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13th Annual Safar Symposium & Multi-Departmental Trainees’ Research Day


The Safar Symposium is a two-day multi-departmental research conference held jointly by the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation Education and Research (WISER) in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. A morning session, “Cerebral Resuscitation: Hypothermia and Beyond,” will feature national authorities on hypothermia. At noon, the Peter & Eva Safar Annual Lectureship in Medical Sciences and Humanities will follow, presented by Hans Friberg MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Lund University in Sweden. The first day of the symposium will close with the Multi-departmental Trainees’ Research Day, with abstract and poster presentations by trainees from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The second day of the Symposium will feature lectures and a state-of-the-art simulation program at WISER.

For more information, please visit http://www.safar.pitt.edu/13th-annual-safar-symposium
Registration deadline: May 11, 2015
Research Day Flyer (PDF)

Overcoming Barriers to the Translation of Pain Research


The Pittsburgh Center for Pain Research (PCPR) will celebrate 10 years under the leadership of Gerald F. Gebhart, PhD by hosting the symposium "Overcoming Barriers to the Translation of Pain Research” on June 11-12, 2015 at the University of Pittsburgh University Club. The two-day meeting will explore why the explosion of knowledge regarding underlying mechanisms of pain has not translated into novel approaches and treatments for chronic pain. Six sessions will focus on specific types of pain and potential pain targets with discussion focused on solutions to the barriers associated with moving targets to therapy. Each session will include speakers actively working with patients and pre-clinical models.

Please visit http://paincenter.pitt.edu/barriers.htm for more information about the meeting, including the topics, poster session, and travel and registration information.

3rd Annual UPMC Anesthesiology Symposium and the Society for the Advancement of Transplantation Anesthesiology Meeting


The 3rd Annual UPMC Anesthesiology Symposium and the Society for the Advancement of Transplantation Anesthesiology Meeting will be held September 26 - 27, 2015 at UPMC Herberman Conference Center on the UPMC Shadyside Campus, Pittsburgh, PA.


  • Raymond M. Planinsic, MD
  • Kathirvel Subramaniam, MD, MPH
  • Stephen A. Esper, MD, MBA

Sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology and the Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences

Save the date flyer

For online registration, visit: https://ccehs.upmc.com/liveFormalCourses.jsf

Brochure will be available in April 2015.