The 22nd Annual Academic Evening, held on Tuesday May 13th, was a wonderful success! Junior level investigators performing research in our department presented ninety-one posters, which for the first time, were held in electronic poster presentation format.
Presentations of research reports and challenging clinical cases were widely distributed through all training levels and divisions of the department. Congratulations to all presenting participants who made this event so special!
Our guest judge and Grand Rounds speaker was Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD. Dr. Wiener-Kronish is the Henry Isaiah Professor of Research and Teaching in Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia at the Harvard Medical School in Boston and Anesthetist-in-Chief at Massachusetts General Hospital. She not only served as a judge, but also mentored the trainees by asking insightful questions during their presentations. She was very complimentary of the work presented in all of the abstracts. The finalists in each category, as selected by our faculty abstract judges, presented their work to Dr. Wiener-Kronish, who had the difficult decision of selecting the winners (listed below).
While announcing the awards, Dr. Wiener-Kronish did an excellent job of summarizing the highlights of each project and including the potential implications to the science and practice of anesthesiology. Thanks to everyone whose contributions made this evening possible. Special acknowledgement belongs to the abstract judges, moderators, mentors, program directors, and support staff, as well as those who continued the critical work of providing anesthesia care to patients that allowed so many to attend the event.
Cathleen Peterson-Layne, PhD, MD
David S. Warner, MD
Academic Evening Co-chairs
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The Department of Anesthesiology would like to thank the following sponsors.
RyMed – Jason Ryan and Krissy Riggs
GE Healthcare – Pat Vickers
Northwestern Mutual Life and Financial Network – Patrick Steele, CLU, ChFC
Smith Medical – Jason Ankney, S. Dawn Shaw, Rebecca Bass