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Department of Anesthesiology trauma faculty attend Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Congress

Members of our Division of Trauma Anesthesiology took part in the 57th Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Congress, held in Antalya, Turkey, from November 2-5, 2023. The team delivered insightful presentations that left an indelible mark on attendees.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Chris Murphy, MD, presented on whole blood resuscitation, discussing data and outcomes from use at WashU.

Interim Division Chief of Trauma Anesthesiology, Justin Knittel, MD, discussed trauma-induced coagulopathy and its mechanisms, as well as correction and monitoring strategies.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Zekeriyya Alanoglu, MD, DES, gave a lively talk on hypocalcemia in trauma, focusing on its prevalence as well as advantages of prompt correction and supplementation.

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Dan Fernandez, MD, presented on regional anesthesia in trauma, looking at trauma-specific cases where regional anesthesia was beneficial not only for pain control but for the surgical approach.

“Participating in prestigious international conferences like the Turkish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation Congress allows us to contribute to the global conversation regarding trauma care standards,” says Dr. Alanoglu. “As leaders, our presence at such forums isn’t just a personal investment in knowledge, it’s a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare on a worldwide scale.”

Their participation in this event not only showcased their dedication to advancing the field of trauma care, but also fostered international collaboration and future opportunities for our team. Looking ahead, the team is eager to continue seeking further opportunities to contribute to the global dialogue on trauma care.