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28th Annual Anesthesiology Journal Symposium: 
WHAT’S NEW IN THE OLD? 
With advances in medical care, patients are living longer and are presenting for surgery at later ages and with more co-morbidities. Anesthesiologists are facing the challenge of guiding increasingly elderly patients through surgery to the desired end-points of enhanced recovery and optimal quality of life. 

The 2019 Anesthesiology Journal Symposium will feature plenary lectures by invited experts who will address current concepts and current research in the field to provide a better understanding of: 

  • How to identify older patients at risk for adverse perioperative outcome
  • Strategies to be used for preoperative optimization of the elderly 
  • Best practices for perioperative management of older surgical patients 
  • When should frailty result in a change in surgical approach or anesthetic plan? 
  • Leading ways to prevent postoperative delirium
  • Treatment of postoperative delirium 

In addition to the plenary lectures, eight research abstracts will be presented orally during the second half of the symposium. 

We invite research abstracts on this topic from all related fields: basic science, translational, clinical, quality improvement, and education research. The top eight abstracts will be presented orally during the second half of the symposium. All abstract submissions must meet deadlines and guidelines set by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The authors of abstracts selected for the symposium will be offered an opportunity to submit their full manuscripts to Anesthesiology for inclusion in an issue to be published in the spring of 2020. 

The Journal is inviting full-length article submissions related to the topic. Articles must meet Journal submission guidelines. 

Article submission deadline is August 1, 2019. View Journal submission guidelines


Nominations Sought for 
2019 ASA 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 2018 Award for Excellence in Research was presented to Beverley Orser, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C., F.C.A.H.S. at the Anesthesiology 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco on Monday, October 15, 2018. Dr. Orser is  faculty of the University of Toronto in the Department of Anesthesia for her entire career and has been an active clinical anesthesiologist and educator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto, Canada)
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Award for Excellence in Research is March 31, 2019. 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 2019 James E. Cottrell, M.D., Presidential Scholar Award
The James E. Cottrell, M.D., Presidential Scholar Award recognizes colleagues who dedicate their formative careers to research. 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. 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 2018 Presidential Scholar Award was Brian Bateman, M.D., Ph.D., who received the award at the Anesthesiology 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco.
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 James E. Cottrell, M.D., Presidential Scholar Award is March 31, 2019. Please submit nominations or any questions regarding this award to Vicki Vass Tedeschi, Managing Editor, Anesthesiology; e-mail: managing-editor@anesthesiology.org.

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