October 25

Rovenstine Lecture: Professionalism requires a lifetime commitment

In a soul-searching Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture on Monday, David Chestnut, M.D., examined the key attributes of professionalism and his own journey on the road to professionalism in anesthesiology.

FAER Lecture: Changes in culture, technology improving care in ICUs

Early in their history, ICUs were almost a waiting room for mortality, but that attitude is long gone because of changes in culture as much as changes in treatment. In his FAER-Helrich Research Monday, Michael A. Gropper, M.D., Ph.D., reviewed the positive effects of those changes.

Academic medical practice undergoing fundamental change

Big changes are taking place in academic medical practice as the line between academic and private practice begins to blur. Today, more and more academic practices are being run by for-profit groups and community practices are being run by academic institutions.

Celebration of Research honors specialty’s top scholars

A few of the specialty’s best and brightest were honored with research awards Monday during the annual Celebration of Research event. Highlights included recognition of the following individuals:

‘What’s been the highlight of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016 so far?’

There are still lots of sessions and events remaining at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2016, but we thought we’d ask ASA members what has stood out for them so far.

Challenges arise with increased use of neuroanesthesia outside the O.R.

The development of new interventional procedures has increased the use of neuroanesthesia and moved some of those procedures out of the operating suite to remote locations in the hospital, creating challenges for general anesthesiologists. A Tuesday session will look at how to deal with the challenges of those procedures.

Health care can learn from Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 companies have developed tremendously successful business models that many health care organizations could emulate. A Tuesday session will look at how some of those business practices should be adopted in medicine.

In-flight emergencies: Limited resources in a challenging situation

While traveling in 2014, anesthesiologist Philip Rubin, M.D., tried to assist a fellow passenger who suffered a heart attack on a domestic flight. He was surprised by the limited resources available on board a large passenger jet for a medical emergency and has since been working to improve the equipment available on planes in the U.S.

Aging anesthesiologists can still play a key role

The “gray tsunami” of aging baby boomers is reflected in the specialty of anesthesiology as much as in any other segment of the population. The number of practicing anesthesiologists over age 65 has increased from 10 percent to close to 15 percent in the last 10 years. Those senior anesthesiologists, though, still have a lot to offer.

Do you SEE yourself as a question writer?

The ASA’s Self-Education and Evaluation (SEE) program is one of the society’s most popular and valuable educational tools. That’s because SEE is one of the best ways for physician anesthesiologists to stay at the forefront of the latest knowledge and techniques that help enhance patient care.