15th Annual Northern New England Critical Care Conference

October 12-14, 2017

Stoweflake Resort and Conference Center


This course is designed to address important clinical issues encountered while delivering critical care. All ICU healthcare professionals physicians, pharmacists, nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants) will be given up-to-date and practical information relative to daily management of the critically ill patient. Participants will be able to identify and discuss recent developments and trends through comprehensive didactic sessions.

Course Objectives

* Review and discuss the evaluation and management of patients in shock, with a focus on septic shock.

* Review and discuss strategies for fluid resuscitation and determination of volume status.

* Review, discuss, and practice techniques for safely obtaining a secure airway in critically ill patients.

* Review the complexities of managing pain in critically ill patients, in the context of our societal problem with opioids.

Bruce Vrooman, MD - Keynote Speaker

Bruce Vrooman MD

Strategies for the Opioid-Tolerant Patient

Optional Airway Management Workshop

An optional airway management workshop will be offered which will include rotation through practical stations, offering hands-on instruction and experience. Enrollment is limited.

Workshop Objectives

* Demonstrate a variety of devices to use to secure an airway.

* Gain hands-on experience with these devices using anatomical models.


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American College of Emergency Physicians has approved this activity for a maximum of 13.5 ACEP Category I credits.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 13.50 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1035291; Expiration Date 10/14/2017.

The State of Vermont Board of Respiratory Therapists has approved this course for a maximum of 12.0 credit hours.

This conference includes .50 credits in Prescribing Controlled Substances and 3.25 credits in Hospice, Palliative Care, Pain Management.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 13.5 Nursing Contact Hours.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not participate in the optional workshop, the conference is only accredited for 12 credits.


A block of beautifully appointed rooms has been reserved at the Stoweflake Resort in Stowe, VT. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel prior to August 25, 2017, by calling (802) 253‐7355 or (800) 253‐2232, and indicate your participation in this course to obtain our discounted rates: $275 single or double occupancy, plus Vermont State tax. Room rates cannot be guaranteed after August 25th. Accommodations sell out quickly throughout the area during foliage season. We strongly encourage you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.

Leisure Activities

The Stoweflake offers extensive recreational facilities and superb continental cuisine. A world class spa, indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor Jacuzzi, golf training facility and tennis courts are located on site. The beautiful Stowe Country Club is adjacent to the property.

Take a walk along Stowe’s beautiful 5.5 mile bike path through the Stowe countryside. The bike path is accessible across the street from the Stoweflake. Additional activities include hiking, cycling, horseback riding, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, and golf. For more information, visit www.gostowe.com.

Conference Syllabus - (Electronic Download)

NEW THIS YEAR! The conference syllabus will only be available as an Electronic Download with presentations as PDF files. Please plan to bring laptop or electronic device to view presentations as well as completing the electronic evaluations via our online UVM CME system. Printed syllabus, paper copies of evaluations and paper certificates will no longer be available. You will receive a notification (via the email you used to register for this conference) about a week from the conference start date that the presentations will be available for downloading.

Registration Fee Summary

Physicians - Lectures ONLY: $575.00
Other Medical Professionals - Lectures ONLY: $375.00
Non-Physician Trainees - Lectures ONLY: $125.00
Physicians - Lectures & Workshop: $700.00
All Other Medical Professionals - Lectures & Workshop: $500.00

UVM Medical Students and Surgery Residents Welcome

Late Fee: After October 3, 2017, add $75

Exhibitors will be present at this conference.

Refund Policy

Refunds, minus an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received, in writing, by October 3, 2017. No refunds are possible after that date.

Please CLICK HERE to register.