MARC 2019

The 2019 Midwest Anesthesia Resident’s Conference was held on April 12-14, 2019 and was hosted by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit this year. There were representations from over 20 universities and over 600 presentations. 

Our department had five residents presenting a total of six posters. These presentations included:

Jilian-Belrose-2--resized.jpgDr. Jillian Belrose, “Incidence and management of perioperative hypertension during cataract surgery.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cindy Hutnik) and “Sevoflurane exposure does not impair cognition or BDNF expression in aged mice.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruediger Noppens).

Malcolm-HowardDr. Malcolm Howard, “Five years on from the Canadian Airway Focus Group Guidelines for Difficult Airway Management: Dissemination and impact on clinical practice.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sonja Payne)

Kaylyn-Merrifield-resized.jpgDr. Kaylyn Merrifield, “Teamwork in the operating room: The role of whiteboards in promoting knowledge of team members’ names and roles.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Catalina Casas Lopez)

James-PiusDr. James Pius, “Comparison of the novel C-MAC® video-stylet to the C-MAC® Macintosh video laryngoscope in a simulated difficult airway: A prospective randomized manikin study.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruediger Noppens)


Dr. Osama Sefein, “Point-of-care ultrasound as an adjunct to preoperative anesthetic assessment in non-elective surgeries: A randomized controlled trial.” (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ahmed Hegazy)

Congratulations to Osama and Kaylyn who won third place for their sessions and Jillian, who won third place for her ambulatory presentation.

MARC Award winners

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