Rising Anesthesia Intern Wins Abstract Award

Duke Anesthesiology congratulates Dr. Russ Horres for being awarded second place for his abstract presentation at the 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine conference. Dr. Horres is a Duke medical student who did his research in the anesthesia department with Dr. Tim Miller (who served as the conference’s scientific program chairman) and Dr. Richard Moon. Special recognition also goes to Dr. Horres’ primary mentor of his winning abstract, Dr. Stuart Grant, and to Dr. Moon for providing a successful third year medical student research track in which various students have won awards for their research during his tenure!

Dr. Miller describes Dr. Horres’ award as “a phenomenal effort for a medical student” because all of the abstract presenters he competed against were attendings, including Professor. Mike Grocott, who won first place for his abstract presentation. Stay tuned for more details about Professor. Grocott’s involvement with the new Duke Perioperative Medicine Fellowship in collaboration with University College London.

This was the second year that the American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) co-hosted the conference with Evidenced Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). The meeting is a unique partnership dedicated to sharing the most up-to-date scientific information to improve patient outcomes. Featured speakers included Duke Anesthesiology faculty and the president of Duke University Hospital. Learn more about Duke’s strong presence at this year’s conference!