SONORIA Inaugural Annual Meeting
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee
May 7-8, 2016

Past Meeting – May 7-8, 2016


Peabody Hotel, 149 Union Ave, Memphis TN 38103, (901) 529-4000.


Wendy Gross, MD, MHCM, President, SONORIA,
Vice Chair, Anesthesia for Interventional Medicine, Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Mark Weiss, MD, Vice President, SONORIA,
Director, Inpatient Endoscopy Anesthesia, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Lebron Cooper, MD,
Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine & Executive Medical Director for Surgical and Procedural Services, Regional One Health, Memphis, TN

Gregory A. Acampora, MD,
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Filip Banovac MD,
Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Steven Boggs, MD, MBA,
Director of OR & Chief of Anesthesiology, JJ Peters VA Medical Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Joel Brill, MD, FACP,
Chief Medical Officer, Predictive Health LLC, Phoenix, AZ

Andrew Eisenhauer, MD,
Medical Director, Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, Lewiston, ME

Michael Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE,
Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine, Director, Center for Endoscopic Innovation, Research and Training, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jason Lane, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Medical Director Non-Operating Room Anesthesia Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

William Peruzzi, MD, SM, FCCM,
Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI

Michael Rossi, DO, FAAP,
Director, Division of Anesthesiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Christopher Sharp, MD, MS,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Director of Out Patient Surgery Center, Regional One Health, Memphis, TN

Paul Shyn, MD,
Director, Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Scott Sinclair, MD,
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Services, Regional One Health, Memphis, TN

William Stevenson, MD,
Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Program, Director, Advanced Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Richard Taus, MD
Past President, New England Society of Interventional Radiology, Chief, Interventional Radiology
Department of Radiology, Morton Hospital, Taunton, MA

Richard Urman, MD, MBA,
Director of Sedation Services, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Don’t forget to turn in the Course Evaluation Form and Declaration of Hours form in order to receive your CME credits

Saturday, May 7, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome to SONORIA: Bridging the Medicine- Anesthesiology Gap
Wendy Gross, MD, MHCM

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome to UTHSC & Memphis
Lebron Cooper, MD

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Break: Refreshments/Exhibits

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Michael J Davidson Lecture: Collaborative Practice The Cardiology Experience and Implications for Interdisciplinary Undertakings
Andrew Eisenhauer, MD

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Break: Refreshments/Exhibits

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Medical Culture and Collaborative Process: Where the Rubber meets the Road
Gregory Acampora, MD

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Safety outside of the OR: Everybody’s Priority Lessons from Aviation
Mark Weiss, MD

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Sedation, Outcomes and Anesthesia: What the data THINKS it says
Richard Urman, MD, MBA

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Exhibits

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

GI Panel: Unique cases and complex Patients in the GI suite
Moderator: Christopher Sharp, MD, MS

Gastroenterology Perspective
Michael Kochman, MD, AGAF, FASGE

Anesthesia Perspective
Mark Weiss, MD

Patient Selection and Screening: MAC vs GA
Christopher Sharp, MD, MS

Gastroenterology: Challenges and Opportunities
Joel Brill, MD, FACP

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Break: Refreshments/Exhibits

3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Operational Theories vs Operational Reality: Will OR Management Work for non-OR venues?
Steven Boggs, MD, MBA

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Critical Infrastructure… Lessons learned from Pediatrics
Michael Rossi, DO, FAAP

4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Questions and Answers Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Business Meeting for Officers and Directors

Sunday, May 8, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast / Exhibits

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Interventional Cardiology/Pulmonary Panel: The Anesthesiology Cardiology Interface Where we’ve been and where we are going: Next up Pulmonary
Moderator Wendy Gross, MD, MHCM

Interventional Cardiology Perspective
Andrew Eisenhauer, MD

Electrophysiology Perspective
William Stevenson, MD

Interventional Pulmonary Perspective
Scott Sinclair, MD

Anesthesiology Perspective
Lebron Cooper, MD

Operations: Financial and Clinical Perspective
Wendy Gross, MD, MHCM

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break Refreshments / Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Radiology Panel: A catheter for every vessel; An Ablation probe for every tumor, Is it surgery or not?
And what standards apply?
Moderator, Jason Lane, MD

Anesthesiology Perspective
Jason Lane MD

Interventional Radiology Perspective
Richard Taus, MD

Interventions in the CT Scanner
Paul Shyn, MD

Anesthesiology and Radiology: Collaboration on the front lines
Filip Banovac, MD

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch / Exhibits

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Care Integration-Financial and Strategic Implications for Health Systems
William Peruzzi, MD, SM, FCCM

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wrap up
Wendy Gross, MD, MHCM, Mark Weiss, MD and Lebron Cooper, MD

2:45 p.m.


Sponsored by:

The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center Department of Anesthesiology
Memphis, TN. Dr. Lebron Cooper, Chair.


The University of Tennessee, College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The University of Tennessee, College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


SONORIA’s mission is to build a collaborative platform for optimized, interdisciplinary care of patients undergoing interventional medicine or radiology procedures outside of the OR. Technological advancement and a higher acuity patient population herald increasingly complex treatment of sicker patients in Non-OR venues. We face a pressing economic and medical need to build collaborative, integrated infrastructure. Our meeting presents a unique opportunity for diverse specialty physicians and non- physician providers to learn from each other and to promote interdisciplinary care redesign.


Following this activity, participants will be able to:

Determine when and why interventionalists consider utilization of anesthesiology services

Define MAC and GA, and articulate the difference between them

Determine how to identify cases and patients likely to need anesthesiology support

Identify methods of conflict resolution arising between interventionalists and anesthesia providers concerning procedure, venue, patient positioning, and need for intubation

Explain the basis and practicality of mutually acceptable business models including joint venture financial platforms.


Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Don’t miss the world-famous Jungle Room and the Lisa Marie, Elvis’ private jet

National Civil Rights Museum
Learn of segregation in the South, the Sanitation Worker’s Strike, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Rosa Parks, visit the Lorraine Motel, site of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the boardng-house from which the shot was fired •

Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum
Honoring Rock-N-Roll Legends

The Blues Hall of Fame

Sun Studio ; “The Most Famous Recording Studio in the World”
Birthplace of Rock-N-Roll Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Charlie Rich all got started here

Beale Street
Birthplace of The Blues

Theatre and Entertainment

Orpheum Theatre – Ghost of the Blues

Playhouse on the Square – Matilda

Theatre Memphis – Hay Fever

Opera Memphis

Pink Palace Museum

Memphis Zoo

Memphis in May – Salute to Canada