: 
Environmental Sustainability in Anesthesiology Care - Dr. Karyn Nunez
10:00am - 10:45am: 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for BLS, ACLS & PALS - Bob Culver, CAA, MMSc, MS
10:45am - 11:00am: Break
11:00am - 12:30pm: A Bloody Mess: Level 1 Trauma - Bhavik Mehta, CAA
12:30pm - 1:15pm: ERAS - Dr. Kevin Owen
1:15pm - 1:30pm: Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Aerospace Physiology - Dr. Keith Ruskin
2:30pm - 3:30pm: Autopilots in the Operating Room: Safe Use of Advanced Medical Technology - Dr. Keith Ruskin
3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm: Anesthetic Considerations For Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) - Dr. Rishi Kumar
4:45pm - 5:45pm: Regional Anesthesia for Clavicle Fracture - What is the evidence - Dr. Xueqin Ding

*schedule is subject to change; all times ET
**If you have questions about Hopin, please review our FAQ.
***AAAA President's Reception is scheduled to take place in-person next year, to include donors from 2020, 2021 & 2022


Want to learn more about the speakers? Read their bios.

Additional CME-eligible lectures will be provided on-demand, to include: 
Anesthesia Billing 101 - John Kimbell, CAA
Transition to Practice - Job Search to Employment and Beyond - John Kimbell, CAA
VATS & CPM: What Does This Have To Do With Each Other? - Laura K. Knoblauch, CAA, MMHSc, MBA-HA, President-Elect, AAAA
Essentials in Pediatric Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia - Mark Leonard, CAA, AA, Assistant Professor
Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants: Scope of Practice, Licensure, & Credentialing - Gina Scarboro, D.B.A., MMSc, CAA
BLS/ACLS/PALS Renewal Certification Course (CME-eligible) – additional fee 

Employers, are you looking to reach hundreds of CAAs and SAAs for recruiting purposes? Download the 2021 prospectus and sign-up now. Interested in securing a virtual booth for the AAAA Career Fair? Download our overview for more information. Deadline for sponsor registration: Friday, March 26

Confirmed Exhibitors:
Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA)
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) 
Association of Anesthesiologist Assistant Education Programs (AAAEP)
Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville
Anesthesia Associates of Ohio
Brevard Physician Associates
Children's Mercy
Emory Healthcare
Envision Physician Services
Indiana University Health 
Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Northside Hospital
Ozark Anesthesia Associates
Parkview Health / Parkview Physicians Group
Phoebe Putney Health System
Saint Luke's Health System
Society for Airway Management
Southern Indiana Anesthesia Consultants
UF Health Shands
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
US Anesthesia Partners
UW Madison Anesthesiology
Western Anesthesiology Associates


Thank you to our sponsors!

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Jointly provided by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Academy of Anesthesiologist Assistants


Thank you to AAAEP for sponsoring the Student Poster Competition



Please read the Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct