Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward

Swimming with Sharks

Join FAER at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 as three participants share their medical innovations before a panel of successful inventors and investors in the specialty.


October 24 | 9:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.


Anesthesiology has a long history of innovation, entrepreneurship, and close interactions between academicians, private practitioners, and industry to bring new concepts to the clinical arena and better care for our patients. Using an entertaining format of Shark Tank, this session will present anesthesiologists with ideas for innovations to a panel of experts involved in developing such innovations to market in order to educate the audience regarding the multiple steps involved in the process and provide resources for those who hope to advance the practice through innovation. Learn more.



  • Steven L. Shafer, M.D.
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Clive Meanwell, M.D., Ph.D.
    The Medicines Company, Inc., Parsippany, NJ, USA
  • Pamela Palmer, M.D., Ph.D.
    AcelRX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Redwood City, CA, USA
  • Wendye Robbins, M.D.
    Blade Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco, CA, USA
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