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Fenghua Li, MD
Fenghua Li, MD
Reza Gorji, MD
Reza Gorji, MD

Fenghua Li, MD
Editor-in-Chief

Reza Gorji, MD

Executive Editor

The first SNACC/JNA Joint Twitter Journal Club led by Drs. Kate Rosenblatt, IB Adedugbe and Arney Abcejo was launched on January 13, 2020. The Journal Club discussed the newly published JNA article ‘Regional Versus General Anesthesia: Effect of Anesthetic Techniques on Clinical Outcome in Lumbar Spine Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial’. Several SNACC members participated in the discussion and it was a huge success.

Dr. Linda Anglio from Harvard University, Boston was selected, following a highly competitive review process, for a program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience and Women’s Brain Initiative pilot grant of $100,000. Her proposal was ‘Digital Phenotyping to Monitor a CBT Pain Prevention Intervention for Women Undergoing Surgery’.

Dr. Audree A. Bendo from SUNY Downstate Medical University, New York City moderated the scientific panel ‘Best Practices in Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: Avoiding Complications and Improving Outcomes’ during the 73rd Postgraduate Assembly in Anesthesiology held on December 13, 2019. Panelists were Drs. Deepak Sharma from University of Washington, Seattle, Apolonia E. Abramowicz from Montefiore Medical Center, New York City and Jess W. Braillier from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City.

Three SNACC members presented at the recent ISNACC meeting held on January 31-February 2, 2020 in Chennai, India. The three presentations were ‘Actual Precision Medicine: How Close Are We in Anesthesia Practice?’ by James Hecker from the United States, ‘Optimal Perioperative Management of the Geriatric Patient by Nicolai Goettel from Switzerland and ‘Frailty and Postoperative Outcomes After Complex Spine Surgery’ by Alana Flexman from Canada.

Dr. Eugenia Ayrian gave four lectures and one PBLD during the winter California Society of Anesthesia (CSA) Conference in Maui, February 8-12, 2020. They were as follows: a PBLD titled ‘The Worst Headache of my Life! - Interventional Neuroradiology: Routine Anesthetic and Crisis Management’, ‘Dilemma of the 21st Century: Is General Anesthetic Harmful?’, ‘Postoperative Delirium. Caring for Patients with Delirium’, ‘Anesthesia Challenges for Complicated Spine Cases’ and ‘Deep Brain Stimulators: Making the Miracle Happen!’

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