ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 FAER Sponsored Events

FAER Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward
Saturday, October 13
1:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Moscone Convention Center, West Room 2002


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

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


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.


  • 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.

FAER New Investigators Panel: New Leaders of Anesthesia Research: Results of FAER Sponsored Research
Saturday, October 13
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. | Moscone Convention Center, West Room 305
Moderator: James C. Eisenach, M.D., President and CEO, FAER

This panel will present completed research by recipients of FAER-sponsored mentored research grants, in areas of basic science, clinical and translational research, and population and health services research. The purpose is to recognize the research accomplishments, disseminate results, and provide feedback to presenters as they continued the next phase of their research career.


  • James C. Eisenach, M.D.
    Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
  • Astrid G. Stucke, M.D..
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
    Topic: How Does Anesthesia Affect Respiratory Control? - An Ongoing Investigation
  • Miles Berger, M.D., Ph.D..
    Anesthesiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.
    Topic: Blazing a New Translational Research Path in POCD
  • Stacie G. Deiner, M.D..
    Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA.
    Topic: Anesthesia and the Older Adult and How to Do Everything Right (On the Third Try)
  • Norman E. Taylor, M.D., Ph.D..
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
    Topic: Neural Dopamine: Unraveling the Mechanisms of Stimulant-induced Analgesia and Arousal

FAER Medical Student and Resident Scholar Symposium
Sunday, October 14
1:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Moscone Convention Center, West Room 3002
Moderators: Harriet W. Hopf, M.D.; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

The 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 and residents are required to present scholarly activity projects with strong preference for original research. New in 2018 is bringing the students and residents 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. For a complete list of program participants and meeting presenters, please visit the FAER booth in the ASA Resource Center.

18th FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: Found in Translation: MASKs, Coffin Nails, and Other Curiosities
Monday, October 15
1:45– 2:45 p.m. | Moscone Convention Center, South Room 206

Even in a "post truth" society, facts and evidence still matter. Yet facts and evidence alone are often not sufficient to achieve the difficult task of changing clinical practice. Practice changes are too often driven by economic factors or enthusiasm for over-hyped breakthroughs, while simple, effective measures languish because of low commercialization potential. Translational research aims to use science to guide changes in healthcare 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.

Speaker: David O. Warner, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.

FAER Panel: The Bumpy Road from Scientific Discovery to Clinical Implementation
Monday, October 15
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Moscone Convention Center, South Room 206
Moderator: David O. Warner, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.

Translational science incorporates the entire process from a novel idea and discovery to widespread change of clinical practice or health care delivery systems. In this panel, challenges to translational science from the early, scientific discovery phase through clinical implantation will be highlighted by experts in these areas and how these challenges can be addressed and overcome by researchers and appreciated by clinicians.

Lead Speaker: David O. Warner, M.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.


  • James C. Eisenach, M.D.
    Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER), Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
    Topic: Threats in the Discovery Phase
  • Steven L. Shafer, M.D.
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA.
    Topic: Threats in the Early Clinical Trial Phase
  • Paul S. Myles, M.B., B.S.
    Alfred Hospital, Melbourne VIC, Australia.
    Topic: Pragmatic Clinical Trials and Comparative Effectiveness
  • Mark D. Neuman, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Topic: Implementation Science and Revision
  • Meghan B. Lane-Fall, M.D., M.S.H.P
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

FAER Academy of Research Mentors: Academic Anesthesiology - Opportunities, Excitements and Challenges
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. | Moscone Convention Center, South Room 206
Moderator: Harriet W. Hopf, M.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

Young physician-scientists and researchers are eager to learn about best practices. for success in biomedical research, with the goals of becoming an independent investigator and leader in the perioperative medicine. This panel will provide practical advice on identifying exciting projects, finding mentors that match the mentee's needs, identifying traditional and non-traditional funding avenues, and successfully publishing research for impact.


  • Zhongcong Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
    Massachusetts General Hospital- Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
    Topic: Finding an Exciting Research Project With Good Mentors
  • Y.S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA.
    Topic: Research in Perioperative Medicine: The Janus Approach
  • Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Topic: Establishing, Nurturing and Leveraging Collaborations