Upcoming events, past events, and testimonials.
Please note that, unless otherwise stated, hosts from prior AOD events
are happy to be contacted and share their opinions of the program.


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"Encore Performances"

AOD has given nearly 100 workshops to date. How do you know these are the "best airway CME?"  As much as we would like you to believe us, the proof is in the opinions of past attendees. Below you will find email addresses for many of these clinicians. But perhaps more convincing is the number of times we have been asked to repeat the workshop for the same practice group:


Connecticut ANA

  • December 2014
  • December 2015

Society for Airway Management Annual Meeting

  • 2014
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

Wynnewood, PA

  • April 2015
  • September 2015
  • April 2016
  • April 2017
  • December 2017
  • December 2018

Jefferson Big Sky Anesthesia Conference

  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2018
  • 2022 pending

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018

North Dakota ANA

  • 2006
  • 2012

Virginia Beach

  • 2009
  • 2010

Rose Medical Center, Denver, CO

  • 2004
  • 2010
  • 2016

Lynwood, CA

  • 2013
  • 2014

Longbeach, CA

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007

Portland, OR

  • 2014
  • 2017

Lafayette, CO

  • 2014
  • 2017

Holiday Seminars

  • 2015 Cancun
  • 2016 Aspen
  • 2017 Maui, HI
  • 2017 Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2020 Maui, pending
  • 2021 Aspen, pending

South Dakota ANA

  • 2005
  • 2008

Events and References:

Upcoming Events

Aspen, CO     ~    (pending) January 2021
Tuscon, AZ     ~    Society for Airway Management (pending) September, 2020
San Diego, CA     ~    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (pending) August, 2020
Anchorage, AK     ~    Alaska Association of Nurse Anesthetists (pending) February 29, 2020
Maui, HI     ~    Holiday Seminars (pending) February 22- 27, 2020
New Haven, CT     ~    SRNA program (pending) February 7, 2020
New Haven, CT     ~    (pending) February 8, 2020
Fort Myers, FL     ~    (pending) January 25, 2020
Wynnewood, PA     ~    (pending) December 7, 2019

