January Newsletter - 2015
We are proud to announce the New NYSORA upper and lower extremity nerve block posters are now available for download here!
Dear residents and colleagues,
On behalf of NYSORA's Latin America International team, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your participation at 2nd NYSORA Latin America symposium. This symposium is inspired by an overwhelming need to connect Latin America anesthesiologists, residents and regional anesthesia and pain medicine enthusiasts on a common platform with some of the foremost thought and practice leaders throughout the world. The 2nd NYSORA Latin America program in Cartagena, Columbia will feature several highly innovative but typical NYSORA signature programs that present unique values to the aspiring residents. The workshops sessions are oversubscribed at this time, however, for those who are left out - we will feature a truly amazing educational endeavor on Friday which will consist of unveiling of the NYSORA's second Edition of the International Standard Techniques of Peripheral Nerve Blocks, combined with a live demonstration. You do not want to miss this program. At this time, we would also like to invite you to submit your abstracts for possible presentation at the best abstract session. The best for abstracts will be selected for oral presentation, the presenters will be interviewed for NYSORA newsletter and have an opportunity to share their work with anesthesiologists worldwide. If you would like us to consider your abstract for oral presentation, please submit your abstracts directly to the program co-chair Javier Cubillos @ firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you in Cartagena and together making this one of the best symposium in Latin America to date.
Program Chairs: Drs. Javier Cubillos, Maria Fernanda Rojas Gomez, Pablo Helayel, Carlos Bolini, Admir Hadzic.
Recently at NYSORA we have come across a few helpful tips to help maximize the efficacy of your presentation
PREPARING FOR YOUR PRESENTATION:
• Rehearse and record yourself
• Clear your head - get focused and energized
CONTENT & DELIVERY:
• Crystalize your three to five key takeaways into succinct, comprehensible bullets
• Include only what the audience needs to know. A few nice-to-knows are okay
• Adjust your voiceover messaging to the lowest level of knowledge in the audience/on the webcast
• Orient the audience to the individual slide content
• Develop smooth verbal transitions between slides
• "Flag" or call attention to your key takeaways
• This is a big deal...
• The most important thing to remember is...
• The key takeaway here is...
• The good news is...
• Use short anecdotes to support your key points
• Use analogies, metaphors and similes to help everyone in the audience understand
• Keep it as simple as you possibly can
• Tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, then tell them what you've just told them
DURING YOUR PRESENTATION:
• Be mindful of the full agenda, your allotted presentation time and respectful of attendees' time and attention
• If wearing a clip-on microphone, make sure the cord is properly hidden
• Rehearse and record yourself
• Move a podium microphone away from your mouth/face
• Make eye contact and move your gaze around the room
• Use inflection and emphasis
• Step out from behind the lectern, if possible
• If presenting while seated at a table sit up and forward and keep your hands free to gesture
Max Kuroda, PhD
Statistics in small doses - What is the central role of statistics in research studies?
While clinicians will recognize the role of statistics in calculating doses of local anesthetics administered for peripheral nerve blocks, the central role of statistics in research studies may not be immediately obvious. In fact, statistical analyses are not required for many scientific studies. Editorials on a study of the effectiveness of activated charcoal in removing inhaled anesthetics from contaminated anesthesia machines clearly attest that statistical analyses did not pertain to that study.1-3
So why do most studies include some statistical analyses? Investigators undertake research studies with the intention of generalizing their findings to a population that they wish to help. Unfortunately, it is seldom feasible, or even possible, to study every individual in that population, so investigators typically limit their studies to small samples taken from the population. But samples vary because we may be examining different areas of the same entity. As depicted in the cartoon, there will be sample variability even among studies that have drawn samples from the same parent population and have followed the same study design and methods. Thus investigators must determine whether it is reasonable to apply the findings from their single sample to the parent population of interest. In short, data are summarized and statistical methods are used to generalize findings from a sample back to the population.
Next month, 'statistics in small doses' will briefly overview the standard study designs, their use in addressing research questions, and their role in the statistical approach planned for the analysis of data.
1 Birgenheier N, Stoker R, Westenskow D, Orr J. Activated charcoal effectively removes inhaled anesthetics from modern anesthesia machines. Anesth Analg 2011;112(6):1363-70.
2 Woehl H. Is a formal statistical analysis always necessary? Anesth Analg 2011;112(6):1268-9.
3 Block FE Jr. Malignant hyperthermia and charcoal absorbent: Too hot to handle. Anesth Analg 2011;112(6):1270-1.
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