Free
Meeting Abstracts  |   March 2009
ANNUAL JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM: “Biomarkers and Perioperative Outcomes”
Article Information
Meeting Abstracts   |   March 2009
ANNUAL JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM: “Biomarkers and Perioperative Outcomes”
Anesthesiology 3 2009, Vol.110, 690. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000346774.06530.22
Anesthesiology 3 2009, Vol.110, 690. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000346774.06530.22
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and its journal Anesthesiology announce the 18th annual Journal Symposium, to be held at the Annual Meeting of the ASA on October 20, 2009, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2009 Journal Symposium will highlight up-and-coming and noteworthy concepts in anesthesia research and clinical practice.
Just as anesthesiologists have been affected by the recent imaging revolution, so are we now by a revolution in novel biomarkers for disease. Assessing the value of proposed biomarkers is complex, but validated biomarkers of disease could improve diagnosis, guide therapy, and presage outcome in perioperative and critical care medicine. In this Symposium, lectures by internationally recognized experts will describe the history of an established and validated biomarker (troponin for cardiac injury) and the evolution of novel biomarkers for acute renal injury in perioperative and critical care medicine. Although considerable progress has been made in the methodology and report of randomized trials, anesthesiology lags behind some areas of medicine regarding development, validation, and interpretation of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. The third lecture, by the Statistical Editor of Anesthesiology, will discuss approaches for clinical investigators and readers of scientific literature to make sense of this important emerging literature.
Investigators from around the world with an interest in this subject are requested to submit their work to the ASA for the Annual Meeting. Abstracts from both basic and clinical sciences are welcome. Studies examining or evaluating key biomarkers in perioperative and critical care medicine are encouraged. Abstracts should be submitted via  the usual online process (which can be accessed via  the Web sites and ). Interested individuals should be sure to check the Journal Symposium box on the abstract submission form to be considered for inclusion in this special session. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2009. Abstract selections will be made by the Symposium organizers, Anesthesiology Editors Bruno Riou, M.D., of University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, and Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
The authors of abstracts selected for the Symposium will be offered an opportunity to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in a special Symposium issue to be published in the spring of 2010.
Figure. No caption available.
Figure. No caption available.
Figure. No caption available.
×
Figure. No caption available.
Figure. No caption available.
Figure. No caption available.
×