Research Track

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Explore the best science in the specialty, delivered by leading researchers and subject matter experts, and connect with the greatest minds in anesthesiology. Emerging research will continue to receive greater prominence as we drive to always deliver top-tier, relevant education. 

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Delve into dedicated research programming. 
Explore more than 20 research-focused sessions and 500 scientific abstracts to discover relevant new ideas and practices you can immediately integrate into your own programs. 

Saturday, October 22  
7:30 a.m  –  8:30 a.m. Get With the Guidelines!  Pearls From Recent Publications to Improve the Practice of Cardiac Surgery
Amanda Fox, MD, Jacob Raphael, MD, Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, Michael Grant, MD, Nicole Guinn, MD
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Hot Topics in Perioperative Medicine: Top Publications of 2021-2022 that Will Change Your Perioperative Practice
Adriana Oprea, MD, Angela Edwards, MD,FASA, Kenneth Cummings, MD, MS, FASA 
10:15 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. The Top Papers in Obstetric Anesthesia that WILL Change Your Practice
Daniel Katz, MD, Heather Nixon, MD, Robert Gaiser, MD,FASA
10:15 a.m.  – 11:15 a.m. Is There an Optimal Anesthetic Technique for Carotid Endarterectomy?
Eman Nada, MD,PHD, John-Paul Pozek, MD,FASA, Michael Todd, MD
1:15 p.m. –  2:15 p.m. Swimming with the Sharks
Barrett Larson, MD, Sean Runnels, MD
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Optimizing Red Blood Cells Mass in Cardiac Surgery Patients: Increasing Patient Safety While Decreasing Transfusions
David Faraoni, MD, PHD, Jacob Raphael, MD, Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, Seth Perelman, MD,FASA, Steven Frank, MD
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Big Data Studies: How to Design, Conduct and Read Them
Brian Bateman, MD, Elizabeth Whitlock, MD, MA, MSc, Sachin Kheterpal, MD, MBA, Timothy Houle, PHD
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (SNACC) Optimizing Neuropsychiatric Health in the Perioperative Period: From Prediction to Novel Therapeutics
Ben Palanca, MD, PHD, MSC, Boris Heifets, MD, Elizabeth Whitlock, MD,MA,MSC
3:30 p.m. –  4:30 p.m. Initial Results of Clinical Trials
Evan Kharasch, MD, PHD, Deborah Culley, MD
Sunday, October 23  
7:30 a.m.  –  8:30 a.m. Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilation: What is New in 2022?
Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, MD,PHD, Andrea Tsai, MD, Houman Amirfarzan, MD, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, MD, PHD, Marcos Melo, MD,PHD, Roman Schumann, MD,FASA
7:30 a.m.  –  8:30 a.m. Our Favorite Papers of the Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice?
Brittney Williams, MD, Jonathan Chow, MD, Nandini Palaniappa, MD, Reney Henderson, MD
7:30 a.m.  –  8:30 a.m. Translating Publications into Clinical Practice
Deborah Culley, MD, Gregory Crosby, MD, Jeffrey Pasternak, MD, Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, MSC,MD,MSC
8 a.m  –  9 a.m. eSAS: Choose Your Adventure - Ways to Incorporate Research into Your Practice
Daniel Rubin, MD, Kimberly Rengel, MD, Matthew Wixson, MD, Sarah Smith, MD, PHD, Viji Kurup, MD
8:30 a.m.  –  11:30 a.m. Journal Symposium: Delirium
