The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation announces the deadline of June 18, 2001, for receipt of applications for research grants to start January 1, 2002. Note: grants are limited to the increased total amount of $65,000, cannot include indirect costs, and must be completed within two years.
Highest priority is given to studies that concern problems of anesthesia for relatively healthy patients or are broadly applicable and that promise improved methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation into clinical care. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to: new clinical methods for prevention and/or early diagnosis of mishaps, evaluation of new and/or re-evaluation of old technologies for prevention and diagnosis, identification of predictors of patients and anesthetists at increased risk for mishaps, development of innovative methods for study of low-frequency events, methods for measurement of cost effectiveness of techniques designed to increase patient safety and innovative methods of education and training in safety. Note: APSF is especially interested in supporting research associated with the safety issues related to office-based anesthesia. Guidelines describing the scope of the grant program and the application format may be obtained from the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Executive Office, 4246 Colonial Park Dr.; Pittsburgh, PA 15227-2621. Also, the guidelines for grant application can be found on and downloaded from the APSF Web Page: dev2.apsf.org. Awards will be announced at the annual meeting of the APSF on October 13, 2001.