Exposition 2012-13

Department of Anesthesiology's 8th Annual Research Exposition is a Success

January 24, 2013

Rescheduled from November due to inclement weather, the Department of Anesthesiology hosted its Eighth Annual Research Exposition on Thursday, January 24th. As has become tradition, the Department of Anesthesiology's faculty, fellows and residents displayed their research, and the Department welcomed a special guest lecturer. Multiple poster projects were displayed in the Department's halls, demonstrating the breadth of its members' research agendas and interests.

The Department hosted guest speaker James C. Eisenach, MD from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Eisenach is the FM James, III Professor of Anesthesiology and Physiology & Pharmacology at Wake Forest, and serves as the Editor-In-Chief of Anesthesiology. His lecture was entitled, "Social Neuroscience and Pain." Dr. Eisenach's talk was preceded by presentations by Weill Cornell faculty members Alexander Proekt, MD, PhD, and Kingsley Storer, MD, PhD.

Among the poster presentations, the clinical first place winner was Neel Mehta, MD, and the second place was Ottokar Stundner, MD (whose poster was presented by Dr. Peter Fleischut). The lab first place winner was Karl Herold, MD, PhD, and the second place was Alessio Accardi, MD. The first place winners received book prizes -- copies of Julie M. Fenster's Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and The Haunted Men Who Made It.

The winning posters:

Clinical First Place
Neel Mehta, Aisha Baqai, Adam Shestack, Sudhir Diwan, Kelli O'Connell, "Efficacy of Methylnaltrexone for the Treatment of Opioid Induced Constipation: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis."

Clinical Second Place
Ottokar Stundner, Ya-Lin Chiu, Xuming Sun, Peter Fleischut, Stavros Memtsoudis, Madhu Mazumdar, Lazaros Poultsides, Peter Gerner Dr. Stundner, "Comparative Perioperative Outcomes Associated with Neuraxial Versus General Anesthesia for Simultaneous Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty."

Laboratory First Place
Karl Herold, Andreas Gasser, Stephen Waxman, Sulayman Dib-Hajj, Hugh C Hemmings, "Isoflurane Reduces Peak Current and Enhances Slow Inactivation of NA 1.6"

Laboratory Second Place
Alessandra Picollo1, Hiroyuki Terashima1, Alessio Accardi1,2,3 "Purification and Functional Reconstitution of Ca2+-Activated Chloride Channel."

1Dept. of Anesthesiology, 2Dept. of Physiology and Biophysics, 3Dept. of Biochemistry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

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