2024 Simulation Training for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) - July

Date & Location
Monday, July 15, 2024, 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM PST, 
Cedars-Sinai Women’s Guild Simulation Center, Los Angeles, CA

Target Audience
Specialties - Anesthesiology, Other

Professions - Physician


The purpose of this simulated activity is to provide Anesthesiologists with case scenarios that may be seen in daily practice. They will complete the simulation and reflect individually and as a group on their performances with guided debriefing. The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology faculty and staff are dedicated to the ABA MOCA components including adherence to good professional standing, lifelong learning and self assessment, cognitive examination, and practice performance assessment and improvement.  

Course Schedule:
7:00 AM Candidate Registration / Breakfast
8:00 AM Welcome to MOCA / Introduction & Orientation
8:30 AM Simulation Tour
9:00 AM Simulation & Debrief One
10:00 AM Simulation & Debrief Two
11:00 AM Simulation & Debrief Three
12:00 PM Lunch / (Optional) Intraosseous Infusion (IO)
12:30 PM Simulation & Debrief Four
1:30 PM Simulation & Debrief Five
2:30 PM Simulation & Debrief Six
4:00 PM End of Day Comments
4:15 PM Evaluations



  1. Decrease the instance of vague or disorganized communication, and thereby improve patient safety through the use of close loop communication verification tools and clear multi-departmental communication.
  2. Decrease the occurrence of morbidity and mortality through effective timing and utilization of resources in emergency situations.
  3. Provide effective management of hemodynamic, cardiac and respiratory critical events in anesthesia.
  4. Provide a broader differential diagnosis during debriefing sessions by recognizing and eliminating potential areas of cognitive bias and prevent fixation errors.
  5. Reflect on the planning, prioritization, diagnosis, management, teamwork, leadership, followership and close loop communication skills required in crisis management.
  6. Develop a process improvement plan to implement at home institution.


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