Anesthesiology, in conjunction with the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA), is pleased to announce a special session at the 2007 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, October 13–17, 2007, in San Francisco, California.

This forum will serve two purposes. The first is to highlight new and innovative research in Critical Care Medicine. To this end, the session will feature (with posters) six oral presentations followed by brief discussions led by Brian P. Kavanagh, M.B., B.S.C., M.R.C.P., F.R.C.P., F.F.A.R.C.S. (HON), Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Clifford S. Deutschman, M.S., M.D., F.C.C.M., Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Submissions from investigators involved in all types of research, including but not limited to basic science, clinical investigations, outcomes-based studies, epidemiology, and safety-oriented investigations, are suitable for consideration. A group from the ASA Subcommittee on Critical Care who are ASCCA members will select the posters for presentation at this session.

The second purpose is to provide a lecture on “Translational Research” by Dr. Clifford S. Deutschman. Together, these presentations will foster our goal of demonstrating the importance of Critical Care Medicine and its role in the practice of anesthesiology.

Abstracts should be submitted online to the ASA Annual Meeting using the standard online process (which can be accessed via  the Web sites www.ASAhq.organd Select Critical Care as the major subject area to be considered for inclusion in this special session. In addition, authors should notify the Anesthesiology Editorial Office via  e-mail ( regarding their interest in being considered for this session. The deadline for abstract submission is March 31, 2007. The authors of selected abstracts will also be offered an opportunity to submit their work to Anesthesiology for inclusion in a special issue to be published in 2008.