Honored Speakers for Special Lectures Statistics​

American Society of Anesthesiologists/Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Pierce Safety Memorial Lecture Speakers

Ellison C. Pierce Jr., M.D., was the founding President of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, and he was a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Pierce’s vision and commitment to anesthesia patient safety led to the formation of the APSF in 1985. The ASA and APSF are recognized as pioneers in advocating for patient safety.

The ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce Patient Safety Memorial Lecture is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Dr. Pierce. The Pierce Memorial Lecture on Patient Safety started in 2012, and the APSF Board of Directors created this lecture to honor Dr. Pierce’s contributions.

2015

  • Lead Speaker: Mark A. Warner, M.D. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Expanding Our Influence: How the Perioperative Surgical Home Will Improve Patient Safety.

 

 

American Society of Anesthesiologists Emery A. Rovenstine Lecture Speakers

Emery Andrew Rovenstine was an American Anesthesiologist best known for organizing the first academic Department of Anesthesiology at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. He also assisted in developing the anesthetic use for the gas cyclopropane. He was a pioneer in therapeutic nerve blocking. 2015
  • Lead Speaker: James C. Eisenach, M.D. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Without Science There is Little Art in Anesthesiology

2005
  • Lead Speaker: Mark A. Warner, M.D. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

1988
  • Lead Speaker: John “Jack” Michenfelder, M.D. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

American Society of Anesthesiologists John W. Severinghaus Lectures on Translational Science Speakers:

John W. Severinghaus invented modern blood-gas analysis by combining electrodes for carbon dioxide, oxygen, and pH into one machine. He was the first to measure the uptake of inhaled anesthetics in the lung, developed methods for measuring end-tidal gases in the operating room, and was a major figure in studying the control of breathing and adaptation to high altitude in humans.

 

2021

  • Lead Speaker: James C. Eisenach, M.D. FAER, Winston, Salem, NC. Gadgeteering for Pain Relief.

FAER-Helrich Research Lecture Speakers:

The FAER-Helrich Research Lecture is named after Martin Helrich, M.D., FAER’s first Executive Director. The lecture is a means of recognizing outstanding scholarship by a scientist to encourage young anesthesiologists to consider careers in research and teaching, which are crucial if anesthesiology is to maintain its reputation as a medical speciality continuously striving for excellence in patient care.

2018

  • Lecturer: David O. Warner, M.D. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN. Found in Translation: MASKs, Coffin Nails, and Other Curiosities.

2011

  • Lecturer: Michael J. Joyner, M.D. Putting the Gene-ie Back in the Bottle: Is the Relevance of ‘omics’ Limited in Biomedical Research.

2002

  • Lecturer: James C. Eisenach, M.D. From Childbirth to Cancer Pain and Back Again – Translational Pain Research.

 

New York State Society of Anesthesiologists Rovenstine Lecture Speakers:

Emery Andrew Rovenstine was an American Anesthesiologist best known for organizing the first academic Department of Anesthesiology at New York’s Bellevue Hospital. He also assisted in developing the anesthetic use for the gas cyclopropane. He was a pioneer in therapeutic nerve blocking as well.

2019

  • Lecturer: Daniel J. Cole, M.D., FASA, Is Patient Safety the Pinnacle of Quality Perioperative Care.
  • Panel: APSF’s Practical Approaches to Improving Medication Safety. Eliot Grigg, M.D. Drug Administration Errors: Simple Steps to Improve the Anesthesia Workspace and Reduce the Risk of Medication Errors; Elizabeth Rebello, M.D. Standardization of Drug Labeling and Concentration: Are We Different than Other Groups Who Administer Drugs?; Joyce A. Wahr, M.D. Drugs Shortages: Practical Substitutes When Your Most Important Anesthetic Medications Are Missing.

2006

  • Lecturer: Mark A. Warner, M.D. Defining What We Know and Can Do About Rare and Often Catastrophic Perioperative Problems.

2001

  • Lecturer: Tony L. Yaksh, Ph.D. Spinal Analgesics: The Evolution of a Therapeutic Modality.

 

Wood Library Museum Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture Speakers:

The Lewis H. Wright Memorial Lecture of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology honors Dr. Lewis Wright. Dr. Wright was a distinguished pioneer in American anesthesiology and worked to accredit the discipline of anesthesiology as a clinical science and medical specialty. In 1955, ASA recognized his contributions by awarding him the highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. 

 

2022

  • Lead Speaker: Doris K. Cope, M.D., M.S. SUN Pain Institute, Savannah, GA. Culture Wars in Creole New Orleans-Effects on the Practice of Anesthesia and Surgery.

2021

  • Lead Speaker: Mark A. Rockoff, M.D. Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. The Remarkable Story of Freeman Allen: A Pioneering Physician Anesthetist.

2020

  • Lead Speaker: Christine Ball, AM, M.B.,B.S., M.D., FANZCA. Anesthesiology, Alfred Hospital, Prahan, Australia. Dark Matter: Stories from the Shadows.

2019

  • Lead Speaker: Warren Zapol, M.D. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Improving Lung Function from ECMO to NO and eNO.

2018

  • Lead Speaker: Kathryn E. McGoldrick, M.D., FACA. Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, and Advisory Dean for Medical Student Affairs, Emerita, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA. The History of Airway Management Through the Ages.

2015

  • Lead Speaker: Kirk Hogan, M.D., J.D. Public Health Anesthesia, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI. Cognitive Changes After Surgery: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Fundamentals of Anesthesiology.

2014

  • Lead Speaker: James P. Bagian, M.D., PE. Director, Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Patient Safety: Anesthesia Can Lead the Way.