Upcoming Course Dates: 11/7/24 and 11/8/24

Jointly Provided by American Society of Anesthesiologists and University of Kentucky Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine.

Standard Course Fee: $1,850
Includes breakfast, lunch, and educational materials

UK HealthCare Simulation Center
Albert B. Chandler Hospital, Pavilion H
1000 S. Limestone, Floor 2, Room HA.02.244
Lexington KY 40536

Course Registration Contact: Erin Hall at (859) 323-7871

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Target Audience

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) diplomate seeking MOCA recertification

ACCME Accreditation and AMA Designation Statement

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 University of Kentucky, Department of Anesthesiology. 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

•    Provide a collaborative participatory immersive-simulation experience required by ABA MOCA
•    Demonstrate crisis resource management techniques
•    Practice up-to-date techniques in a safe learning environment
•    Reflect on optimal clinical, teamwork, leadership, and communication skills required in case management

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be issued for requests made up to four week prior to the activity date. Cancellation must be requested in writing to the Anesthesiology Education Group. After this date, a $100 charge will be assessed for administration and processing. (If you must cancel, please do so early so another person may enroll in the course.) The Department of Anesthesiology reserves the right to cancel or make substitutions to this activity. A full refund will be issued if circumstances warrant cancellation.

Special Services

Please indicate when registering if you require any special accommodations to attend this activity.

What to Expect in a MOCA Course

This daylong activity is comprised of a cognitive and procedural review of the treatment of life-threatening conditions requiring rapid, definitive care. The simulation experience is realistic and immersive. Practicing anesthesiologists will experience simulated cases which provide review, preparation and practice for high acuity situations which are germane to the practice of anesthesia. Interprofessional teamwork and communication skills will be practiced and discussed. Each simulated event will conclude with a debriefing session.

Course Highlights

1.    Active participation in realistic simulation scenarios
2.    Limited class size  to enhance the experience of each participant. (Maximum participant to instructor ratio is 5:1.)
3.    Experiential learning. You will be in the “hot seat” as the primary anesthesiologist for at least one scenario.
4.    Post-scenario debriefing
5.    Your performance will not be graded. This is not a test.

Disclosure Policy

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.


The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.