A nextgen conference style designed to elevate your airway practice
Welcome to PAC. A two-day airway course with an entirely new training style dedicated to improving how you learn so that what you learn is there for you when you need it. Our immersive, interactive, hands-on learning spaces cover the entire breadth of airway management from beginner to expert so that you can customize the learning to your needs.
Each theme-based learning space is filled with opportunities to explore critical concepts, best practices, and procedure skills in a self-paced style, along with expert coaching, live demonstrations, and iterative feedback. We combine this with our high-fidelity simulations and our world-class cadaver lab, and access to our online content website to create an airway conference like no other. Join us; you’ll never want to sit in a classroom again.
PAC24 March 2nd & 3rd 2024
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Note: if you are part of New York Presbyterian Hospital or its affiliates you do not need to register here. Please contact Bria Williams email@example.com course co-ordinator for details.
- When: Saturday & Sunday March 2nd & 3rd from 8am to 5pm
- Registration for Saturday only is available
- Where: Weill Cornell Medical College in NYC
- A total of 15.25 CME credits available through the Weill Cornell CME office upon completion.
- Click on registration link for pricing details.
Day One – Immersive Interactive Design
Customize your learning. Enter any of our theme-based learning installations for a uniquely immersive, interactive, and self-directed learning style covering topics from basic to advanced. Open throughout the entire first day of the conference, these spaces allow for complete learning freedom: explore each space any way you like, take as much time as you like, and come back as often as you like. Each installation has expert faculty, training labs, and hands-on skills stations. It delivers a bundle of critical concepts, best practices, and clinical pearls, with the opportunity to put it all to use in a high-fidelity simulation.
When you’re done, you can take the entire conference with you by visiting the website. You can even recreate it at your institution using our interactive graphic posters for a pop-up learning style that provides hands-on training anywhere, anytime.
Day 2 – Anatomy Lab
The anatomy lab at Weill Cornell Medical College is an incredible location for cadaveric airway training. With state of the art connectivity and institutional support, learners get the opportunity to perform an incredible number of intubations and airway procedures on a variety of anatomic and cadaveric models. We use small groups (max 5 per station) to ensure an abundance of hands on time and individualized coaching at every station. For more details on the curriculum click below.
Learning Installations: by the Numbers
merging digital & physical space
No more classrooms. Each theme based installation uses our uniquely interactive design: impactful graphics, and embedded multimedia content integrated with hands on training tools that allow you to explore the physical space at your own pace and customize your journey in a way that best suits your learning needs.
learing spaces are Open all day 9am-5pm
|Join the Oxygenation||Learn all the concepts, skills, and tools to prioritize and successfully oxygenate any patient in an airway emergency||Emilio Del Busto|
|Own the Head of the Bed||Want to feel comfortable in the airway operator’s home base? This is the learning space for you. Learn how to prepare your equipment, your patient and your team. Develop your plan, your Pre-OX/APOX, and RSI skills here.||Voy Piechowski|
|The Anatomically Difficult Airway||Expected or unexpected, anatomically difficult airways require more than skill with a laryngoscope. Use this space to prepare for the unexpected, because while failure happens, a failure to plan for failure never should.||Rohan Panchamia|
|The Contaminated Airway||Can you handle a massively contaminated airway? Learning to do this effectively is now essential core training for those who manage difficult airways. Learn the SALAD technique and build your confidence.||Jim DuCanto|
|The Physiologically Difficult Airway||There’s a dangerous intersection between critically ill physiology and intubation. If you don’t want to crash and burn, you must pay attention to the number one rule of the road “resuscitate before you intubate.”||Sara Murphy|
|The Situationally Difficult Airway||Learn critical concepts from some of the worlds most skilled prehospital retrieval teams, face down a series of difficult airway situations, that will help you own any unfamiliar airway scenario in which you may find yourself.||Chris Root|
|The Pediatric Airway||Children have many anatomical & physiological differences from adults. Our team covers all the concepts tools & skills you’ll need to successfully manage any pediatric airway emergency ||Maria Lame|
|The Fearless FONA Mindset||What does it take to make “make the cut” when a failed airway happens? The Fearless FONA Mindset focuses on cultivating all the skills required to successfully perform a surgical airway in the real world.||Jonathan St George|
|The Evolution of the Tube Introducer||Bougies are back, and they’re not just for difficult airways. This learning space is about the evolution of the bougie, and other tube introducers, and how they are evolving to meet the needs of today’s technology. Journey with us to master these devices.||Rohan Panchamia|
|The Neonatal Airway||This unique subset of patients may be the most difficult you will ever face. Let our team of neonatal experts show you how.||Susan Fraymovich|
|Fiberoptic Intubation for the Age of VL||What is the role of fiberoptic in the age of VL? We give you fiberoptic training for the real world with tools you can apply now.||Ralph Slepian|
|Dynamic Tracheal Access||Improve your first pass success rate and learn concepts, skills and tools that will take you into the future of more dynamic tracheal access.||Sean Runnels|
Throughout faculty experts will be on site coaching and giving live demonstrations of key skills. Map your journey through the spaces to hit the ones you want to see. We will send notifications out to everyone before the start of each demonstration.
