Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward


Join FAER at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 as four participants share their medical innovations before a panel of successful inventors and investors in the specialty.


October 13 | 1 – 3 p.m. | San Francisco Moscone Center


Anesthesiology has a long history of innovation, entrepreneurship, and close interactions between academicians, private practitioners and industry to bring new concepts to the clinical arena and better care for our patients. Using an entertaining format similar to “Shark Tank,” anesthesiologist inventors will present their ideas for innovations to a panel of industry experts who are involved in the development of such innovations. This session will educate the audience regarding the multiple steps involved in the process and provide resources for those who hope to advance the practice through innovation. Applications are now closed.



  • Orrin Ailloni-Charas, M.D., M.B.A.; Consultant, San Francisco, CA.
  • Cayce Denton, Director; Temasek Holdings, San Francisco, CA.
  • Wendye Robbins, M.D.; Blade Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Steven L. Shafer, M.D.; Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA.



  • Alexander T. Abess, M.D.; Smart Sharps, Hanover, NH.
  • John Hsu, M.D.; QuivivePharma, Inc., San Diego, CA.
  • Lance Patak, M.D., M.B.A.; Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA.
  • Jason Reminick, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.; Thalamus, Santa Clara, CA.

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