Be recognized as an ASA Fellow

Are you dedicated to your profession and patients? Are you proud of your years of educational development? Do you see yourself as a leader in medicine? If so, then you deserve to be formally recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Inaugural Charitable Networking Event surpasses expectations, lays strong foundation for future

There was a moment during Sunday’s first-ever Charitable Networking Event when Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., ASA Charitable Foundation Board Member, knew without question that the event’s attendees were getting a take-away message they wouldn’t soon forget:

Severinghaus lecturer: Computer learning and clinical decision support coming to anesthesiology

Clinical decision support from a cognitive computing system called Watson is already a reality in oncology practice. Watson, or one of its successors, will almost certainly be providing anesthesiology recommendations in the very near future.

Proactive approaches can help in reducing risk of POCD

There is a “silver tsunami” of growing evidence that anesthesia could pose a greater risk of cognitive side effects for the elderly when compared to younger patients, but steps can be taken to proactively identify those patients at risk for postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD).

Experience of military helping to treat severe trauma patients

Coagulopathy following traumatic injury is a threat to patients and a challenge for physician anesthesiologists, but treatment refinements — some learned from the military — are making a difference. A few of these advances were explored in a Problem-Based Learning Discussion Tuesday.

Tuesday PBLD: Down syndrome complicates tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy

Pediatric tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TNA) is a common and usually uncomplicated surgery. But adding Down syndrome to the mix can add significant difficulties.

Announcing #ANES2015 social media stars

Many attendees have been tweeting and posting about the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2015 annual meeting education, exhibits, special events and San Diego in general. Thank you to all those who have added meaningful conversation throughout these outlets. We awarded the most active members as our “Social Media Star of the Day.”

Question of the Day: ‘What’s been the highlight of your ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting experience?’

The meeting is almost over, so before they started planning for the 2016 meeting in Chicago, the Daily News asked ASA members to share their highlights while in San Diego.

Impact of regional anesthesia on cancer survival to be debated

There have long been questions about the impact of anesthesia used during cancer surgery on long-term survival. The evidence to date points both ways.

Better environmental stewardship improves patient safety

Modern medicine has made dramatic strides in saving lives. Surgical infection rates, for example, have plummeted from nearly 90 percent in the early 19th century to about 5 percent today. At the same time, pollution from the health care industry continues to be a concern. Research suggests that health care-related pollution may be responsible for about as many deaths as medical errors, yet are currently unaccounted for.