ICAA meeting annoucement again

2014 ICAA Annual Symposium at Tulane University School of Medicine

October 10, 2014 (Friday)


ICAA is proud to announce 2014 international scientific symposium of ICAA. The symposium will be held on October 10, 2014 in the main campus of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. The ICAA symposium this year is supported/co-hosted by the Department of Anesthesiology of Tulane University School of Medicine.


Please submit your abstract to Dr. Chuanyao Tong (cyt970@yahoo.com) and Dr. Hong Liu(hongliumd@gmail.com )for consideration of acceptance to be presented in the meeting. The abstract should be no more than 250 words. The abstract should contain four labeled paragraphs: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Only one table or one figure is allowed. All the abstracts must be written in English containing all authors’ name, presenting author’s contact information, and corresponding author’s contact information including telephone numbers and emails. All abstracts will be presented via POWERPOINT slides if accepted.


Only the ICAA member sponsored abstract is eligible for the award winning competition. If you need sponsorship, please contact Dr. Hong Liu(hongliumd@gmail.com ). If you are interested in joining ICAA, please contact Dr. Jianzhong Sun (jzsun2001@yahoo.com ). To support or sponsor this event, please contact Dr. Hong Liu (hongliumd@gmail.com) or Dr. Zhongcong Xie (ZXIE@mgh.harvard.edu ), the president of ICAA. ICAA member is eligible to sponsor all the abstracts from his/her own lab and one abstract that is not from his/her research team/lab. We will have various awards for the best abstracts and presentations. The accepted abstract that is not presented in ASA meeting, will be published in ICAA website or ICAA supported journal.


The major theme of this year’s symposium will continue our legacy of our last year’s successful event on Translational Medicine: The Clinical aspect and clinical trials of translational medicine in Perioperative and Pain Medicine.


We are honoured to have Prof. Daniel I. Sessler give the keynote presentation on Advanced Clinical Trial Methodology. Prof. Sessler is the Michael Cudahy Chair of the Department of Outcomes Research at the Cleveland Clinic. He is also Director of the Outcomes Research Consortium: the Consortium is the world’s largest clinical anesthesia research group and publishes a full paper every 5 days. He is an editor for Anesthesiology and serves as a reviewer for more than 50 journals. Dr. Sessler has published more than 550 full research papers, including a dozen in the New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet, which have been cited more than 20,000 times. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship and the ASA Excellence in Research prize.


Meeting agenda:

Tulane auditorium (First Floor)

1555 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70112


12:15-12:45 Open Ceremony and Greeting: Zhongcong Xie (President of ICAA), Jane Fitch (President ofASA), more to be announced

12:45~14:00 Panel presentation “Clinical Study on Anesthesia” (names are listed alphabetically)

Daniel Sessler (Cleveland), Jeffrey H. Silverstein (Mount Sinai), Hong Liu (ICAA), Jin Liu (CSA)

14:00~14:15 Break

14:15~17:30 Scientific Abstracts Presentation and Award Competition

17:30~18:00 Closing and Award presentation

18:00: Departure to the dinner party


3605 S Carrollton Ave

New Orleans, LA 70118



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



Contact person in New Orleans:

Dr. Henry Liu (504-813-4983)

Associate Professor of Tulane University

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