WEDNESDAY - APRIL 4                             


Plenary 5 (PL5)

2:00 pm to 4:10 pm

Neural Correlates of Consciousness: Where, When and How?     

George Mashour, University of Michigan

Yan Xu, University of Pittsburgh

Marine Vernet, NIH




George Mashour, MD PhD

Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research

Founding Director of the Center for Consciousness Science

University of Michigan



George A. Mashour, M.D., Ph.D. is the Bert N. La Du Professor of Anesthesiology Research and NIH-funded neuroscientist at the University of Michigan. He is recognized for his work on consciousness, mechanisms of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness, and intraoperative awareness. Mashour has authored >150 publications, with key articles appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has also edited five textbooks on anesthesiology and the neurosciences, published by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. At the University of Michigan Medical School,


Dr. Mashour is also the Senior Associate Chair for Anesthesiology Research; Faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program;

and founding director of the Center for Consciousness Science. He also serves as Associate Dean for Research and as the Director

of the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, an NIH-funded institute dedicated to advancing translational research.