This past April, nine residents in the Department of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis placed at the 2022 Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference (MARC). Residents competed against their colleagues from 34 Midwestern universities.
“We have strategically built our residency program so that our trainees are provided with the access to resources and mentors needed so they can study their passions and find answers to challenging questions,” says Douglas Thompson, MD, Vice Chair for Education. “I’m so very proud of each resident who participated in this year’s competition.”
Heather Acuff, PGY2, placed first in the Neurology category for her case report “Postoperative Delirium is Associated with Subsequent Altered Connectivity within the Default Mode Network and Hippocampus.”
Joseph Avery, PGY4, placed third in the General category for his case report “Sudden Onset Septic Shock and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation after Wound Debridement”
Micaela Clark Bethel, PGY4, placed first in the Pediatrics category for her case report “Congenital Tracheal Stenosis Requiring VA ECMO.”
Jiaxin Huang, PGY4, placed first in the General category for her case report “Perioperative Pain Complication Related to a Weight Management Drug.”
Herman Luther, PGY2, placed first in the Cardiothoracic category for his case report “QVSD/QP: a Novel Method to Track the Shunt Fraction of an Isolated Ventricular Septal Defect.”
Ryan Pieterick, PGY4, placed third in the OB-Gyn category for his case report “Saddle Pulmonary Embolus after LUFD in a Primi Parturient: an Unusual Clinical Course With Favorable Outcome.”
Michael Pistey, PGY2, placed second in the General category for his case report “A Case of Refractory Deep Vein Thrombosis.”
Ilesha Shah, PGY3, placed third in the Pediatrics category for her case report “Choledochal Cyst Rupture in a 21-month-old Male.”
Jonathan Rich, PGY3, placed third in the Airway category for his case report “Nasotracheal Intubation in a Patient With a Hard Palate Defect Using a Total Control Introducer and Video Laryngoscopy.”
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 AMAAC is to facilitate and support the Midwestern Anesthesia Residents Conference (MARC). This yearly meeting, which began at the University of Iowa in 1961, has grown into the largest anesthesia resident’s conference in North America and in the world, with attendance approaching (and sometimes exceeding) 700 individuals each year. The MARC meeting is hosted by AMAAC member departments on a rotating basis, and the AMAAC member-chairs meet yearly at the MARC meeting.
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.
Visit https://www.amaachq.org/marc.html for more information.