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  • Has any ASRA member ever seen symptomatic Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity (LAST) occur under general anesthesia? Thirty years ago, I stupidly (accidentally) injected 200mg ropivacaine down a patient's venous central line. I immediately realized my ...

  • Hi Aaran: Nice meeting you virtually. You are in a great place that will set you up right whether you want to do acute or chronic pain. stop by and say hi the next time you come to a meeting thank you Nabil ------------------------------ Nabil Elkassabany ...

  • Hello Everyone, My name is Aaran Varatharajan. I am currently a CA-1 at Rush. I am interested in USG blocks as well as neuromodulation. Hopefully, planning to do an interventional pain fellowship in the future. I am excited to meet and connect with ...

  • You may be interested in a new large study on epidural steroid injections in older adults. The study shows improvements during two years, but unlikely due to a specific effect of the epidural injection. Explained here . ------------------------------ ...

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  • FAER Fall Grant Cycle

    The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Grant Cycle now through August 15, 2022. Funding opportunities available in this grant cycle include the FAER Mentored Research Training Grant (MRTG), ... More
  • NIH HEAL Initiative RFA for Pain Scientist Coordinating Center

    We want to alert you to another opportunity to apply for funding from the NIH HEAL Initiative to run a coordinating center to support the career development of pain scientists and collaborations across the spectrum of pain research. We would appreciate ... More

Member Spotlight

Robert L. McClain, MD

Robert L. McClain, MD

ASRA Pain Medicine’s Member Spotlight for August focuses on Dr. Robert L. McClain, an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Steve Porter, MD, nominated Dr. McClain for recognition become because of his work ethic and commitment to the field.

“Dr. McClain works tirelessly to help his patients safely get through surgery with as little pain as possible,” Porter wrote. “He is the first member of his family to attend college, let alone professional school. He is from rural Georgia. He is at work early, stays late, and never complains. He also is an expert in liver and kidney transplant anesthesia and is one of the best anesthesiologists at vascular access in the department. He is always reading about the latest in regional anesthesia and always completes his evaluations in time.”

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