We had a very successful weekend at the annual Western Anesthesia Resident Conference held May 4-6 2012 in Los Angeles. 19 anesthesia departments presented. More than 350 abstracts were submitted and there were 3 prices in each of three categories. (Oral, Poster Research and Poster case reports)
Dr. John Brock-Utne helped organize Stanford Anesthesia presentations.
Boris Heifets (CA2) got 2nd prize for his oral presentation on : “Improving Deep Brain Stimulation through Target Synaptic Modification”. (coworkers Karl Deisseroth, Robert Malenka and Bruce MacIver).
Vivianne Tawfik (Ca2) received 2nd prize for her poster : “MicroRNA Modulation of Astrocyte Function in vitro”. (coworker Rona G. Giffard).
Luis Verduzco (CA2) was awarded 2nd prize for his poster Subdural Hematoma After A Blood Patch. (Coworkers Scott Atlas, Ed Riley).
Congratulations to the housestaff who presented!