General Information


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the impact of emerging issues and advances that affect the current and future practice of anesthesia
  2. Learn and apply current practice management skills and knowledge of regulatory issues to the safe delivery of patient care
  3. Update current practices and improve patient outcomes of the obstetric patient with abnormal placentation and also in the pediatric outpatient population
  4. Update current practices and improve pain management in the pediatric outpatient population


This activity is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.


The Breakers
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
PHONE: 561-655-6611


Registration Hours

LOCATION: South Ballroom Foyer

Thursday, June 7, 2018              2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, June 8, 2018                   6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018              7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Exhibit Hours

LOCATION: Ponce de Leon 4-6

Friday, June 8, 2018                9:00 am – 2:00 pm | 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 9, 2018            10:15 am – 2:00 pm

**Subject to Change


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Florida Society of Anesthesiologists has a membership of over 1800 members, and includes not only practicing anesthesiologists, but also residents, research scientists, anesthesiology assistants, nurse anesthetists, and students. The benefits of membership to the FSA are many, and include:

  • A supportive environment for practitioners and students of anesthesiology to present their research and to network with others in the profession;
  • Participation in the committees and leadership roles that guide the direction of anesthesiology in Florida;
  • Representation – through the FSA Political Action Committee – along with relevant, up-to-the-minute information about current state and federal legislative issues affecting anesthesiology;
  • Promoting interactions and facilitating mentorships between students, trainees and senior anesthesiologists;
As a state component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, FSA members must also belong to the ASA. The FSA uses the ASA membership application for state membership. There are several available categories for membership, and you can find your appropriate category on the FSA website at


CHAIR: Christopher Giordano, MD
CO-CHAIR: Luis Ignacio Rodriguez, MD
CO-CHAIR: Leopoldo Rodriguez, MD, FAAP
Nick Nedeff, MD
Asha Padmanabhan, MD
Steven Porter, MD
Todd Smaka, MD