American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Anesthesiology 2012
Monday, Oct 15, 2012; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 206
Session Track: Pediatric Anesthesia (PD)

This panel will provide an update and overview of the evidence suggesting a relationship between anesthetic exposure and neurologic injury in the laboratory and clinical setting.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify the animal evidence for neurotoxicity of anesthetic agents.
2) Discuss evidence for neurotoxicity in young children.

Lead Speaker
Randall P. Flick, M.D., M.P.H.
Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Speaker-Of Mice and Monkeys: Neurotoxicity in Animals
Laszlo Vutskits, M.D.
Anesthesiology, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Speaker-Clear as Mud: Evidence for Neurotoxicity in Children
Tom Hansen, M.D., PhD.
Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Speaker-Prospective Studies: The Holy Grail
Lena Sun, M.D.
Anesthesiology, Columbia University, New York, NY