Featured & Plenary Lectures


Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP

Keynote Speaker: Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP
Humanistic Care in Technological Age
Saturday, October 19 | 9 – 10:15 a.m.

Dr. Verghese will present topics on the ritual of physician-patient interaction and how technology shapes this interaction with the many opportunities and drawbacks. Join us to review and discuss the history and the ritual of the physician-patient interaction at the bedside, discover how technology shapes the physician-patient interaction, and the opportunities and drawbacks, and identify what is timeless in our interactions and that which gives us meaning.
Simultaneous translation available in Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin.

Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.

 Celebration of Research
Saturday, October 19 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presented by: Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D.

The Celebration of Research will present the recipients of the 2019 ASA Excellence in Research Award and the James E. Cottrell, M.D. Presidential Scholar Award. Each recipient will present brief lectures on their research accomplishments. The Excellence in Mentoring Award recipient from the Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology, and the winner of the Resident Research Essay contest will be announced. There will be a brief update on FAER activities. Don't miss out on this exciting session during the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 to see your peers being honored.



Dr. Jeffrey Cooper

Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Respectful, Trusting Relationships are Essential for Patient Safety, Especially the Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Dyad
Saturday, October 19 | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Presented by: Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D.

Dr. Cooper will address a topic that is relatively new in discussions of patient safety. His talk will include some personal comments about Dr. Pierce and briefly summarize some milestones of APSF’s role in patient safety and the strategy that enabled them.



Dr. Lawrence Tsen

SOAP Gertie Marx Lecture: Obstetric Anesthesia: Are We There Yet?
Sunday, October 20 | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Presented by: Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.

For the occasional or the quotidian subspecialty anesthesiologist, an appreciation of the consilience and opportunities available within a field shapes our profession as much as our professional growth. What lessons have we learned within obstetric anesthesia? Where will the field matriculate? What openings can we have for personal growth?



Warren Zapol, M.D.

WLM Lewis H. Wright Lecture: Improving Lung Function from ECMO to NO to eNO
Sunday, October 20 | 7:45 – 9 a.m.
Presented by: Warren Zapol, M.D.

In this colorful lecture, Dr. Warren M. Zapol will trace his development and recent advances of critical care medicine with ECMO and Nitric Oxide "NO" and the future of electric nitric oxide generation "eNO".



Douglas Bacon, MD


History Panel: Do We Need Another Hero? Anesthesia History Rediscovered
Sunday, October 20 | 2:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Presented by: Douglas R. Bacon, M.D., M.A.

Advances in anesthesiology that are lesser known and publicized.



Dr. Jerome Adams


Emery A. Rovenstine Lecture
Monday, October 21 | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
Presented by: Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. has been invited to present.

Simultaneous translation available in Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin.



Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.

FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: Anesthetics, Surgery and Alzheimer's Disease; Hypotheses Come and Go
Monday, October 21 | 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Presented by: Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.

Fundamental molecular mechanisms research identified anesthetic-amyloid beta interactions that allowed the hypothesis that anesthesia should accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease. Translating this to animals and ultimately to humans identified weaknesses in this original hypothesis but provided data for new hypotheses. This session will unravel the bench to bedside story that linked POCD to Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and that ultimately formed the basis for the ASA perioperative brain health initiative, as well as a host of questions for which answers are urgently needed.



Dr. David Waisel

WLM Patrick Sim Forum on the History of Anesthesiology: Is Research in Anesthesia History as Valuable as Research in Basic Science, Clinical Practice, and Quality and Patient Safety?
Monday, October 21 | 2 – 4 p.m.
Presented by: David B. Waisel, M.D.

Anesthesiologists want to do research that is valued. This concern is particularly relevant for academic anesthesiologists who focus on historical research. This Forum uses a classic debate as well as lectures to explore whether productivity in anesthesia history should lead to academic promotion, what conditions help aspiring historians prosper, and how Chairs can foster careers in anesthesia history.



Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, M.D. 

John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science: Personalized PEEP
Tuesday, October 22 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Presented by: Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, M.D.

This plenary session will discuss how the evolution of mechanical ventilation and PEEP, and why we now are testing new tools to assess the amount of atelectasis and PEEP in patients in the operating room and the ICU.
Simultaneous translation available in Portuguese, Spanish and Mandarin.

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