American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review

69th Annual Convention & Conclave
ON-DEMAND AVAILABLE until December 28, 2021!

We are Back Bigger and Better than Ever - On-Demand AVAILABLE

We had an outstanding conference in Florida September 25 - 28, 2021, and the OnDemand recordings are now available for viewing or for purchase. You can still earn up to 26 hours of AOA Category 1-A Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Use the green button above to purchase and get access to a phenomenal program to world-renowned presenters.

We are excited to provide meeting attendees with up to 26 hours of lectures and even more credits with workshops. This activity has been approved for AOA Category 1-A Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  This is a phenomenal program that will engage all attendees and provide access to world-renowned presenters.

Who should attend VAPOR?

VAPOR, The AOCA Annual Convention & Conclave provides educational activities to physicians, residents, fellows, non Physician Allied Health professionals, medical students, and scientists.  AOCA supports a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to continuing education and patient care by also providing relevant education for other healthcare professionals.

  • Physicians - DO & MD
  • Fellows/Residents/Students
  • Non-Physician Allied Health Professionals

Meet Our Keynote Speaker Jerome M. Adams, MD

Dr. Jerome Michael Adams is board certified anesthesiologist and a former Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 20th surgeon general of the United States from Sept 5, 2017 until Jan 20, 2021.

Meeting Highlights


  • Jerome M. Adams, MD -- Anesthesiologist & former United States Surgeon General
  • Richard Urman, MD, MBA -- Editor-In-Chief of the Journal, Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management (PCORM)
  • David McDonagh, MD -- Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Neurological Surgery, and Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Director of the Division of Neuroanesthesiology
  • Barbara Ross-Lee, DO, FACOFP -- Dean & Chief Academic Officer of the proposed Minnesota College of Osteopathic Medicine (MNCOM) and Provost of the Minnesota Medical University
  • Karen Nichols, DO -- ACGME Board Chair, Dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine from 2002 to 2018 
  • Hank Chaudhry, DO, MACP -- CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards


  • Living the Osteopathic Legacy: Dr. Karen Nichols, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee and Dr. Hank Chaudhry
  • Living Through a Pandemic-Best Practice in Caring for COVID
  • Critical Care and Cardiac Anesthesiology Updates from Leading Experts
  • Paging an Anesthesiologist: Common Anesthesia Consults
  • Keep Your Skills Fresh for Regional Anesthesia
  • Chronic and International Pain Considerations
  • The Impact of Obesity on Your Care for Patients
  • All You Need to Know about ERAS
  • Scientific Poster Session
  • New this year! Problem Based Learning Discussions

Join us for a comprehensive clinical review and professional development symposium that prepares you for the challenges in the current anesthesia practice environment.  The presenters are nationally recognized speakers. This activity has been approved for AOA Category 1-A Credit. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

"Worry Free" Registration - You may convert your registration to the virtual option at any time with no penalty;  no need to cancel as there is the On Demand access for 90 days. Please email or call 503-635-4761, option 2 to request to switch your registration.  AOCA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.  

Registration Type On-Demand
Member Physician$ 350
Non-Member Physicians$ 450
Retired Member$ 250
Non-Physician$ 250
Member Residents$ 50
Non-Member Residents$ 50
Medical Students$ 50

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