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Scholars' Program Sessions

The Scholars' Program was created in partnership with Early-Stage Anesthesiology Scholars (eSAS) to give academic anesthesiologists from around the world the chance to meet face-to-face, network, and learn from each other.

Below are selected sessions from the Scholars' Program meeting held April 28 -29, 2018. Be sure to join us next year in Montreal, May 16-21, 2019!

Moving from Insight to Scientific Premise to Research Program and What This is All About

Dr. Max Kelz kicked off the Scholars' Program drawing on his personal experiences when he was getting started as a young anesthesiologist. He used a series of anecdotes from his training and career to describe how early experiences, including adverse ones, have the potential to positively impact and shape a career as an anesthesia scholar. Dr. Kelz also argues the importance of thinking critically and disprove your own hypotheses, and how vital it is to channel failure into growth.

Shine Like a Rockstar: Different Paths to Success

Being an anesthesiologist is more than just clinical work! Drs. Toledo, Nagele and Hill talk about the different leadership paths that can be taken as a Scholar. They also address teaching anesthesiologists new to the field, best practices for conducting research, and the art of managing an entire department effectively.

Resilience Personified: Transitioning from Trainee to Junior Faculty and Beyond

As an early-stage anesthesiologist, you'll pretty much be asked to do everything. Dr. Julie Freed and Dr. Ken Solt speak from personal experience about the importance of learning to say no and protect your time. Prioritizing your time is essential for building a foundation to launch your career as an academic researcher. Learn from two doctors who have been there and survived!

Moving Fluidly across the Translational Spectrum: Current Opioid Crisis

Rampant opioid use and addiction has become a national crisis. This must-see session presents various methods to prevent opioid misuse in patients, including prevention education for patients as well as doctors. Take a deep dive into a study proving the effectiveness of using caffeine to reduce pain for those who are sleep deprived and pain management exercises with a psychological approach.

Priorities for Developing Researchers: Perspectives from the NIH and IARS

Dr. Emory Brown proposes eight questions you should ask yourself to help shape your research career in anesthesiology. Your answers will lay the groundwork you'll need for success then help move you forward. Once you know what direction you're headed, you'll need to fund that work - so Dr. Alison Cole jumps in to explain the process of how the NIH selects projects to fund and best practices to follow to increase your chances of being selected for a grant.

From the Editor's Desk: A No-Nonsense Guide to Successful Publications

Join Editors Drs. Grocott and Leslie as they dig down into the details on how to get your research published. They cover everything from A-Z: how to design a study, the necessary approvals needed to get started, best practices in writing the outcomes, submitting it for review, the review process, and eventually being published.