ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 FAER Sponsored Events

FAER Grant Q&A Session
Saturday, October 21
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | FAER Booth
Moderator: James C. Eisenach, M.D., President and CEO, FAER

FAER New Investigators Panel: New Leaders of Anesthesia Research: Results of FAER Sponsored Research
Saturday, October 21
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Boston Convention Center 206AB
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.

  • Meredith C. Adams, M.D.; Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Jennifer K. Lee, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
  • Oluwaseun Johnson-Akeju, M.D., M.Sc.; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Jochen D. Muehlschlegel, M.D.; Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.
  • Alexander Proekt, M.D.; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Vivianne Tawfik, M.D., Ph.D.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

FAER Grant Q&A Session
Sunday, October 22
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. | FAER Booth
Moderator: James C. Eisenach, M.D., President and CEO, FAER

FAER Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship Symposium
Sunday, October 22
2:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Boston Convention Center Ballroom East
Moderators: Harriet W. Hopf, M.D.; University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.; Dolores B. Njoku, M.D.; Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

The 2017 Medical Student Anesthesia Research Fellowship (MSARF) Symposium, now in its 13th year, a 3.5 Hour forum featuring poster and oral presentations. MSARF participants have prepared written abstracts that summarize their experiences at their host institutions. They have also prepared posters about their research, which they will present during the first half of the Symposium. In the second half of the program, selected students will give oral presentations of their abstracts. These were chosen by FAER from a review of submitted abstracts. The second half will also feature oral presentations by the MSARF Year Long fellows who have just completed their year of research.


16th FAER-Helrich Research Lecture: Harm Prevention in Critical Care: A Transprofessional Journey
Monday, October 23
1:10 – 2:10 p.m. | Boston Convention Center 210C

The FAER-Helrich Lecture will focus on the near-death experience, which affects 10-20% of patients who suffer cardiac arrest. The lecture will describe how the neurobiology of consciousness, as well as techniques to monitor anesthetic-induced unconsciousness, have informed the first scientific investigations of the near-death experience.
Speaker: George Mashour, M.D., Ph.D.; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

FAER Panel: Anesthesiologists Improving Maternal Health
Monday, October 23
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Boston Convention Cente210C
Moderator: Ruth Landau, M.D.; Columbia University, New York, NY.

Maternal morbidity and mortality, both in the United States and worldwide is of tremendous importance and is often used as a benchmark to assess the health of a nation and the quality of its medical care. Within the United States we still see large geographic differences in maternal outcomes, not necessarily correlated to health care funding. While there has been a longstanding focus on neonatal mortality, recently the importance of reducing maternal morbidity and mortality has been recognized and has resulted in a number of specific initiatives to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality. How can our specialty make a contribution to these initiatives and what can our specialty do to contribute to an improvement in maternal outcomes?

  • Ruth Landau, M.D.; Columbia University, New York, NY.

Topic: The Role of Precision Medicine in Maternal Health

  • Mary E. D’Alton, M.D.; Columbia University, New York, NY.

Topic: Putting the M Back Into MFM

  • Sharon Einav, M.D.; Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

Topic: Maternal Critical Care: Much Improvement, but Still a Good Way to Go

  • Jill M. Mhyre, M.D.; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR.

Topic: Maternal Safety: Cardiac Arrest

  • Brian T. Bateman, M.D.

Topic: Consequential Epidemiology: Can Population Health Improve
Maternal Health and Morbidity?


FAER Academy of Research Mentors Panel: Anesthesiology Education Research: How to Design, Support, and Publish Your Educational Research Projects
Tuesday, October 24
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Boston Convention Center 254AB
Moderator: Harriet W. Hopf, M.D., University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Research in Education is a rapidly growing field of anesthesia-related research. Funding of Research in Education Grants by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) has provided a jump start for researchers in the field. What is required for success in anesthesia education research (AER)? Attend this joint FAER Research Mentor Academy and FAER Education Mentor Academy panel for practical advice on finding projects and mentors, study design, funding, and publication of AER.

  • Randall M. Schell, M.D., M.Ed.; University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
    Topic: What's Next in Anesthesiology Education Research? 
  • Matthew D. McEvoy, M.D.; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Topic: Anesthesiology Educational Research Design and Funding

  • Sheila Chauvin, Ph.D.; Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA.

Topic: How to Publish Your Anesthesiology Education Research

  • Armin Schubert, M.D., M.B.A.; Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.

Topic: Academy of Education Mentor Representative

New in 2017! FAER: Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward
Tuesday, October 24
9:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Boston Convention Center 259AB
Moderators: Steven L. Shafer, M.D.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.; Clive Meanwell, M.D., Ph.D.; The Medicines Company, INC., Parsippany, NJ.; Pamela P. Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.; AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Redwood City, CA.; Wendye Robbins, M.D.; Blade Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco, CA.

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.


  • Edward J. Bertaccini, M.D.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Sheldon Goldstein, M.D.; Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY.
  • David W. Kaczka, M.D., Ph.D.; University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • William Kerns, DVM, M.S., DACVP; Ternus Pharma, Duxbury, MA.
  • Neil P. Ray, M.D.; University of California, Davis, Davis, CA.