Step back in time and explore our previous C.R. Stephen Lecture speakers.


32nd Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 30, 2020
“New chemical and synthetic neurobiological technologies”

Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor of Protein Therapeutics and Translational Proteomics, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Medical School

31st Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 6, 2019
“Reproducible, Transparent, True, Useful Research”

John P.A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc
Professor
Department of Medicine, Stanford University

30th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 11, 2018
“Mitochondrial Systems Biology: Understanding the Whole from the Parts”

Vamsi Mootha, MD
Investigator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School
Professor of Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

29th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 13, 2017
“A New Frontier in Critical Care:  Saving the Injured Brain”

E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH
Professor
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

28th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 20, 2016
“The Special Value and Importance of Large Trials in Perioperative Medicine”

Paul Myles, MBBS, MPH, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Anaesthesia
and Perioperative Medicine
Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

27th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 26, 2015
“Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain Under General Anesthesia”

Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD
Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

26th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 17, 2014
“Ketamine’s Second and ….. Third Life”

Albert Dahan, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands

25th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 27, 2013
“Memory Loss and Anesthesia:  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

Beverley Orser, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Professor of Anesthesia and Physiology
University of Toronto

24th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 12, 2012
“Consciousness, Sleep and Anesthesia”

Giulio Tononi, MD, PhD
David P. White Chair in Sleep Medicine
University of Wisconsi

23rd Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 17, 2011
“Can We Prevent Chronic Pain After Injury?”

James C. Eisenach, MD
FM James, III Professor of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology
Section on Obstetric and Gynecologic Anesthesiology

22nd Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 4, 2010
“Imaging Pain and Its Relief in Controls and Chronic Pain Patients”

Irene Tracey, PhD
Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science & Director FMRIB Centre
University of Oxford

21st Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 14, 2009
“Regulation of Oxygen Homeostasis by Hypoxia-Inducible Factor 1”

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD
Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Oncology, Radiation Oncology,
and McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

20th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 2, 2008
“Personalized Healthcare – The Next Manhattan Project”

Jeffrey R. Balser MD, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
The James Tayloe Gwathmey Professor of Anesthesiology,
Medicine, and Pharmacology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

19th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 29, 2007
“Relationship of Sleep and Anesthesia”

Clifford B. Saper, MD, PhD
James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Harvard Medical School
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

18th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 27, 2006
“HMGB1 and the Inflammatory Reflex”

Kevin J. Tracey, MD
Director and Chief Executive Officer
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhassett, New York

17th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 28, 2005
“From Peppers to Peppermints: Molecular Insights into Thermosensation and Pain”

David Julius, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco

16th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 15, 2004
“Molecular Mechanisms and Neural Substrates for the Behavioral Effects of General Anesthetics: Clinical Implications”

Mervyn Maze, MB, ChB, FRCP
Sir Ivan Magill Professor of Anaesthetics
Head, Department of Anesthesiology
Imperial College, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, England

15th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 20, 2003
“Ca++ signals controlling neurotransmitter release and short term synaptic plasticity”

Erwin Neher, PhD
Professor of Biophysics
Director, Department of Membrane Biophysics
Max-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische Chemie

14th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 14, 2002
“Genes, Synapses and Long-Term Memory”

Eric R. Kandel, M.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University

13th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 15, 2001
“How Do General Anesthetics Work? – Light at the End of the Tunnel”

Nicholas P. Franks, Ph.D.
Professor of Biophysics and Anaesthetics
Head of Biophysics Section
Imperial College, London University, United Kingdom

12th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 23, 2000
“The Neurochemistry of Acute and Persistent Pain”

Allan I. Basbaum, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy
University of California, San Francisco

11th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 18, 1999
“General Activating Systems and Their Role in Sleep, Arousal, and Anesthesia”

David A. McCormick, Ph.D.
Professor, Section of Neurobiology
Yale University School of Medicine

10th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 5, 1998
“Pain and Plasticity”

Clifford J. Woolf, Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesia Research
Neurobiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

9th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 6, 1997
“How Dopamine and Psychostimulant Drugs Regulate Gene Expression in the Striatum: Implications for Behavior”

Steven E. Hyman, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Mental Health

8th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 21, 1996
“An Expanded View of Human Memory Systems”

Marcus E. Raichle, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

7th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 30, 1995
“Neural Circuits Underlying Opioid Analgesia”

Howard L. Fields, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurology and Physiology
Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology
University of California – San Francisco, San Francisco, California

6th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 10, 1994
“Inhaled Nitric Oxide:  A Selective Pulmonary Vasodilator”

Warren M. Zapol, M.D.
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

5th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

April 18, 1992
“The ASA’s East African Anesthesia Program”

Nicholas M. Greene, M.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

4th Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 16, 1991
“Pharmacology of Anesthetic Drugs – Past Problems and Future Promises”

Robert K. Stoelting, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

3rd Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 17, 1990
“Random Thoughts About the Practice of Anesthesiology: A Half Century Perspective”

James E. Eckenhoff, M.D., D.Sc.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology
Northwestern University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

2nd Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 11, 1989
“Archeology of Fluid Balance in Infants, Birds, Sharks, and Other Strange Milieus”

M.T. Jenkins, M.D.
McDermott Professor Emeritus
Department of Anesthesiology
The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas

1st Annual C.R. Stephen Lecture

March 12, 1988
“Schools of Anesthesia”

Leroy D. Vandam, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts