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SmartTots – Perspectives from the Front Lines

Millions of children undergo surgery annually. Recent studies suggest there may be reason for concern. This video, featuring Dr. Dean Andropoulos, Dr. Peter Davis, and Dr. Caleb Ing, provides a summary as to why research is needed and the type that is needed.

SmartTots to Help Make Anesthetics and Sedatives Safer for Children

Dr. Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, and Dr. Michael Roizen, of the International Anesthesia Research Society, unveil a new partnership that aims to make anesthesia safer for children.

Pediatric Anesthesia Questions and Myths-Mayo Clinic

Dr. Randall Flick at Mayo Clinic “debunks myths” and answers common questions raised by parents in regard to anesthesia.

Summary of the Sixth PANDA Symposium on “Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children”

Since 2008, Pediatric Anesthesia and NeuroDevelopment Assessment (PANDA) Symposium on “Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children” has been convened every other year in New York. The PANDA Symposia have been the forum for interdisciplinary interactions and served as an important gathering of all of those who are interested in the scientific, clinical and the public health, as well as the policy issues related to anesthetic neurotoxicity in the developing brain.