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

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 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 University of North Texas Health Science Center. The University of North Texas is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and this event has been designated for up to 7 CME credits.

This event has been awarded prior approval by the AANA for CE credits for CRNA’s, and by the ACPE for Pharmacy credits.


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.