References and Testimonials

Lincoln, NE     ~    Nebraska Association of Nurse Anesthetists October 12, 2019
"Exceptional, and provided airway management techniques and strategies that will affect the care of my patients."
- Joshua Wenande, CRNA
"One of the best hands-on workshops I have attended in my 33 years of practice."
- Bob Beckman, CRNA
"This course was exceptional... thank you for time well spent!"
- Tracy Holsing, CRNA
"I truly felt this was one of the best courses that can be taught to anesthesia providers. I was very impressed with the presentation, and truly enjoyed the hands on simulation lab as well. I would highly recommend anesthesia providers to take this course."
- Travis Tonniges, CRNA
Lafayette, CO    ~    Northern Colorado Anesthesia Professionals Sept 14, 2019
"A must do for the anesthetist to stay current in managing airways."
- ML Carline, MD
"Fantastic. Enjoyed the common sense straight forward approach. This course definitely takes some of the trepidation out of safely managing the difficult airway."
- Jeffrey Thompson, CRNA
"A great course! I will encourage my colleagues to pursue this in the future."
- William Gambrell, MD
"Awesome. They had amazing videos that enhanced my understanding, particularly for awake intubations."
- Sarah Dance, MD
Portland, OR May 2019
"Confidence building to occasionally performing awake intubations when I don't have to."
- John Evans
"Great course. Worth the time, money."
- Richard Toy
New Britain, CT March and May 2019
"Very rewarding! A week later we had a hematoma post carotid. We were able to use your technique and intubated safely!! Thanks"
- Jose Sousa
"Comprehensive, organized, in-depth, up-to-date, interesting and enjoyable This course is a must for all practitioners, from novice to advanced, in order to hone and update a very necessary skill set."
- David Mancini
"A valuable experience; first-rate."
- Jason Guercio
Wynnewood, PA December 1, 2018
"Outstanding. The course provides the conceptual framework to use when confronted with the scariest moment in our specialty, when you cannot intubate or ventilate."
- Robert Day, MD, Chief of Anesthesia
"Very great overview and review of the material. Speaker kept your interest and good slides!"
- Kristin Tropea, Nurse Anesthetist 
"Incredibly worthwhile for both newly trained and seasoned anesthesiologists."
- Corey Herman, MD
"Professional, academic, well-researched, with experienced speakers."
- Alexis Styers
Boston, MA     ~     American Association of Nurse Anesthetists September 21, 2018
"Excellent! I improved my personal skills and knowledge!"
- Yoalis Cardona-Gonzalez, CRNA
"The AOD workshop provides safe, simple and easy to use techniques for challenging airways."
- Roxanne McMurray, CRNA
Chicago, IL     ~    Society for Airway Management September 13, 2018
"An extensive review of advanced airway management by one of the world's experts. I have taken this course three times now. Dr. Rosenblatt continues to update it as new literature is published and recommendations change."
- Beth Ann Traylor, MD
"This course was extremely helpful in terms of a birds-eye review of the most current evidence. Highly recommend."
- Ram Jagannathan, MD
Idaho Falls June 2018
"One of the best airway courses I have ever attended. Thank you so much."
- Jaxon Anderson, CRNA
"One of the few courses that actually taught and provided knowledge that I will use in my practice."
- Mike Betoch, CRNA
Waterbury, CT May 2018
"Over the years, I have attended numerous airway courses. [This] course is by far the best."
- Dr. Oommen
"Super helpful with lots of great tips and tricks and great refresher."
- Roslyn Poray, CRNA
New Orleans     ~    Emergency Medicine May 4, 2018
- Micelle Hydel, MD (Training Director)
"This course was great"
- Kyle Hoppens, MD
"This course was great! Very good practical exposure prior to graduation!"
- Laura Roan, MD
"Very high yield! Rapid review, and tips I'll take to my next shift."
- Stephen Wern, MD
"Incredibly helpful for managing the difficult airway. I feel more comfortable with a potentially challenging airway, now that I have a regimented thought process and hands-on experience with advanced airway techniques."
- Clark Cullen, MD
Big Sky, MO February 13, 2018
"Taking this course may save some lives"
- Mathew Fyie
"This is the 3rd or 4th time I have heard Will provide this workshop. It has gotten better and better."
