Anesthesiology at MCG

Anesthesiology at MCG Training future physician anesthesiologists in our residency and fellowship programs. Offices are on the 2nd floor of the hospital (BI-2144), adult preop is BI-2403, and Pain Clinic is on the 1st floor, BA-1332.

In the teaching hospital tradition, our physician anesthesiologists are clinicians, educators, and researchers. We offer a residency program as well as pain medicine and critical care fellowships.

Augusta University Health
04/02/2020

Augusta University Health

We got you, Augusta. #OurAUHeroes

The new ASA abstract deadline is May 4. Nadine can help you by editing your abstract before you submit it. All you have ...
04/02/2020
Submission Information

The new ASA abstract deadline is May 4. Nadine can help you by editing your abstract before you submit it. All you have to do is email it to her. https://www.asahq.org/annualmeeting/education/submissions

Scientific Abstracts (Deadline: April 6, 2020) Submit your scientific research or original investigative work for an oral, group discussion, featured abstract (paper poster), or e-Abstracts presentation. Submission is free for ASA members. Nonmembers may submit an abstract for $25. Submit by April 6...

Georgia COVID-19 Health Alert Webinar for Patients Living with Sickle Cell Disease and their Caregivers. Apr 7, 7pm
04/02/2020
Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Georgia COVID-19 Health Alert Webinar for Patients Living with Sickle Cell Disease and their Caregivers. Apr 7, 7pm

The Impact of COVID-19 on Sickle Cell Disease

The College of Science and Mathematics building is coming along nicely
04/01/2020

The College of Science and Mathematics building is coming along nicely

ASA Grassroots Network
03/31/2020
ASA Grassroots Network

ASA Grassroots Network

There are various resources available for economic relief for practices impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Society of Anesthesiologists has compiled this information and will provide updates as they become available. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2JrlVgM

American Medical Association (AMA)
03/30/2020
American Medical Association (AMA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Join us in thanking our nation's physicians and health care teams on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leave your words of encouragement in this open letter, and shout it loud with us: #WeStandWithDocs.

Virtual PPE training https://www.etrainetc.com/covid19PPE-emicrosim
03/30/2020
eTrain

Virtual PPE training https://www.etrainetc.com/covid19PPE-emicrosim

E-Train etc (Etrainetc, LLC) is a full-service software design company that specializes in medical simulations to deliver advanced educational technology to the healthcare community. eTrain’s infrastructure and experience enable us to quickly customize and deliver highly interactive eTraining with...

We are creating an official fund in Dr. Ranita Donald's name that will support medical student research on cardiovascula...
03/29/2020

We are creating an official fund in Dr. Ranita Donald's name that will support medical student research on cardiovascular health by medical students. We need $4500 to create this fund. Please help us to reach this goal by donating online or by check.

ONLINE
Go to www.augusta.edu/giving/anesthesiology.php, select “Other” for Select Fund, and type In Memory of Dr Ranita Donald, Anesthesia in the Fund Designation comment box.

BY CHECK
Write checks out to MCG Foundation Inc.; 720 St Sebastian Way Suite 150; Augusta, GA 30901. Memo Line: In Memory of Dr Ranita Donald, Anesthesia.

Thank you!

This week's Artist of the Week is Dr Rosa Lopez Rincon, one of our critical care medicine fellows.
03/29/2020

This week's Artist of the Week is Dr Rosa Lopez Rincon, one of our critical care medicine fellows.

Our Anesthesiology at MCG team is being trained on how to don/doff PAPR and coverall #anesthesia
03/27/2020

Our Anesthesiology at MCG team is being trained on how to don/doff PAPR and coverall #anesthesia

The American Board of Anesthesiology
03/26/2020

The American Board of Anesthesiology

We are waiving MOCA 2.0® requirements for the remainder of 2020. We recognize that our diplomates are on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and we want you to prioritize the needs of your patients, families and yourself.

