Welcome to Day 3 of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020

Don’t miss the Rovenstine Lecture at 9 a.m. CT, when Dartmouth-Hitchcock President and CEO Joanne M. Conroy, MD, discusses “Vitals Signs: Transforming 21st Century Anesthesia Practice.” Dr. Conroy was named one of the 50 most influential clinical executives in 2020 by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Closed claims analysis: Emerging trends in pain management

Before 2005, there wasn’t a lot of data related to chronic pain medication management. However, with an increasing focus on ASA Closed Claims Analysis, anesthesiologists can see inherent risks and take steps to avoid liability.

Anesthesiology’s role in stroke care

Anesthesiologists can play a critical role in assessing and reducing the risk of perioperative and acute ischemic stroke in non-cardiac surgery patients through careful screening, managing antithrombotic therapy and even scheduling optimal timing for elective surgery. Those considerations as well as keeping the anesthesiologist safe during the pandemic were the focus of Saturday’s session, “Stroke and the Anesthesiologist: What’s New?”

The best in breaking science

In a health care environment where practitioners are asked to be efficient and proficient in many clinical scenarios, it’s almost impossible for them to keep up on the latest breaking science. Saturday’s “Our 10 Favorite Papers of the Year: How Will They Affect Your Practice?” put some of the best papers front-and-center for anesthesiologists.

How are we doing? Please share your annual meeting experiences

It’s day 3 of the meeting, and we want to know what you think so far. More than anything, it is your experience that matters.

Achieving diversity and inclusion in anesthesiology departments: Whose responsibility is it?

Achieving racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and inclusion has been an elusive pursuit in medicine. Defining who is ultimately responsible for developing and implementing a plan that ensures an equal opportunity for everyone could be the key to success. But who should take the lead?

ASA brain initiative offers key resources

Think a little brain fogginess might be something more? ASA’s Perioperative Brain Health Initiative (PBHI) is leading the charge to equip anesthesiologists with the tools they need to effectively screen and care for patients at risk for pre- and postoperative neurocognitive decline.

Surgeon General calls for physicians to unite

SARS-CoV-2 has shaken us to our core. Now is the time to put politics aside, reflect on the gravity of the moment, and unite against our common enemy, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, FASA, told anesthesiologists during Friday’s Welcome Session, the official kick off of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020.

Welcome to Day 2 of the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting

This morning’s Opening Session/Keynote Address at 9 a.m. CT is Saturday’s don’t-miss event! 2020 ASA President Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MHA, FACHE, FASA, opens the session with a recap of what will surely be remembered as one of the most challenging years in the specialty’s history. But there were just as many positives – 2020 was the best Match year ever for anesthesiology.

MasterClass spotlights the role of compassion in medicine

Time. That is the No. 1 reason physicians report not always making a human connection with patients—and 56% of them reported that they don’t even have the time it takes to show compassion, according to Jake Poore, President and Chief Experience Officer of Integrated Loyalty Systems Inc. in Orlando.