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Harvard Lecturer to discuss operating room fires and safety

Thursday, July 31, 2014

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) David Adam August, M.D., an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, returns to Sacramento on Monday, August 18,  to lead a discussion on emergent response in the operating room at Shriners Hospital for Children — Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard. Dr. August is guest lecturer for the Shriners Signature Series, a program for physicians, organized to promote excellence in healthcare through continuing medical education. Dr. August will greet guests at a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner lecture on Operating Room Fires and Safety at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. August previously served on the faculty at the UC Davis Health System, where he was a two-time winner of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. He graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and completed pre-medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania before earning both an M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. His professional affiliations include the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologist, American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Dr. August's research is published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including Anesthesia and Analgesia and Pediatric Anesthesia. He also practices at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston.

To learn more about this continuing education opportunity, call the staff development office at 916-453-2041 or send email to ncal.education@shrinenet.org. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip and scars from any cause. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis. For further information call 916-453-2000 or go online to www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.