April 17, 2009
Oral/maxillofacial surgery faculty attend Dental Society of Anesthesiology meetings
The morning session, titled "Precautions and Pitfalls in the Cockpit and in the OR" featured a husband-wife presentation team - Captain Carlyle “Jai” Rampersad, BSc, ATP, and Sally Rampersad, MB, DCH, FRCA—a senior airline pilot and a pediatric anesthesiologist.
The couple discussed the similarly grave responsibilities of their different professions and the lessons to be learned from both.
The afternoon speaker, Susheela Bala, MD, an allergist-immunologist, provided an excellent review of pharmacology, asthma, and allergic reactions as they pertain to anesthesia.