Airway on the Island - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Airway Management

August 1-4, 2013

Kiawah Island, South CarolinaKiawah Resort

Airway for Anesthesiologists
•Cannot intubate, Cannot ventilate – Now What?
•Current Concepts in Difficult Airway Management – Thoughts from a Multi-Specialty Panel
•“You did what????” – Common Errors in Airway Management
•Jet Ventilation – Who Needs It?
•Thyroidectomy – Is Tracheomalacia Real or a Myth?
•Lung Isolation Techniques
•Pediatric Difficult Airway Management: New Modalities
•Difficult Extubations: Making the Unpredictable Safer
•Hands-on Skill Stations

Airway for Otolaryngologists
•Percutaneous Tracheostomy – Pros and Cons
•Airways from Hell
•Common Errors in Airway Management
•Complications of Intubation and Tracheotomy
•By the way, I'm a Singer
•Hands-on Skill Stations

Airway for Emergency Physicians
•The “Perfect” Flexible Intubation
•Surgical Airway in the Emergency Situation
•Airway Management of the Trauma Victim
•Common Errors in Airway Management
•Hands-on Skill Stations

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

$445 Physician
$395 CRNA, PA
$195 RT, Resident
$35 Hard copy of course syllabus


Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 $65

ACLS Self-Directed E-Learning System plus BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1


• BLS Self-Directed Learning System 

The American Heart Association’s BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1 Course, web-based and accessible 24 hours a day, provides a flexible alternative to classroom training. Through case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos, this course teaches the concepts of both single-rescuer and team basic life support.
Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA BLS Instructor. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate allowing entrance to a skills practice and testing session. An AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card will be issued after successfully completing all three parts. An additional fee of $65 is charged to enroll in BLS training.
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ACLS Self-Directed E-Learning System
9.75 Category 1 CME awarded by the American Heart Association

Please note: Enrollment is limited and reservations for testing will be accepted in the order they are received.

If you are interested in certifying or re-certifying in HeartCode ACLS, please contact the Division of Continuing Education to schedule a one-hour appointment for the final phase of the ACLS training- AHA ACLS instructor testing. Testing is conducted by Pamela Rosema, M.S.H.A., R.R. T. An additional fee of $295 is charged to enroll in ACLS training.

HeartCode ACLS is an official, self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program from the American Heart Association. HeartCode ACLS Part 1 uses eSimulation technology to present realistic patient scenarios. Students are presented with a team dynamics lesson, 10 ACLS hospital-based case scenarios, and a written exam. While interacting with the program, students assess each patient, formulate a treatment plan based on ACLS guidelines, and provide treatment. Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor meet the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card


This conference will address advances in the management of the difficult airway.

•Describe common factors in patients with difficult airways.
•Recognize common airway errors and how to avoid and recover.
•Demonstrate how to perform a flexible fiberoptic intubation.
•Review airway management principles in the trauma patient.
•Describe establishing a surgical airway in an emergency setting.
•Demonstrate proficiency in performing an emergency cricothyrotomy.

This course is designed for practicing anesthesiologists, CRNAs, otolaryngologists, emergency medicine physicians, trauma surgeons, pulmonologists, critical care physicians, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and practitioners with an interest in managing airways.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Dental College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

The Dental College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University designates this activity for 16.5 continuing education credits. 01/01/10 – 12/31/13
The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/10 – 12/31/13.

Please contact the Division of Continuing Education regarding AANA credit.


