The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation announced, at the conclusion of the ASA Annual Meeting, the selection of James T. Roberts, M.D. and co-authors from the Department of Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital as the recipients of the Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. Award for 1989.
The award was made for their Scientific Exhibit titled “Three New Approaches to Safer Airway Management.” The award consists of a $500 prize to the authors and a Certificate of Recognition to the sponsoring institution.
The Ellison C. Pierce, Jr. Award is presented periodically to the exhibitor and sponsor of the Scientific Exhibit at the ASA Annual Meeting that best demonstrates new and effective methods of safe anesthesia practices.
The 1989 runner-up was N. Ty Smith, M.D. and co-authors from San Diego for their Scientific Exhibit titled “Sleeper-A Computer Based Anesthetic Trainer”.