On behalf of the Society for Pediatric Sedation, I would like to welcome you to our SPS 2023 Annual Conference!
This year’s location is particularly special to me as it is hosted in Chicago, my home city. Since the day I moved to Chicago over 25 years ago, I fell in love with this bustling city which boasts a rich culture, tons to see and do, amazing food, and Midwest hospitality. This will be a great opportunity for quality education, opportunities to connect with SPS colleagues, and to explore Chicago.
As always, our topics are tailored to both new and experienced sedation providers from across multiple pediatric disciplines including medical, dental, nursing, and Child Life. We will keep you up to date with the latest sedation research through our review of the year’s top articles, oral abstract presentations, and poster presentations.
To compliment the plenary lectures, problem-based learning sessions, and multiple breakout sessions presented by national and international experts, we are offering additional workshops to help you refine specific skills. Additionally, our breakout sessions have been restructured into four tracks: 1) Essentials - focused on sedation fundamentals; 2) Nursing/Allied Health; 3) Research/Education; and 4) Sedation Service Line. Feel free to pick and choose sessions from any or all of these tracks to get the most out of our programming.
The Annual Conference is a great way to get more involved in SPS this year. Meet our speakers, ask questions, and network. And don’t forget to join us during our committee meetings. All are welcome.
As we join together from across the globe, let’s remember that we are all in this together - advancing Pediatric Sedation by promoting safe, high-quality care, innovative research, and quality education.
I look forward to seeing you in Chicago!
Jaimee Holbrook, M.D.
Chair, SPS Education Committee