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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology

Participant Prerequisite: ABA diplomat seeking MOCA® recertification

ASA Clarification of High-Fidelity Simulation Requirement

The goal of the American Board of Anesthesiology-required simulation activity is to enhance and document participation in Practice Performance and Improvement (PPAI) activities. Our Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology simulation programs focus on presenting scenarios designed to help participants identify areas and projects for their PPAI programs. A major portion of the simulation process is dedicated to a detailed debriefing regarding the action, decisions and processes arising in each scenario. Peer-to-peer guided debriefing will occupy at least 30 percent of the educational process. Debriefings may also include handouts and/or brief presentations on key clinical issues.

The Program

The Simulation Education Program of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicineat the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine is an American Society of Anesthesiologists, (ASA) endorsed simulation center. We will be presenting advanced clinical scenarios for small (3-6) groups of practitioners with the goal of fulfilling the ABA Endorsed Center Simulation Criteria under the MOCA 2.0® program. 

All simulation programs will take place at the UNM Basic Advanced Trauma Computer-Assisted Virtual Experience (BATCAVE)facility in the basement of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Center located just (north of the UNM Hospital).

This simulation course fulfills one requirement of the ABA’s Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program Part IV. Please consult the ABA websitefor a list of all MOCA® requirements.

Local Information

Please click here [PDF] for information regarding local accommodations, flavor, and flare (where to stay, what to eat, and the top things to do). 

Registration Fees

The registration fee includes course materials, breakfast and a boxed lunch. Advance registration is encouraged. Register early to avoid disappointment. Due to limited enrollment, your registration will be confirmed. Please confirm your registration before making travel arrangements. Minimum and maximum registration numbers have been established for this conference. 

Registrations paid in cash must be in the exact amount of tuition. CME does not maintain a petty cash fund. It is UNM policy to charge offerer $35.00 plus normal merchant bank fees for each returned check. Make check payable to the UNM CMEand mail it along with registration form to: The University of New Mexico, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development, MSC09 5370, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001. UNM Faculty:  Fax your signed Tuition Remission form, along with registration form, when paying for this conference. UNM CME no longer accepts POs or faxed registrations with credit card information.


UNM Faculty with Tuition Remission

MD, DO, Other




The UNM Anesthesiology Simulation Program reserves the right to cancel a session at any time if a minimum number of registrants is not met (refunds or re-registration will be offered). If necessary, the decision to cancel will be made at least 30 days in advance. In the event this conference is canceled, UNM CME is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants.

If you preregister and cannot attend, Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development will refund tuition, less a $40.00 administrative fee, provided notice is received in writing two weeks prior to the scheduled date of course. No refunds will be issued after this date or for non-attendance.

UNM Tuition Remission

All eligible UNM Faculty and Staff may enroll using a UNM Tuition Remission (waiver) to cover tuition costs listed on the registration form. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE. A copy of the UNM Tuition Remission Form, along with a copy of the conference registration form, need to be emailed ( or faxed to (505) 272-8604. The conference registration form can be found on the right side of this page (click “Download the Brochure”). Proper completion includes all required signatures. No refund or credit will be issued for non-attendance.

Download the UNM Tuition Remission Form [PDF].


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

February 17, 2019
March 30, 2019
June 8, 2019
August 24, 2019
September 28, 2019
November 16, 2019
December 7, 2019

Register Online

UNM Basic Advanced Trauma Computer-Assisted Virtual Experience (BATCAVE) facility
Albuquerque, NM

For additional information, please contact HSC Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development at 505-272-3942 or