Annual Meeting Information

ISAP 26th Annual Meeting

Friday, October 20th 2017
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St- Boston, MA

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Planning Committee:

Stuart A. Forman, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Michael Avram, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Invited Faculty:

    David J. Clark, MD, PhD
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA USA

    Joseph Cotton, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA USA

    Deborah J. Culley, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Boston, MA USA

    Albert Dahan, MD, PhD
    Leiden University Medical Center
    Leiden, Netherlands

    Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MS, FANZCA
    University of Melbourne
    Victoria, Australia

    Tong J. Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA
    Stony Brook University
    Stony Brook, NY USA

    Padma Gulur, MD
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Durham, NC USA

    Timothy T. Houle, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA USA

    Evan D. Kharasch, MD, PhD
    Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO USA

    Jianren Mao, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA USA

    Mohamed Naguib, MD
    Cleveland Clinic
    Cleveland, OH USA

    Yan Xu, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA USA

Registration Information:

  • ISAP Member: $160.00
  • New ISAP Member: $260.00
    • (Includes Meeting Registration + $100 Membership Dues)
  • Non-Member: $295.00
  • ISAP Resident Registration: $0.00

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Continuing Medical Education Credits
  • Course Materials and Syllabus
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Reception

Schedule of Events:

7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast

8:00-8:10 Welcome: ISAP President: Mohamed Naguib. M.D.

8:10-8:15 Introduction to the Program: Michael J. Avram, Ph.D. and Stuart A. Forman, M.D., Ph.D.

8:15-9:00 Session 1

The Opioid Epidemic

8:15 – 8:35 Opioid analgesics – The good, the bad, and the ugly. Jianren Mao, M.D., Ph.D. (MGH)

8:35 – 8:55 Perioperative pain management of opioid-tolerant patients. Padma Gulur, M.D. (Duke)

9:00-9:30 Break

9:30 – 10:30 Session 2
Stimulants to Treat Anesthetic-induced or Opioid-induced Hypoventilation


9:30 – 10:00
Mechanisms of drug-induced respiratory depression. Albert Dahan, M.D., Ph.D. (Leiden, Netherlands

10:00 – 10:30 Developing drugs to treat respiratory depression - translational studies. Joseph Cotton, M.D., Ph.D. (MGH)

10:30 – 11:30 Session 3
New Pharmacological Approaches to Post-op and Chronic Pain


10:30 – 11:30
11:00 Biased opioid agonists TJ Gan, MD, MHS, FRCA (Stony Brook)

11:00 – 11:30
DREADDs as potential pain modulatory therapy. Yan Xu, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh)

11:30 – 12:45 Lunch, Business Meeting & Poster Session

12:45-13:45 Moderated Poster Discussion

13:45 – 14:45 Session 4

Problems with Preclinical Research – Models, Design, Analysis, and Interpretation


13:45 – 14:15
Selection of animal models and methods used to measure pain-related responses. David J. Clark, M.D., Ph.D. (Stanford)

14:15 – 14:45 Statistical problems with preclinical research and how to fix them – Timothy T. Houle, Ph.D. (MGH)

14:45 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 15:15 Session 5
Neurotoxicity at Extremes of Age


15:15-15:45 The use of general anesthetics and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. Andrew Davidson, MBBS MD FANZCA (Victoria, Australia)

15:45-16:15 Anesthetic neurotoxicity in the elderly. Deborah J. Culley, M.D. (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

16:15 – 16:55
Keynote Speaker & Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: - Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D. (Washington University)

16:55-17:00 Closing Remarks

17:00-18:00 President's Reception

Hotel Information:

Friday, October 20th 2017
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton St- Boston, MA

All reservations must go through the ASA Housing Portal, opening this summer.

Onsite Registration:

Online registrations will be accepted until October 13, 2017. After October 13th, you may register onsite.

Registration Cancellation:

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to us via US Mail, email or fax. Tuition for cancellations post marked or date sent on/before October 13, 2017 will be eligible for a full refund, minus an administrative fee of $25.00. NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE AFTER OCTOBER 13, 2017.

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