Walker/Sinn Lecture Series 2012
Anesthesia by Surgeon: A Stellar Past with a Cloudy Future

8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2012

Walker-Sinn Lecture

The Walker/Sinn Lecture is held annually to acknowledge and celebrate the major contributions by Drs. Robert V. Walker and Douglas P. Sinn. Robert V. Walker, M.D., served as Chair of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center from 1956 to 1984 and Douglas P. Sinn, M.D., served in the same capacity from 1984 to 2004. Under their leadership and direction, the program produced 215 alumni, 29 department or division chairmen, 2 deans, and 31 research fellows.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists, dental specialists, dental anesthesiologists, and allied health providers interested in ambulatory anesthesia.

Purpose and Content

Anesthesia is integral to oral and maxillofacial practice. This presentation will discuss concepts that optimize safe and effective anesthetic delivery in the office environment. AAOMS advocates the anesthetic team: Is there evidence to support this concept? Various drugs and delivery techniques exist: Are these techniques for me? What new drugs are on the horizon? Does everybody deserve to be sedated in the office?

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Medical Knowledge and Patient Care) and be able to:
  • Explore the role of the anesthetic team
  • Describe various anesthetic techniques including various propofol infusion techniques
  • Review new drugs that are now available or are in the investigative state
  • Discuss management of complex patients (e.g. OSA patient)


UT Southwestern is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

UT Southwestern designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Continuing Dental Education credits will be provided by an ADA–CERP approved course provider.

Conflict of Interest

It is UT Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.

Discussion of Off-Label Use

Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.