May till August 2012

‘Clinideas’ and ‘Clinitoons’

APICARE intends to start two new permanent chapters from the December 2012 issue;

1.       ‘Clinideas’: Brief reports by the readers and the scholars about new / novel ideas, which may have some day struck to their minds, for the betterment of the clinical practice in anesthesiology, pain management, intensive care and resuscitation, or the betterment of the scholars and clinicians involved in these specialties.

2.       ‘Clinitoons’: Amature cartoons related to the clinical practice in anesthesiology, pain management, intensive care and resuscitation, or the scholars, clinicians and staff involved in these specialties. Patient-doctor and anesthesiologist-surgeon relationships offer best opportunities for drawing some of the most favourite cartoons.

APICARE pledges to offer cash prizes and / or honorary subscriptions of the journal to the winners of separate competitions in both categories.

Entries may be submitted via our website or directly to editorial office at

Professor Joseph Drew Tobias, MD joins APICARE

We are pleased to announce that Professor Joseph Drew Tobias, MD has joined editorial board of Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care.

Professor Tobias is currently the Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Attending Physician, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Professor of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (USA). He earned his MD as well as Bachelor of Arts (Biology) diplomas from University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri in 1983; and did his residency in anesthesiology as well as fellowship  in pediatric critical care/pediatric anesthesiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital during 1986-1989.  He is board certified in pediatrics, anesthesiology, pediatric critical care and pain management,

Dr. Tobias has held various faculty positions of anesthesiology and pediatrics including Pediatric Pain, Pediatric Anesthesiology/ Pediatric Critical Care and Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri, University of Iowa and now The Ohio State University.

He has been associated with a number of professional societies and organizations; American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Anesthesia Research Society and Society of Critical Care Medicine just to mention a few.

Dr. Tobias has had a very distinguished professional and academic career and has won many awards and honors. Multiple Outstanding Achievement Awards in the School of Medicine, Teacher of the Year awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, Quality Service Hero awards, and Best Doctors in America awards are just a few from a lengthy list of honors and awards bestowed upon him for his outstanding accomplishments.

He has served in various positions with editorial boards of many national and international medical journals and delivered hundreds of invited lectures. He extensively travelled to many of the developing countries in connection with Healing the Children and Heart Care International to provide anesthetic care for orthopedic, urology, and pediatric cardiac surgical missions.

Professor Tobias has authored hundreds of research articles, review articles, medical book chapters, web chapters, abstracts, letters to the editor and invited editorials etc. We are optimistic that his association with APICARE will prove fruitful for the further progress of the journal.

Address: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, 700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 (USA); Phone: (614) 722-4200; FAX: (614) 722-4203; E-mail: