Register until Fri, Oct 9, 2020 - recordings only avail until Oct 11 for CME

American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists 68th Annual Convention - a Live Stream Conference

September 19-22, 2020 | Streaming Live

Message from AOCA President, Jeffrey Kyff, DO, FAOCA

AOCA cares. Our members remain a priority during these unprecedented times. We are responding to your need to feel safe.

Fully recognizing that every member’s situation is in flux – work furloughs, institutional travel bans, and heightened personal health and welfare concerns  – AOCA’s goal is to make it easier for you to attend the Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review – 68th Annual Conference, our first-ever VIRTUAL event!

We are excited to provide meeting attendees with up to 30.5 hours AOA category 1A and AMA category 1 credit. Jessica Goeller, DO, FAOCA has created a phenomenal program to truly engage all attendees and provide access to world-renowned presenters. From thriving in a pandemic to surviving a mass casualty event, you will see new and exciting topics that you can use right away.

AOCA leadership recognizes the financial strain this year has placed on members and will be offering this CME opportunity at a discounted rate.  Additionally, this educational opportunity will be broadcast live and in an OnDemand format for two weeks.  We realize that in this current environment, time away for meetings is limited, so attendees can work at your own pace and still earn up to 30.5 hours of CME.

We approach this format with some sadness because the highlight of our year is coming together in person to celebrate, develop as physicians, and reunite with friends.  Be assured that the AOCA is committed to being together again.  As the AOCA team pivots to use 21st century technology to safely bring you education this year, stay tuned for more information and directions. We look forward to connecting with you September 19-22 and beyond.

September 19 - 22, 2020 (Sat - Tues) VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

PLEASE NOTE:  The conference will begin on Saturday, late morning, and end Tuesday afternoon and will be held in CENTRAL TIME.


Join us for a comprehensive clinical review and professional development symposium that prepares you for the challenges in the current anesthesia practice environment.  The presenters are nationally recognized speakers. This activity has been approved for AOA Category 1-A Credit. This activity has been approved for AMA Category 1 CreditTM. This activity has been submitted for AANA pre-approved Class A Credits.

"Worry Free" Registration - Cancel up until September 12th with no penalties.  AOCA encourages you to register for the conference TODAY.  If you need to cancel, you may do so before September 12, 2020, and receive a full refund.


Meeting Highlights


Stephanie Davidson, DO, FASA & Nicholas Fiore, MD, FACS - Frontline physicians during the Las Vegas mass shooting
Kristin Ondecko Ligda, MD, FASA - Renowned for addressing management of medical emergencies
Robert Lustig, MD, MSLGlobal expert on physician mental and nutritional health
Hala Sabry, DO, MBA - Nationally recognized for work in social media & professional development
Joseph Tobias, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FASA - Nationwide Children's Hospital Chairman and 20 years’ experience with medical missions 


  • Social Media, Pitfalls and Career Development

  • Lessons Learned From the Front Line of the Las Vegas Mass Casualty Event

  • Anesthesia Implications of Acute and Chronic Marijuana Use

  • Practicing in Austere Environments with Limited Resources

  • The Deposed Anesthesiologist: Key Issues, Pearls, and Pitfalls

  • New Regional Anesthesia Blocks: Are They Worth the Hype?


Who should attend our annual conference?

The AOCA annual conference provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, CRNA's, AA's, medical students, and scientists.  AOCA supports a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to continuing education and patient care by also providing relevant education for other healthcare professionals.

  • Physicians - DO & MD
  • Fellows/Residents/Students
  • AA's
  • CRNA's
Registration TypeEarly Registration until 8/1Late Registration after 8/1
Member Physician$650$700
Non-Member Physicians$ 770$ 820
Retired Member$ 250$ 300
CRNA & AA$ 500$ 550
Member Residents$ 0$ 50
Non-Member Residents$ 100$ 150
Medical Students$ 0$ 0

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