Administrative Update  |   November 2017
ASA’s Foundations: The Better Angels of Our Nature
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  • Michael W. Champeau, M.D., FASA
    ASA Assistant Treasurer
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Cardiovascular Anesthesia / Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Systems / Patient Safety / Respiratory System / Administrative Update
Administrative Update   |   November 2017
ASA’s Foundations: The Better Angels of Our Nature
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 6-7.
ASA Monitor 11 2017, Vol.81, 6-7.
In March 1861, just weeks before the outbreak of the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln concluded his first inaugural address with an evocative turn of phrase. Wistfully yearning for a peaceful resolution to the gathering storm, he felt that preservation of the Union might still be possible if only the citizenry’s hearts could be “again touched … by the better angels of our nature.”
Our 16th president’s eloquent description of the more virtuous instincts of the human condition, those “better angels of our nature,” seems also to be a fitting description of ASA’s Foundations, the charitable organizations founded and supported by ASA that discharge our profession’s more virtuous interests.
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November 5, 2017
Ana Crawford
Stanford Adjunct
Conflict of Interest: ASA-GHO committee member
Thank you

Thank you for this well-written reminder. It is not enough to rely on ASA funding for the sustainability of many of our amazing projects. We could all do a little more on a personal level and be greater advocates for involvement across our networks.

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