ANESTHESIOLOGY'S Journal CME is open to all readers. Members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) enjoy a preferred rate for their subscription. However, Journal CME is not limited to ASA members or Journal subscribers. To take part in Journal CME, complete the following steps:

  1. For the article listed on the right, read the learning objectives and disclosure information.

  2. Read the article in the print or online edition.

  3. Register at provide payment.

  4. Once online, complete the questions and other required information for the CME program, including the evaluation.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Purpose:  The focus of ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is to educate readers on current developments in the science and clinical practice of anesthesiology.

Target Audience:  ANESTHESIOLOGY Journal CME is intended for anesthesiologists. Researchers and other health care professionals with an interest in anesthesiology may also participate.

Editor-in-Chief:  James C. Eisenach, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that he received consulting fees from Adynxx and NeuroGesX.

CME Editors:  Leslie C. Jameson, M.D., returned a disclosure form indicating that she received consulting fees and honoraria from Masimo and honoraria from GE Medical. Dan J. Kopacz, M.D., had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ASA Staff:  Employees involved in planning have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

All tests and requests for credit must be submitted through the ANESTHESIOLOGY CME website at Participants should claim credit in 15-minute increments, for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)  TMper journal article.

Two payment options are available:

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Payment may be made using Visa or MasterCard.

Please direct any questions about Journal CME to:

Joyce Canselor

Education Coordinator, CME

(847) 268-9185

Read the article by Chau et al. entitled “Obesity hypoventilation syndrome: A review of epidemiology, pathophysiology, and perioperative considerations” on page 188 of this issue.

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to differentiate between obstructive sleep apnea and obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS), describe the pathophysiologic mechanisms behind the development of OHS, predict perioperative complications that may develop in patients with OHS, and appraise common treatment outcomes for OHS.

Authors:  Edmond H. L. Chau, M.D., David Lam, B.Sc., Jean Wong, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Babak Mokhlesi, M.D., M.Sc., and Frances Chung, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.C., have no financial interest in or affiliation with any commercial supporter or providers of any commercial services discussed in this educational material.

Registration and submission of answers must be completed by July 31, 2015.