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Announcements  |   December 2009
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR Meeting Abstracts: 2010 ANNUAL JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM
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Announcements   |   December 2009
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR Meeting Abstracts: 2010 ANNUAL JOURNAL SYMPOSIUM
Anesthesiology 12 2009, Vol.111, 1396. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000365140.27047.24
Anesthesiology 12 2009, Vol.111, 1396. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000365140.27047.24
“Outcomes beyond the Operating Room”
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and its journal Anesthesiology announce the 19th annual Journal Symposium, to be held at the ASA Annual Meeting on October 19, 2010, in San Diego, California. The 2010 Journal Symposium will highlight up-and-coming and noteworthy concepts in anesthesia research and clinical practice.
Anesthesiologists have generally considered their work done and successful if patients were well a day or two after surgery. However, there is increasing evidence that perioperative management has the potential to influence patient outcomes weeks, months, and perhaps even years after surgery. This symposium will explore aspects of anesthetic care most likely to be associated with alterations in long-term outcome.
Three invited speakers will lead the session. Daniel I. Sessler, M.D., Professor and Chair Department of Outcomes Research, Cleveland Clinic, will discuss long-term consequences of intraoperative management; Philip J. Devereaux, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, McMaster University Departments of Medicine (Division of Cardiology) and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, will describe how we can substantially cut the risk of major vascular complications among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery in the coming decade; and Simon C. Body, M.B.Ch.B., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, will discuss the team role of intraoperative transfusion management upon long-term outcomes.
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 through 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, 2010. Abstract selections will be made by the symposium organizers in conjunction with members of the Anesthesiology Editorial Board.
The authors of abstracts selected for the symposium will be offered an opportunity to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in a special issue to be published in the spring of 2011.