Five Residents Compete at 2021 MARC Conference

The Department of Anesthesiology is pleased to announce that four of our residents placed at the 2021 Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference (MARC), held virtually in April this year. Five of our residents competed against their colleagues from 28 Midwestern universities. 

Megan Dewey, CA3, placed first in the Quality Improvement category for her research study “Reliability and Waste Reduction in Perioperative Blood Management: A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.”

Benjamin Fuller, CA3, placed first in the Pain category for his case report “Successful Epidural Blood Patch in Multi-Level Spinal Fusion Patient via Transforaminal Approach” and for “Cardiopulmonary Bypass for “Retrohepatic Inferior Vena Cava Repair” in the General category.

James Wirthlin, CA3, placed third in the Cardiovascular category for his case report “Intraperative T.E.E. with Massive Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli.”

David Rasche, CA2, placed second in the Obstetric category for his case report “Anesthetic Management for Caesarean Section in a Parturient with Intracerebral Hemorrhage and Pre-Eclampsia with Severe Features.”

Ramya Baddigam, CA2, presented a case study in the Neuro category “Outpatient Cochlear Implant Placement in a Patient with Moyamoya.”

The Association of Midwest Academic Anesthesia Chairs, Inc. (AMAAC) is comprised of the Chairs of 35 Anesthesia Departments in the Midwestern United States and Canada, ranging geographically from northern New York to central Kansas.

The mission of The Association of Midwest Academic Anesthesia Chairs, Inc. (AMAAC) is to facilitate and support the Midwestern Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC). The yearly MARC meeting, which began at the University of Iowa in 1961, has grown into the largest anesthesia residents’ conference in North America and in the world.

The mission of the MARC meeting is to encourage and support resident research and scholarly activity in their home departments and to allow residents to share their work among their peers in a friendly, educational atmosphere.

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