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Colorado Review of Anesthesia for Surgicenters and Hospitals

CRASH 2015 - Sunday, March 1- Friday, March 6, 2015

CRASH 2015 is now in the planning stages! If you would like to be notified of registration opening date, please email ​​​​​for details!

There are no more cardio-thoracic anesthesia conferences at mountain resorts anymore? What do do, What to do?

I know, let’s combine cardiac with CRASH! We have the manpower, the speakers and the technology .
Please join us for our first combined CRASH/CT Anesthesia conference in Vail Colorado at the Lions Head Marriott’
There will be several simultaneous cardiac sessions as well as CT general sessions.
Your afternoon choices will still include our extremely popular, superbly run and fantastic workshops, a general panel and a Cardiac Panel.
And if that is not enough we have our usual superb speakers on timely and relevant topics:
Guest Speakers: Meenai Desai, Ernesto Campos
Internationally known Local Speakers: Drs Joy Hawkins, Glenn Gravlee, Tod Sloan, Paul Mongan, Randall Clark, and  many,  many more……………………
The program and topics are chosen from suggestions from the 2013 evaluations and are designed to help improve perioperative outcomes by reviewing the latest literature in cardiac, obstetrical, pain management, and pediatric anesthesia.
  1. Monday: Pain and Regional Anesthesia
  2. Tuesday: Trauma: The Old,  The New and the Bloody
  3. Wednesday:  Quality, Practice Management, and Governmental Affairs Update


  1. Monday: Comprehensive Airway Management - including lamb tracheas for practicing percutaneous cricothyrotomy, light wands, Glidescope ©, and more.
  2. Tuesday and Wednesday: Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia.
  3. ACLS/BLS and PALS
CARDIO-THORACIC TRACK (please see tab on left for more info)
1.    Sunday after noon: Optional ECHO Workshop-
2.    Monday: Morning lectures on LVAD, TEE, and Inotropes;  Afternoon Cardiac Panel
3.    Tuesday: Morning lectures on  Pulmonary hypertension, interventional cardiology and OLV; Afternoon
     Cardiac Panel
4.    Wednesday: Morning Optional Cardiac lectures and Afternoon Cardiac Panel
Our conference is family-friendly, and located in the Fronatwotrees.jpgbeautiful newly renovated Lionshead Village that enables attendees to obtain the most CME while still enjoying a plethora of outdoor activities within walking distance to the Gondola Ski Lift, very competitive room rates, and Group Rates on lift tickets.

CRASH typically gets over 300 physicians, nurse anesthetists, residents, anesthesia assistants, and other health care providers attending, representing many countries as well as the USA.

We hope you will join us for the CRASH 2015 conference.

Sunday, March 1- Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Vail Marriott .

Future CRASH Conference Dates:

CRASH 2016: Sunday, ​February 28 - Friday, March 4