October 19

Say yes to NO

The 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.

On the front lines of care

In 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.

Respect among professionals improves patient safety

Reshaping 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.”

The boomers are coming

By 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.

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.

A Day for New Researchers

This 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.

Single ventricle babies grow up

Single 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.

Earn patient-safety credit hours and have fun doing it

COME 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.

Take your child to work

If 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.”

The jury is out on peer review

Despite 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?”