A strong contingent of our residents traveled to Portland for the Western Anesthesia Residents' Conference (WARC) on April 21-23, hosted by the Oregon Health & Science University's Department of Anesthesiology.
Five of our department's leading faculty members traveled to Hangzhou, China in April to take part in a joint conference with the Department of Anesthesiology at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University (SAHZU), on "The Future of Perioperative Medicine".
"And the winner is – La La Land!" announced Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD, Vice Chair for Perioperative Medicine, presenting the top award at our department’s 9th Annual Scientific Evening on March 7, at Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
Drs. Eric Hsu, Jakun Ing, Chrystina Jeter, George Pan, and Michael Sniderman – showed us how to make that connection on February 16, at UCLA Health’s 11th annual “I Heart Walking” event, a health fair for employees.
Every year for the past six years, a CA-3 resident has visited Hangzhou, China as part of a clinical exchange program at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (SAHZU).
As part of our own continued evolution and development, we're excited to launch our new newsletter Open Circuit! Open Circuit is a platform for sharing our department's information and accomplishments.
Dr. Gropper, who chairs the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at UCSF, spoke on the topic of “Preventing Harm in Critically Ill Patients” as part of our Patricia A. Kapur, MD, Visiting Professor Program. He pointed to evidence that between one-half and one percent of hospital admissions are associated with a preventable, potentially lethal adverse event, such as a hospital-acquired infection.
"Health 2.0" is a major conference on health technology and innovation that takes place every year in San Francisco. This fall, as a CA-1 resident, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to join over 2000 other attendees at the event — many of whom were chief executives, chief information officers, and venture capitalists.
Congratulations to Soban Umar, MD, PhD! Dr. Umar is lead author of the scientific abstract that has been named "Best Abstract of the Meeting" in basic science for the upcoming American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting in Chicago next month.