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Announcements  |   March 2015
2015 Annual Journal Symposium: “The Anesthesiologist and Health Care Redesign”
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Announcements   |   March 2015
2015 Annual Journal Symposium: “The Anesthesiologist and Health Care Redesign”
Anesthesiology 03 2015, Vol.122, 720-722. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000460481.75964.85
Anesthesiology 03 2015, Vol.122, 720-722. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000460481.75964.85
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and its journal, Anesthesiology, announce the 24th annual Journal Symposium to be held at the ASA Annual Meeting on October 27, 2015, in San Diego, California. The 2015 Journal Symposium will highlight feature the following presentations:
Presentation 1: Using Data to Improve Operating Room Throughput
Peter Dunn, M.D., Executive Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Massachusetts General Hospital Retsef Levi, Ph.D., J. Spencer Standish Professor of Operations Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Presentation 2: Redesigning Surgical Patient Care from Decision to Discharge
Jonathan Wanderer, M.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Presentation 3: Designing a New Hospital for Surgical Care
Brett Simon, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Josie Robertson Surgery Center
A common axiom in architecture reads: “If you want to change the way people work, change the building they work in.” The 2015 Journal Symposium addresses the changes in healthcare design and delivery head on, with this axiom setting the context. Anesthesiologists that are involved in the world of perioperative and procedural medicine are facing intense pressure to alter systems of care to improve the value delivered to patients. Such pressures are not new, but the intensity of the pressure has risen dramatically. The advent of the Affordable Care Act and payer initiatives like bundling and value-based purchasing provide new impetus for healthcare delivery redesign. Recent descriptive publications have detailed elements of a nascent “Perioperative Surgical Home.” Does this construct represent a true reconsideration of perioperative healthcare delivery? How much of redesign is required to truly affect the value a perioperative system brings to patients? Does the value accrue to patients, or does the value of redesigning perioperative systems actually benefit healthcare systems and payers?
Four experts will introduce these topics for the first 90 minutes of the symposium, with 20-minute presentations and 10-minute discussions. The speakers will discuss three different approaches, of increasing scope, for redesigning healthcare delivery systems to meet specific goals. Where available, empirical tests of the redesign efforts’ success at meeting their goals will be presented.
We invite abstracts on this topic from all related fields: basic science, translational, clinical, and quality research. The top eight abstracts will be presented orally during the second half of the symposium.
The authors of abstracts selected for the symposium will be offered an opportunity to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in an issue to be published in the spring of 2016.
Nominations Sought For
2015 Award for Excellence in Research
The annual American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Award for Excellence in Research recognizes an individual for outstanding achievement in research that has or is likely to have an important impact on the practice of anesthesiology.
The individual’s work must represent a body of original, mature and sustained contribution to the advancement of the science of anesthesiology. The nominee need not be a physician, an anesthesiologist, or a member of the ASA, but must be presently engaged in research related to anesthesiology, academically accomplished with peer-reviewed publications and funded research, and nominated in response to a call for nominations. The completed application must include the nominee’s current curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination, and a seconding letter from two individuals with an understanding of the research contributions of the individual.
The 2014 Award for Excellence in Research was presented to Henrik Kehlet, M.D., Ph.D., at the ASA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, on Monday, October 13. Dr. Kehlet is a Professor at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Award for Excellence in Research is March 31, 2015. Please submit nominations or any questions regarding this award to Vicki Vass Tedeschi, Managing Editor, Anesthesiology; e-mail: managing-editor@anesthesiology.org.
Nominations Sought For
2015 Presidential Scholar Award
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Presidential Scholar Award recognizes colleagues who dedicate their formative careers to research.
The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Presidential Scholar Award is March 31, 2015. Anesthesiologists who are within 10 years of their first appointment to a department of anesthesiology, who are Board-certified in their country of practice, who are ASA members, and who are clinically active in anesthesia, intensive care, or pain medicine are eligible for the award. Nominees must be academically accomplished with peer-reviewed publications and funded research. Candidates should be nominated by their department chair or by the Committee on Research after review of the current year’s grant applicants of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. The nominee’s department chair should submit a letter of support and the nominee’s current curriculum vitae as well as one seconding letter from a senior faculty member. Only one nominee per department will be accepted.
The recipient of the 2014 Presidential Scholar Award was Rebecca A. Aslakson, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, who received the award at the ASA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, on Monday, October 13, 2014.
Please submit nominations or any questions regarding this award to Vicki Vass Tedeschi, Managing Editor, Anesthesiology; e-mail: managing-editor@anesthesiology.org.
Nominations Sought for the 2015 FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award
The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research is accepting nominations for the 2015 FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award. The award recognizes an outstanding mentor in anesthesiology and the value of mentorship in the specialty. Each year, the FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology presents the award at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting during the Celebration of Research.
The nomination deadline for the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award is March 31, 2015.
Anesthesiologists who are actively engaged in anesthesiology mentorship and have a sustained record of mentoring anesthesiologists over time are eligible for the award. The award is based on the training experiences and successes of the nominee’s mentees, not on the mentor’s personal career achievements.
Anyone who is a mentee or a colleague of a successful anesthesiology mentor may submit a nomination. Nominators must have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts. Mentees should be actively involved in research, teaching, mentoring, or other leadership activities.
The recipient of the 2014 FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research award was Jay Yang, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.E.E., Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Please submit a nomination form, three letters of recommendation, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and a completed mentor table. Nomination forms and more information about the nomination process are available at FAER.org/mentor-award.
If you have questions about award nominations, contact Jody Clikeman, Program Coordinator, at 507-538-7884 or JodyClikeman@faer.org.