The ANESTHESIOLOGYTM 2013 annual meeting this October in San Francisco will feature 30 scientific and educational exhibits as well as more than 900 poster sessions of the increasingly popular Medically Challenging Cases. Many of the exhibits will focus on airway management, pain management and peripheral nerve blocks, including use of ultrasound techniques and exhibits that educate through the use of computer-based learning, advanced communication technology, handheld devices, videos and simulators. Exhibits portraying practical aspects of patient care such as vascular access, perioperative management issues and echocardiography will also be highlighted this year. Administrative exhibits will provide information on technology and anesthesia, anesthesia for trauma, pharmacology in anesthesia and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology, or MOCA®. The scientific exhibits will be evaluated by the committee for originality, clinical relevance, scientific merit and visual impact. Judging of the scientific exhibits will occur on Saturday, October 12.
The Medically Challenging Cases continues to grow in popularity, with more than 1,300 submissions this year. The cases will be presented in Room 300 at the Moscone Convention Center, Saturday October 12 through Tuesday, October 15 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Medically Challenging Cases will all be presented in an electronic format without the use of a poster-board and with a facilitator/moderator to allow interaction and facilitate discussion.
These sessions have allowed presentation of interesting and challenging cases that facilitate interaction from providers around the world. They have also served as a springboard for research clinical protocols that have emanated from the interaction of colleagues. The sessions continue to be received with great enthusiasm.
Thanks go to the members of the Committee on Scientific and Educational Exhibits for all their hard work: Dean F. Connors, M.D., Edward R. Deal, D.O., Eugene S. Fu, M.D., Julian M. Goldman, M.D., Anthony T. Han, M.D., Raymond S. Roginski, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew D. Rosenberg, M.D., John E. Tetzlaff, M.D. and Eugene R. Viscusi, M.D.
Michael E. Goldberg, M.D. is Professor and Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Chief of Anestheisology, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey.