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.

Face-to-face in a digital age

According 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.

FAER-Swimming with Sharks

Back by popular demand, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 will host the Saturday session “FAER-Swimming with Sharks: How Anesthesiologist Inventors Can Move Their Ideas Forward.”

Physician heal thyself … and colleagues

It’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.

The business of medicine

For 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.

Opioids and anesthesiologists

With the opioid crisis still affecting the nation, it’s important that anesthesiologists are well-educated about the problem – and about potential solutions.

Get the most from your membership at the Resource Center

Learn 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).

Follow up on FASA at Member Services booth

Interested 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).

Take the Simul8 Challenge to test skills, win prizes

Put 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.

International Pavilion offers a place to connect

ASA 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.