Ty Smith Dinner

Remembering N. Ty Smith at the Upcoming 2015 Ty Smith Dinner

Sunday, October 25, 2015
The Prado at Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Shafer
Presentation Title: Fail Early, Fail Often, but Not Always

CLICK HERE to Register or scroll down for more information

 

In Memory of N. Ty Smith

May 5, 1932 - May 9, 2015


On May 9th, 2015, Ty Smith, STA Past President (1988-1994), passed away due to consequences of Alzheimer’s dementia. Ty’s contributions to anesthesia were numerous. In addition to his organizing role in STA and founding of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring, Ty made major contributions in the fields of closed loop control of anesthesia, modeling, simulation, narcotic-induced rigidity - all at the same time.

Those of us who worked with Ty knew to bring something to read while waiting for him, but he would take the time to steer you in the right direction. Ty foresaw the use of immersive simulation in anesthesia, brought the first computer into an OR, and championed improvements in intraoperative monitoring.

An avid photographer, he would come back from trips with 10 rolls of Kodachrome. Long before Powerpoint, Ty could give a 50 minute talk with two carousels on two screens and keep everything in sync. Ty also found time for opera, orchids, and family.

We are all saddened by the passing of this great visionary, but rededicate our efforts to keep his memory alive through the Society.

On behalf of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia and its leadership

 

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
The Prado at Balboa Park
1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA

Guest Speaker: Dr. Steven Shafer 
Presentation Title: Fail Early, Fail Often, but Not Always

5:30pm - Cocktails
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Dinner

Registration Fees: (Note: The Prado Restaurant has limited space and this dinner will sell out. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot at the dinner!)

  • $125 STA Members & Guest of Members
  • $135 Non-Members
Includes: Reception and dinner w/talk by keynote speaker Dr. Steven Shafer

 


2014.Portrait.pngGuest Speaker Dr. Steven Shafer
Stanford University Medical Center

Dr. Shafer is currently Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Stanford University, Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia, and adjunct Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also an active clinician at Stanford University Hospital, specializing in regional anesthesia.
 
He and his research team at Stanford have developed novel approaches to understanding and characterizing the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of anesthetic drugs. As one of the academic founders of Pharsight Corporation in the 1990s, Dr. Shafer assisted with the design and implementation of the Pharsight Trial Simulator, which allowed pharmaceutical companies to vet trial designs through extensive Monte-Carlo simulation.
 
Dr. Shafer is also one of the founders of PharmacoFore, Inc. (now Signature Therapeutics), a biotechnology company that developed a suite of opioid prodrugs to mitigate the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse. As a consultant to Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Dr. Shafer spent 10 years on the development of Sedasys, a system for propofol delivery by non-anesthesiologists for endoscopy in healthy patients.