Visiting Professor Emmett Whitaker joins us for “Spinal Anesthesia, General Anesthesia, and the Quest to Determine the Optimal Anesthetic for Neonates & Infants” at the next Grand Rounds on Thursday, January 5th, 2023. 

Grand Rounds takes place at 7 AM in Hurd Hall. Please check your ACCM email for Zoom link and password to watch live. Rebroadcasts are available here the following day.

Emmett Whitaker, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Neurological Sciences, & Pediatrics
University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine


  1. Review evidence relating to risk and benefits of spinal and general anesthesia in infants and children
  2. Discuss the unique cerebrovascular physiology of neonates and infants, and how vascular anesthetic effects may be exacerbated in this population
  3. Describe how anesthetized neonates and infants may be at higher risk for organ hypoperfusion during hypotension
  4. Propose a paradigm shift in anesthetic care may increase perioperative safety for neonates and infants

Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • 1/12/2023: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
  • 1/19/2023: Visiting Professor Daniel McIsaac
  • 1/26/2023: Patient-Based Learning Discussion
  • 2/2/2023: Visiting Professor Chris Seymour
  • 2/9/2023: Combined Grand Rounds-ACCM
  • 2/16/2023: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
  • 2/23/2023: Patient-Based Learning Discussion
  • 3/2/2023: Visiting Professor Phil Spinella
  • 3/9/2023: Visiting Professor Mark Yazer
  • 3/16/2023: Quality Assurance Committee Meeting
  • 3/23/2023: Combined Grand Rounds with Nursing
  • 3/30/2023: Patient-Based Learning Discussion
  • 4/6/2023: Visiting Professor Sarah Henrickson-Parker

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