Anesthesia conferences tuition fees are increasing slowly but surely.
IPGE Institute for Post-Gradute Education
Albuquerque, 20 CEUs, $450, hotel $125/night
Key West, 24 CEUs, $495, hotel $165/night
Pain Management and Regional Anesthesia Symposium hosted by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Conference in Key West, 26 CEUs, $600, hotel room at the special rate is $239/night
Anesthesiology Update, hosted by UCSD School of Medicine, San Diego, 21 CEUs, $500, hotel $168/night
Nurse Anesthesiology Faculty Associates, hosted by MCV in Richmond, Conference in Williamsburg, VA, 24 CEUs, $350, hotel $74/night
That's just to give you an idea of what the continuing education conferences cost. Continuing education conferences are a great way to keep up with new developments in anesthesia and network with past acquaintances and meet new people. If you work FOR someone be sure to get a decent education fund to support these trips. If you are an independent contractor, the trip expenses are deductible business expenses for tax purposes.
PS $710 on a student's (nonexistent) income is a hard hit. But the quality of the classes these guys put together is well worth the investment.