- Glen Rosenfeld, MD
"A superb course. Provided insights and review of airway management which are essential for all anesthesia providers! Highly recommend to my colleagues."
- William McCrea
"Wicked Awesome"
- Eric Henrickson, MD
Atlanta, GA     ~    Preferred Vascular ASC January 2018
"The hands-on experience was just what’s our office needed to better their airway management skills."
- Felicity DeVaughn
"Thorough, complete and understandable, and valuable to all levels of medical personnel, from physicians to administrators. The course had the right blend of lecture and practical, the latter utilizing instructors that were not only knowledgeable but also enthusiastic and engaging."
- Chris Male
"Much more than expected and a wonderful learning experience."
- Jack Gutkin
"Great, informative and highly recommended!"
- Stephanie Lefker
Wynnewood, PA December 2, 2017
"An outstanding unbiased presentation with an emphasis on patient safety."
- Archie Sirianni, MD
"An excellent synthesis of techniques with an honest assessment."
- Jessica Ann Emmons CRNA
"Great techniques on awake intubation were provided and well presented."
- Christian Kraft, CRNA
"Very relevant to my everyday practice."
- Jonathan Weiss
Lafayette, CO November 4, 2017
"A great review and reminder of the options available to manage the difficult airway."
- Terri Kinnards, MD
"Useful in improving anyone's awake intubation technique."
- Scott Berger, MD
"Excellent and thorough review of airway practice."
- Lawrence Johnston, MD
Buffalo NY     ~    Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus October 30, 2017
"Helpful and fun"
- Natalie Vetter, PA
"Gives me multiple airway options in the difficult patient"
- Mallory Edwards, PA
"Focused, great didactics. Enjoyed the hands-on experience"
- Jeff Lach, DO
"Amazing learning experience"
- Keith Levine NP
"Not only first rate didactics and hands-on experience, but also a fun team building and bonding experience. Highly recommended!"
- Ray Ogra
Scottsdale, AZ     ~    Holiday Seminars October 9-12, 2017
- Dennis Hatfield, CRNA
"Superb, enlightening, and fun."
- Carmella Fran Robinson
"Even after 30 years of practice I came away with practice change ideas. Thanks."
- Peter B Sakas, MD
"The best airway lectures that I have been fortunate to hear! Fantastic!"
- Erin Ashby, CRNA
"Excellent course…newer devices that I have never seen!"
- Renji Mathew, CRNA
"Engaging, and has changed my practice."
- Charles Everett
"Hope to bring this program to my hospital for all to experience."
- Andrew Sacks, MD
"Loaded with walkaway useful points – you will change your practice after this course."
- Heather Girdharry, DO
"New and vital information that will be put in place in our practice to provide maximal patient care and safety."
- James R Huston, MD
Atlanta, GA     ~    Georgia Association of Nurse Anesthetists October 2017
"Excellent… I will change my practice starting today"
- Deanna Anselmo, CRNA
"Dr. Rosenblatt is passionate for ‘all things airway’"
- Margaret Faenza CRNA
"Greatly improved my practice"
- Sharon Twibell, CRNA
"Beyond excellent"
- Kimberly Lamb, CRNA
"Easy to follow and relevant to my practice. Answered many questions that I've always had about airway management"
- Donna Sieber, CRNA
Newport Beach, CA     ~    Society for Airway Management September 14-15, 2017
"As an emergency physician, the information in this course is a great review and presented new material for my airway game."
- Erik Laurin (Emergency Medicine)
"Excellent, comprehensive and given an honest manner."
- Julio Alonso
- Craig Sanford MD (Emergency Medicine)
"A ‘must’ if you do airway management."
- Ernesto Brauer (Critical Care Medicine)
Seattle, WA     ~    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists September 8, 2017
"Just what I needed to gain confidence in my new solo practice."
- Kristine Punohu, CRNA
"So incredibly useful to my practice."
- Jennifer Lawson, CRNA
"Dr. Rosenblatt is a wonderful speaker and makes it very easy to learn and remember". 
- Michele Greenwood, CRNA 
"Excellent, current, thorough!"
- Loretta M. Gaither, CRNA 
"The best 1 day airway course ever!"
- Brooks Goettle, CRNA
Kittanning, PA July 14, 2017
Portland, OR May 20, 2017
New Haven, CT April 2017
Customized course
"Dr. Rosenblatt creates an atmosphere for challenging and thoughtful learning, providing an interactive immersion into the role of the anesthesia professional."
