Administrative Update  |   May 2014
Scientific and Educational Affairs: Opportunities Ahead
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  • Beverly K. Philip, M.D.
    Vice President for Scientific Affairs
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Education / CPD / Administrative Update
Administrative Update   |   May 2014
Scientific and Educational Affairs: Opportunities Ahead
ASA Monitor 05 2014, Vol.78, 6-7.
ASA Monitor 05 2014, Vol.78, 6-7.
I am delighted to present my first report as ASA Vice President for Scientific Affairs (VPSA).
The VPSA leads ASA’s Division on Scientific Affairs, which includes the sections on Annual Meeting, Clinical Care, Education and Research, Journals, and Subspecialties. The leadership of these sections form the Committee on Professional Education Oversight (CPEO). Every committee of every section is active. Here are some Education- and Research-related highlights, and a brief view of opportunities ahead.
ASA’s annual meeting is the premier educational opportunity for our specialty. ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 attracted 15,305 registrants. This growth is directly related to the outstanding work done by the Committee on Annual Meeting and all its subcommittees, the volunteer physician members working together with our strong professional staff. A particular area of growth was international attendance, with more than 25 percent of physicians coming from 80 countries outside of the U.S. A comprehensive professional annual meeting (AM) assessment was conducted prior to and during this year’s meeting, which provided detailed information for immediate and longer-term improvements to make future meetings even better. Planning for ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 in New Orleans is robustly in progress, and the educational opportunities are exciting. The 2014 meeting will have expanded technology and communications offerings, and the popular online community will be back. Our international registrants will find new initiatives and services specifically dedicated to them. We’ll welcome our industry supporters and each other at the Saturday Reception to be held in the convention center exhibit hall, which will highlight the unique foods and ambiance of New Orleans. In the exhibit hall during the meeting, there will be additional events and activities so members can find out what’s new in our field from our industry partners.
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