CAS Neuroanesthesia virtual national rounds

The CAS Neuroanesthesia Section would like to promote education in neuroscience and neuroanesthesia at the national level. Our section, in collaboration with the neuroanesthesia fellowship program directors across the country, plans to host regular rounds on a variety of topics in neuroanesthesia. We believe that this educational initiative would allow sharing of experiences across the country and build a more collegial neuroanesthesia society in Canada.


caS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 4 - 2022

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 20:00 ET / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour


Registration
 

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Neuroanesthesia Section National Virtual Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Speaker: Dr Evan Shao, University of British Columbia

Title: Awake Craniotomy - Nuts and Bolts

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this round, participants will be able to:

1. discuss the pre-operative assessment for patients undergoing awake craniotomy
2. discuss the intra-operative management for awake craniotomy
3. describe common complications and their management
 

Speaker: Dr Michael Dinsmore, University of Toronto

Title: Injury to Innovation: Strategies for concussion prevention and anesthetic management

Learning objectives: 

After participating in this round, participants will be able to:

1. Evaluate current evidence on jugular compression devices for prevention of concussions
2. Describe the pathophysiologic changes associated with concussions
3. Summarize the interoperative hemodynamic goals and recommendations to prevent secondary insults in patients with concussions. 


CAS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 3 - 2022

Date: October 26, 2022
Time: 20:00 ET / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour


Evaluation Link

Certificate of Attendance
 

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Neuroanesthesia Section National Virtual Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Speaker: Dr Sérgio Pereira, St Michael Hospital, Toronto

Title: Multimodal Analgesia in Spine Surgery

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this round, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline strategies to mitigate postoperative pain
  2. Assess the limitations of different approaches
  3. Evaluate latest recommendations for perioperative pain management in spine surgery

Speaker: Dr Gabriel Paquin-Lanthier, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal

Title: TIVA in Neurosurgery - An Update

Learning objectives: 

After participating in this round, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the potential benefits of TIVA in neurosurgery;
  2. Summarise recommendations for TIVA management suggested in recent guidelines;
  3. Evaluate the evidence base for these recommendations;
  4. Apply recent literature on TIVA to their clinical practice


CAS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 2 - 2022

Date: 28th September, 2022
Time: 20:00 ET / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour


Evaluation Link

Certificate of Attendance
 

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Neuroanesthesia Section National Virtual Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Speaker: Dr Adele Budiansky, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Ottawa 

Title: Rapid Ventricular Pacing for Intracranial Aneurysm Clipping  

Learning objectives  

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to: 
  1. Explain the purpose of aneurysm softening during surgical clipping;
  2. Discuss traditional surgical and anesthetic options for aneurysm softening and identify the benefits and limitations of these techniques;
  3. Discuss the rationale for rapid ventricular pacing and related technical steps;
  4. Review the literature on the safety and risks of rapid ventricular pacing for aneurysm clipping 

Speaker: Dr Rodrigo Nakatani, University of Toronto  

Title: Update on Anesthesia and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Ischemic Stroke 

Learning objectives: 

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Review the recent literature on the anesthesia considerations for patients undergoing Mechanical thrombectomy;
  2. Discuss perioperative hemodynamic management of patients undergoing MT for AIS;
  3. Explore recent advances in the interventional management of patients with AIS.

CAS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 1 - 2022

Date: 19th April, 2022
Time: 20:00 EST / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour

 

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Neuroanesthesia Section National Virtual Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Moderator: Dr Jason Chui

Speaker: Dr Kyle Rogan 
University of Calgary

Title: Severe Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis – A Case Review

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this talk, participants will be able to:
1. Review assessment and optimization of the adult patient with scoliosis
2. Discuss the management of scoliotic restrictive lung disease
3. Identify the unique intraoperative challenges of the adult patient with scoliosis

Speaker: Dr Tumul Chowdhury
University of Toronto

Title: Brain and Heart Interactions: is it bidirectional?

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending the presentation, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss various mechanisms and manifestations of the brain and heart connections
2. Describe and discuss various types, risk factors, and management of abnormal cardiac perturbations
3. Explain the clinical significance of these interactions
4. Discuss future research in the field of Brain and heart interactions.

CAS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 2 - 2021

Date: 14th December, 2021
Time: 20:00 EST / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour


Evaluation Link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9Q62YWQ
Certificate of Attendance - PDF file (190 KB)
 

The Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society Neuroanesthesia Section National Virtual Round is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Moderator: Dr Jason Chui

Speaker: Dr Josh Bennitz, 
Neuroanesthesiologist, Vancouver Acute Department of Anesthesia, Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Title: Neuromonitoring Pharm, Phys, and ArtiPhacts

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this talk, participants will be able to:
1. Review the pharmacology and physiology of intraoperative neuromonitoring
2. Explore common issues and artifacts with IONM
3. Discuss the management of abnormal IONM

Speaker: Dr Bryan Adam Glezerson
Assistant Professor of Medicine - McGill University, Neurosurgical Anaesthesiologist, Diagnostic Neurophysiologist, Department of Anaesthesiology

Title: Technical considerations for neurophysiology in the operating theatre

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending the presentation, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the principles underlying differential amplification.
2. Describe and recognize common artifacts that affect neurophysiological data acquisition in the OR.
3. Acknowledge the diagnostic limitations of intraoperative EEG monitoring, on technical grounds. 

CAS Neuroanesthesia Virtual Rounds # 1 - 2021

Date: 21st Sept, 2021
Time: 20:00 EST / 17:00 PST
Duration: 1 hour


Evaluation - External Link
Certificate of Attendance - Download PDF

Speaker: Venkatraghavan, Lashmi, University of Toronto

Title: Known knowns and Unknown knowns in neuroscience
 
Learning objectives:
1. To review important known anatomical and physiological concepts relevance to neuroanesthesia.
2. To discuss the concepts that was unknowns and now become knowns.

Speaker: Sujoy Banik, University of Western Ontario

Title: Problem-based learning: Inverse Expectation : anesthetic management of single-stage carotid endarterectomy and pipeline flow diverter insertion for intracranial aneurysm.

The discussion will cover:
1. To stent or not to stent? Is stenting better than carotid endarterectomy in a concomitant procedure?
2. What comes first, the ischemia or the rupture? Should the carotid endarterectomy be done before the flow diversion, or vice versa?
3. What are the anesthetic challenges and appropriate monitoring for this patient?