Please join us for the 8th Annual MPOG Retreat taking place on Friday, October 18, 2019; where we once again unite to learn about last year’s accomplishments, discuss innovative ideas and explore how MPOG can further improve care for our patients. Join us for a fabulous day of insight, camaraderie and inspiration.

Featured Speakers

Deborah J. Culley, MD
Anesthesiologists, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhD, FRCA
Professor and Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital

Timothy Houle, PhD
Associate Professor
Massachusetts General Hospital

Evan Kharasch, MD, PhD
Merel H. Harmel Professor of Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Innovation
Director of Academic Entrepreneurship
Duke University School of Medicine

Patrick J. McCormick, MD, MEng
Vice Chair for Informatics
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

David McIllroy, MBBS, MD, MClinEpi, FANZCA
Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jodi Sherman, MD
Director of Sustainability and
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Yale School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology in Environmental Health Sciences
Yale School of Public Health

Jessica Spence, MD, FRCPC
Anesthesiologist, ICU Fellow and PhD Candidate
McMasters University

Eric Sun, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center

Preliminary Schedule

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Registration Costs


Participants from BCBSM Sponsored ASPIRE Hospitals in the state of Michigan



Participants from outside the state of Michigan OR within the state of Michigan from a hospital that does not currently participate in ASPIRE

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity offers up to 6.75 CME credits, of which 0.5 credits contribute the patient safety CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®

Medical School

Media Release Policy

By attending the MPOG 2019 Annual Retreat, you agree that MPOG may photograph or record your likeness, image, name, affiliation, voice, and/or words, and may publish, display, reproduce, copy, and distribute these for promotional, educational, or membership activities.


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