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FAER Announces Poster Award Winners at PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) sponsored posters during the PRACTICE MANAGEMENT™ 2018 Conference held in New Orleans, LA from January 26-28, 2018.

FAER provided first, second and third place prizes for posters related to health services and advancing the practice of anesthesia.  The posters were evaluated based on two criteria:  recognizing outstanding evidence-based research in the field and supporting scientific discovery and knowledge application in all aspects of the practice - with the unifying goal of medical advancement.

The award selection committee included FAER Board member and private practitioner, Dr. Richard Dutton.  He stated, "As a private practitioner, I feel very strongly that our specialty needs a scientific foundation.  We need to continue to advance our knowledge through research to help secure the best outcomes for our patients."  Watch the entire speech here.


Starting with programs to expose medical students to research through MSARF, FAER builds a pipeline for independent researchers to advance anesthesia.  Since 2013, FAER has funded $1.75 million in career development for investigators in health services research.

 Congratulations to the 2018 FAER Poster Award Winners:

  • 1st Place:  Grant Lynde, M.D., M.B.A. - "Improving Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis Process to Reduce Postoperative Wound Infections"
  • 2nd Place:  Colby Simmons, D.O. - "Enhancing Preoperative Antibiotic Stewardship in Penicillin Allergic Patients Through Education and System-Based Improvements"
  • 3rd Place:  Neal Shah, M.D. - "Introduce Evidence-Based Practice Across a Large Multi-Hospital Health Care System"

View the photos here.

About the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research:

The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  For over 30 years, FAER has been dedicated to developing the next generation of physician-scientists in anesthesiology.  Charitable contributions and support to FAER help fuel the future of anesthesiology through scientific discovery.  Funding priorities include:  Research, Education and Training.


Rupa Brosseau
Director of FAER
1061 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL  60173
Phone: +1-630-912-2554