Congratulations! Dr. Bilge, anesthesiologist and co-investigator, presented his work investigating the clinical and neurophysiological patterns of "waking up" from general anesthesia in infants at the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia meeting in Colorado Springs, CO.
Innovative research, discoveries and big ideas were all part of the BCH Innovation Summit! Chuck Berde presented his work and future vision for "Transforming Pain Relief and Recovery After Surgery."
Check out Dr. Berde's presentation here: http://takingontomorrow.org/video/
Well done Laura Cornelissen! Laura gave a talk to the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Diego, CA. She was one of 8 Young Investigators selected to talk about their clinical research.
Laura Cornelissen presented her research at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Chicago, IL. She was among 30,000 neuroscientists from more than 80 countries who attended.
In the news! The Harvard Gazette reports on work we have published with our collaborators from MGH and MIT showing brain effects of anesthesia differ in young children! Read more here: Age and Anesthesia | HMS.
New publications! Check out our latest double publication on Neosaxitoxin as a novel drug for long lasting anesthesia in the latest issue of Anesthesiology.
Welcome! Johanna Lee, an HST student has joined the Berde Lab for a one year research placement in collaboration with Prfessor Brown's Neuroscience Statistics Research lab at MIT.
New publications! Check out our latest publication on the effect of cold temperature on pain sensation in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
This is a study led by our collaborators at MGH that shows how an hour of controlled cooling of the skin can lead to long-lasting decreases in sensitivity to temperature and touch. More clinical studies are needed to investigate the potential effect of this technique as therapy for prolonged relief of cutaneous pain.
Congratulations! Charles Berde was awarded the Distinguished Career Award in Pediatric Pain by the Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood.This prestigious award is given to an individual who has dedicated their outstanding career to alleviating children's pain. The recipient is chosen based on scientific contributions, teaching and advocacy.
Laura Cornelissen gave a talk titled: "Anesthesia, Alpha Oscillations and the Developing Brain" at the 10th International Symposium on Pediatric Pain in Seattle, WA.
Congratulations to Kimberly Lobo on her promotion to Biostatistician position!
Carolina Donado and Joe Kossowsky published their work on "Immediate Rescue Designs in Pediatric Analgesic Trials" in Anesthesiology.
This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis of the performance of rescue analgesic designs in pediatric trials of commonly used classes of analgesics. They show that opioid sparing is a feasible pragmatic end-point for pediatric pain analgesic trials.
In the news! Boston Globe named Dr. Berde's work on Neosaxitoxin as one of the "10 biggest breakthroughs in healthcare coming soon". Read more here.
Carolina Donado gave a talk on "Long-acting local anesthesia with Neosaxitoxin: a randomized, controlled, double-blind FDA phase 1 trial" at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LO. This work was awarded the "Best Clinical Abstract of the Meeting".