Join the Oxygenation
|Be Great at FMV – Optimizing the BVM||Emilio Del Busto|
|Supraglottic Airway Devices||Emilio Del Busto|
|The Vortex Approach||Voy Piechowski|
|Direct Laryngoscopy||Trudy Cloyd|
|Video Laryngoscopy||Yen Chow|
|The Hyperangulated Blade||Yen Chow|
|Tube Delivery Skills||Jess Boyle|
Own the Head of the Bed
|Pre-Ox Skills||Biren Bhatt|
|Setting Up Your Equipment||Jess Boyle|
|Team Communication Skills||Voy Piechowski|
|RSI Meds||Frank Lovaglio|
|Patient Positioning||Biren Bhatt|
The Pediatric Airway
|Choosing Your Meds||Maria Lame|
|Setting Up Your Equipment||Susan Fraymovich|
|Pre-OX for Peds||Vincent Uy|
|Laryngoscopy Pearls||Anju Wagh|
|Face Mask Ventilation||Maria Lame|
|Needle Jet Ventilation||Thomas Kennedy|
The Anatomically Difficult Airway
|The DAS Airway Algorithm||Jon Samuels|
|Bougie Skills||Jon Samuels|
|Fiberoptic Skills||Ralph Slepian|
|Exchange Catheter||Rohan Panchamia|
|FOI through a SAD||Rohan Panchamia|
|Articulating Tube Introducers||Sean Runnels|
The Physiologically Difficult Airway
|IO placement||Joshua Davis|
|Pre-Ox to the Max||Sarah Murphy|
|Delayed Sequence Intubation||Sara Murphy|
|Vent Settings||Angela Barakaya|
|The High Flow Devices||Seth Manoach|
|Ultrasound Assessment for the PDA||Felipe Teran|
|Hemodynamically Neutral Intubation||Sara Murphy|
The Situationally Difficult Airway
|Massive Airway Contamination||Jim DuCanto|
|Airway Management Outside Your Comfort Zone||Chris Root|
|Jaw Wired Shut? No Problem||Jose Torres|
|Cardiac Arrest||Jose Torres|
|The Agitated Patient||TBD|
|Tracheostomy Management||Kelly Crane|
|Burn Airway||St George|
|The Stress Lab||Jess Boyle|
Put your new skills into action
We collaborate with our outstanding Simulation Center and our team of SIM experts to create a series of simulation based experiences. Use the learning installations as immersive flipped classrooms: absorb key concepts, use the training labs for guided self-practice, get expert coaching and then put your new skills to the test. The best part is, when you’re done you can use the feedback from the debrief to head back into the installations with more focus revisit the skills you want to improve. Rapid cycling comes to airway training.
|Join the Oxygenation||Enter the Vortex||45 min||Sign-Up|
|Own the Head of the Bed||Prepare to Intubate!||45 min||Sign-Up|
|Anatomically Difficult Airway||Uh oh. What Now?||45 min||Sign-Up|
|Physiologically Difficult Airway||Avoiding Peri-Intubation Arrest||45 min||Sign-Up|
|Situationally Difficult Airway||Hey, Where’s Everyone Going?||45 min||Sign-Up|
|The Pediatric Airway||That Kid Doesn’t Look Right!||45 min||Sign-Up|
|Situationally Difficult||SALAD – Massive Airway Contamination||15 min||Open|
|Situationally Difficult||The Emergent Trach||10 min||Open|
- When is it?
- Saturday & Sunday March 4th & 5th 2023
- Where is it?
- At Cornell Medical College at 1305 York Ave.. The entrance is on 69th street. Then follow the signs up to the second floor of the medical school and check in.
- What time should you be there?
- 8:00 – Check In & Breakfast. We try not to make it too early,
- 9:00am – C-200 Auditorium. Event starts on time!
- Are there food drinks provided?
- Yes!! We will have lunch other food, snacks and hydration available for all.
- Is there a set schedule for each learning space?
- Actually no! The doors of all the learning space open at 10am after the introduction and stay open all day until 4pm.You can take breaks whenever you want, and visit spaces and coaching stations multiple times if you want to.
- Will there be breaks?
- Yes!. There is plenty of time to take a break. The installations are open throughout the day from 10am – 4pm and each has plenty of self-exploration content.
- What should I bring?
- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! Please bring your mobile device and headphones and a charger. This is essential to access all the interactive content in each space.
- How will I know what’s going on?
- We will be communicating via our WhatsApp channel with everyone throughout the day to keep you posted on special live demonstrations and other events going on throughout the day. Please join here. or scan the QR code.