Administrative Update  |   September 2018
Leaders – Or Locker Slammers?
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  • Michael W. Champeau, M.D., FASA
    ASA Treasurer
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Administrative Update   |   September 2018
Leaders – Or Locker Slammers?
ASA Monitor 9 2018, Vol.82, 6-7.
ASA Monitor 9 2018, Vol.82, 6-7.
Not long ago, ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz and I discussed the downward pressure on exhibitor fees at the ASA annual meeting. It’s an important topic because ASA derives about 18 percent of its total annual revenue from the meeting, and more than 40 percent of that comes from our exhibitors.
The problem, more and more, is that the vendors are questioning the return on their investment in displaying their products on our exhibit floor. They suspect that our attendees, overwhelmingly practicing anesthesiologists, are no longer the decision-makers driving purchases in their health care organizations. Put simply, it appears to the exhibitors as though we’re no longer the leaders.
1 Comment
September 7, 2018
Peter McDermott

I am reminded of an editorial view in Anesthesiology from August 1993. It seems to have anticipated some of the difficulties before the specialty today. 

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