Featured & Plenary Lectures

Josh Linkner ASA Anesthesiology 2018 Keynote Speaker

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 Opening Session: Harnessing Innovation: Turning Raw Ideas into Powerful Results 
Saturday, October 13 | 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Presented by: Josh Linkner
Session code: SPE01


Robert A. Caplan, M.D.

Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Sharpening the Vision to Do No Harm 
Saturday, October 13 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Presented by: Robert A. Caplan, M.D.
Session code: SPE03

With the creation of APSF, Dr. Pierce set forth a challenging vision—“No patient shall be harmed by anesthesia.” A decade later in his Rovenstine lecture, he celebrated the robust progress in patient safety while reminding us to remain steadfast to the elimination harm. This 2018 E. C. Pierce Patient Safety Memorial Lecture will sharpen Dr. Pierce’s vision by looking at the relationship between zero-defects and source inspection. The lecture will consider novel ways that all members of our community can work together to make Dr. Pierce’s vision a reality.


Richard Cooper, md

Society for Airway Management Ovassapian Lecture: Extubation and Re-Intubation of the Difficult Airway
Sunday, October 14 | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Presented by: Richard M. Cooper, M.D., FRCPC
Session code: SPE07

Complications following tracheal extubation are common ranging from the self-limiting to the devastating. Any extubated patient may sometimes require a reintubation. Some extubations are higher risk because the patient has limited physiologic reserves; some are higher risk because intubation had been difficult. This lecture will focus on the Identification of higher-risk extubations, strategies to avoid reintubation and to facilitate this should it prove necessary.


Kathryn McGoldrick

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Lewis H. Wright Lecture: The History of Airway Management Through the Ages
Sunday, October 14 | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Presented by: Kathryn E. McGoldrick, M.D., FACA
Session code: SPE08 

Ensuring airway patency was part of resuscitation efforts centuries before becoming a basic tenet of general anesthesia. This lecture will trace the gradual development of approaches to airway management from antiquity to the middle of the 20th century with emphasis on the events, influences and individuals catalyzing progress.


Douglas Bacon, MD

History Panel: Unusual Historical Anesthetics: From Joseph Clover Through the Jungles of World War II, to Gorillas
Sunday, October 14 | 2:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Presented by: Douglas R. Bacon, M.D., M.A.
Session code: SPE14

This panel traces unusual historical anesthetics from the work of Joseph Clover, to Will Rogers’ appreciation of his anesthetic, to the use of carbon dioxide as an inhalation agent, to the use of continuous spinal to decease mortality and ends with the unusual conditions needed for anesthetizing gorillas.


John Zerwas, MD

Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture: Mentoring the Next Generation of Leaders
Monday, October 15 | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Presented by: John M. Zerwas, M.D.
Session code: SPE19

In the world of physician leaders, the question often posed is, how did that person achieve his or her leadership skills and status. One of the great mentors and leaders of our specialty was Emery Andrew Rovenstine. This presentation will reflect on the unique qualities and characteristics of effective mentoring versus leadership, and the role that each of us as physicians can play in defining our next generation of great leaders.


Karen Domino, MD

John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science: The Future Starts Here, With Cues From the Past
Tuesday, October 16 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Presented by: Karen B. Domino, M.D., M.P.H.
Session code: SPE30

This lecture will link past outcome research with new methods to advance patient safety and quality research and translate findings into practice to shape the future of perioperative care.


David Warner, md

FAER-Helrich Lecture: Found in Translation: MASKs, Coffin Nails and Other Curiosities
Monday, October 15 | 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Presented by: David O. Warner, M.D.
Session code: SPE23

Translational research aims to use science to guide changes in health care policy and practice. This session will highlight both the challenges and benefits of translational research, illustrated by specific examples of important translational problems in perioperative medicine.


Dr. David Waisel

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Patrick Sim Forum on the History of Anesthesiology: True Tales: Using Storytelling to Teach Anesthesia, History and Professionalism
Monday, October 15 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Presented by: David B. Waisel, M.D.
Session code: SPE28

Storytelling has a longstanding tradition of being used to build communities with shared memories, knowledge, visions and goals. We will discuss uses, techniques and strategies of successful storytelling as well as present examples.

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