Do you have an idea for a Workshop or Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) that would benefit the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership? If so, please see the requirements and submission information below for the SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2022 meeting scheduled for April 1-3, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
WORKSHOPS – Submission deadline is July 11, 2021
The planning team for the 2022 meeting is still working out the format for the program. SPA may offer fewer workshops, workshops with less equipment, or some workshops in a virtual format.
We are looking for workshop topics that will be of interest to those who provide anesthesia, sedation, pain management, and critical care services to infants and children.
- If your workshop will require equipment provided in-kind by vendors/commercial supporters – please confirm with vendors that they are willing to provide/ship the equipment prior to submitting your proposal.
- Please list all proposed faculty on your submission; confirm that they are willing to participate prior to submitting your proposal.
- Only SPA members may participate as workshop faculty – SPA will not provide any compensation or reimbursement to non-member faculty for workshops.
Please click here for the workshop proposal form. We will also accept proposals for workshops that have been presented at past meetings or submitted previously (and not selected for presentation). If there are any specific barriers to address or resources we can help with please include those in your application. Submissions will be closely reviewed by the meeting planning committee.
Please complete and submit the form to [email protected] no later than July 11, 2021.
PBLD SUBMISSIONS – Submission deadline is July 11, 2021
NOTE: All or some of the PBLDs may be presented in a virtual format. The final decision will be made prior to opening registration this fall.
PBLD Submissions may be a case or problem that is real or fictitious, and could describe issues related to clinical anesthesia, resident education, medical ethics, or professionalism. Reviewers will score submissions for interest, scientific accuracy, and clarity of thought and expression.
Two moderators must be named for each submission, and if accepted, both must agree to participate as moderators for the group discussion at the meeting. One moderator should be an experienced educator, and the other a junior faculty member or a fellow in-training. Senior moderators may not be included on more than TWO PBLD submissions. Institutions/hospitals may submit multiple PBLDs, however, no more than TWO PBLD submissions from an institution/hospital will be accepted for presentation at the meeting.
Please remember that the goal of the PBLD is for the LEARNER to participate in discussing the management options, not for the MODERATOR to tell participants how he/she actually did the case.
An effective PBLD:
- is relevant to the practice of many pediatric anesthesiologists (i.e. not an extremely rare case)
- has controversy and/or decision making that should be discussed/debated
- has some surprises, “twists or turns”
- has well-written objectives that are covered by the discussion
- has well selected references
Many unusual cases are better suited to a Medically Challenging Case or Case Report/Scientific Abstract instead of a PBLD. Therefore, it is important for the author to demonstrate to the reviewers that the PBLD contains areas for discussion, such as different ways of managing clinical issues, among others.
It is crucial that submissions are carefully proofed for grammatical errors and typos, as carelessly written PBLDs are often automatically rejected. It is also recommended that authors disguise the identity of any real patients by changing demographic details and circumstances of the clinical scenario to avoid potential HIPAA violations.
For more information on how to create a great PBLD:
The final deadline for receipt of submissions will be 3:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 11, 2021. No late submissions will be entertained. If accepted, you will be notified by email in August.
SPA has developed an online submission form for PBLDs. Please have your PBLD materials ready to submit. The new online form will not allow you to save your work to submit at a later date.
We look forward to receiving your submissions! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions by emailing Kim Battle at [email protected].
Katherine G. Keech, MD
Titilopemi Aina, MD, FAAP, FASA
Program Co-Chair – Workshops
Justin B. Long, MD
Program Co-Chair – PBLDs