International Chinese Academy of Anesthesiology (ICAA) Communications

May 6, 2014

Dear ICAA Members and Colleagues,

First of all, we’d like to congratulate:

Dr. Wei-Feng Yu (俞卫锋) to be elected as the President of Chinese Association of Anesthesiologists (CAA).

Dr. TJ Gan accepted the offer to be the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY 11794

Dr. Albert Cheung accepted the offer to the Chief of Cardiac Anesthesia at Stanford University

Dr. Chuck Tong being promoted to full professor

We are really proud of your success and achievement.


CAA meeting summary by: Yun Xia, MD., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University:


Under the leadership of Dr. Zhongcong Xie, ICAA had successfully organized an eight-member overseas ICAA delegation attended 2014 CAA Annual Conference in Shanghai, April 18-20, 2014.

The following were the titles of our presentations.

Zhongcong Xie: Postoperative delirium

Zhiyi Zuo: Anesthetic choice may not affect the development of postoperative cognitive dysfunction

Henry Liu: Strategies in improving Anesthesia quality & safety: systemic approaches

Lixin Liu: Prevention and management of operating room fires

Renyu Liu: Novel molecular targets of dezocine and their clinical implications

Daqing Ma: Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine

Dajie Wang: Current management of chronic neck pain in the U S

Yun Xia: How to improve patient care safety—Crew Resource Managements

Hua-feng Wei: Recent progress in the application of Supraglottic jet ventilation in difficult airway


We gave total nine presentations during the conference.  We have received feedbacks from CAA leadership and CAA members regarding our presentations.  The responses to our presentations have been overwhelmingly positive and our presentations are considered by the audience as extremely valuable to current practice of anesthesia in China. The delegation did excellent job to represent ICAA and has bring up-to-date anesthesia knowledge to the conference.  Members of our ICAA delegation have been invited based on merit of the contents to give presentations In Shanghai, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, and other provinces immediately after the conference. Several members have been asked to give presentations at other symposiums and conferences late this year.

ICAA was recognized as the main, perhaps the only partner of CAA to represent Chinese anesthesiologists oversea during this CAA conference.  We had a productive meeting with the CAA leaders.  We discussed several major collaboration projects during the meeting, Hall of Fame of Anesthesiologists, collaboration on resident education, and other future cooperation.  Dr. Yu Weifeng, the CAA president, and other CAA leaders are very interested in the notions and suggestions brought up by Zhongcong.

Drs. Zhongcong Xia, Renyu Liu, TJ Gan, Al Cheung and Hong Liu attended the Association of University Anesthesiologists (AUA) 61 annual meeting at Stanford, CA. The meeting is focused on anesthesia education and research. A lot of scientists presented their researches on the meeting including Renyu Liu. Drs. Zhongcong Xia, Yenyu Liu and Hong Liu had good conversations with Dr. Jane Fitch, ASA President, Dr. James Eisenach, Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesiology, Dr.Steven L. Shafer, Editor-in-Chief of Anesthesia & Analgesia, Dr. Joe Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia who were also at the meeting.

We also like to congratulate Drs. Jianzhong Sun, Linong Yao and the research team on the following publication:

Yao L, Young N, Liu H, Li Z, Sun W, Goldhammer J, Tao L, He J, Diehl J and Sun J. Evidence for preoperative aspirin improving major outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing cardiac surgery, a cohort study. Ann Surg.2014 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print]

There are a few housekeeping issues we want to share with you here:

  1. We’d like to update our members’ publications. Please send your recent publications to me and our web master will put them on our website.
  2. We also like to know if you have received any promotion, award or grant. We like to share your success.
  3. With the help of CSA, our overseas members have completed their submission to the CSA annual meeting.
  4. Our organization is young. We hope our members can help to recruit qualified individuals to join us.


Thank you!





Hong Liu, MD

Secretary General, ICAA

Professor of Anesthesiology

Director, Clinical Anesthesia Research

Director, International Partnerships

University of California Davis Health System

4150 V Street, Suite 1200

Sacramento, CA 95817

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