SmartTots Panel Session

2024 Panel

Physiologic Changes and Pediatric Anesthetic Neurotoxicity

Moderator: Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Panelists: Viola Neudecker, MD; Ian Yuan, MD

2023 Panel

Panel: Update on SmartTots Initiative and Research Funding

Moderator: Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Panelists: Santhanam Suresh, MD, MBA, Jimcy Platholi, MS, PhD, Peter Szmuk, MD

2022 IARS Virtual Education Series

IARS Virtual Education Series: Anesthesia effects on Neuroplasticity in Developing Brain – Clinical Aspect and Research Insight

Moderator: Beverley Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario

Anesthesia effects on neuroplasticity in developing brain – What anesthesiologists should know.
Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD
University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

GAS study and beyond – from clinical findings to mechanism study
Mary Ellen McCann, MD, MPH
Harvard University School of Medicine, Wellesley Hills, MA

Anesthesia effects on neuroplasticity in developing brain – the role of brain circuit
Guang Yang, PhD
Columbia University, New York, NY

Anesthesia effects on neuroplasticity in developing brain – the role of tau and neuroinflammation
Zhongcong Xie, M.D., PhD
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, Boston, MA

2022 SmartTots Panel

SmartTots: New Directions in Pediatric Anesthetic Neurotoxicity Research

Moderator: Dean B. Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Panelists: Vesna Jevtovic-Todorovic, MD, PhD; Viola Neudecker, MD; Caleb Ing, MD, MS

2021 SmartTots Panels

Livestream now available!

Behavioral and cognitive changes in children following anesthesia and surgery: assessment and relevance

Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 pm ET

Moderator: Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD
Panelists: Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA ; Caleb Ing, MD; Kristen Uhl, PhD, Cynthia Salorio, PhD, ABPP

Livestream now available!

Update on Pediatric Anesthetic Neurotoxicity

Moderator: Dean Andropoulos, MD, MHCM
Caleb Ing, MD: Is There A Phenotype for Clinical Anesthetic Neurotoxicity Studies?
Laszlo Vutskits, MD, PhD: Translating Pre-Clinical Data to Clinical Studies
Andrew Davidson, MBBS, MD, FANZCA: Update on TREX Trial, and Challenges with Clinical Studies

2019 SmartTots Panel Session

Anesthesia and Neurotoxicity: A Conundrum for Clinicians

Clinical Studies on Neurotoxicity in Children Undergoing Anesthesia: Do We Have an Answer?

Mary McCann, MD, MPH
Harvard School of Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital

2018 SmartTots Panel Session

Neurotoxicity in Children Exposed to Anesthesia


Santhanam Suresh, MD
Northwestern University
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

The Developing Brain under Anesthesia: Oscillations, Neural Circuits, and Critical Period Plasticity

Patrick L. Purdon, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

PreClinical Data: Is this always Reproducible?

Beverley A. Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

The MASK Study: What Does It Tell Us?

David O. Warner, MD
Mayo Clinic