The MOCA platform will remain open as we’re working to quickly add more COVID-19 MOCA Minute® questions and resources. Read the full announcement: https://bit.ly/3bgiPbk

03/24/2020

How does Anesthesiology at MCG have interactive didactic sessions while also helping to "flatten the curve"? By using Microsoft Teams!

03/23/2020

Could someone who's in the office today kindly water Nadine's plant?

We matched! Everyone, please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Anesthesiology at MCG residency program! #Ma...
03/20/2020

We matched! Everyone, please join us in welcoming the newest members of our Anesthesiology at MCG residency program! #MatchDay2020 Medical College of Georgia Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists

03/19/2020
Augusta University Health

Thank you!

We want to take time to think of those on the front lines. 💙 Thank you to all of our essential personnel who are taking care of our community and showing up in every possible way. Thank you.

03/18/2020
China Xinhua News

China Xinhua News

A race against death! An emergency intubation team for #coronavirus patients are working around the clock to save lives. Check out what their work looks like at a short distance. #FightVirus

Congratulations to Drs Michael Beshara and Thomas Epps. These Anesthesiology at MCG CA2s had perfect scores on the ITE! ...
03/16/2020

Congratulations to Drs Michael Beshara and Thomas Epps. These Anesthesiology at MCG CA2s had perfect scores on the ITE! Medical College of Georgia Augusta University Health The American Board of Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologists are trained to handle crises like these. Not having them on the team for crisis management is shortsig...
03/14/2020

Anesthesiologists are trained to handle crises like these. Not having them on the team for crisis management is shortsighted. https://twitter.com/drankitjain/status/1238962577037819908 The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Georgia Society of Anesthesiologists Augusta University Health Medical College of Georgia

MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill | ZDNet
03/14/2020
MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill | ZDNet

MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill | ZDNet

Scientists at MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute and MIT’s CSAIL built a deep learning network that can acquire a broad representation of molecular structure and thereby discover novel antibiotics. The resulting compound, halicin, can destroy a pathogen for which no cure has existed, and it could...

Using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular eve...
03/13/2020
Automated CT Scan Analysis Outperforms Current Methods

Using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current methods. https://www.technologynetworks.com/informatics/news/automated-ct-scan-analysis-outperforms-current-analysis-methods-331688?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Informatics&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84693593&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9PTapPari_LxgsUIkxgb7xd8VP7sIuCJVHucwwVNhJd8EPNRdbncZhN8x0JHiyh0Rxy4T2mtx1oxN6inKeDoDLQ6vGBQ&_hsmi=84693593

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Wisconsin have demonstrated that using artificial intelligence to analyze CT scans can produce more accurate risk assessment for major cardiovascular events than current, standard methods such as the Framingham risk score (FRS) a...

03/10/2020
The American Board of Anesthesiology

Patient Safety Awareness Week

It's Patient Safety Awareness Week! This is an initiative of Institute for Healthcare Improvement - IHI to advance conversations about improving patient safety.

Anesthesiologists are leaders in patient safety, managing anesthesia care plans to keep patients comfortable and pain-free during operations. They've pioneered techniques and continue to research the best methods to keep patients safe.
Here are some helpful resources from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF): https://www.apsf.org/patient-safety-resources/ #PSAW2020 #PatientSafetyAwarenessWeek

A more nuanced story on the current coronavirus. https://www.propublica.org/article/i-lived-through-sars-and-reported-on...
03/06/2020
I Lived Through SARS and Reported on Ebola. These Are the Questions We Should Be Asking About Coronavirus. — ProPublica

A more nuanced story on the current coronavirus. https://www.propublica.org/article/i-lived-through-sars-and-reported-on-ebola-these-are-the-questions-we-should-be-asking-about-coronavirus?utm_source=pocket-newtab

For concerned civilians and journalists covering the coronavirus, the figures and projections can be overwhelming, frightening or confusing. Here’s what reporter Caroline Chen is focusing on to keep things as accurate and clear as possible.

