Simulation Education Network Summit 2020

This program is intended to guide all individuals involved in simulation training of anesthesiologists. As always, although the Summit will identify best practices for MOCA® courses and set future goals for the SEN, this year has a new focus on the complex relationship between surgeons and anesthesiologists. This meeting will feature a joint session with the American College of Surgeons Surgical Simulation Summit attendees and ASA SEN Summit attendees to explore ways that simulation can be used to enhance communication and performance in the operative environment. Looking at the current relationship, members will have the opportunity to discuss what the most effective collaboration would look like and what steps should be implemented to achieve that goal. By the end of the meeting, a task force will be charged with initiating projects identified by the group as priorities.

Other topics include a forum for program directors to share experiences as they plan for OSCE preparation for their residents, reports on pertinent topics by the ASA, ABA and SEN leadership, topical presentations and networking opportunities. The program components of a joint meeting with the ACS (at the Swissotel Chicago) and a standalone meeting for anesthesiologists (at the Fairmont Hotel) is designed to solicit input from directors of endorsed programs, as well as those in the application process and other anesthesiology simulation experts.


2020 Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify common barriers seen in medical education of adult learners and describe how various educational techniques can be used to overcome them.

  • Describe the impact of the surgeon-anesthesiologist relationship on the operative environment and methods to optimize that relationship.

  • Discuss activities and updates relevant to the Maintenance of Certification process, the role of the Simulation Education Board (SEB) and the ABA in providing direction and guidance for the MOCA centers, and the efforts and results from the SEB workgroups.

  • Identify and implement an action plan pertaining to one or more workshops that include: surgeon-anesthesiologist communication; latest progress on ACLS for anesthesiologists; teaching point of care ultrasound in anesthesiology: obstacles and ideas.


If you are registering on behalf of others, you will need to know the attendee's ASA log-in credentials.

Step 1:
Click on registration link below.
Step 2: You will see the following screen.
  • Members: Log in with your email address and password.
  • Nonmembers: Click "Create an Account", and follow the prompts to create a profile. 

Step 3: After logging in, you will automatically be redirected to complete the registration process.

  EARLY BIRD (THRU 2/14/20) STANDARD (AFTER 2/14/20)
ASA Member 575.00 675.00
Nonmember 575.00 675.00
Fellow/Resident 375.00 475.00

Cancellation Policy

All meeting participants must notify ASA Meeting Registration Services to cancel their registration. A handling fee of $25 will be deducted for all cancellations. Refund requests must be received by e-mail no later than February 24, 2020. No refunds will be given thereafter. Refunds are not available for no-shows.

Photo/Video Policy

Participation, registration and/or payment for the meeting constitutes an agreement to the use and distribution of the participants' image or voice in any photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio recordings taken during ASA-related events for coverage and future ASA promotional purposes without remuneration.

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