April 30, 2013

Ninth annual Anesthesiology Research Symposium features international speaker, highlights from top investigators, Friday, May 3

The Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology hosts the ninth annual Anesthesiology Research Symposium on Friday, May 3, featuring the annual B.H. Robbins lecture by Cor J. Kalkman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Anesthesiology from the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Kalkman’s lecture, “From Question to RCT: The Journey of the DECS (Dexamethasone for Cardiac Surgery) Trial,” is Friday, May 3, at 6:30 a.m. in 214 Light Hall. Following Kalkman’s lecture, beginning at 8:30 a.m., poster presentations as well as oral presentations from 14 investigators from the Department of Anesthesiology will occur at the Vanderbilt University Student Life Center Board Room.

At day’s end, awards will be presented to top Anesthesiology Department researchers for outstanding work achieved during the academic year.

Kalkman is one of the world’s leading experts on anesthesia for cardiac procedures and has conducted extensive research in this field. He developed transcranial motor-evoked potentials to monitor intraoperative spinal cord function during a research fellowship at the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of California, San Diego. Since 1999, he has served as Professor of Anesthesiology at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands.