Department of Anesthesiology

postgraduate course in anesthesiology

University of Utah
60th Annual Update in Anesthesia

Park City, Utah
February 8-13, 2015

Purpose of the course:

Review recent developments in anesthesiology with a focus on approaches to out-of-OR anesthesia, acute pain management, cardiac concerns for non-cardiac anesthesiologists, current concepts in OB anesthesia, and anesthetic concerns of illicit drugs and bariatric surgery.  Optional workshops include instruction in echocardiography, peripheral nerve blocks and airway management.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for anesthesiologists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, anesthesia assistants, anesthesiology residents and students interested in an up-to-date review of current anesthesia topics and optional small group interactive workshops.

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Early Standard
Physician in Practice $925 $1000
Utah Physician & U of U Alumni $825 $900
CRNA / AA / PA / RN / Military $825 $900
Resident (Letter From Program Director Required) $625 $625
**Optional Workshops $50 $75
One - Day Registration $250 $250
Guest Meal Ticket $25 $25

Register by Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to receive the early bird discount.

**Specialty workshop registrations are limited to 30 participants. Availability is on a first come first serve basis.

Registration fee includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments, syllabus and other course-related materials.

Meal Tickets for Conference Guests

  • Meal tickets may be purchased daily at the conference site
  • Children under 4 years of age may dine free of charge
  • Breakfast is served Monday-Friday between 6:00am and 7:00am
  • Guests who purchase meal tickets must also obtain and present a guest name tag for admission to breakfast buffet. Please provide guest names on registration forms
  • Guests do not qualify to earn CME credits and may not attend the lectures
  • If you plan on attending our conference and have special dietary requests, contact Chris Haber. She can provide different options that may be available.

Refunds: A refund of the registration fee, minus a $75 processing fee, will be allowed when requested in writing and postmarked no later than January 16, 2015. No course registration refunds will be issued thereafter. Ski tickets are not refundable.

The Canyons offers The Canyons Grand Summit Hotel, a AAA four-diamond property that features an outdoor heated pool, gourmet dining and slope side location. The Sundial Lodge is also located close by the conference venue. Both properties feature a variety of luxury-appointed, family-friendly lodging options from studios to multi-bedroom condominiums.

Conference Rates

The Canyons Grand Summit Hotel
Room Conference Rate
Studio Guestroom $270
Standard Guestroom (Hotel King, Double Queen, and Studio) $309
One Bedroom Residence $379
Two Bedroom Residence $667
Sundial Lodge
Room Conference Rate
Standard Guestroom (Hotel King, Double Queen, and Studio) $283
One bedroom suite $363
Two bedroom suite $666
Silverado Lodge
Room Conference Rate
Studio Guestroom $209
Standard Guestroom (Hotel King, Double Queen, and Studio) $239
One bedroom suite $337
Two bedroom suite $524

Find a list of room descriptions.

Book your lodging:

The Canyons Central Reservations
1-888-CAN-YONS (226-9667)

Group Name:           Dept. of Anesthesiology 60th Annual Post Graduate Conference     

Group ID:                   CC9ANE1

Group Dates:            2/6 – 2/15/2015

Reservation Link:

  • Names/number of guests
  • Dates requested
  • Group reservation ID
  • Type of room requested
  • Telephone numbers

Conference Rate

To qualify for the conference rate, please refer to the U of U Dept of Anesthesiology 60th Annual Postgraduate Course when placing reservations.

Room Reservations Cut-Off Date

Room reservations should be received no later than January 6, 2015, to guarantee the group rate and space availability. After this date, rooms will be confirmed at the group rate on a space available basis.

Hotel Group Rate Special Considerations

  • Discounted accommodations for The Canyons & Sundial Resorts (up to $300.00 savings)
  • Lift ticket vouchers will be provided at a substantial discount and may be purchased at the time of the conference
  • Discounted overnight self-parking
  • Discounted all-day (no overnight) self-parking
  • Complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access
  • 15% discount on ski/snowboard equipment rentals at Canyon Mountain Sports for all attendees
  • 15% discount on adult group lessons at the Canyons Ski & SB School for all attendees (adults only)

Deposit: Two nights lodging is due at time of booking the reservation. Final payment is due (30) thirty days prior to arrival. Reservations booked within 30 days of arrival are required to pay in full at time of booking.

