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Anesthesiology 2017 Opening Session: System Innovation in Surgical and Anesthesia Care Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H.

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Emery A. Rovenstine Lecture: Quality Anesthesia: Medicine Measures-Patients Decide

Lee A. Fleisher, M.D.
October 23, 2017, 8:00 - 9:15 AM In this lecture Dr. Fleisher will present insights about the history of quality measurement within anesthesia that began in 1935 with the establishment of the Anesthesia Study Commissions by Henry S. Ruth, M.D.

Ellison C. Pierce Lecture: Anesthesia Patient Safety: Closing the Gap Between Perception and Reality

Robert K. Stoelting, M.D., FACA.
October 21, 2017, 1:10 - 2:10 PM. What started with a vision that “no patient shall be harmed by anesthesia” quickly became what is now the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. Join us for a review of patient safety initiatives and discover the steps necessary to reduce adverse events in the perioperative period. Strategies for closing the gap between the perception of safety and the reality that much remains to be accomplished will also be discussed.

Awards Presentation

October 23, 2017, 8:00 - 9:15 AM

John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science: Electroencephalography in Anesthesiology: Past, Present and Future

Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

This lecture was delivered on the 80th anniversary of the publication of the paper "Effect on the electroencephalogram of certain drugs which influence nervous activity" by F.A. Gibbs, W.A. Gibbs and W.G. Lennox. Dr. Brown reviewed historical milestones in the use of electroencephalogram (EEG) as a basic science tool to understand the neurophysiology of general anesthesia and as a clinical tool for monitoring patients.

SOAP/FAER Gertie Marx Plenary Lecture: Links to Improving Anesthesia Outcomes

Robert D’Angelo, M.D.

Learn what is known about serious complications related to obstetric anesthesia and a framework being implemented to reduce incidences. Be introduced to the Anesthesia Incident Reporting System (AIRS) complication registries, and deepen your understanding of how they can be used to anonymously report detailed information about serious adverse events. Discover how this information could alter future anesthesia practices in ways that improve obstetric anesthesia outcomes.