Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Multidisciplinary Symposium with a Focus on the Role of Opioid Sparing Regional Anesthesia Techniques

Symposium Overview

The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Multidisciplinary Symposium is designed to meet the demand of the anesthesia and surgical communities to learn how to implement successful ERAS programs for orthopedic, colorectal, and breast surgery, with a focus on the role of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia and multimodal analgesia.

Drs. Bowling and Teames, the nationally recognized co-moderators of the symposium, have led and developed successful ERAS programs. They each understand that implementation of an ERAS program requires a multidisciplinary team approach and a goal-oriented functional recovery program. A lack of collaboration between surgeons, anesthesiologists, administrators, and pharmacists, in addition to an absence of appreciation for the critical role of opioid sparing anesthesia and analgesia, are common stumbling blocks for ERAS programs. This conference will teach participants the tools needed to overcome these obstacles to ensure successful program development.

Symposium Agenda


Session Information

7:00 am

Registration & Breakfast
Vendor Area

8:00 am

Welcome Remarks
Theresa Bowling, M.D.

8:15 am

It Takes a Village ‐ Critical Collaboration for a Successful ERAS Program

Sonia Szlyk, MD

8:45 am

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery:  We are Building a Cathedral             

Philip Corvo, MD

9:15 am

Enhanced Recovery for Orthopedic Surgery: The Role of the Regional Anesthesia Provider

Mitchell Fingerman, MD

9:45 am

Coffee Break

10:15 am

Factors Affecting Formulary Access to Analgesics for Multimodal Pain Management

Susan Bear, PharmD, BCPS

10:45 am

What ERAS Does for a Hospital System: Cost vs Benefit from the Administrator's Point of View

James Tucker, RN, MBA

11:15 am

Panel Discussion All Faculty

Moderated by Richard Teames, MD

11:45 am


12:30 pm

Ultrasound Guided Chest Wall Blocks: Thoracic Paravertebral, PEC I/II, Serratus Anterior Compartment, & Erector Spinae Blocks

Richard Teams, MD

Room A

12:30 pm

ERAS for Abdominal Surgery

Philip Corvo, MD

Room B

12:30 pm

ERAS for Total Joint Arthroplasty 

Russell Wagner, MD

Room C

1:00 pm

Ultrasound Guided Abdominal Wall Blocks: Transversus Abdominis      Plane, Rectus Sheath, and Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Blocks

Theresa Bowling, MD

Room A

1:00 pm

Regional Anesthesia:  What Every Pharmacist Should Know      

Susan Bear, PharmD, BCPS

Room B

1:30 pm

Scanning Session I

2:30 pm

Ultrasound Guided Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks: Femoral, Adductor Canal, Sciatic, & IPACK Blocks

Sonia Szlyk, MD

Room A

3:00 pm

Ultrasound Guided Upper Extremity Blocks: Interscalene, Supraclavicular, & Infraclavicular Approaches to the Brachial Plexus

Mitchell Fingerman, MD

Room A

3:30 pm

US Scanning Session II

5:00 pm


Symposium Registration

Registration & Cost:

  • Anesthesiologists & surgeons: $600.00
  • CRNA’s: $400
  • Administrators, APRN: $200.00
  • Pharmacists, Fellows, Residents: $100.00
  • Student CRNA's, Medical Students: $50.00

The first 100 anesthesiologists and CRNA registrants will be enrolled in the hands-on, small-group Ultrasound Scanning Sessions. Register early to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to learn how to perform or improve your ultrasound scanning techniques by the experts.


This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 7.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036656; Expiration Date 9/15/2018.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UANs 0845-9999-18-081-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-082-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-083-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-084-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-085-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-086-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-087-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-088-L04-P, 0845-9999-18-089-L04-P, and 0845-9999-18-090-L04-P and will award 5 contact hours (0.500 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.


University of North Texas Health Science Center
1000 Montgomery
Fort Worth, Texas 76107


September 15th, 2018
7 AM – 5 PM

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

The full registration fee less the $100 administration fee will be refunded if written notice of cancellation via e-mail is received no later than 21 days prior to the workshop date. No refund for cancellation less than 21 days.