FAER  |   June 2018
FAER … and Technology
Author Affiliations
  • James C. Eisenach, M.D.
    President and CEO, FAER
Article Information
Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Education / CPD / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Pharmacology / Respiratory System / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring / FAER
FAER   |   June 2018
FAER … and Technology
ASA Monitor 6 2018, Vol.82, 62-63.
ASA Monitor 6 2018, Vol.82, 62-63.
Anesthesiologists are immersed in technology. We rely on technology to help us perform procedures, provide anesthesia, monitor for safety, and predict which of our patients deserves unusual or special treatments. The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) provides career development to young physicians whose research will transform the specialty, including in technology. Oftentimes this transformation doesn’t occur for decades from the fundamental discovery to the application, and by the time we see the latest oximetry, capnography, ultrasound, simulator, smart notifications, etc., we have long forgotten, if we were even aware, of how FAER-funded investigators helped made this happen.
There is another group of pioneers involved nearer to the time of technology breakthroughs – the innovative entrepreneurs in the specialty – and FAER is now reaching out to help them achieve their goals. Ted Stanley, M.D., a pioneer in pharmacology and technology innovation and former FAER Board member, felt that these individuals more than anything need networking opportunities with other inventors and with the groups which fund them. In the past year FAER has sponsored such opportunities at two national meetings of anesthesiologists in Shark Tank®-like sessions where they present their nearly-ready for prime time ideas and discuss hurdles to market implementation.
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