Amira Joseph, MD, Andrew Davidson, MD, MBBS, FANZCA, FAHMS, Benayas Dereje Begashaw, BSc, Darwin Cohen, MD, Deborah Culley, MD, Heather Acuff, MD,PHD, Jake Thomas, BS, Jing Lu, MD,PHD, Megan Wong, BS, Tanvi Khera, MD
8:45 a.m.  –  9:45 a.m. Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: How to Interpret and Explain the Clinical Studies
Caleb Ing, MD
8:45 a.m.  –  9:45 a.m. Vasoplegia following Cardiac Surgery: Mitigation Strategies
Christine Doyle, MD, FASA, Jai Madhok, MD, Sheela Pai Cole, MD,FASE
9 a.m.  –  10 a.m. eSAS: Building Your Toolbox - Skills for Research and Career Development
Bradley Fritz, MD, Clare Ridley, MD, Jochen Muehlschlegel, MD, Nathalia Jimenez, MD
10:15 a.m.  –  11:15 a.m. ESAIC Panel: The Future is Here: ESAIC Perspective
Bernd Saugel, MD, Edoardo De Robertis, MD, Idit Matot, MD, Kai Zacharowski, MD, PHD, FRCA, Ruth Shaylor, MBBS
10:15 a.m.  –  11:15 a.m. Perioperative Brain Health 2022
Deborah Culley, MD, Gregory Crosby, MD
10:15 a.m.  –  11:15 a.m. Sugar or Salt – Is Mannitol or Hypertonic Saline Better for Intracranial Pressure Control?
Jeffrey Pasternak, MD, Karen Domino, MD,MPH, Rafi Avitsian, MD,FASA
1 p.m. –  2:55 p.m. Best of Abstracts: Basic Science
Deborah Culley, MD, Martin London, MD, Michael Avram, PHD
1:15p.m.  –  2:15 p.m. Biomarkers for Brain Health Protection
Charles Brown, MD, Lis Evered, MSC,PHD,BSC, Robert Sanders, MB,BS,PHD,BSC,FRCA, Roderic Eckenhoff, MD
1:15 p.m. –  2:15 p.m. FAER Helrich Lecture - The Central Importance of Patient Centeredness in Perioperative Research
Michael Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA
1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m. Landmark papers (2011-2021) in Acute and Chronic Pain Management that Will Likely Change our Clinical Practice
Ratan Banik, MD, PHD, Rebecca Johnson, MD,FASA, Samer Narouze, MD,PHD
1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m. Swimming with the Sharks
Barrett Larson, MD, Sean Runnels, MD
3:05 p.m. –  5 p.m. Best of Abstracts: Clinical Science
Deborah Culley, MD, Martin London, MD, Michael Avram, PHD
3:45 p.m.  –  4:55 p.m. How can I protect my patient from perioperative neurologic complications after cardiac surgery?
Charles Hogue, MD, Hilary Grocott, MD,FRCPC, Houman Amirfarzan, MD
3:45 p.m. –  4:55 p.m. Anesthesia for Non-obstetric Surgery During Pregnancy
Hans Sviggum, MD
Monday, October 24  
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Anesthesiologists
Christopher Connor, MD, PHD
9:30 a.m.  –  10:30 a.m. FAER: ARC - Transforming Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Daniel Talmor, MD, MPH, Mark Neuman, MC, MSc, Michael Gropper, MD, PHD
9:30 a.m. –  10:30 a.m. Labor Analgesia: How Can I Improve My Practice?
Ronald George, MD,FRCPC
9:30 a.m.  –  11 a.m. Featured Session: IARS Special Science Symposium - Brain Health in the Perioperative Period and Beyond
Beverley Orser, M.D., Ph.D., FRCPC, George Mashour, MD, PHD, Phillip Vlisides, MD, Robert Sanders, MB, BS, BSc, PHD, FRCA, Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PHD
9:30 a.m. –  11:30 a.m. Celebration of Research
Evan Kharasch, MD, PHD
1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m. Brain Health - From Theory to Practice
Carol Peden, MB, ChB, MD, MPH, Lis Evered, MSC,PHD,BSC, Michael Scott, CHB,MB,FRCA, Stacie Deiner, MD
1:15 p.m.  –  2:15 p.m. The Processed EEG Monitor:  Beyond Awareness
Daniel Kinney, MD, Joshua Atkins, MD,PHD,FASA, Rosalind Ritchie, MD
1:15 p.m.  –  3:15 p.m. Clinical Trials in Anesthesiology: New Findings, New Understanding
