The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting will be held October 21 – 25 in Boston, Massachusetts. UCLA will be well-represented at the conference, which draws an international audience of over 15,000 heath care professionals to learn about the latest developments in the field. Our faculty and residents will host over 40 presentations and workshops.
The first-ever study to shed light on the role of sex chromosomal influence on pulmonary hypertension ahead of print appeared on September 21 in the prominent American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Our department’s researchers showed that the Y chromosome – found only in males – may be the single most important factor protecting against the development of this catastrophic disease.
Our residents and faculty members joined Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, teachers, and students on October 5 in celebrating a partnership to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at three high schools in the Los Angeles area.
It was my privilege to join Aloha Medical Mission (AMM) on a journey to Myanmar (also known as Burma) in August, which was eye-opening, challenging, and humbling on a number of levels. I gained invaluable experience that I will carry with me for the rest of my career as a nurse anesthetist.
Pediatric anesthesiologist Reza Borna, MD, traveled to Antigua, Guatemala in August as part of a volunteer medical team with the mission provide free surgical and medical care to impoverished communities.