ASA 2019 Daily News

Tuesday, October 22

Monday, October 21

Sunday, October 20

  • The key to quality patient care is connectionA doctor’s ability to keenly observe a patient in detail is part of a ritual that has, for centuries, connected doctors with their patients. But this process is becoming endangered as the demands of Big Data threaten this critical component of the diagnostic process. Read More
  • Novel research earns top ASA and peer recognitionOn Saturday, ASA recognized this year’s recipients of the 2019 Award for Excellence in Research and the James E. Cottrell, M.D., Presidential Scholar Award. Anesthesiology Editor-in-Chief Evan D. Kharasch, M.D., Ph.D., introduced the recipients. Read More
  • Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed? Maybe not after overnight callAnesthesiology residents typically work between 64 and 70 hours per week. With on-call duty, that can mean working up to 24 hours straight with little or no sleep. Of course, residents aren’t the only ones rubbing their eyes. Many practicing anesthesiologists work long hours and overnights, too. Read More
  • Anesthesiology in the heat of the intraoperative momentAnesthesiologists are frequently called upon to make game-time decisions, the consequences of which can be life and death for the patients on the table. In yesterday’s session “Intraoperative Critical Care: How Best to Succeed When All Seems Lost,” three panelists shared wisdom on how to manage three particularly challenging scenarios. Read More
  • Advocacy continues in Orlando; New mobile technology used in surprise medical bill fightASA members continued their dedication to advocacy and patient safety during ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019. In addition to continued support for advancing the specialty, attendees have been using new mobile technology to advocate for a top policy priority–ending surprise medical bills. Read More
  • Question of the Day: Why is the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting valuable to you?The ASA Daily News asks: Why is the ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting valuable to you? Read More
  • The importance of physician-led anesthesia carePhysician-led anesthesia care has become a hot topic in many discussions and education sessions at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019. By design, ASA is focusing attention on this important topic as a means to improve patient care. Read More
  • Going forward with a nod to the pastMedical history books spotlight important discoveries and innovations in anesthesiology, but many more scientific advances and scientists go unnoticed. Read More
  • What the hack?There’s no debating it. Medical technology is a must-have today and will be in the future. From electronic anesthetic records to wireless infusion pumps, pacemakers, and other implanted devices, clinicians place implicit trust in the functionality and security of these technologies. Read More
  • Is surviving enough?Anesthesiologists are sometimes referred to as the guardian angels of the O.R. They watch over and protect patients through life-saving procedures and through critical illness in the ICUs. But their guardian role is often fleeting. Read More
  • Get smart: AI, machine learning in perioperative medicineArtificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are no longer new terms in the language of anesthesiology. Yet it is allowing anesthesiologists to make new strides in everyday practice and patient care. Read More

Saturday, October 19

  • Say yes to NOThe story of Warren M. Zapol, M.D., could easily be the subject of an award-winning documentary on Netflix. This legendary anesthesiologist pioneered advances in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and he discovered a life-saving use for a poisonous gas. Read More
  • On the front lines of careIn the aftermath of a mass casualty, first responders are critical to treating injuries and saving lives. Anesthesiologists can be a valuable asset on the front lines of care. Read More
  • Respect among professionals improves patient safetyReshaping stereotypes can improve professional relationships and, ultimately, patient safety. Jeffrey B. Cooper, Ph.D., delivers that impassioned message during today’s “ASA/APSF Ellison C. Pierce Memorial Lecture: Respectful, Trusting Relationships Are Essential for Patient Safety, Especially the Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Dyad.” Read More
  • The boomers are comingBy 2030, the number of boomers 65 and older will reach 84 million, nearly twice their number today. While the elderly represent less than 20% of the U.S. population, they receive 35% or more of all surgical procedures. Read More
  • Help us understand the anesthesiology resident journey!ASA wants to better understand the journeys of its anesthesiology residents so we can improve your member experience during residency and beyond. Read More
  • A Day for New ResearchersThis year, the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is partnering with Early-Stage Anesthesia Scholars (eSAS) for the first “A Day for New Researchers” event. Read More
  • Single ventricle babies grow upSingle ventricle defects form a subgroup of critical congenital heart disorders. Before 1968, most affected babies struggled to live past infancy. That is when Francois Marie Fontan, M.D., and Guillermo Kreutzer, M.D., revolutionized treatment for these patients. Read More
  • Earn patient-safety credit hours and have fun doing itCOME ON DOWN for the ACE and SEE Live! presentation. It’s going to be as much fun as a game show and far more enlightening. Each audience member will become a contestant in this fast-paced test of anesthesiology knowledge. Read More
  • Take your child to workIf you’ve ever been challenged by explaining the job of an anesthesiologist to your children, this is the session for you. You’re encouraged to bring your children to Sunday’s fun, interactive workshop “A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist.” Read More
  • The jury is out on peer reviewDespite advanced training and conscientious attention to detail, anesthesiologists aren’t immune from errors on occasion. What they do after an error is the subject of Sunday’s point-counterpoint session “Peer Review: Blame Game or Quality Improvement?” Read More

Friday, October 18

  • Welcome to ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019!Welcome to Orlando and ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019, the only meeting that unites more than 14,000 clinicians, thought leaders and professionals from around the world. As you get settled and prepare for the next four days ahead, we encourage you to take a moment to read through today’s edition of the ASA Daily News. Read More
  • Face-to-face in a digital ageAccording to Abraham Verghese, M.D., it might be the most critical moment in an individual’s life – lying on a gurney, almost ready for surgery, and then the anesthesiologist comes to visit. Read More
  • FAER-Swimming with SharksBack by popular demand, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 will host the Saturday session “FAER-Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward.” Read More
  • Physician heal thyself … and colleaguesIt’s an important public service message that bears repeating among physician anesthesiologists – if you or someone you know is struggling with depression or suicide, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 741-741. Read More
  • The business of medicineFor physicians, the business of the day is about caring for patients. But there is that nagging aspect of practice that is truly business in nature – staff supervision, contract negotiation and conflict resolution. Read More
  • Opioids and anesthesiologistsWith the opioid crisis still affecting the nation, it’s important that anesthesiologists are well-educated about the problem – and about potential solutions. Read More
  • Get the most from your membership at the Resource CenterLearn how to optimize your practice, advance your skills and support your specialty at the ASA Resource Center, located at Booth 1259 in the Exhibit Hall (Level 2 West Hall A3-B2). Read More
  • Follow up on FASA at Member Services boothInterested in earning the FASA? Find out everything you need to know about FASA eligibility at Member Services in the ASA Resource Center in the Exhibit Hall (Level 2 West Hall A3-B2). Read More
  • Take the Simul8 Challenge to test skills, win prizesPut your anesthesia knowledge to the test by competing with your peers in video games for daily prizes in the Simul8 Challenge, powered by Airway Ex. Read More
  • International Pavilion offers a place to connectASA recognizes that a large number of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 attendees are international and is intentional about providing an area for them to network, ask questions and connect with their national societies. Read More
  • Show your smile, make your mark at ASA Career FairWhether you’re just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, don’t miss the ASA Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, October 19, in Room W203C at the Orange County Convention Center. Read More
  • Quality office hours – We want your feedback!Join clinical experts from the ASA Committee on Performance and Outcomes Measurement and ASA staff at the Quality Booth in the ASA Resource Center to discuss all things quality, performance measurement, data and more. Read More
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