SAVE THE DATE - 33RD ANNUAL CHALLENGES FOR CLINICIANS CONFERENCE
December 6 - 8, 2019 at The Drake Hotel
Additional course and speaker information will be updated in the coming weeks.
The Pritzker School of Medicine will be honoring Dr. David Glick with the 2018-2019 John D. Arnold, MD Mentor Award for sustained excellence in mentoring medical students. Dr. Glick will receive this award based on his work with fourth year student Charles Du, “Retrospective Comparison of Intraoperative Pressure Variability During Pheochromocytoma Resection in Patients Premedicated with Phenoxybenzamine versus Reversible Alpha Blockade.”
Congratulations to Kristin Powers, M.D., current CA-1, who has been selected as one of seven residents from the University of Chicago Medical Center and NorthShore University HealthSystem to receive the 2019 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Kristin was chosen for the award by the current third year class of the Pritzker School of Medicine on the basis of her demonstrated professionalism and her stature as a role model for medical students.
The Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care invites you to save the date to join us in participating in the 33rd Annual Challenges for Clinicians Conference in Chicago. December 6th through 8th at The Drake Hotel a distinguished group of speakers will bring their clinical expertise to you!
More information will be available in the following weeks.
Dr. Cutter joined the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia in 1992. He was on numerous committees, including the Educaiton Committee, where he served as chair. He also chaired the Semi-annual and Annual Meeting Committees. He served on the board of directors and was president in 2010. He was also the society's delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Magdalena Anitescu, Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care gave an interview to WGN News on the topic of opioid and pain management.
Dr. Jeffrey Tong, assistant professor of anesthesia, has been appointed as director of trauma anesthesia.
Recovery from anesthesia is somewhat random, dependent upon a variety of factors, like genetics or age that are beyond the clinician’s control. It would be extremely beneficial to be able to time recovery from anesthesia in a reproducible manner and to have that recovery be complete. Even though patients “wake” from anesthesia, there are still cognitive problems that persist for hours. Patient’s reaction rates are slowed and memory can be impaired. In addition, there are outliers; patients that wake very slowly after anesthesia. Seniors are especially vulnerable to anesthesia.
Congratulations to our Chairman Dr. Peter Nagele, who was elected Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA). This fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer service within the AHA/ASA.
Ahmed Yousef was awarded the 3rd place prize for his presentation entitled” Caffeine facilitates emergence from isoflurane anesthesia in both genders: blockade of adenosine receptors as well as elevation [cAMP]i are required for maximal effect” at the Medical Student and Resident Scholar Research Symposium, ASA annual meeting, 2018. The awards were chosen from among approximately 50 presentations from many prestigious institutions. “Waking” from anesthesia is normally passive; it happens when patients clear the anesthetic from their bodies. Mr.
A new paper by Prof. Ming Xu describes how genome-edited skin stem cells can be used to stifle desire for cocaine and protect against an overdose when tested in in mice.
Congratulations to Dr. Dan Rubin, who is currently working on an app to report research-related adverse events BSD-wide and an app to map handheld device activity monitoring to METs for purposes of preop cardiac functional assessment.
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