IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19

The Scholars’ Program is specifically designed for early-stage anesthesiology scholars and focuses on topics unique to them, such as sharpening skills and best practices, career and publishing advice, and networking. Scholars are also given the opportunity to be mentored by a seasoned anesthesiologist.

Participation in the Scholars’ Program requires a separate $50 fee and pre-registration. This fee includes education sessions, reception, breakfast and lunch. Space is limited so register early!

5:30pm – 6:30pm

IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program Mentoring and Networking Reception

9:30am – 9:45am

Scholars’ Program: Introduction
Julie K. Freed, MD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Aaron Norris, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

9:45am – 10:45am

Establishing Independence, Building an Academic Career through Innovations in Research and Education
Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine; Edward Sherwood, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

10:55am – 12:00pm

Navigating and Conducting Pragmatic Clinical and Translational Trials for Research
Moderated by Kristin L. Schreiber, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School

Vafi Salmasi, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Hance Clarke, MD, PhD, University of Toronto; and Daniel King-Wai Low, MD, MB BS, Seattle Children’s Hospital

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Break and IARS Poster Session D

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Promoting Your Career Advancement through Research and Education
Moderated by Michael Montana, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ronald B. George, MD, FRCPC, Dalhousie University; and Alex Evers, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Networking and Collaboration
Moderated by Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Center

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Preparing for the Future of Anesthesiology Now
Moderated by Kate Gurba, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto; and George A. Mashour, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medicine

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Scholars’ Program: Leadership Workshop: Emotional Intelligence and the Innovative Leader
Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, LFHIMSS, FIISE, UAB Health System and School of Medicine and Duane Wilson, University of Notre Dame

Friday, May 17
5:30pm – 6:30pm

IARS, AUA, SOCCA and eSAS Scholars’ Program Mentoring and Networking Reception

Saturday, May 18
9:30am – 9:45am

Scholars’ Program: Introduction
Julie K. Freed, MD, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin; Aaron Norris, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine

9:45am – 10:45am

Establishing Independence, Building an Academic Career through Innovations in Research and Education
Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine; Edward Sherwood, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Colleen Koch, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

10:55am – 12:00pm

Navigating and Conducting Pragmatic Clinical and Translational Trials for Research
Moderated by Kristin L. Schreiber, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School

Vafi Salmasi, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Hance Clarke, MD, PhD, University of Toronto; and Daniel King-Wai Low, MD, MB BS, Seattle Children’s Hospital

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Break and IARS Poster Session D

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Promoting Your Career Advancement through Research and Education
Moderated by Michael Montana, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ronald B. George, MD, FRCPC, Dalhousie University; and Alex Evers, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Networking and Collaboration
Moderated by Jamie Privratsky, MD, PhD, Duke University Medical Center

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Preparing for the Future of Anesthesiology Now
Moderated by Kate Gurba, MD, PhD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto; and George A. Mashour, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medicine

Sunday, May 19
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Scholars’ Program: Leadership Workshop: Emotional Intelligence and the Innovative Leader
Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, LFHIMSS, FIISE, UAB Health System and School of Medicine and Duane Wilson, University of Notre Dame

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