Featured & Plenary Lectures

ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 Opening Session
Saturday, October 19 | 9 – 10:15 a.m.
Presented by: Abraham Verghese, M.D., MACP

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

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.

Gertie Marx Lecture
Sunday, October 20 | 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Presented by: Lawrence C. Tsen, M.D.

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology: Lewis H. Wright Lecture
Sunday, October 20 | 7:45 – 9 a.m.

FAER Helrich Lecture: Anesthetics, Surgery and Alzheimer's Disease; Hypotheses Come and Go
Sunday, 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.

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.

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.

Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology Patrick Sim Forum on the History of Anesthesiology
Monday, October 22 | 2 – 4 p.m.

John H. 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.

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