- Vicky Vance, Medical-legal defense atty.
Wynnewood, PA April 1, 2017
Our fourth event!
"Awesome! My third time attending."
- Faith Stefan, CRNA
"Excellent! Completely worth the time."
- Meredith Olivio
"Amazing amount of information in one day. Organized, incredible lecture!"
- Janice Ruto, CRNA
Maui, HI     ~    Holiday Seminars Feb 18-25, 2017
Our second event!
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital Feb 10-11, 2017
Grand Cayman Island     ~    Health Services Authority January 2017
"Excellently delivered."
- Anthony William, MD
"Exactly what we were looking for."
- Karyna Irons, MD
"The best course I have attended in a long time."
- Gerald Smith, MD
Wynnwood PA     ~    Pennsylvania Society of OMS December 2016
Kansas     ~    Kansas Association of Nurse Anesthetists October 2016
- Darrell Roudke, CRNA
"Absolutely outstanding. Excellent speaker and visual aids."
- Dena Burnet, CRNA
"Exceptional! A delightful experience."
- Robin Wilson, CRNA
Atlanta, GA     ~    Society for Airway Management September 2016
Our second event!
"Incredible! Covers all aspects of airway including pitfalls and solutions."
- Beth Ann Traylor, MD
"An outstanding learning experience — I wish it was longer!"
- Tammy Ricker, CRNA
"Amazing! This will change my practice." Ricardo Zanloreuzi, MD
Washington DC     ~    American Assoc of Nurse Anesthetists September 2016
Our third event!
"Exceptional amount of knowledge conveyed in a one day course."
- Megan Morrow, CRNA
"Should be mandatory every year!"
- Chris Fox, CRNA
"Relevant and enlightening, but mostly fun!"
- Dianne Marciano, CRNA
"Best airway course ever!"
- Ramon Madina, CRNA
Denver, CO     ~    Rose Medical Center June 2016
Our third event!
"Fantastic and an excellent educational experience"
- Jason Keene, MD, Pulmonary Fellow  
Bucharest, Romania May 2016
Arkansas     ~    ARANA April 2016
"Dr. Rosenblatt clearly loves to teach. I would recommend this program to anyone who has a passion for anesthesia"
- Cassandra Massey, CRNA    
"SPOT ON!!! The videos were unreal and the stations were challenging"
- Kris Haws, CRNA
 "Best lecture I've been to in 25 years"
- Sean McCarthy, CRNA 
Wynnewood, PA April 2016
Our third event!
"Excellent, practical airway training."
- Lisa Held, MD 
"Great! Invaluable to my clinical practice."
- Sharray Finnegan, CRNA" 
Connecticut     ~    Connecticut ANA December 2015
Wynnewood, PA September 12, 2015
Host: Teresa Werner
"Up to date, entertaining and relevant. Rich in 'pearls'. Every participant walks away a wiser and safer practitioner."
      - Archie Siranni, MD
"Excellent! So well-organized and relevant to my practice."
      - Deborah McTamney
Salt Lake City     ~    Amer Asso of Nurse Anesthetists pre-congress workshop August 28, 2015
Host: Jamie Hogan
"Visually dynamic. Dr. Rosenblatt is a very knowledgeable and excellent speaker."
- Rose Synsmir, CRNA
"I've been a CRNA for 25 years and learned a lot of pearls here."
- Carol McAnulty, CRNA
Seattle, Washington June 6, 2015
Wynnewood, PA April 25, 2015
"Essential for anesthesia departments in non-academic community hospitals. The combination of didactics and practical hands-on instruction is superb"
- Robert Day, MD - Chief of Anesthesiology, Lankenau Medical Center, Main Line Health
"Unexpectedly excellent and useful for an experienced provider"
- Kirk Lindvig
"Without peer!"
 - Samuel Tireir, MD  
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale Resident AOD April 23, 2015
CT-ANA November 22, 2014
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale AOD February 8, 2014
Big Sky, MO     ~    Semi-annual workshop February 24 (week of), 2014
Lafayette, CO February 1, 2014
"Feedback has been excellent!  People can't wait to try out your awake method. Also opened up a discussion about our emergency airway cart and what's in it. Everyone is very glad they came."  
- Mike Burm, MD 
"Excellent videos in the lecture. Better than previous airway courses."
- Cathy Brummel
"Fabulous! Very worthwhile and motivating!"   - ML Carline
Fontana, CA November 2, 2013
"Awesome! I loved the hands-on scenarios"
"Wonderful! Thank you so much."
- Sue Baughman
"Best airway course!"
Las Vegas, NV     ~    AANA pre-conference August 9, 2013
- Chuck Griffis
Dearborn, MI May 11, 2013
"We are scheduling the AOD regional-ultrasound workshop for 2014, and will repeat the AOD airway workshop in 2015!"
