Annual Events

Academic Evening

Our annual Academic Evening takes place every year in late May in the reception area and auditorium of the Milstein Heart Center and is coordinated by Dr. Robert Sladen and Dr. Charles Emala. It is an opportunity for departmental residents, fellows, medical students, postdoctoral students, and research associates to present their research and academic work to their colleagues and the faculty. All submitted abstracts are presented as posters in one of three categories: basic science research, clinical research, or case reports. A faculty selection committee ranks the top two basic science research and clinical research abstracts as well as the best case report, all of which are presented in oral form at the end of the evening. An invited distinguished guest judge selects first- and second-place awards.

Recent guest judges:

2017

Vesna D. Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA
Professor of Anesthesia and Chair,
Department of Anesthesiology

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

“Anesthesia and the Developing Brain – Do We Have Cause for Concern?”

2016

Beverly Orser, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Department of Anesthesia

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Toronto, Canada

“Cognitive Deficits after Anesthesia and Surgery: Causes and Treatments”

2015

Berend Mets, MB, ChB, PhD
FRCA, FFA (SA), Eric A. Walker Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

“To Stop or Not: Angiotensin Axis Blockade”

2014

Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD
Henry Isaiah Dorr Professor of Research and Teaching of Anesthetics, Harvard Medical School; Anesthetist-in-Chief, Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School;
Massachusetts General Hospital

“Intraoperative Mechanical Ventilator”

E. M. Papper Lecture

This endowed lecture is held each year and is given by an anesthesiologist with an outstanding international reputation. The lecture honors Dr. E. M. Papper, the first chair of the department.

Recent lectures:

2016

Laura E. Niklason, MD, PhD
Nicholas M. Greene Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering, Yale University School of Medicine

“State of the Art: Cell Therapies”

2015

Lecture I
Bobbie-Jean Sweitzer, MD
Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care, Professor of Medicine, Director, Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic, University of Chicago

“Evaluation and Optimization of the Higher Risk Patients”
 

Lecture II
Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA
The Mark C. Rogers Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

“Hospital-Acquired Anemia: A Hazard of Hospitalization”

Allen I. Hyman History of Anesthesia Lecture

This lecture is traditionally the first endowed lecture of the academic year and explores the breakthroughs and evolution of anesthesiology practices through the years.

Recent lectures:

2017

Edward D. Miller, MD
Dean & CEO Emeritus, John Hopkins Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

"John Hopkins and the Creation of Modern Medicine Competencies"

2016

Theodore H. Stanley, MD
Anesthesiology Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

“The Opiods Part II: The Story of Fentanyl"

Sydney Winchell Memorial Lecture

These endowed lectures honor Dr. Sydney Winchell, who trained in our department from 1958 to 1960.


Recent lectures:

2016

Lecture I: Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, Texas Children’s Hospital

“Dexmedetomidine and Anesthetic Neurotoxicity in the Developing Brain”

Lecture II: E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Research GRECC, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

“Saving the Injured Brain from Acquired Dementia: A New Frontier in Critical Care”

2015

Lecture I: Alexandre Mignon, MD, PhD
MBA, Professor of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine, Cochin/Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Paris Descartes University and School of Medicine

“Serious Games: The Next Generation for Effective Education and Simulation”

Lecture II: Santhanam Suresh, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

“Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia in Children”

Lecture III: Vincent Chan, MD, FRCPC
FRCA, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Toronto

“Perioperative Use of Ultrasound for Anesthesia Practice”

Virginia Apgar Endowed Lecture

These endowed lectures honor Dr. Virginia Apgar, the first female professor to hold a full professorship at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and creator of the Apgar Score for quickly determining a newborn infant's health.

Recent lectures:

2016

David S. Warner, MD
Vice Chair, Research, Chief, Division of Basic Sciences, Distinguished Professor of Anesthesiology in the School of Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurobiology and Surgery, Duke University

“Advancing Translational Research: Lessions From Study of Acute Brain Injury”

2015

Y. S. Prakash, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology & Physiology, Chair, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic

“Nanoparticles for Targeting Lung Diseases: The Need for Intelligent Design”