Cancellation:  Reservations must be cancelled more than 30 days prior to arrival to avoid forfeit charges. Cancellations within 30 days of arrival forfeit the entire amount. No refund for late arrivals, early departures, no-shows or downgrades.

Parking Rates

Valet/Underground parking at the Grand Summit Hotel is available at a discounted rate of five dollars ($5.00) per car/per evening/day for overnight and day-only guests. Underground parking for guests staying at Sundial Lodge and Silverado Lodge is complimentary.

Pre-Order Ski and Board rentals

Discounted Lift Tickets:

Resort Conference Rate Regular Rate
The Canyons 77 112
Park City 77 112
Deer Valley 77 114

Conference attendees may purchase ski tickets shortly before, during, and after all conference sessions. They may also be purchased for the guests of conference attendees. 

A few years ago the Canyons resort was purchased by Vail Resorts. They are the managing company of the Canyons at this time. Within the last few months the Vail Corporation has also purchased The Park City Resort. This will allow you as an attendee to the conference be able to purchase 1 ticket that would allow you to ski at both locations. If you chose to ski at the Canyons in the morning and head over to Park City Resort in the afternoon the same ticket would work.

If arriving to the resort prior to Sunday, February 8th Conference attendees may ask the front desk for discounted tickets vouchers to The Canyons Resort ONLY. Please relay to the front desk that you are attending the University of Utah Anesthesia Conference.

For Multiple Day lift tickets please visit the individual ski resort websites:

The Canyons

Deer Valley

Park City

Please note that ski tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE

Attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements.
The Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) is the closest airport to The Canyons Resort in Park City, about a 35-minute ride on Interstate 80.

Information for Ground Transportation From SLC
Ground transportation options and information may be obtained from the Ground Transportation Desk (phone: (801) 575-2477) located near the baggage claim areas of all terminals at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Rental Cars
Car rental facilities may be found on the ground floor of the short-term parking garage facility directly across from the terminal buildings at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

We are happy to let you know that we have negotiated a reduced price for our conference attendees with All Resort Shuttles.

Download resevation form here

SHR - Shared Shuttle Service* (per person) $38.00 Each Way - $76.00 Round Trip

SED - Private Sedan (1-3 guests) $148.00 Each Way - $296.00 Round Trip

SUV - Private SUV (1-5 guests) $179.00 Each Way - $358.00 Round Trip

Local Phone: (435) 649-3999
Toll Free: (800) 457-9457
Fax: (435) 649-4977

Utah Transit Authority - (801) 287-4636


  • City Cab – (801) 363-5550
  • UTE Cab – (801) 359-7788
  • Yellow Cab – (801) 521-2100

Transportation while in Park City
Park City Transit - (435) 615-5350


CME LogoAccreditation: The University of Utah School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit: The University of Utah School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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** The 60th Annual Update in Anesthesia has been approved by the AANA for 27.75 credit hours.


Walter Maurer, MD

Dr. Walter Maurer is the Section Chief for the newly formed “Section for Non-Operating Room Anesthesia” within the Anesthesiology Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.  This was conceived as a separate section from Ambulatory Anesthesia which he headed up for 21 years.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, receiving his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine after receiving a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He did his Internal Medicine training at Los Angeles County Hospital and his residency at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center.  After practicing Internal Medicine for 6 years he came to the Cleveland Clinic in 1987 where he completed an Anesthesia Residency and then subsequently became a member of the professional staff.  His areas of interest are in preoperative evaluation, ambulatory anesthesia, quality improvement, and NORA (Non-Operating Room Anesthesia) locations.

He has been at the Cleveland Clinic for 27 years, having served as President of the Medical Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors.  For 7 years he guided the Cleveland Clinic Health System Office of Quality Management through the ever demanding area of quality improvement.  He also served as President of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia from 2005 to 2006 and Chair of the ASA Quality Management and Departmental Administration Committee from 2008 thru 2011.


Robert R Gaiser, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Program Director, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

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Course Coordinator
Chris Haber
Phone: (801)213-2870
Fax: (801)581-4367