Research Information

SPA Young Investigator Researcher Grants

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is pleased to announce the availability of Young Investigator Research Grants, through the Patient Safety, Education and Research Fund (PSERF). The Young Investigator Grants will be for one year, renewable once at the discretion of the Research Grant Committee.

Patient Safety Education & Research Fund

Our goal is to raise pledges in support of advancing pediatric anesthesia safety efforts. Specifically, your support would allow $100,000 annually to support pediatric anesthesia safety research. The SPA will commit to reporting the results of this research to the membership.

Call for Surveys

Attention: SPA members interested in conducting survey research:

The submission site for proposed surveys will be open twice a year from:

  1. January 1 – February 28
  2. July 1 – August 31

The SPA Research Committee will select the 2 best surveys per cycle to be distributed to the membership later in the year.  All surveys must also be approved by the SPA Executive Committee.


Quality & Safety Committee

PEDI CRISIS APP - The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Pedi Crisis 2.0 Critical Events Checklists Mobile App® is now available for the iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store at and for Android on the Google Play Store.

The translated checklists are from an earlier version of the checklist; the English version is the most up to date.

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Additional Translations are available.
Simulation Scenarios
Available now!
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Consensus Statement on Anesthetics and Sedatives in Children

Each year, millions of young children require surgery and other procedures for serious or life-threatening medical conditions or to improve their quality of life. Anesthetic and sedative drugs are widely used to help ensure the safety, health, and comfort of children undergoing these procedures.

SPA Sections and Partner Organizations

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