In 2001, FAER held the first FAER Honorary Research Lecture as a means of recognizing outstanding scholarship by a scientist in an effort to encourage young anesthesiologists to consider careers in research and teaching, which are crucial if anesthesiology is to maintain its reputation as a medical specialty continuously striving for excellence in patient care. In 2014, the Board of Directors voted to name the Honorary Research Lecture after Martin Helrich, MD, FAER’s first Executive Director who passed in 2013.
Now called the FAER-Helrich Research Lecture, this lecture is held annually at ANESTHESIOLOGY®.
Each year, between April and August, FAER sources FAER-Helrich Research Lecturer nominations from current and past FAER Board members; Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesia (ARMA) members; past Helrich lecturers; Society for Anesthesia Education and Research (SAER) member department chairs; and major individual donors. A letter of nomination and nominee CV is required when submitting a nomination.
Typically, FAER-Helrich Research Lecturers are Active members of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and meet one or more of the following criteria:
FAER-Helrich Research Lecturers
Below is a full record of FAER-Helrich Research Lecturers. Note that hyperlinked names will direct to corresponding lecturer announcements from the ASA Monitor.
|2001||Debra A. Schwinn, MD||Thinking Out of the Box – Anesthesiology Research in the 21st Century|
|2002||James C. Eisenach, MD||From Childbirth to Cancer Pain and Back Again – Translational Pain Research|
|2003||Jeanine P. Wiener-Kronish, MD||Critical Infections – From Genes to the Bedside|
|2004||David C. Warltier, MD, PhD||Protection Against Ischemia and Reperfusion Injury
|2005||Alex S. Evers, MD||Understanding Anesthetic Steroids: Sites and Mechanisms of Action|
|2006||Paul D. Allen, MD, PhD||Calcium: This is Everything|
|2007||Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB||Why We Need to Know How Anesthetics Work|
|2008||Steven L. Shafer, MD||Critical Thinking|
|2009||Lee A. Fleisher, MD||Optimizing Perioperative Outcomes: My Journey into Risk, Preferences, Guidelines and Performance Measures|
|2010||Roger A. Johns, MD, MHS||A FAER-Fueled Career as a Clinician-Scientist|
|2011||Michael J. Joyner, MD||Putting the Gene-ie Back in the Bottle: Is the Relevance of ‘omics’ Limited in Biomedical Research|
|2012||Judy R. Kersten, MD||What’s So Bad About Being Sweet?|
|2013||Charles W. Emala, Sr. MS, MD||Peripheral GABAA Receptors: Unrecognized Anesthetic Targets?|
|2014||Emery N. Brown, MD||The Clinical Neuroscience of Anesthesia: Research, Education and Patient Care|
|2015||Laurent G. Glance, MD||Can We Do Better? How Big Data Can Help|
|2016||Michael A. Gropper, MD, PhD||Harm Prevention in Critical Care: A Transprofessional Journey|
|2017||George A. Mashour, MD, PhD||Consciousness and the Dying Brain|
|2018||David O. Warner, MD||Found in Translation: MASKs, Coffin Nails, and Other Curiosities|
|2019||Roderic Eckenhoff, MD||Anesthetics, Surgery and Alzheimer's Disease; Hypotheses Come and Go|
|2020||Tony L. Yaksh, PhD||Why Is Pain Such a Tough Nut to Crack: A Mechanistic Perspective on Our Emphasis Upon Neuraxial Processing|
|2021||Daniel I. Sessler, MD||Crisis and Opportunity in Clinical Trials|
|2022||Michael S. Avidan, MBBCh, FCA SA||Promoting Conscious Choice Regarding Unconscious Preference|
|2023||Margaret M. Sedensky, MD||How Do General Anesthetics Work Their Magic? - One Team's Approach|
Curated by: BH
Last updated by: BH
Date of last update: May 16, 2023