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Colorado Review of Anesthesia for Surgicenters & Hospitals (CRASH)

February 26 - March 2, 2023


Overview

CRASH is a week-long anesthesia conference starting Sunday evening and ending Thursday evening. We have lectures in the morning and panels and workshops in the afternoons to allow for plenty of slope time during the day. We bring in top guest speakers from all throughout North America as well as many of our own nationally renowned faculty. CRASH typically hosts over 300 physicians, nurse anesthetists, anesthesiology assistants, residents, and other health care providers, representing both domestic and international attendees. Over fifty percent of our participants return each year to gain the valuable knowledge offered at this conference!

The CRASH conference, located at The Hythe, (formerly 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.

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Presented by University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
Sponsored by University of Colorado School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education

Why CRASH?

Most mountain conferences have lectures in the morning and afternoon and not much else to offer. We offer multiple learning 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.
  • We are lucky to have an incredible faculty at the University of Colorado that includes many nationally and internationally renowned speakers. Our incredible University of Colorado faculty and guest speakers are not only nationally and internationally known anesthesiologists, they are dedicated educators well-accomplished in meeting diverse learning needs.
  • This isn’t a one-size fits all conference; the variety of learning opportunities, specializations and choices ensures a curriculum tailor-made to meet your goals.
  • We intersperse hands-on workshops and panel discussions to keep participants engaged and learning even after a long day of skiing. 

    Welcome Letter

    On behalf of the University of Colorado Department of Anesthesiology and the Colorado Review of Anesthesia for Surgicenters & Hospitals (CRASH) 2023 Committee, we are delighted to invite you to join us at the beautiful Hythe Vail (formerly the Vail Marriott) from February 26-March 2, 2023.

    Hosting live conferences and educational meetings has been extremely challenging during the last two years, and we are all very excited to be back in person for the 2023 conference!  We are proud to say that the 2023 event will be our 31st annual conference and we express our sincere gratitude to our loyal friends who stuck with us the last two years and attended the virtual conference in 2022. 

    This year, attendees will enjoy a varied educational syllabus tailored for everyone providing anesthesia care, along with the opportunity to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  We are fortunate have presenters that are Anesthesiology experts in the fields of regional anesthesia, obstetric care, ischemic heart disease, geriatric care, trauma, pediatrics, neurosurgery and ambulatory care guiding this year’s curriculum. In addition, there are regional anesthesia, difficult airway and point of care ultrasound workshops to catch up on all the latest technology developments and specialized anesthetic techniques. The afternoon panel discussions are a great way to interact with experts and discuss approaches to care for challenging patients.  

    I am excited to act as Course Director this year, along with my colleague Bethany Benish as Co-Director and we are delighted to introduce our guest speakers for CRASH 2023, Dr. Dean Andropoulos from Texas Children’s Hospital and Dr. Hilary Grocott from Saint Boniface Hospital at the University of Manitoba.

    We look forward to hosting you and your families at this year’s conference! Looking forward to seeing you all soon. 

    Dr. Ing

    Richard Ing, MD
    Course Director
    Professor of Anesthesiology
    Director of Clinical Research
    Section of Pediatric Anesthesiology
    Children's Hospital Colorado
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Dr. Benish

    Bethany Benish, MD
    Course Co-Director
    Associate Director of Service - Anesthesiology
    Director of Trauma Anesthesia
    Associate Professor & Residency Associate
    Program Director
    Denver Health Medical Center
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Future CRASH Conference Dates

    CRASH future dates

    CRASH 2024
    Feb. 25-29

    CRASH 2025
    Feb. 23-27

    PLEASE NOTE
    THE CONFERENCE WILL END THURSDAY, MARCH 2 AT 7 PM.

    Please contact Chrissie Butz, Lead Events & Communications Coordinator at Chrissie.butz@cuanschutz.edu with any questions.