The Colorado Review
of Anesthesia for SurgiCenters and Hospitals has been a successful
anesthesiology conference in Vail, Colorado for 26 years!
CRASH is a weeklong
anesthesia conference starting Sunday evening and ending Friday morning. We
have lectures in the morning and workshops or panels in the afternoons. We
bring in top speakers from all throughout North America as well as using many of
our own nationally renowned faculty. There are workshops to choose from
including ultrasound and difficult airway management. In
addition, we have specialized panels that cover a wide variety of topics. CRASH
typically gets over 250 physicians, nurse anesthetists, residents, anesthesology
assistants, and other health care providers attending, representing many
countries as well as the USA. Over fifty percent of our participants return
each year to gain the valuable knowledge offered at this conference!
The CRASH conference,
located the Vail Marriott at Lionshead Village, is family-friendly and 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.
Presented by University of Colorado School of
Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Sponsored by University of Colorado School of
Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development
Why are there so many choices at CRASH?
Most mountain conferences have lectures in the morning and afternoon and not much else to offer. We offer lots of options for several reasons:
- Studies show that most people learn best using a variety of techniques; the least effective is sitting in a room while someone gives a lecture. That is still the best way to get a lot of information to a large group of people, but retention is limited. The most effective educational techniques include hands-on and interactive sessions with smaller groups.
- Most of our faculty are local, love the
mountains, education and want to be involved with CRASH.
- We are lucky to have an incredible faculty at
the University of Colorado that includes many nationally and internationally
renowned speakers, so we don’t invite many guest speakers.
- Using local faculty helps us keep cost reasonable and still
offer a lot of choices.
- Participants have different needs and interests;
being able to offer choices helps improve patient outcomes by catering to
different peoples education gaps.
- Lectures after a hard day on the mountain can be
challenging to keep engaging enough to overcome the natural urge many will have
to doze off. Hands-on workshops, panel discussions and interactive sessions
prevent the “dwindles” at the end of the day.
Sunday, February 24 – Friday, March 1