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Friday, September 16, 2011
1:00pm — 3:00pm


(C) Ballroom B

Symposium on the Special Needs Patient


This session will focus on the special needs patient and issues regarding their anesthetic management. In this session, conditions that are now frequently seen in the OMS office will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current concepts in autism, including proposed etiologies, identification, incidence and current medications that these patients may be on.
  2. Discuss other special needs including schizoaffective disorders, major depression, ADHD and others and the implications for office based anesthesia.
  3. Discuss appropriate approaches to the pediatric patient below the Age of Reason.

David W. Todd, DMD, MD
Private Practice
Lakewood, NY

1:00pm — 1:40pm

Current Concepts in Autism
Nancy J Minshew, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

1:40pm — 2:20pm

Anesthesia Management of the Patient with Special Needs
Joseph A Giovannitti, DMD
Associate Professor, Dental Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

2:20pm — 3:00pm

Anesthesia Management of the Pediatric Patient Below the Age of Reason
Amy Mesa-Jonassen, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

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