Scientific Program

Monday, June 19

8:30 – 8:45

Opening Remarks

Chair on Monday Morning: Hugh Hemmings

8:45 – 9:10

Special Session 

Ian Russell, MB, BS | Hull Royal Infirmary (UK)

History of the MAA Symposia

9:15 – 10:45

Morning Seminars 1 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Michael Avidan, MD | Washington University in St. Louis (USA)

Unresolved Controversies in Consciousness, Awareness, and Memory

Jamie Sleigh, MDChB, FFARCS, FANZCA, FJFICM, MD | University of Auckland (NZ)

General Anaesthesia as Fragmentation of Selfhood: EEG and FMRI Evidence

10:45 – 11:15   Break

11:15 – 12:00

Morning Seminar 2

Ansgar Brambrink, MD | Columbia University (USA)

Perspectives on Pediatric Anesthesia and Memory: Primate Research

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch Seminar 1 

Hanna Viertiö-Oja, PhD | GE Healthcare Finland

Perspectives on Adequacy of Anesthesia Monitoring; how does it work, what happens if, are there benefits?

Chair on Monday Afternoon: Arvi Yli-Hankala

13:00 – 14:30

Afternoon Seminars 3 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Tarja Stenberg, MD, PhD | University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Sleep Team Helsinki (Finland)

Sleep and its Regulation

Gerhard Schneider, MD | The University Hospital rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich (Germany)

Perspectives on Monitoring

14:30 – 14:45 Break

14:45 – 15:45 

Poster Session 1

15:45 – 17:00

Afternoon Panel | 25 minutes per speaker with questions

Clinical Controversies: NAP5, IFT, and Beyond

Jaideep Pandit, MB,BS | Oxford University (UK)

Implementing the NAP5 results into practice - and guiding the research agenda

Jackie Andrade, PhD | Plymouth University (UK)

How to reduce the psychological impact of AAGA

Michael Wang, PhD | University of Leicester (UK)

The heart of darkness:  awake paralysis

Tuesday, June 20

8:15 – 8:30

Opening Remarks

Chair on Tuesday Morning: Kane Pryor

8:30 – 10:00

Morning Seminars 1 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Emery Brown, MD, PhD | Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

Neural Signal Processing and Consciousness

Nicholas Schiff, MD | Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience, Weill Cornell (USA)

Coma and the Minimally Conscious State

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 - 11:15

Poster Session 2

11:15 - 12:00

Morning Seminar 2 

Maria Fitzgerald, PhD | University College London (UK)

The Neurobiology of Pain Processing in Awake and Anesthetized Infants

12:00 - 13:00   Lunch

12:30 – 13:00   

Lunch Seminar  2

Aeyal Raz, MD, PhD | Medtronic

Delirium – The Next Frontier?

 

Chair on Tuesday Afternoon: Harry Scheinin

13:00 – 14:30

Afternoon Seminars 3 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Nick Franks, FRS | Imperial College, London (UK)

Overlapping Mechanisms of Sleep and Anaesthesia

Ken Solt, MD | Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)

Stimulating Subcortical Arousal Circuits to Induce Reanimation from General Anesthesia 

14:30 – 14:45   Break

14:45 – 15:45   

Poster Session 3

15:45 – 16:35

 

Afternoon Panel 2 | 25 minutes per speaker with questions

Systems 

Andrew Hudson, MD, PhD | UCLA (USA)

Anesthetic Effects on Spontaneous Neuronal Activity in Vivo

Ram Adapa, MB, BS | Cambridge (UK)

Wednesday, June 21

8:15 – 8:30

Opening Remarks

Chair on Wednesday Morning: Robert Veselis

8:30 – 10:00

Morning Seminars 1 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Suellen Walker, MBBS, MM, MS, PhD | University College London (UK)

Pain Memory: How Early Pain Modulates Nociception and Perception

Jiro Kurata, MD | Tokyo Medical and Dental University Hospital of Medicine (Japan)

Cerebral signatures of pain chronification

10:00 – 10:30   Break

10:30 – 12:00

Morning Seminars 2 | 45 minutes per speaker with questions

Antti Revonsuo, PhD | University of Turku (Finland)

Neurophilosophy of Consciousness

Harry Scheinin, MD, PhD | University of Turku (Finland)

Using General Anesthesia as a Tool to Study Human Consciousness

12:00 – 13:00   Lunch

Chair on Wednesday Afternoon: Hugh Hemmings

13:00 – 13:40

Afternoon Seminar 1 

Robert Veselis, MD | Memorial Sloan-Kettering (USA)

The memory edifice: what do we believe?

14:40 – 14:15 Break

14:15 – 15:15   

Poster Session 4

15:15 – 16:15

Afternoon Panel 1 | 30 minutes per speaker with questions

Perspectives on Cognitive States and Function

Lis Evered, PhD | Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne

Perioperative Congitive Disorders

Kane Pryor, MD | Weill Cornell (USA)

Anaesthetics and Fear Memory

16:15 – 16:30

Closing Remarks