Training & Workshops


Our simulation center, the Center for Safety, Simulation & Advanced Learning Technologies (CSSALT), is endorsed to deliver Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA) simulation sessions.

UF Health faculty, staff, and students go on a behind-the-scens tour of the simulation labMOCA allows participants to demonstrate ongoing competency with advances in the field of medicine throughout their careers.

Today, UF is one of about 50 locations that offers a MOCA simulation course.

MOCA assures the public that physicians:

  • Are up-to-date with knowledge of their specialties
  • Hold unrestricted medical licenses
  • Are respected in their practices by peers and patients
  • Demonstrate professionalism as physicians
  • Continually evaluate and improve their practices

CSSALT is part of the Simulation Education Network (SEN). SEN is a network of ASA-endorsed simulation programs held in centers across the country to deliver training to anesthesiologists.

Courses are designed to realistically recreate challenging clinical cases to allow participants to problem‐solve in a manner that is similar to actual clinical experience.

For inquiries about the date, time, and location of the next MOCA simulation session, please visit the CSSALT website, email, or call 352 273-5655.

The Pearls & Pitfalls of Perioperative Cardiac Imaging & Devices

Hands-On Workshop & Symposium

2018 TBA    |    See our Facebook page for images of the 2017 event

This program features a morning symposium and an afternoon hands-on workshop with a variety of devices.

Who Should Attend:

  • Anesthesiology residents and Fellows
  • Anesthesia providers (including CRNAs, AAs, ARNPs and Physician Assistants)
  • Anesthesiology staff and faculty
  • Cardiac surgeons
  • Perfusionists
  • Nurse specialists
  • Other physicians desiring an update on mechanical circulatory support devices

Course Director: Yong G. Peng, MD, PhD, FASE
Co-Directors: Gregory M. Janelle MD, FASE,  Lorent Duce, MD, Heather Reed, MD
Course Faculty Members:  Gregory M. Janelle, MD, FASE, Laurie Davies, MD, Albert Robinson III, MD,Dustin Hegland, MD, Lorent Duce, MD, Heather Reed, MD, and Sean Kiley, MD, Yong G Peng, MD, PhD

Learning Objectives

After participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental principles of a variety of mechanical circulatory support devices
  • Describe the best method for safe interrogation and perioperative reprogramming of permanent pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Identify the potential mechanical faults of intra-aortic balloon pumps, left ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits
  • Describe the basic knowledge and skills of perioperative TEE/TTE exam, lung ultrasound to assist intraoperative diagnosis for critical ill patients

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Check back for more details on the 2018 event.