Lynwood, CA April 27, 2013
Repeat workshop
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital March 16, 2013
Repeat meeting
"This was by far the best airway course I have ever attended"
- Patricio Escandon, MD
Duarte, CA March 2, 2013
Dr. Michael Lew  
San Diego     ~    US Naval Station December 1, 2012
Almost yearly, AOD presents a pro bono workshop to an armed services group.
Tostenrud, Robert P. LCDR"
Guayagil, Ecuador November 26, 2012
(slides presented in Spanish)
Juan Egas Valencia José
Alphretta, GA September 28, 2012
Jerry Titel, MD
Premier Anesthesia Group
Downers Grove, IL     ~    Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital August 25, 2012
John Martucci
New Haven, CT     ~    Saint Rapheal's Hospital, School of Nurse Anesthesia May 21, 2012
Marianne Cosgrove
Jamestown, NY     ~    WCA hospital May 5, 2012
Marlene Garone
Lynwood, CA April 28, 2012
Adel Aziz
Fargo, ND     ~    North Dakota ANA annual spring meeting April 21, 2012
Erica Erica (Administrator)
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital, annual workshop April 13-14, 2012
Munster, IN     ~    Stat Anesthesia Group March 10, 2012
Paul Pollachek
Big Sky, Montana     ~    Jefferson University 17th Annual Conference February 27-28, 2012
Ziv Grunwald (Chairman)
Providence, RI     ~    Women and Infants Hospital (Brown University Affiliate) January 7, 2012
Kue Choi, MD
Los Angeles, CA     ~    Private practice surgical group August 22, 2011
Boston, MA     ~    American Society of Nurse Anesthetists August 8, 2011
Our 60th AOD event! More than 900 nurse anesthetists attended a five hour AOD lecture.
Jamie Hogan, CRNA
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital March 20, 2011
Annual Resident/Faculty/CRNA AOD course
Virginia Beach, Virginia June 2009 and June 2010
"It was truly one of the best courses I ever attended, because I will take back so many pertinent and clinical applications to the operating room. The lecture prior to the workshop was the key."
- Renee Woodford
Mt Laurel, New Jersey     ~    Vitura Health Care System December 4, 2010
"Comprehensive airway management course which was informative and was entertaining at the same time. We had practitioners from multiple departments attend the seminar and enhance our hospital's overall airway management skills."
- Josh Schwartz, MD
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital April 2010
Robert Coye
New Haven, CT     ~    Yale New Haven Hospital January 2010
Jason Davis
Troy, New York     ~    St Mary's Hospital January 2010
Joseph Curley, MD, Chief of Anesthesiology (Somnia, Inc)
Mississippi     ~    University of Southern Mississippi November 2009
Frederick E. Varnado (LTC, U.S. Army Retired), CME director, Tel: 601.266.4210/4186
Orlando, Florida September 2009
"This was the best course I have ever attended."
- Hakim, Jamal A., M.D., Chief of Service ,
Milford, CT April 2009
"Knowing how to manage the difficult airway is an imperative for all Anesthesiologists. Dr. Rosenblatt's course gives you everything and more, to help you master this crucial area of our specialty."
- Edward Weingarden, M.D., MBA
South Dakota     ~    South Dakota Association of Nurse Anesthetists September 2008
Shauna Jacobson Tel:605-201-5048
Washington, D.C.     ~    Howard University August 2008
Dr. Osei , Tel:202-865-6714, 202-865-6711
Winchester, Virginia     ~    Winchester Medical Center February 2008
William Singer, , Cell: 540-336-3924
Walter Reed Army Medical Center February 2008
Provided free attendance at Winchester event.
David Schrier, CPT WRAMC-Wash DC
Newry, Maine     ~    Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists January 2008
Kristie Hoch
Anchorage, Alaska     ~    Providence Anesthesia Group July 2007
Jim Brooks,
Anchorage, Alaska     ~    Elmendorf Air Force Base July 2007
Provided free attendance at Anchorage event.
"The AOD is an unbelievably comprehensive program put together by the greatest airway instructor with which I have had the privilege of working, Dr. William Rosenblatt. It's extremely practical, user-friendly, hands-on, and fun. There is no question that I will continue to have Dr. Rosenblatt conduct his AOD course for my staff in the future."
- McBride Daniel S Maj 3 MDOS/SGOSA
Long Beach, California     ~    Long Beach Memorial Hospital 2005, 2006, 2007
Mark Grzeskowiak, RT562-933-7074






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