Designed for DACCPM residents to explore actual or theoretical cases based on information taken from a number of medical disciplines, the Case Conferences are held once a week on Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. The hour is led by a staff member with resident involvement. The goal is to engage in an interactive discussion with the audience regarding preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative anesthesia care. It provides an opportunity for residents to make key decisions based on the cases that are presented and to defend their medical reasoning with evidence.
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
The Morbidity and Mortality Conference is held every two months in place of a Case Conference. Dr. Robert Peterfreund, the director of the Quality Assurance Committee, runs these discussions. This conference provides residents with the opportunity to take part in the department's continuous efforts to improve quality and safety. Theoretical and actual cases are discussed where near-misses could have resulted in less than optimal clinical outcomes. The discussions are bolstered by literature-based evidence, are non-punitive and are aimed at reinforcing the department's adherence and commitment to safety and safe medical procedures.