This conference will celebrate the arrival of Ralph M. Waters, M.D., in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1927, and explore his legacy in anesthesia practice and professionalism. Abstracts are invited on any aspect of his career and legacy AND ALSO on any aspect of anesthesia history related to the three broad areas of professionalism to which Dr. Waters contributed: 1)education; 2)research; and 3)creation of specialty societies designed to promote improvements in the clinical and ethical standards of practice in anesthesiology.
Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are invited on historical aspects of anesthesia as described above. Abstracts on medical humanities and/or ethical topics that relate to the history of these broad areas are also invited.
Abstracts should be no longer than one 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. If possible, abstracts should indicate the research problem, sources used, methodological approach and may contain no more than ten references.
Abstracts may be submitted by mail, fax or electronic mail (in plain text format). Disc submission in DOS-compatible form is also permitted. Abstracts submitted in electronic format may be made available to registrants in advance of the meeting and at various Internet sites as chosen by the Organizing Committee. ALL accepted abstracts will be included in the abstract book distributed to meeting registrants.
Individuals who wish to organize a paper session around a theme should contact Dr. Mark Schroeder at the address below as soon as possible.
Mark E. Schroeder, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Wisconsin Medical School
B6/319 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison WI 53792-3272
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