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

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Standard Virtual Registration (Nov. 1, 2020 - Apr. 11, 2021)

  • AAAA Fellow & Physician Members: $250
  • AAAA Student Members: $25

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
9:00am - 12:00pm: AAAA Career Fair (new this year, powered by Hopin)
12:00pm - 12:30pm: Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Student Program: Advancing Legislation Via Grassroots Efforts - Richard Evans, AAAA  
1:30pm - 4:00pm: Student Poster Sessions (Sponsor: AAAEP) 
4:00pm - 5:00pm: 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
10:00am - 11:00am: Professional Citizenship - Dr. Jeff Plagenhoef
11:00am - 11:15am: Break
11:15am - 12:15pm: ASA Update - Dr. Beverly Philip
12:15pm - 1:15pm: Prevention of Perioperative Infections: The Role of Anesthesia Providers - 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: Liver Transplant Anesthesia - Dr. Johan Suyderhoud
4:45pm - 5:45pm: An Update on COPD: A Review & Implications - Dr. Gaurav Patel
AAAA President's Reception - postponed to 2022**

Sunday, April 11, 2021
8:00am - 8:45am: Sunday Morning Yoga 
9:00am - 11:00am: Georgia AAA State Academy Meeting (Zoom)
9:00am - 10:00am: State Academy Launch Celebration  
9:00am - 10:00am: 
Environmental Sustainability in Anesthesiology Care - Dr. Karyn Nunez
10:00am - 11:00am: How to engage hospital administration in clinical environmental sustainability - Dr. Karyn Nunez
11:00am - 11:15am: Break
11:15am - 12:15pm: A Bloody Mess: Level 1 Trauma - Bhavik Mehta, CAA
12:15pm - 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
**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: 

  • 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for BLS, ACLS & PALS - Bob Culver, CAA, MMSc, MS
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS Renewal Certification Course (CME-eligible) – additional fee 
  • Anesthesia Billing 101 - John Kimbell, CAA
  • Transition to Practice - Job Search to Employment and Beyond - John Kimbell, CAA

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.

Confirmed Exhibitors:
Envision Physician Services
Indiana University Health 
North American Partners in Anesthesia
Society for Airway Management
US Anesthesia Partners
UW Madison Anesthesiology

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