MOCA-Critical Skills in Anesthesia Practice

Located in St. Louis, Mo., the simulation centers at Washington University School of Medicine have been accredited by the American Society of Anesthesiologists to provide courses that meet the requirements for maintenance of certification (MOCA) for board-certified anesthesiologists. On this page you will find the course agenda, information on CME credit, a link to the dates this course is being offered as well as registration information.

ASA Clarification of High-Fidelity Simulation Requirement under ABA MOCA 2.0

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  • 8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome/Introduction/Overview of Curriculum Goals
  • 8:15-8:45 a.m. ACRM Lecture
  • 8:45-9:15 a.m. Orientation to Using the Simulator
  • 9:15-9:25 a.m. Break
  • 9:25-11:00 a.m. Teamwork and Communication Scenarios
  • 11:00-11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Hemodynamic Scenarios
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m. Break
  • 2:00-4:00 p.m. Hypoxia Scenarios and Perioperative Airway Events
  • 4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

For course dates, click here.

CME Information

Sponsored by

This live activity is being sponsored by Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education.


Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Washington University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure policy

All speakers, planning committee members, or persons in a position to influence the content of an educational activity, are expected to disclose to the audience any financial interest or other relationship (1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the educational activity. Funding and other fiscal relationships with non-profit or government organizations and with non-healthcare-related companies do not have to be disclosed.

All presenters’ disclosures were reported and are indicated with their presentations.

Presenters are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients.  All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

These presentations are the views and experiences of the presenters. The presenters’ views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine.  Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education is the sponsor for CME credits.

Registration Information

Click here to access the form: MOCA Registration Form

Registrations must be received 2 weeks before the course date. Class size is limited. As courses fill up fast, it is advisable to contact us for course availability before sending the registration information.

Course fee: $1800. Washington University faculty and alumni receive discounted registration fees. Please contact Julie Woodhouse for further information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Julie Woodhouse at or 314-747-2136. We hope to see you at one of our courses soon!