Thursday, August 1 (Evening)
3:00-5:00 p.m. ACLS/BLS Certification (optional)
- Pam Rosema, M.S.H.A., R.R.T.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Early Registration and Vendor Setup
6:00-8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception  -Location to be Announced
Friday, August 2
7:00-8:00 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit with Vendors
9:00 a.m.
- 3:00 p.m.
ACLS/BLS by Appointment   -Pam Rosema, M.S.H.A., R.R.T.
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks - Mary Arthur, M.D. and Paul Weinberger, M.D.
8:20 a.m. You Did What????—Common Errors in Airway Management  -Lynette Mark, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Percutaneous Tracheostomy: Why and Why Not  -Paul Weinberger, M.D.
9:40 a.m. Lung Isolation Techniques -Manuel Castresana, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Morning Break and Visit with Exhibitors
10:20 a.m. Are They Moving?—The Importance of Evaluating Vocal Fold Motion  -Greg Postma, M.D.
10:40 a.m. Difficult Extubations: Making the Unpredictable Safer  -Manuel Castresana, M.D.
11:20 a.m. Thyroidectomy—Is Tracheomalacia Real or a Myth?  -Steve Dubin, M.D.
Noon Thoughts from a Multi-Specialty Panel (Working lunch provided) -Greg Postma M.D., Steve Dubin, M.D., Lynette Mark, M.D. and Colville H. Ferdinand, M.D.
1:00 p.m. Cannot Intubate, Cannot Ventilate, Now What?New Concepts in Airway Management  -Lynette Mark, M.D.
1:20 p.m. The Joys of Jet Ventilation  -Steve Dubin, M.D.
1:40 p.m. The "Perfect" Flexible Intubation  -Paul Weinberger, M.D.
2:00 p.m. Evaluation of the Airway: Standards of Care, the Airway Algorithms and Current Concepts  -Mary Arthur, M.D.
2:40 p.m. "Hey, By the Way, I'm a Singer"—Special Considerations for a Special Larynx  -Ashli O'Rourke, M.D.
3:00 p.m. Adjourn
Saturday, August 3
7:30 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit with Vendors
8:00 a.m.

Hands-On Skills Stations (60 minutes per station)
Video Laryngoscopy - Greg Postma, M.D.
Extraglottic Devices - Stevin Dubin, M.D.
Awake Fiberoptic Intubation Topical Anesthesia Techniques - Paul Weinberger, M.D.
Flexible Lung Isolation - Mary Arthur, M.D.
Percutaneous Cricothyrotomy (using pig tracheas) - Colville H. Ferdinand, M.D.

1:00 p.m. Adjourn
Sunday, August 4
7:00 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast/Visit with Vendors
8:00 a.m. Airway in the Head and Neck Cancer Patient  -Ashli O'Rourke, M.D.
8:20 a.m. Surgical Airway in the Emergency Situation -Paul Weinberger, M.D. and Colville Ferdinand, M.D.
8:40 a.m. Pediatric Difficult Airway Management: New Modalities  -Angel Cancel, M.D.
9:00 a.m. Current Controversies in Airway Management (Panel Discussion)  -Paul Weinberger M.D., Lynette Mark, M.D. and Colville H. Ferdinand M.D.
9:40 a.m. Complications of Intubation and Tracheotomy  -Greg Postma, M.D.
10:00 a.m. Morning Break and Visit with Vendors
10:20 a.m. In-Office Evaluation of the Airway  -Paul Weinberger, M.D.
10:40 a.m. Airway Management of the Trauma Victim (including Management of Complications)  -Colville H. Ferdinand, M.D.
11:20 a.m. Airways from Hell  -Greg Postma, M.D. and Stevin Dubin, M.D.
Noon Learn Today, Apply Tomorrow: Practice Pearls  -Mary Arthur, M.D. and Paul Weinberger, M.D.
12:20 p.m. Evaluation and Plans for 2014  -Mary Arthur, M.D. and Paul Weinberger, M.D.
1:00 p.m. Adjourn

Augusta University FACULTY
Mary E. Arthur, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Surgery.
Angel Cancel, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Manuel R. Castresana, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and Surgery
Colville H. Ferdinand, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery
Greg N. Postma, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology
Pam Rosema, M.S.H.A., R.R.T., Instructor, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Respiratory Therapy
Paul M. Weinberger, M.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

Ashli K. O’Rourke, M.D., Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
Lynette J. Mark, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Stevin A. Dubin, M.D., Anesthesiology Section Chief, Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia



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Since the course will be held in the Turtle Point Clubhouse, various accommodations have been reserved for course enrollees in adjacent villas.

Villas (Scenic Woods/Lagoon View) - Daily Rates
One-Bedroom $219
Two-Bedroom $332

Deadline for making reservations is July 12, 2013.

If calling in your reservations to 800-654-2924, please identify your group as Augusta University and/or the group booking number 10522.

Or you may print the LODGING FORM and mail the form and your deposit equal to one night’s lodging directly to Reservations Department, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.

If the type of accommodation you request is sold out, the most appropriate lodging available will be reserved for you. No charge applies to children under 18 years when sharing room with parents.

Contact resort for availability of Sanctuary rooms.

A service charge of 8% per villa, per night is applied to the rate for unlimited local and toll-free phone access, in-room coffee and island-wide shuttle service. City and state accommodation taxes are 12.5%.

