American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Anesthesiology 2012
Monday, Oct 15, 2012; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: 206
Session Track: Neuroanesthesia (NA)

This panel will provide an updated view of anesthesia and surgery neurotoxicity, with special emphasis on how to talk to patients about postoperative cognitive dysfunction.

Learning Objectives:
1) Discuss current clinical and basic research on anesthesia and surgery neurotoxicity.
2) Discuss risks of anesthesia and surgery on postoperative cognitive dysfunction with patients.
3) Evaluate potential prevention and treatment of postoperative cognitive dysfunction.
4) Synthesize information presented about the cellular and molecular mechanisms of anesthesia and surgery neurotoxicity.

Lead Speaker-Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Can Anesthesia Play a Role?
Zhongcong Xie, M.D., Ph.D.
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Speaker-Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: Can Surgery Play a Role?
Roderic G. Eckenhoff, M.D.
Anesthesia, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Speaker-Maternal Anesthesia and Fetal Neurodevelopment
Arvind Palanisamy, M.D.
Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Speaker-Neonatal Anesthetic Neurotoxicity: What We Should Know
Greg Stratmann, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA