Research Track

Stay on top of the latest breakthroughs.

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. 


While on-site, visit Research Central. Explore Featured Abstracts showcasing the best science in the specialty and stop by the Academic Mentoring and Networking Center to reconnect with peers, meet a mentor, or grab a refreshment. The Academic Mentoring and Networking Center is brought to you in partnership with:


Delve into dedicated research programming. 
Explore more than 20 research-focused sessions and 400 scientific abstracts to discover relevant new ideas and practices you can immediately integrate into your own programs. 

Saturday, October 9

Format Name Time
Snap Talk ESAS Sponsored Innovative Session - Going Up: Early Stage Anesthesiology Scholars Rapid-Fire Showcase 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Snap Talk Our Favorite Papers of the Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice? 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Panel The Top 20 Papers From 2020 That Will Influence Your Practice 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
FAER Session Swimming With Sharks coming soon
Scientific Abstracts Featured Abstracts
Paper poster sessions featuring top-tier scientific research and original investigative work.
1 - 4 p.m.
Journal Activity
Journal Symposium: SARS-CoV-2 and COVID19: New Paradigms and Challenges for Anesthesiologists 1:15 – 4:15 p.m.
 Featured Lecture Ellison Pierce Lecture: Anesthesia Safety in an Asymmetrical World
Presented by: Angela Enright, MB, FRCPC
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Subspecialty Panel (SOCCA) Critical Care Year in Review 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
 Journal Activity Initial Results: Clinical Trials
Call for papers! Submit your work for potential inclusion. 
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 10

Format Name Time
Journal Activity Best of Abstracts: Clinical Science 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Refresher Course Lecture Perioperative Neuroscience Update 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Panel A Hidden GEM for a Rising STAR: NIA's Pathway to Develop Multidisciplinary Researchers in Aging 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
FAER Session eSAS: Communicating Science to Maximize Impact When Speaking with Non-Researchers 8 – 9 a.m.
FAER Session eSAS: Career Options for Anesthesia Researchers 9 – 10 a.m.
FAER Session eSAS: Keys to Success as an Academic Anesthesiologist 10 – 11 a.m.
Snap Talk Ambulatory Anesthesia News: A Review of Noteworthy Literature Published Within the Last Year in Ambulatory Anesthesiology 10 – 11 a.m.
Journal Activity Best of Abstracts: Basic Science 9:45-11:45 a.m.
FAER Session eSAS FAER/ARMA Sponsored Mentoring Session 11 a.m. – Noon
 Scientific Abstracts Featured Abstracts
Paper poster sessions featuring top-tier scientific research and original investigative work.
 1 - 4 p.m.
Panel Outcomes Research Consortium Panel – 4 p.m.
Featured Session NIH-Funded Clinical Trials in Anesthesiology: Current Studies, Networks, and Innovations 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Monday, October 11

Format Name Time
FAER Session FAER Research in Education Grant Panel 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Journal Activity Celebration of Research
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Featured Lecture FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: Crisis and Opportunity in Clinical Trials
Presented by: Daniel I. Sessler, MD
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Featured Session ASA/IARS: Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: Making Sense of the Clinical Studies 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Journal Activity Applying Clinical Trial Results in Anesthesia: What Do They Really Mean?  1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, October 12

Format Name Time
Journal Activity Secrets of Successful Manuscript Preparation 7 – 9 a.m.
Panel Through the Looking Glass and Beyond the EEG: In Vivo Imaging of Neuronal Activity During Wakefulness and General Anesthesia 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
 Featured & Plenary Lecture John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science: Gadgeteering for Pain Relief
Presented by: James C. Eisenach, MD
11 a.m. – Noon
Panel Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric Anesthesia 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Credit will be offered for Oral Presentations and Featured Abstract 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.

Medically Challenging Cases and Quality Improvement Projects will be presented in electronic format on high-definition monitors. Interact with colleagues and hear about the medically challenging cases they have encountered or the quality improvement projects they have facilitated. Medically Challenging Cases and Quality Improvement Project presentations do not offer credit.