Original Publication Date: June 21, 2022
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The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is excited to share the sessions we have planned for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022 in New Orleans this October. We encourage you to join us for the sessions detailed below and we look forward to seeing you all at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2022.

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Featured Lectures and Panels

FAER Swimming with Sharks
Saturday, October 22 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Center Stage in the Exhibit Hall
Sunday, October 23 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Center Stage in the Exhibit Hall


NOTE: Applications to present at Swimming with Sharks are open through July 31, 2022. Visit FAER.org/Sharks to apply.

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 of Shark Tank™, this session will present anesthesiologists with ideas for innovations to a panel of experts involved in developing such innovations to market in order to educate the audience regarding the multiple steps involved in the process and provide resources for those who hope to advance the practice through innovation.

There will be two Swimming with Sharks sessions at the event: one for very early-stage startups (back of the napkin ideas/conceptual/pre-seed stage) and one for startups that are seed stage and beyond (ie series A).

22nd Annual FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: The Central Importance of Patient Centeredness in Perioperative Research
Sunday, October 23 | 1:15 – 2:15 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Rivergate Room

Lecturer: Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA

The FAER-Helrich Research Lecture recognizes outstanding scholarship by a scientist and is part of FAER’s ongoing effort to encourage early career anesthesiologists and trainees to consider careers in research and teaching.

Choosing a drug mechanism/technique which will render one unconscious is an extremely consequential decision.  Currently this decision is taken completely out of the hands of patients and all agency for this choice is assumed by anesthesiologists or other anesthesia clinician.  Where there is any shared decision making, it is possible that those least likely to be given the opportunity to express their preference regarding this choice are those who do not have a voice in society.

Learning objectives for this lecture include the ability to:

  • Describe patient centered research
  • Identify how to partner with patients
  • Distinguish outcomes that matter for patients

FAER Panel: Promoting Conscious Choice Regarding Unconscious Preference
Sunday, October 23 | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 244 – 245

Moderator: Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA

Topics and Speakers:

Funders encourage patient and public research engagement. The evidence shows research teams struggle to include the public in even basic preparatory forms of research like systematic reviews, priority setting, research design, and evaluation. We share practical solutions for starting from where we are to build research with what we have to combine research involvement with evidence based practice starting from ground zero. The time is ripe, the technology is ready, and the passion to engage the public is now!

Learning objectives for this panel include the ability to:

  • Describe the process for how to partner with patients
  • Identify the various types of partnerships in research

ARC: Transforming Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
Monday, October 24 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 243

Lead Speaker: Mark D. Neuman, MC, MSc

Topics and Speakers:

Multicenter clinical trials and prospective cohort studies focusing on patient-centered outcomes after surgery and other common procedures have potential to increase the value of anesthesia care and transform the scope and impact of anesthesiology as a specialty. To support the ability of anesthesiologists to improve patient outcomes and contribute to public health through collaborative multicenter trials and prospective cohort studies, this panel will highlight the Anesthesia Research Council working group's efforts to benchmark anesthesiology against other specialties and ultimately improve our infrastructure to support large scale networks. This ARC-sponsored session will address several outstanding topics relevant to patient centered clinical outcomes research in Anesthesiology. Some examples include:

  1. What can U.S.-based researchers learn from successful collaborative networks based outside of the U.S.?
  2. Characterize factors contributing to the success or failure of past efforts to establish anesthesiology research networks in the U.S.
  3. Learn more about the necessary infrastructure or staff to support the successful creation and maintenance of research networks.

Learning objectives for this session include the ability to:

  • Identify the current state and future prospects of collaborative patient-centered outcomes research in the United States.
  • Identify facilitators and barriers to establishing one or more collaborative US-based patient-centered outcomes research networks.
  • Discuss specific actions that key stakeholders including ASA, FAER, IARS, academic and private practice groups should undertake to transform the landscape of patient-centered outcomes research in Anesthesiology over the coming decade.

A Day for New Researchers

FAER/eSAS: Choose Your Adventure – Ways to Incorporate Research into Your Practice
Sunday, October 23 | 8 – 9 a.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, LaNouvelle Ballroom B/C

Moderator: Kimberly F. Rengel, MD

Topics and Speakers:

In this panel, attendees will learn from the experiences of individuals who have taken differing pathways to research careers. First, attendees will learn about formal research training pathways such as T32 programs. Next, they will see an example of how to get involved with research after several years of full-time clinical practice, at which point formal training pathways may not be available. Then, they will learn how to balance interests in research and medical education. Finally, attendees will learn about how the RADAR (Raising Anesthesia Diversity and Anti-Racism) initiative can help ensure we create a diverse and inclusive community in academic anesthesiology.

Learning objectives for this panel include the ability to:

  • Describe strategies for using structured research training programs to launch research careers.
  • Identify ways to get involved with research without structured training pathways.
  • Describe what a career focused on medical education looks like.
  • Identify strategies for increasing diversity in the research community.

FAER/eSAS: Building Your Toolbox - Skills for Research and Career Development
Sunday, October 23 | 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, LaNouvelle Ballroom B/C

Moderator: Bradley A. Fritz, MD

Topics and Speakers:

In this panel presentation, attendees will learn skills relevant to their professional career development. First, attendees will learn about dual degree programs (not limited to traditional MD/PhD programs) and discover how this additional training can impact their research careers and other professional pursuits. Next, attendees will learn about the importance of advocacy and how it can be used to create environments that are inclusive for individuals from all backgrounds. Finally, attendees will learn what professional coaching is and how coaches can help with professional development at all career stages.

Learning objectives for this panel include the ability to:

  • Identify advantages of dual degree programs
  • Identify strategies for creating inclusive work environments for all individuals
  • Describe benefits of professional coaching

FAER/ARMA Sponsored Mentoring Session
Sunday, October 23 | 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, LaNouvelle Ballroom B/C

Moderator: Monica S. Vavilala, MD


This 60-minute panel will provide insight into the mentor and mentee relationship. The panel will include three pairs of mentor/mentees to provide attendees with sage tips for how to find a mentor, how to communicate successfully with your mentor, and how to be a strong mentor or mentee. If you’ve ever wondered what mentors expect of trainees or wished to become a better mentor yourself, this FAER Academy of Research Mentors session run by highly successful clinician scientists is geared specifically for you. A major highlight of this panel is the opportunity for the audience to ask our panelists individualized questions and benefit from the collective wisdom of decades of experience.

Learning objectives for this panel include the ability to:

  • Identify the steps when conducting a mentor and mentee relationship
  • Describe how to successfully communicate with a mentor

FAER Medical Student and Resident Research Symposium
Sunday, October 23 | 1 – 4:15 p.m. CT | New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, LaNouvelle Ballroom B/C

MSARF Poster Presentations: 1 – 2 p.m. CT
RSP Poster Presentations: 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. CT
Awards Ceremony: 3:45 – 4:15 p.m. CT


The FAER Medical Student and Resident Research Symposium brings together FAER sponsored medical students and residents to present their research projects conducted in anesthesiology departments across the nation. Medical students have been directly supported by FAER for a summer-long research experience at their own or another medical university and both students are residents are required to present scholarly activity projects with strong preference for original research. Students and residents will be together for more effective networking and mentoring opportunities among young trainees in order to better expose them to major research topics in advancing the field of anesthesiology.

FAER is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). For over 35 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-investigators in anesthesiology. Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery. Funding priorities include: Research, Education, and Training. At the time of this article's publication, FAER has awarded more than $51 million in research grants and programs since 1986. To donate to FAER, visit FAER.org/donate.