American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
Saturday, 10/20/2012; 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Hilton – Grand Ballroom A&B, New Orleans, LA

This session will feature international experts discussing the recent studies in infant rodent and nonhuman primates that have found evidence of neurotoxicity after exposure to anesthetic and sedative agents as well as the recent birth cohort studies that have shown a possible association with learning disabilities in children. The session will conclude with an extensive discussion of the implications of these studies on the current practice of anesthesia, procedural sedation, and surgery.

Moderator: Constance S. Houck, MD, FAAP
Faculty: Randall Flick, MD, FAAP and Sulpicio Soriano, MD, FAAP

Program Schedule:
4:00 PM Experimental Evidence for Neurotoxic Effects of Anesthetics and Sedative Agents in Young Animals
Sulpicio Soriano, MD, FAAP

4:30 PM Do Anesthetics and Sedative Agents Cause Neurotoxicity in Humans?
Randall Flick, MD, FAAP

5:00 PM Summary & Panel Discussion
Anesthesiologists: Constance S. Houck, MD, FAAP; Sulpicio Soriano, MD, FAAP; Randall Flick, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Surgeons:
Section on Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery: Diego Preciado, MD, PhD, FAAP
Section on Orthopaedics: Brian Shaw, MD, FAAP
Section on Urology: Carlos Estrada, MD, FAAP
Section on Surgery: Shawn St Peter, MD, FAAP

5:30 PM Joint Surgical Reception

Visit the SmartTots booth at the Surgical Reception following the Joint Surgery Conference!