2024 Annual Meeting

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Play a video message from George A. Mashour, MD, PhD; President, AUA; Robert B. Sweet Professor & Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan, inviting you to the 2024 AUA Annual Meeting!


Join us at the 70th AUA Annual Meeting on Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2024 hosted by Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Connect and network with your AUA colleagues to gain access to the thought leaders throughout academic anesthesiology!

Key Dates:

  • Call for abstracts is now closed
  • Registration Opens: end of October 2023
  • Early Bird Deadline: February 11, 2024
  • Hotel Reservation Deadline:
    • Ritz-Carlton: March 9, 2024
    • Knight Conference Center Accommodations: March 1, 2024



CME ImageIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA), and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 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 health care team.

Credit Awarded for this Activity

American Medical Association (AMA)

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Claiming CME Credit for the 2024 AUA Annual Meeting
2024 AUA Annual Meeting participants that signed on the sign in sheets at the meeting should have received an email on March 29 from the Washington University CME Department with a link to evaluate the meeting. The email would have been sent to the email address used when registering for the meeting. Once you complete the evaluation, you will have access to download a CME certificate. If you have any questions regarding CME or you did not receive the email, please contact cme@wustl.edu.

Friday, March 22, 2024

Dr. HopfPre-Meeting Event: Fundamentals of Professional Mentoring
11:00 am – 3:00 pm CT
Dr. Harriet Hopf, Professor, Director of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah

Dr. KonefkaDaniel Saddawi-Konefka, MD, MBA, Anesthesia Residency Program Director, Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School

Dr. KimatianStephen Kimatian, MD, FAAP, Professor of Anesthesiology, Vice Chairman of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, UT Southwestern

Dr. JoyceMaurice Joyce, MD, EdM, Program Director, Anesthesiology Residency Program; Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center

Dr. MartinelliSusan Martinelli, MD, FASA, Residency Program Director, Professor of Anesthesiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, University of North Carolina

Download the Fundamentals of Professional Mentoring Agenda

Pre-Meeting Event: Mock Study Section
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CT

Study Section Leaders:

Dr. PabelickR Study Section – Christina Pabelick, MD, Mayo Clinic

Dr. TodorovicK Study Section – Vesna Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA, FASA, University of Colorado

Dr. Calfee

C.R. Stephen Lecture
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CT
Carolyn S. Calfee MD MAS, Professor of Medicine and Anesthesia, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Dr. MashourPresident’s Welcome Address
8:00 am – 8:15 am CT

Dr. ComptonKeynote Speaker
8:15 am – 9:15 am CT
Wilson M. Compton, M.D., M.P.E, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health

Scientific Advisory Board Panel – “Building and Sustaining Anesthesiology Research”
9:15 am – 10:15 am CT

Dr. MintzC. David Mintz, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Dr. HuangJiapeng Huang, MD, PhD, FASA, FASE, University of Louisville

Dr. Danny MuehlschlegelDanny Muehlschlegel, MD, MBA, MSc, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Dr. NjokuDolores B. Njoku, MD, St. Louis Hospital for Children

Break & Discussion Time
10:15 am – 10:45 am CT

Educational Advisory Board Panel – “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Education”
10:45 am – 11:45 am CT

Dr. HowleyLisa Howley, PhD, Med, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Association of American Medical Colleges

Dr. LomisKimberly Lomis, MD, Vice President for Undergraduate Medical Education Innovations, American Medical Association

Break & Discussion Time
11:45 am – 12:00 pm CT

AUA Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm CT

Poster Sessions
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm CT

Scientific Panel, Host Program
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm CT

Crickette SanzHost Program Panel I
How Chimpanzees are Similar Behaviorally to Humans, and How They are Distinct
Crickette Sanz, PhD
Professor of Biological Anthropology
James W. and Jean L. Davis Professor in Arts and Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis

Jeffrey GordonHost Program Panel II
The Human Gut Microbiome and Its Impact on Health and Disease
Jeffrey Gordon, MD
Dr. Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Professor, Developmental Biology
Professor, Molecular Microbiology
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Membership Engagement Board Reception
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm CT

President’s Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CT
Saint Louis Art Museum

Sunday, March 24, 2024

Women in Academic Anesthesiology Networking Breakfast: Crafting Successful Careers
7:00 am – 8:00 am CT

Cynthia A. WongModerator: Cynthia A. Wong, MD, Professor, Chair and DEO, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa

Maria A. BustilloSpeaker: Maria Bustillo, MD, FASA, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, Professor of Anesthesiology in Clinical Neurological Surgery, Chief Division of Anesthesiology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Peggy P. McNaullSpeaker: Peggy P. McNaull, MD, Frederic A. Berry Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Dolores B. NjokuSpeaker: Dolores B. Njoku, MD, The Wise Professor of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Immunology, Division Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology and Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology Pediatric Anesthesiologist-in-Chief, St. Louis Hospital for Children

Daryl OakesSpeaker: Daryl Oakes, MD, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Program Director, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship, Associate Dean, Post Graduate Medical Education,
Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. HePresident’s Session
8:15 am – 9:15 am CT

Dr. Biyu He, Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Radiology at NYU Langone Health

Poster Sessions
9:15 am – 10:15 am CT

Leadership Advisory Board Panel – Successfully Bridging the Gap: Workforce Demographics and the Evolving Face of Academic Anesthesiology
10:15 am – 11:15 am CT

Dr. WongModerator: Cynthia A. Wong, MD; Professor and Chair, University of Iowa Department of Anesthesiology

Dr. DugganSpeaker: Elizabeth W. Duggan, MD; Associate Professor and Director of Professional Development Collaboration, University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Jabaley
Speaker: Craig S. Jabaley, MD, FCCM; Associate Professor and Chief of Critical Care Medicine, Emory University Department of Anesthesiology

Business Meeting & Open Discussion
11:30 am – 12:30 pm CT

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To learn more about AUA’s 2024 Annual Meeting, watch this video message from AUA President George Mashour, MD, PhD.

Mark your calendar now and check back soon for program, registration and hotel information!

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