Department of
Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

PARRC 2019


May 4, 2019 - 7:00am to 4:00pm

Event Description

The UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM) Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the UPSOM Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences invite you to the 14th Annual Pennsylvania Anesthesiology Resident Research Conference (PARRC).

PARRC is a wonderful opportunity for residents and faculty to learn about current, cutting edge research by anesthesiology residents from residency programs across the state of Pennsylvania. As you listen to the original research and case report presentations, you will learn about resident scholarly activities performed in each institution.

Conference Course Director:​ Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA, Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine; Professor, Clinical & Transitional Science Institute; Director of Scholarly Development; Associate Residency Program Director

Conference Manager: Barb Novak Chismar, BA, Anesthesiology Educational Programs Project Manager


Meeting Program


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


Please register by April 27, 2019.

Complimentary registration for trainees and faculty includes participation in the conference, continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, and CME credits for faculty.  All participants must register online at  (Click on “Upcoming Events”).  Cancellations should be sent via email to no later than April 25, 2019.

Questions: Please contact Barb N. Chismar.  

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission will be open until March 18, 2019.


  1. Abstracts are limited to one page (minimum font size - 11 point), including title, authors, department and institution, references, figures, figure legends and/or tables. There is no limitation to the number of figures and tables; however, you must adjust the word count in the text to accommodate those in one page.
  2. Residents may submit more than one abstract.
  3. An abstract supplement will be distributed at the conference. Abstracts will appear exactly as submitted, so please proof-read your abstract carefully prior to the submission.
  4. Abstract guidelines (all items are required unless noted as optional)
    • TITLE
    • AUTHORS (first name, middle name, last name); presenting author should be the first author with name bolded.
      • For Original Research (clinical science, basic science, education/simulation, practice management, and others):
        • Introduction
        • Hypothesis/Objectives
        • Methods
        • Discussion
        • Conclusions
        • References
        • Figures & Legends (optional)
        • Tables (optional)
      • For Case Reports:
        • Introduction
        • Case Presentation
        • Discussion
        • Conclusion
        • References
        • Figures & Legends (optional)
        • Tables (optional)
  5. Save abstract as a PDF file
    • Please save the file as follows:
      • LastnameFirstInitial_PARRC2019_CaseRpt
      • LastnameFirstInitial_PARRC2019_OrigResearch
    • If you have more than one abstract in the same category, please indicate
      • LastnameFirstInitial_1_PARRC2019_OrigResearch
      • LastnameFirstInitial_2_PARRC2019_OrigResearch
  6. CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM (PDF) must be completed and sent with each abstract submission.
  7. Submit abstract and Conflict of Interest form via e-mail to
  8. Make sure to register for PARRC 2019:

Judging and Awards:

  • All abstracts will be presented as either oral or poster presentations and will be judged at the conference.
  • Judges will review submitted abstracts and select original research and case reports for oral presentation. Presenting authors will be notified by e-mail.
  • At the end of the conference, awards will be given for the three best oral presentations in each category: Original Research Oral Presentation and Case Report Oral Presentation.
  • Also, awards will be given for the three best posters in each category: Original Research Poster Presentation and Case Report Poster Presentation. 

Questions: Please contact Tetsuro Sakai, MD, PhD, MHA, FASA with questions about abstracts.

Location and Address

UPMC Passavant
Cumberland Woods Village
Legacy Theater Conference Center
700 Cumberland Woods Village
Allison Park 15010


The conference has contracted a limited number of hotel rooms with the following entities. Participants are encouraged to reserve early due an unusually high demand in the area on this date.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North/McCandless Crossing
Group rate guaranteed through March 18, 2019
901 Providence Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
King room $109.00/King suite with sofa bed and kitchenette $119.00 per night
Book your group rate for PARRC at the Fairfield Inn & Suites

Home 2 Suites Hilton Pittsburgh
Group rate guaranteed through April 12, 2019
8630 Duncan Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15237
On-line code UPM or by phone UPMC PARRC
King studio suite with full sofa bed and kitchen $105.00 per night
Book your group rate for PARRC at Home 2 Suites Hilton

Questions: Please contact Barb N. Chismar.  

Directions and Parking Information

Google Map

Follow signage for PARRC and find the Legacy Theater Conference Center

Questions: Please contact Barb N. Chismar.  

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