Supplement: Proceedings of the Sixth PANDA Symposium on “Anesthesia and Neurodevelopment in Children”Reaching Parents Through an Online CommunityBoat, Anne MD*,†; Monteleone, Matthew MD*,†; Lee, Jennifer J. MD‡; Sun, Lena S. MD‡,§Author Information Departments of *Anesthesiology †Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH Departments of ‡Anesthesiology §Pediatrics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose. Address correspondence to: Lena S. Sun, MD, E. M. Columbia University Medical Center, CH 4-440 North, 622 West, 168th Street, New York, NY 10032 (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology: January 2019 - Volume 31 - Issue 1 - p 122-124 doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000539 Buy Metrics Abstract Scientific studies in animal models have demonstrated the neurotoxic effects of anesthetic and sedative drugs on the developing brain. Human studies, however, have been limited and less conclusive. The implications for clinical care remain unclear, and there is a critical need for further research on anesthetic toxicity to ensure safe anesthesia practices for infants and children. The sixth PANDA Symposium organized a session on “Engaging Stakeholders to Support Research” to facilitate dialog around improving communication and collaboration among stakeholders and to promote coordinated research efforts. Key stakeholders include patients, families, clinicians, researchers, community organizations, and federal agencies. This article provides an overview of an online platform called the Family Talkboard, a novel method which is destined to enhance patient outreach, engagement, and quality improvement, as well as outcomes research. Copyright © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.