ASA Monitor sounds off with 2016 podcast initiative


In a September podcast, ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz introduced you to some of his favorite places in his hometown of Chicago, and in October, Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight Chair Brenda Gentz, M.D., shared what’s new and exciting at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 annual meeting. Listen to them both!

All ears are on the ASA Monitor these days, as thousands of members continue to tune in to the Monitor’s exciting new podcast program – a media initiative that began in April 2016.

ASA Director of Publications and Digital Content George Kendall – a longtime managing editor of the journal Anesthesiology – saw the potential for ASA Monitor podcasts when he witnessed the robust growth of the journal’s own podcast series over the last two years.

“Podcasts have gone in and out of mainstream popularity since they began being produced in 2009, but if they’re done right, there is sometimes no more entertaining or efficient way to convey information or even education. Podcasts offer ASA members a different and fun way to interact with ASA content.” Kendall said.

ASA Monitor podcasts were produced in the months of April, May, June, September and October as a way to gauge the ASA membership’s interest in them. So far, more than 10,000 Monitor podcasts have been downloaded and many more streamed live on the ASA website.

Each podcast features a noted expert in his or her respective field and gives that individual the chance to be heard by potentially tens of thousands of peers within the specialty. And what other medium better allows the listener to receive a comprehensive primer on an interesting subject in the time it takes to drive to work?

Look for many more podcasts in 2017! And in the meantime, don’t miss these great recordings housed in the ASA Monitor archives.

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