2022 AUA Webinar Series

The Association of University Anesthesiologists is pleased to offer a series of 60-minute webinars starting in May 2022. This high-quality education series will feature informative content based on current research and is designed to help advance the anesthesiology specialty.

These webinars are free but require pre-registration. CME credits will be available for AUA members only.

Recordings of the presentations will be available (to AUA members only) after they occur.

Continuing Medical Education Activity Information

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the International Anesthesia Research Society and the Association of University Anesthesiologists.

The International Anesthesia Research Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statements
The International Anesthesia Research Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit per session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Growing and Retaining a Sustainable Pain Research Workforce

Held on May 4, 2022
Learn more about requesting CME credit: https://auahq.org/mc/2022-aua-webinar-cme/


Christine SangChristine N. Sang, MD, MPH, FASA
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School,
Director, Translational Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital



Laura WandnerLaura Wandner, PhD
Program Director
Office of Pain Policy & Planning
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
NIH Workforce Survey Results

Vivianne TawfikVivianne L. Tawfik, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine Program
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Anesthesia Research Council (ARC) Year 1 Workforce Survey Results

Daniel CarrDaniel Carr, MD, FABPM
Professor Emeritus, Tufts University School of Medicine
Inaugural Member, National Pain Strategy Committee,
National Institutes of Health
Moderated Open Session: Pain Research Workforce Needs

Given the prevalence of chronic pain in the U.S. and the need for better pain management techniques, there is a need to grow the number of clinical pain researchers who can make novel contributions to the clinical pain field.

This panel will present the results of surveys developed and distributed by two key stakeholders, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders of Stroke and the Anesthesia Research Council (International Anesthesia Research Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), and Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER)), each of which is committed to advancing discovery to clinical practice; however, research advances are threatened by the decline in the physician scientist workforce.

Through presentations and a moderated session to solicit audience feedback about how to enhance the clinical pain research workforce, the primary objective of this webinar is to enable an open discourse within the anesthesiology community about what is needed to create a larger, sustainable research workforce for the future.

Increasing Value of Anesthesiology through Public Health

Held on August 2, 2022
Learn more about requesting CME credit: https://auahq.org/mc/2022-aua-webinar-cme/


Karen B. DominoKaren B. Domino, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Seattle, Washington


Monica VavilalaMonica S. Vavilala, MD
University of Washington
Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Seattle, Washington

Adam MilamAdam Milam, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Associate Professor, Anesthesiology
Phoenix, Arizona

Navigating a Brave New World with Pregnant People

September 6, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EyZ4OUlhRGmHz9PGigR60g


Ruth LandauRuth Landau, MD
Columbia University, New York City, NY


Tracy VogelTracey Vogel, MD
Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA
Trauma-informed care – Reframing our Approach to Obstetric Patients

Nwadiogo EjioguNwadiogo Ejiogu, MD, MA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Providing LGBTQI+ Affirming Care in Obstetric Anesthesiology

Allison LeeAllison Lee, MD, MS
Columbia University, New York City, NY
Developing Cultural Humility

Approximately 140 million babies are born every year in the world. This session will review topics associated with healthcare disparities, structural racism and implicit bias, in the very unique setting of pregnancy and the peripartum period. As anesthesiologists, it is our responsibility to resolve the association between trauma-related conditions and maternal mortality, which affects the communities of ethnic/racial minorities, LGTBQI+ and all marginalized pregnant people we serve.

EAB: Using Cognitive Load Theory to Design Better Presentations

October 4, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_37G0_UegRYe0m5H1c3h47w


Susan MartinelliSusan Martinelli, MD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Randy SchellRandy Schell, MD, MACM
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

EAB: Self-Assessment: Accuracy, Impact and Ways to Improve It

November 1, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IcVFLM5pQdaPzLnfhP7GGQ


Cathleen Peterson-LayneCathleen Peterson-Layne, MD
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

LAB: Academic Time and Productivity

December 6, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ti7uaT5EST-paVVPaAQJlQ


Lavinia KolarczykLavinia Kolarczyk, MD
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


Daryl OakesDaryl Oakes, MD
Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, CA

Samhati MondalSamhati Mondal, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Seema DeshpandeSeema Deshpande, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Bola FaloyeBola Faloye, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA