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2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

Date: January 15, 2021
  • 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom

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STA 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
The One That Was Different
Friday, January 15, 2021
6:30am - 4:30pm PT, 8:30am - 6:30pm CT, 9:30am - 7:30pm ET

Offering 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


Program Schedule of Events

7:00am – 4:30pm PACIFIC TIME

9:00am – 6:30pm CENTRAL TIME

10:00am – 7:30pm EASTERN TIME


Friday, January 15, 2021


7:00am-7:10am                    9:00am-9:10am                    10:00am-10:10am

Introduction & Welcome


7:10am-8:10am                    9:10am-10:10am                  10:10am-11:10am

Panel: Rapid Innovation: Build Your Own Ventilator, Repurposed Anesthesia Machines and Other Gadgets
Moderator: Kai Kück, PhD

  • The Rocky Road from Additive Manufacturing to Commercialization: Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    John Pearson, MD
  • Pufferfish: Developing a Rapidly Scalable Full-Feature Ventilator for COVID-19 Patients with ARDS
    Manu Prakash, PhD
  • Making the Impossible Possible
    Hans Ulrich Schüler
  • Q&A Panel Discussion


8:10am-9:10am                     10:10am-11:10am               11:10am-12:10pm

Panel: Virtual Care: Did You Zoom Your Patient Yet? 

Moderator: Nirav Kamdar, MD, MBA          

  • Telehealth: A Digital Portal to Perioperative Care
    Nirav Kamdar, MD, MBA
  • Designing High-Quality Telehealth for Anesthesiology
    Amy Lu, MD
  • Virtual Care in the Health System of the Future: Digital Technologies for a Remote Future
    Laleh Jalilian, MD
  • Q&A Panel Discussion


9:10am-9:40am                     11:10am-11:40am               12:10am-12:40pm

Poster Discussion Breakouts


9:40am-9:55am                     11:40am-11:55am               12:40am-12:55pm



9:55am-10:25am                     11:55am-12:25pm               12:55pm-1:25pm

Medtronic Corporate Member Session

NOL: The Missing Link in Perioperative Pain Monitoring – Frank Overdyk, MSEE, MD


10:25am-10:55am               12:25pm-12:55pm               1:25pm-1:55pm



10:55am-11:55am               12:55pm-1:55pm               1:55pm-2:55pm

Panel: Wellness/Staffing: Staying Sane (and Working in Teams) When Someone Pulled the Rug Out Under You
Moderator: Clyde Matava, MD

  • Nothing Soft About These Skills: Why Emotional Intelligence May Save Us All
    Shelly Dev, MD, FRCPC
  • Living with Uncertainty: What Being a Parent in the NICU Taught Me About Living Through a Pandemic
    Alia Busuttil, MD
  • Trials, Tribulations & Lessons Learned from Starting a Resident Wellness Curriculum
    Fahad Alam, MD, MHSc
  • Q&A Panel Discussion


11:55am-12:10pm               1:55pm-2:10pm               2:55pm-3:10pm

STA Annual Business Meeting


12:10pm-1:10pm               2:10pm-3:10pm               3:10pm-4:10pm

Corporate Member Networking Lunch

Moderator: Justin Adams, BSEE, MBA, STA At-Large Industry Director

  • AlertWatch
  • Codonics
  • Draeger Medical
  • Expanesthetics, Inc
  • Medtronic
  • GE Healthcare
  • Getinge
  • Micropore, Inc
  • Mindray North America


1:10pm-2:10pm               3:10pm-4:10pm               4:10pm-5:10pm

Pediatrics: It’s Not Just Small Adults..

Moderator: Theodora Wingert, MD

  • Pediatric Medical Device Innovation - Call to Action!
    Jorge Galvez, MD, MBI
  • Development of Panda: A Smartphone App to Support Post-Operative Pain Management in Kids
    Terri Sun, MD
  • Big Data, Little People: Challenges and Opportunities in Pediatric Database Research
    Theodora Wingert, MD
  • Q&A Panel Discussion


2:10pm-2:40pm               4:10pm-4:40pm               5:10pm-5:40pm

Poster Discussions


2:40pm-3:00pm               4:40pm-5:00pm               5:40pm-6:00pm



3:00pm-3:20pm              5:00pm-5:20pm               6:00pm-6:20pm

Mindray North America Corporate Member Session

Top of Mind Customer Concerns During COVID-19 Pandemic: Cleaning/Disinfection of Equipment & Remote Customer Training


3:20pm-4:20pm              5:20pm-6:20pm               6:20pm-7:20pm

Retrospective Data Analytics: Why Did You Open Pandora’s Box and How Do We Fix It?
Moderator: Robert Freundlich, MD, MS, MSCI

  • How Can We Identify Decompensating Patients Faster?
    Dorothee Mueller, MD
  • Using Intraoperative Data to Improve Identification (and Management) of Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury Risk
    Minjae Kim, MD, MS
  • Incorporating Predictive Algorithms into Clinical Support Systems for the Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit
    Nicholas Douville, MD, PhD
  • Q&A Panel Discussion


4:20pm-4:35pm              6:20pm-6:35pm                7:20pm-7:35pm

Closing Remarks


Asynchronous Content to be Available for Enduring CME Credit

This year, the 2021 Annual Meeting Program Chairs have gathered educational content that will be pre-recorded and posted to the STA website and will be available to view for enduring CME credit throughout 2021.

  • 2021 Abstract Award Presentations
  • 2021 J.S. Gravenstein Award Presentation
  • Posters-in-a-Minute Presentations

CME Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Society for Technology in Anesthesia.  AmedcoLLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Amedco LLC designates this live virtual activity for a maximum of 5.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.