Cancellations: Notice of cancellation must be received 14 days prior to arrival for refund of deposit.

Airport Transportation: To schedule your reservation for transportation, please call 843-768-2790. Rental cars are also available at the Charleston Airport. Contact your preferred provider directly.



Awards: Conde Nast – #1 Island in North America and #3 Resort in the U.S., Top City - Charleston; Golf Digest – #1 Golf Course in South Carolina; Travel and Leisure Magazine – #2 Golf Resort in the U.S.

Kiawah IslandLocated on the Atlantic Ocean only 21 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah Island has been developed preserving the environmental richness of its barrier island setting. Kiawah’s natural beauty and bountiful wildlife have been carefully preserved amid golf courses and a tennis program ranked among the top 10 in the United States. Ten miles of broad, sparkling beach ranked the Second Most Romantic Beach in America invite you to explore all the opportunities that Kiawah offers for recreation, education and renewal. 

During free time, you and your family can enjoy the unspoiled beach, large, cool swimming pools and the spa with therapeutic massage, saunas and hot tubs. Golfers will enjoy the challenge of Kiawah’s five championship golf courses. Imagine the thrill of testing your skills on the course that hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, or walking the course that was the setting for the movie, Bagger Vance. Avid tennis players can easily find a game or a lesson at the two nationally known tennis centers. Parents appreciate well-organized children’s and teen’s recreation programs, and evening children’s activities enable parents to enjoy a quiet evening together at one of the island’s restaurants. Children’s and teen’s activities fill up rapidly. Make your reservations for these programs early by calling 843-768-6601. In addition, the shops and culture of the historic city of Charleston are nearby for you and your family to explore and enjoy.


  •  No. 1 island to visit in North America – Conde Nast Traveler

  •  Top Family Resorts in America (#1) - Travel & Leisure Family

  •  America’s Toughest Course (The Ocean Course) – Golf Digest

  •  Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #4) – Golf Magazine

  •  Among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course #4) –Golf Digest

  •  #1 Golf Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – Golf     Digest

  •  Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #18) – Golf Week

  •  Among Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #25) - Golf Digest

  •  Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Ocean Course #27) – Golf Magazine

  •  Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #47) – Golf Magazine

Course Ratings:

  •  5-star rating (The Ocean Course) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide

  •  4 1/2 -star rating (Turtle Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide

  •  4-star rating (Cougar Point) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide

  •  No. 14 (Osprey Point) – Golf Digest’s “Top 50 courses for women”

Tournament Golf:
The Ocean Course has hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, 1997 and 2003 World Cups, 2001 UBS Warburg Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship and 2012 PGA Championship

Charleston, SC

Charleston Named Top City by Conde Nast Traveler

For Immediate Release, October 2012


Record Number of Readers Participated in 2012 Survey, Placed Charleston Above All Other Destinations

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (October 16, 2012) — Known for rich history, well-preserved architecture, a celebrated restaurant community and mannerly people, the Charleston area has been named both Top U.S. City and Top Destination in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the second consecutive year the historic coastal destination has received the No. 1 U.S. City ranking.

“We are tickled pink, just like some of Charleston’s historic antebellum homes,” says Wild Dunes Resort Managing Director and Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Chairman Frank Fredericks. “The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award is based on six criteria and takes time to complete, which is a reflection of the voters’ thoughtful effort to recognize their favorite destinations.”

According to Condé Nast Traveler Executive Service and Surveys Editor Irene Schneider, "Charleston is really on top of its game and has returned to its pre Civil War prominence." To receive the Readers’ Choice Top City Award, a destination must have the strongest composite appeal, which is calculated by averaging scores from the survey’s six categories: Atmosphere/Ambience, Culture/Sites, Friendliness, Lodging, Restaurants and Shopping. With a rating of 86.7, No. 1 Charleston is in the company of noteworthy cities, including No. 2 Cape Town, South Africa (84.8); and No. 3 Florence, Italy (83.3).

“This recognition is absolutely wonderful news for our city,” says Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. “It is also an acknowledgment of the pride and care that our citizens give to our city. This is a testament to the warm and generous spirit of hospitality shown to all visitors by our residents. The people of Charleston are honored to once again be named by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice as No. 1.”

Charleston Airport: To schedule your reservation for transportation, call 843-768- 2790. Rental cars are also available at the Charleston Airport. Contact your preferred provider directly.

Comfort Zone
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize individual comfort zones are different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Augusta University Division of Continuing Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education activity, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.