17th Annual Society for Airway Management Scientific Meeting and Workshop 

September 20 - 22, 2013

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelpia, PA 


Jointly Sponsored By
Society for Airway Management &
University of Massachusetts Medical School 



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Lectures and Workshops

Lectures Only

Continuing Education Credit

 Accreditation Statement:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Society of Airway Management. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement:

Physicians: The UMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This offering meets the requirements for up to 21 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04).

Policy on Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.


Course Description & Objectives: 

The Society for Airway Management (SAM) is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of physicians from Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Otolaryngology, Critical Care, and Pulmonology as well as CRNAs, paramedics and nurses. The 17th SAM Annual Scientific Meeting and Workshop has been developed to feature international experts in the various fields of medicine dealing with airway management. Many aspects of difficult airway management, in a variety of clinical settings, will be highlighted. This course will consist of plenary presentations, small group round table discussions, a Hands-On Workshop including a Patient Simulator session, and Professor Poster Rounds. Audience engagement will be encouraged with question periods and an audience response system. There are Abstract Scientific Exhibit sessions, oral presentations of selected abstracts and opportunities to interact with product developers, manufacturers and distributors.

Some of the themes at this year’s annual meeting include fostering collaboration with other medical specialties to gain new skills in airway management in and outside of the operating room, a critical assessment of airway injuries resulting from battlefield casualties, management of difficult Airways with limited resources, how we can introduce new techniques into our busy practice. We will also explore what we learn through collaboration with other clinical specialties. We anticipate several lively debates and challenging case presentations.

At the conclusion of the conference, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe innovations in pediatric airway management using video laryngoscopy.

2. Describe new research techniques for airway training and the assessment of new equipment.

3. Discuss the uses and differences of various airway devices during different airway scenarios, presented at the hands-on workshop.

4. Discuss the lessons and limitations of working in volunteer medical missions.

5. Understand international perspectives on airway management from renowned speakers.

6. Understand and describe the potential complications of intubation and how to respond to these events.

7. Describe current controversies in airway management.

Target Audience:  Anesthesiologists, emergency medicine physicians, otolaryngologists, intensivists, trauma surgeons, paramedics, certified nurse anesthetists, flight nurses and all other allied health professionals assisting with airway management should attend.



















Registration: Pre-registration will be closed when space is full or on September 6, 2013 at the latest.  On-site registration will not be accepted when space is full, so register early.  Please not that on-site registration will be assessed an additional $50 to the published registration fee. 

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel your registration BEFORE August 16, 2013 your fee is refundable less a $50 processing charge.  After August 16, 2013, NO refunds will be given for any reason-including weather and other emergencies.  Substitutions are always acceptable with prior notification.
Registration Open

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Accommodations/Conference Location:

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107
Reservations Phone: 1-888-575-6397

To book online:

Please mention the SAM Group in order to receive our special conference rate of $189.00/night (single or double occupancy). Please note that the cut-off date for hotel reservations is August 22, 2013.

Early Registration is suggested since the number of rooms at this special conference rate is limited.


Become a SAM Member....If you are interested in becoming a member of SAM or would like more information please contact:
Society for Airway Management
P.O. Box 946
Schererville, IN  46375
Phone:  773-834-3171


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