The 8th Ellison Pierce Symposium Positioning Your ORs for the Future

A Business, Risk and Clinical Update

April 30 – May 2, 2014
The Langham Hotel Boston | Boston, MA


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Accreditation | Agenda | Registration | Syllabus


Target Audience

Anesthesiologists, Surgeons, CRNAs, OR Nurses, Practice Managers, Risk Managers, Administrators, Residents


Educational Methods

Lectures utilizing leading edge technology, including the audience response system, will be provided with moderated panel discussions.



Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies to minimize risk in the OR
  2. Describe future challenges facing community hospitals and academic medical centers in reference to perioperative services
  3. Describe current challenges facing OR leaders with potential solutions and mechanisms for oversight



The Langham Hotel Boston
250 Franklin Street Boston, MA 02110
Phone:  617.451.1900 | Website:

Reservation Link

A block of rooms has been reserved at the The Langham Hotel Boston. Rooms are $305 per night. (These rates are subject to Occupancy, Convention Center, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sales taxes.) The room block will be held until April 8, 2014. You may make your reservations by calling the hotel directly or visiting their website. To receive the special conference rate, mention that you are with the Ellison Pierce Symposium Group. After April 8, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis.


Course Directors

Keith P. Lewis, RPh, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Boston Medical Center
Professor, Dept. of Anesthesiology
Boston University School of Medicine

Rafael Ortega, MD
Professor, Associate Dean
Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Boston University School of Medicine
Vice-Chairman of Academic Affairs
Boston Medical Center

Mauricio Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs, Quality and Patient Safety
Boston Medical Center



Boston University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 18

This program includes 4 hours which meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.



Substitution/Cancellation Policy
Substitution may be made at any time without an additional charge. Refunds will be issued for all cancellations received at least 30 days prior to the start of the conference. Should cancellation occur less than 30 days prior to the conference starting date, a credit towards another Boston University School of Medicine conference will be issued, not a refund. An $85.00 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds and credits. “No shows” are subject to the full course fee. Cancellations/substitutions must be made in writing. Refunds and credits will not be issued once the conference has started. This course is subject to change or cancellation.

Dietary Considerations and Special Services
To request reasonable accommodations for dietary needs (including, but not limited to, kosher, vegetarian, low cholesterol and low sodium menus) or disabilities, please notify the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Boston University School of Medicine, in writing, at least two weeks prior to the start of the conference.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Boston University School of Medicine Department of Continuing Medical Education, that faculty disclose to program participants any real or apparent conflict of interest. In addition, the faculty is asked to disclose any discussion pertaining to the unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices. Complete disclosure information will be available on site in the printed course materials.