In animal experiments, nanoparticles containing curcumin  prevent cognitive deterioration, reverse damage. Potential for...
03/06/2020
Curcumin – The “Spice of Life” if Delivered via Nanoparticles

In animal experiments, nanoparticles containing curcumin prevent cognitive deterioration, reverse damage. Potential for Alzheimer’s. Nanoparticles with curcumin also being tested to prevent spread of genital herpes. https://www.technologynetworks.com/drug-discovery/news/curcumin-the-spice-of-life-if-delivered-via-nanoparticles-331735?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Breaking%20Science%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=84373601&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8R3MyPMBkyVOaC64-RYqlU7bJ82b1axIBqI9zGZJyKZaIu1cUUz64hJeOnbbLTtUn6uBeg67zZmbuYiAj3KviliA8LXA&_hsmi=84373601

The failure of the body to easily absorb curcumin has been a thorn in the side of medical researchers seeking scientific proof that curcumin can successfully treat a number of health conditions. Now, researchers have shown that curcumin can be delivered effectively into human cells via tiny nanopart...

"Our findings suggest that structural, rather than individual, solutions are needed to achieve sex salary equity."
03/05/2020
Medscape

"Our findings suggest that structural, rather than individual, solutions are needed to achieve sex salary equity."

Even at the very top of medicine there’s a significant pay gap.

A&A Infographic: Sleep apnea and short-term outcomes after ambulatory surgery
03/03/2020

A&A Infographic: Sleep apnea and short-term outcomes after ambulatory surgery

Hey, Residents! Starting next week (on 3/3/2020), we'll have ABA BASIC 2020 High-Yield Review every Tuesday, 3-5:30pm. E...
02/25/2020

Hey, Residents! Starting next week (on 3/3/2020), we'll have ABA BASIC 2020 High-Yield Review every Tuesday, 3-5:30pm.

Each week, you'll receive study materials and practice questions, then Drs Chad Parvus, Roberto Diaz-Galdo, and Eldhose Abrahams will guide you through interactive review sessions to prepare you for this year's exam!

Literature review indicates TMS may treat stroke, acute migraines, dementia https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscie...
02/25/2020
TMS Shows Promise for Treating Stroke and Migraine

Literature review indicates TMS may treat stroke, acute migraines, dementia https://www.technologynetworks.com/neuroscience/news/tms-shows-promise-for-treating-stroke-and-migraine-331243?utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TN_Breaking%20Science%20News&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=83838162&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8qwMvipFsQVVkTOc8N3aWC--OZCK2OuJSZ_L7F8hPL_No6Ml7MrEAo86J2xgM_YuS0k3eNYO2u_0K82d4NYSk4YynwIg&_hsmi=83838162

A new literature review highlights the data supporting further studies into the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat a broader range of common neurological conditions, including stroke and migraine.

Celebrating birthdays galore
02/23/2020

Celebrating birthdays galore

Anesthesiologists uniquely positioned to be translational scientists
02/20/2020
Anaesthesiologists as translational scientists

Anesthesiologists uniquely positioned to be translational scientists

There is misperception among physician–scientist trainees that pursuing clinical training in anaesthesiology is squandering scientific training. A common belief about anaesthesiology is that it functions primarily as a clinical specialty operating outside the forefront of medical research. This mi...

02/17/2020
Poster 2.0

Rhonda from AU's Center for Instructional Innovation is introducing the new cloth poster printer. Cloth posters mean no more inconvenient cardboard tubes - you can fold up the poster and put it in your suitcase.

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In the teaching hospital tradition, our physician anesthesiologists are clinicians, educators, and researchers. We offer a fully accredited residency program as well as pain medicine and critical care fellowships. We anticipate accepting our first pediatric anesthesia fellow in the 2020-2021 academic year.


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Global challenge - last call (closing in 5 days)! Can UK, Egypt, Canada, US, Australia & all other yellow/grey zone countries join the "green" ones? So far, 11,000 anesthetists have started our 5-minute survey on gender issues in anesthesiology with a completion rate of 75%. Please share with your fellow anesthetists. Green = minimum goal achieved Yellow = more than 40% of the minimum goal achieved LINK: