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The AOCA Annual Convention - Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review provides educational activities for physician anesthesiologists, fellows, residents, non-physician allied health professionals, and medical students who are interested in anesthesiology. AOCA supports a multi-disciplinary and inter-professional approach to continuing medical education and patient care.

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Don't miss out on the early bird registration rate, available until August 26, 2022 at 11:59pm PST (midnight)!
Member Type In Person - Early Bird Rates Available (date as noted) Regular In Person Rates On Demand
Active Member $800 $995 $500
Resident Member $25 $25 $25
Student Member $25 $25 $25
Retired Member/Life Member $400 $400 $300
Non-Member Anesthesiologist $995 $1,195 $700
Non-Member Resident $100 $200 $100
Allied Health Professional $500 $600 $400
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On Demand Registration 

If you are registering for On Demand, please note that you will not receive a link to the recordings of the sessions until after the conclusion of the Annual Convention. Access to the recordings will be given by September 23, 2022. On Demand recordings will be available for participants to view until December 31, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

Live, in person registrations can be moved to an on demand registration, and a refund of the registration rate difference (minus a $50 handling fee) will be provided.

The last day to cancel your registration and receive a full refund is August 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST (midnight). The last day to cancel and receive a half registration refund is August 29, 2022 at 11:59pm PST (midnight). Cancellations made after August 30, 2022 at 12:01 AM PST will not be refunded unless it is a special case. Cancellation requests must be made in writing (email).  If AOCA does not receive any notice of cancellation in writing, you will be liable for 100% of the total fee and no refund will be issued.

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The American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists designates this program for a maximum of 31.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

AMA Accreditation Statement

AMA LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Rooms at the Arizona Grand Resort are available at special discounted rates over the dates of Saturday, September 17 - Tuesday, September 20, 2022.  We expect that the discounted group rate room block will sell out this year.  We strongly encourage you to book early in order to take advantage of our special meeting rate over your requested dates.  Book by August 23, 2022 to secure the special conference rate!

Arizona Grand Resort

Reservations must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night's deposit. Cancellations can be made within 72 hours of booking and modifications can be made until  August 23, 2022.

Hotel Reservations

All reservations must be made by August 23, 2022. Please note that the hotel rate of $229 plus tax does not include the resort fee.  A discounted resort fee of $10 from $35 is due in addition to the group rate. The resort fee includes: parking, WiFi in guest rooms, athletic center access, in room coffee, (4) wristbands to Oasis Waterpark per suite, unlimited access for credit card, toll free and collect phone calls and incoming/outgoing facsimile.  

Click here to view a short video of this spectacular resort.

Attendees have the following options to make reservations:

Phone in Reservation: Call the reservations department at 877-800-4888.  To receive the discounted rate and reservation, you must identify as a participant of the AOCA Annual Convention & Conclave/VAPOR.

Book Online: Click on the link below to book your hotel reservation online.  Please note that you will need to modify your travel dates to see availability and pricing.  Any reservation questions can be directed to  the hotel.

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 Explore Phoenix

Follow trails that reveal mighty mountaintops. Wander among iconic landscapes beneath picture-perfect skies. Let the Sonoran Desert be your guide to limitless adventure. Phoenix offers rooftop lounges, art galleries, live music venues, and some of the best restaurants in the city.

Things to Do in Phoenix

Buzz-worthy eateries are as plentiful in Greater Phoenix as cactuses, and they come in just as many varieties. Some are the creations of celebrity chefs who grace the pages of magazines and the sets of cooking shows. Others are local gems that serve Southwestern and Mexican dishes crafted from homegrown ingredients such as peppers, pomegranates and citrus fruits.

In between you’ll find flavors from faraway lands and cozy wine bars that pair fantastic food with great grape. And if you’re hankering for some meaty American fare, be sure to swagger into one of Phoenix’s famous steakhouses.

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Corporate Supporter Information

Join us in Phoenix for this premier event that brings together physician anesthesiologists and other anesthesia care team members for a weekend of education and networking. Take this opportunity to share your programs, products, and services to our attendees and engage with a unique community of anesthesia and pain medicine physicians. Join us in our strategic mission to equip physician anesthesiologists with tools to grow, enhance, and advance their careers. Limited exhibit booth spaces are available on a "first-come-first-serve" basis in addition to a la carte recognition and brand exposure opportunities for your company. Take advantage of this interactive gathering of physicians and care team members and connect with our community in Phoenix, Arizona for the AOCA Annual Convention & Conclave - Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review. 

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Thank You to our 2022 Annual Convention Supporters!

Health and Wellness

Your wellness is the College’s number one priority. At the present time, the AOCA intends to warmly welcome our members and guests to the Arizona Grand Resort. The College will keep all members and attendees updated should this change.

Social Events

Volunteer at AOCA

Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you love to help people and make new friends? Do you want to share your wisdom with other AOCA members and meeting attendees? We need you!

AOCA is looking for volunteers for our new “Here to Help” Desk. You can help welcome your peers and fellow meeting attendees by answering general questions about AOCA, the convention, and even how to get involved with the College. Take this great opportunity to shine, meet new colleagues, and help those new to the convention get the most out of their time. Click on the button below to see the schedule and sign up for one or more time slots.

Volunteer Interest Form

 Questions about the conference? Contact [email protected]