Stanford will host the WARC conference on April 30 – May 1, 2021

After much consideration due to the unprecedented and evolving worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided it was in the best interest of our attendees to cancel the Western Anesthesia Residents Conference (WARC) scheduled for May 1-2, 2020 at Stanford University.

The health, safety and well-being of our Anesthesia and global community is our highest priority and in the context of increasing travel advisories and the growing number of U.S. cases, it became clear that cancellation was the right thing to do.


Stanford will host the WARC conference on
April 30 – May 1, 2021

WARC 2020

Western Anesthesia Residents Conference

#WARC2020 #stanfordWARC

WARC is a premier opportunity for residents, students, and fellows to present work they have accomplished during their training.  Each year the meeting rotates to a different sponsoring institution in the western United States and Canada. In order to allow as many residents and fellows to attend the meeting as possible, WARC does not charge any registration fee.  The meeting is funded from contributions from each participating anesthesia department and from industry contributions.

Event Schedule

FridayMay 1, 2020

Registration at Sheraton Palo Alto

4:00pm -8:00 pmSheraton Palo Alto Lobby

Welcome Reception (All WARC attendees are invited)

6:00 pm -8:00 pmSheraton Palo Alto

Chair Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTBD

Chief Resident Dinner

7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTBD
SaturdayMay 2, 2020

Poster Set-Up & Registration

6:30 am - 8:00 amLKSC

Continental Breakfast

6:30 am - 8:00 amLKSC Paul Berg Foyer (2nd Floor)

Oral Presentation Session 1

8:00 am - 9:30 am LKSC Paul Berg Foyer (2nd Floor)

Coffee Break

9:30 am - 10:00 am LKSC Paul Berg Foyer (2nd Floor)

Oral Presentation Session 2

10:00 am - 11:30 amLKSC Paul Berg Foyer (2nd Floor)

Poster Session 1

11:30 am - 12:30 pmPaul Berg Hall B & C (LKSC 101/102)


12:30 pm - 1:45 pmAlumni Lawn

Eger Lecture by Dr. Steven Shafer

1:45 pm - 2:30 pmLKSC Paul Berg Hall

Oral Presentation Session 3

2:30 pm - 4:00 pmLKSC Paul Berg Hall (2nd floor)

Poster Session 2

4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPaul Berg Hall B & C (LKSC 101/102)

Closing Reception / Award Presentations

5:00 pm - 6:30 pmLKSC Paul Berg Foyer (2nd floor)

Dinner Around Town

6:30 pmDepartmental Dinners TBD

Travel Information


For your convenience, discounted rates are available at the Sheraton Palo Alto and the Westin Palo Alto during the conference. Please use this link to make your reservations no later than Thursday, April 9, 2020. The special rates are available for reservations Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020. 
Sheraton Palo Alto –  $139 per night
Westin Palo Alto – $169 per night


Li Ka Shing Center (LKSC)
291 Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305


Shuttle service will be provided between the Sheraton Palo Alto (a 2 minute walk from the Westin Palo Alto) and the LKSC conference center all day on Saturday, May 2, 2020 for all conference attendees.

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Stanford will host WARC in 2021! More details to follow.

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