Articles  |   February 2020
2019 ASA House of Delegates Speakers’ Summary
Author Affiliations
  • Ronald L. Harter, M.D., FASA
    Speaker, House of Delegates
  • Patrick Giam, M.D., FASA
    Vice Speaker, House of Delegates
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Articles   |   February 2020
2019 ASA House of Delegates Speakers’ Summary
ASA Monitor 2 2020, Vol.84, 44-46.
ASA Monitor 2 2020, Vol.84, 44-46.
Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA, 2019 ASA President, called to order the opening session of the 72nd meeting of the ASA House of Delegates (HOD) at the Hyatt Regency Orlando at 8 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019. There were 371 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 Gregory K. Ellis, Executive Director of Mission and Ministry, Central Florida Division and South Region, at AdventHealth. U.S. Surgeon General and ASA member Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H., FASA, addressed the HOD, sharing how his involvement in ASA as a resident helped steer his career in public service. During her opening remarks, Dr. Mason recognized the many honored guests present, representing anesthesia and medical societies from across the world.
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