Department of Anesthesiology

Continuing Medical Education Courses

Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses inspire clinicians and teams to improve their practice and optimize patient care. CME courses are a specific form of continuing education for those in the medical field looking to learn about new developments in their field of study. Columbia University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology CME courses include live events, online programs, audio, video, and other electronic media. Currently, we offer two CME courses, the Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography Course (F.A.T.E.) Course and the Essentials in Pain Management Course. Each course is fully CME accredited and offered on the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

F.A.T.E. Course

Focused transthoracic Echocardiography has become an integral tool for acute care practitioners offering earlier and more accurate diagnostic information about their patients and hence has a significant impact on patient care and possible outcome. This course features a Basic and Advance course for both the novice or the more seasoned health care provider. The F.A.T.E. Course focuses on the extensive hands-on training of ultrasound imaging and is accompanied by comprehensive e-learning modules.

Essentials in Pain Management

This CME accredited one day conference will inform attendees of several of the latest non-opioid treatment strategies in the management of pain and its co-morbidities. This course will include an understanding of the role of therapeutic interventions including but not limited to spinal cord stimulation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, nutrition, radiofrequency ablation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and stem cell therapy.


Department of Anesthesiology CME courses are not currently available for registration. Registration for Fall 2019 courses will be announced as soon as possible.