IARS Aligned Meeting & SOCCA Focus on Critical Care Day – Saturday, April 28

IARS 2018 Annual Meeting and International Science Symposium
Improving Health Through Discovery and Education
April 28 – May 1, 2018, Chicago, Illinois

The attendees of the IARS, AUA and SOCCA Annual Meetings will have the opportunity to take advantage of a special Aligned Meeting and SOCCA Focus on Critical Care Day on Saturday, April 28. The thought leaders in academic anesthesiology will present a wide selection of robust education sessions highlighting pioneering topics in anesthesia and celebrating advances in education, science, research and the art of anesthesiology.

IARS Aligned Meeting Day Sessions
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Opening General Session and T.H. Seldon Memorial Lecture: Personalizing Health Care in the Era of Big Data
with Dr. Jeffrey R. Balser

Over the past two decades, Dr. Balser has guided expansion of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine research programs in personalized medicine, human subjects research, and population health, moving Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s ranking to eighth in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Symposium: AUA: Mitochondria and Bioenergetics in Health and Disease: It’s Not Just a Power Failure!
with Drs. Paul S. Brookes, Elizabeth A. Jonas, Y.S. Prakash, Douglas L. Rothman, and Douglas C. Wallace

This invigorating symposium will highlight important questions relating to mitochondria and bioenergetics that impact the perioperative environment. Examine the roles of altered mitochondrial structure and function as well as bioenergetics and unintended consequences of drugs or other interventions on mitochondria and bioenergetics and how this may help improve and individualize patient care.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Problem-Based Learning Discussion: AUA: Why Study Time Doesn’t Always Lead to Learning: How Do We Help the Struggling Trainee?
with Drs. Ersne Eromo and Daniel Saddawi-Konefka

This hands-on session will provide various self-study methods available to trainees, including relative effectiveness of each technique, offering an approach to unpack a trainee’s study habits and to prepare a study plan for a hypothetical trainee that combines effective learning modalities.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Problem-Based Learning Discussion: AUA: Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Perioperative Focused Cardiac and Pulmonary Ultrasound, and The Hemodynamically Unstable Patient
with Drs. Alexander S. Kuo and Abraham Sonny

Evaluate the role of anesthesiologist-performed focused cardiac and pulmonary ultrasound in the perioperative period and the role of focused ultrasound in hemodynamic assessment for guiding diagnosis and management of undifferentiated shock.

SOCCA Focus on Critical Care Day Sessions
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Problem-Based Learning Discussion: SOCCA: To Intubate or Not: Management of Post-Operative Acute Respiratory Failure
with Dr. Kunal Karamchandani

Management of postoperative acute respiratory failure can be challenging. Early recognition and prompt treatment is critical to prevent significant morbidity and mortality. In this case-based session, discuss the principles and utility of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in the management of acute hypoxic respiratory failure.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Review Course Lecture: SOCCA: The Tele-Vision: Taking Care to the Patient and Expanding the Scope of the Intensivist
with Dr. Liza M. Weavind

The reality of virtual care is upon us, and it is our responsibility as intensivists to maximize the potential of telemedicine to leverage ourselves and provide care to an ever widening circle of patients, not limited to the critically ill in our ICU’s. Our patients may be acutely deteriorating on a non-monitored floor or being evaluated in an ED. Our input as intensivists, in real time, in remote geographic locations, within or outside of the hospital may be lifesaving. Utilizing telemedicine to take critical care to the patient, rather than bringing the patient to the ICU, should be our goal.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Problem-Based Learning Discussion: SOCCA: The Sweet Escape: A Complicated Case of DKA
with Dr. George W. Williams, II

Join this exciting discussion and examine an intriguing case of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Evaluate a case of a middle-aged man who presents with a preliminarily negative cardiac workup and yet has chest pain. Endocrine, renal and infectious diseases come into play in this real case.

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Problem-Based Learning Discussion: SOCCA: Perioperative Renal Replacement Therapy for the Anesthesiologist: Does It Make A Difference?
with Dr. Dragos Galusca

Anesthetic management of high-risk patients undergoing major hepatic surgery can involve the use of perioperative renal replacement therapy (RRT). Examine the risk factors and etiology of renal injury for patients undergoing major (hepatic) surgery during this discussion session.

5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Review Course Lecture: SOCCA: Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fracture (HFpEF) as a Perioperative Risk
with Dr. Aalok Kacha

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) accounts for approximately 50% of cases of heart failure. HFpEF confers an increased risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality. Assess how the phenotypes, evaluation, and management of HFpEF is important for the perioperative physician given the increasing prevalence of ICUs.

Plus, A Bonus Focus on Critical Care Session on Sunday, April 29, Complimentary for SOCCA Attendees:
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Panel: SOCCA: 50 Years of ARDS: An Update
with Drs. Kunal Karamchandani, Brian Kavanagh, Daniel S. Talmor, Avery Tung, and Michael H. Wall

Despite heightened awareness and extensive research related to ARDS over the last 50 years, ARDS represents an important public health problem globally and is associated with a mortality rate of approximately 40%. ARDS continues to be under-recognized and under-treated in terms of the use of optimal, proven, or recommended approaches to mechanical ventilation. Attend this panel and discover strategies to prevent and treat ARDS.

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