Articles  |   February 2018
2017 ASA House of Delegates Speakers’ Summary
Author Affiliations
  • Ronald L. Harter, M.D., FASA
    House of Delegates
    Speaker
  • Patrick Y. Giam, M.D., FASA
    House of Delegates
    Vice Speaker
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Articles   |   February 2018
2017 ASA House of Delegates Speakers’ Summary
ASA Monitor 02 2018, Vol.82, 36-38.
ASA Monitor 02 2018, Vol.82, 36-38.
Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., FASA, 2017 ASA President, called to order the opening session of the 70th meeting of the ASA House of Delegates (HOD) at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017. There were 395 properly credentialed delegates seated, easily comprising a necessary quorum.
The proceedings of the HOD were prefaced by inspirational words of invocation, this year provided by Thomas H. Swygert, M.D., ASA member and delegate from Texas. ASA Registration and Housing Manager Phillip Ridley sang “America the Beautiful.” During his opening remarks, Dr. Plagenhoef recognized the many honored guests present, representing anesthesia and medical societies from across the world.
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