join us in Panama City, Florida!

We are pleased to open registration for the 2nd Annual Opioid Free Anesthesia Congress! To be held October 25-27, 2019 at Florida State University – Panama City, the weekend will be packed with everything you would want to know about administering opioid-free anesthesia.

The 2nd Annual Opioid Free Anesthesia Congress brings together leaders in opioid free anesthesia from all over the world. Attendees will learn the latest techniques in administering opioid free anesthesia from pioneers in this field who will highlight cutting-edge research and answer questions.

When?: October 25-27th

Where?: Florida State University Panama City

Where should I stay? SOFA is pleased to offer a discounted rate at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort – only $135/night for a standard room! Call 888-236-2427 to book your room or click the button below to book your room!

Interested in Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities? Contact us and let us know! We’ll get in touch and send you more information!

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 20.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037966; Expiration Date 10/27/2019.

Program Schedule

8:00am-9:00am | Local Anesthetics and Adjuncts for Fascial Plane Blocks | Andrew Biegner, MSN, CRNA
9:00am-10:00am | The Fundamentals of Ultrasound Guidance for Regional Anesthesia | Andrew Biegner, MSN, CRNA
10:00am-10:15am | Break
10:15am-11:15am | Anterior Truncal Blocks: PECS1, 2 Serratus Anterior, and TAP
11:15am-12:15pm | Posterior Fascial Plane Blocks: Erector Spinea, Quadratus Lumborum
12:15pm-1:15pm | Lunch Break
1:15pm-2:15pm | Hands-On Station 1: Anterior Scanning/Needle Placement and Applied Block Techniques
2:15pm-3:15pm | Hands-On Station 2: Posterior Scanning Techniques
3:15pm-3:30pm | Break
3:30pm-4:30pm | Hands-On Station 3: Needle Guidance with Simulations
4:30pm-5:30pm | Hands-On Station 4: Comprehensive Review of Scanning, Blocks, and Needle Placement

8:00am-9:00am | An Introduction to The Society for Opioid Free Anesthesia | Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA
9:00am-10:00am | Physical Therapy as an Adjunctive Therapy for the Non-Opioid Management of Pain | Roy Film, PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
10:00am-10:15am | Break with Exhibitors
10:15am-11:15am | Understanding the Pharmacology of Opioids | Craig Vana, MSN, CRNA
11:15am-12:15pm | The Anatomy and Physiology of Surgical Pain | Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA
12:15pm-1:15pm | Lunch Break with Exhibitors
1:15pm-2:15pm | The Pharmacology of Opioid Free Anesthesia | Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA
2:15pm-2:30pm | Break with Exhibitors
2:30pm-3:30pm | Providing Opioid Free Anesthesia in the Austere Environment | Julia Harris, MSN, CRNA
3:30pm-4:30pm | Opioid Free Techniques for Cardiac Surgery | Derek Galvin, MSN, CRNA
4:30pm-5:30pm | Formal Question and Answer Session | All Faculty

8:00am-9:00am | The Cost Effectiveness of Opioid Free Anesthesia | Julia Harris, MSN, CRNA
9:00am-10:00am | Pain Psychology in the Treatment of Acute Surgical Pain | Burel Goodin, PhD
10:00am-10:15am | Break with Exhibitors
10:15am-11:15am | Implementation and Outcomes of Opioid Free Anesthesia in a Critical Access Hospital | Craig Vana, MSN, CRNA
11:15am-12:15pm | The State of Research in Opioid Free Anesthesia | Tom Baribeault, MSN, CRNA


2019 Speakers