Marcos Vidal Melo, MD, PHD
2:30 p.m.  –  3:30 p.m. Update on Applications and Limitations of Perioperative Tranexamic Acid: Friend or Foe?
Alexander Butwick, FRCA, MBBS, MS, Evan Pivalizza, MD,MB,FCMSA, Gregory Hare, MD, Julie Wyrobek, MD, Prakash Patel, MD,FASE, Susan Goobie, MD,FRCPC
2:30 p.m.  –  3:30 p.m. Hot Topics in Pediatric Anesthesiology: Editor's Picks 2022 Part 1
Allan Simpao, MD, Andrew Davidson, MD, MBBS, FANZCA, FAHMS, James DiNardo, MD, FASA, Laszlo Vutskits, MD, Rosalie Tassone, MD,MPH
2:30 p.m.  –  3:30 p.m. Fluid Management in the OR and the ICU: Controversies and Solutions
Andrea Kurz, MD, Anil Panigrahi, MD, PHD, Erica Wittwer, MD, Jonathan Wanderer, MD,FASA,MPHIL, Randal Dull, MD,PHD, Ronald Pearl, MD,PHD,FASA
3:45 p.m.  –  4:45 p.m. New Cancer Therapies Affecting Your Practice
Alexandra Lewis, MD,FASA, Anahita Dabo-Trubelja, MD,FASA, Rosemarie Garcia Getting, MD,FASA, Vaibhav Anand, MBBS, Vivian Porche, MD
3:45 p.m.  –  4:45 p.m. Maladaptive Mechanisms of Chronic Pain: From Cells to Circuits
Greg Corder, PHD, Max Kelz, MD,PHD, Vivianne Tawfik, MD,PHD
Tuesday, October 25  
7:30 a.m.  –  8:30 a.m. The Invisible Problem with Anesthetic Gases - Environmental and Economical Considerations of Inhaled Anesthetics
Brian Chesebro, MD, Diane Gordon, MD, Mika Gorman, DO, Molly Herr, MD, Shreya Aggarwal, MD, Smitha Warrier, MD,FASA
8:45 a.m.  –  9:45 a.m. Cerebral Oximetry Should Be Standard of Care During Cardiac Surgery
Abimbola Faloye, MD,FASA, Kelly Ural, MD,FASA, Sreekanth Cheruku, MD
8:45 a.m. –  9:45 a.m. Mechanisms of Anesthesia and Sleep
Andrew McKinstry-Wu, MD, Astrid Stucke, MD, Giancarlo Vanini, MD, Helene Benveniste, MD, PHD, Jerry Chao, MD, MS, Matthias Eikermann, MD
10 a.m. –  11 a.m. Want to do research and don't know where to start?
Alparslan Turan, MD, Eman Nada, MD,PHD, Kerstin Kolodzie, MD,PHD, Tong Gan, MD,MBA,MHS,FRCA,FASA
10 a.m. –  11 a.m. Virtual Reality and Pediatric Anesthesia: From Consumer Product to Pain and Anxiety Management
Charlotte Walter, MD, Christopher King, PHD, Ellen Wang, MD, FASA, Sara Williams, PHD, Vanessa Olbrecht, MD,FASA,MBA
11 a.m. – Noon  John W. Severinghaus Lecture: Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity - A path to innovation and discovery
Guy Weinberg, MD
12:15 p.m.  –  1:15 p.m. Absolute or Relative Change from Baseline: In Search of the Holy Grail of Intraoperative Blood Pressure Management
Angela Selzer, MD, Ashish Khanna, MD,FCCM,FCCP,FASA, Kunal Karamchandani, MD
12:15 p.m.  –  3:15 p.m. Outcomes Research Consortium
Daniel Sessler, MD
1:30 p.m. –  2:30 p.m. Mechanisms of Emergence from General Anesthesia
Dinesh Pal, PHD, Ken Solt, MD, Zheng Xie, MD,PHD,FASA

Program Features

Abstracts highlight the latest information, technology and procedures in the field of anesthesia. Sessions are presented in the following formats:

Featured Abstracts – Paper poster sessions featuring top-tier scientific research and original investigative work (credit not available for e-Abstracts)

Oral Presentations – Thematically grouped sessions, each with up to six scientific slide presentations

e-Abstracts – Virtually presented electronic poster sessions grouped thematically (credit not available for e-Abstracts)

Credit will be offered for Oral Presentations sessions.

e-Posters On Demand are available to registered attendees. Access all scientific abstract oral and e-Abstract presentations throughout the conference and three months post-meeting.