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Monday, October 31, 2011

B. Diane Gambill, Ph.D. Joins the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as Chief Learning Officer

ASA leadership and staff welcomed B. Diane Gambill, Ph.D. to ASA as the Society’s new chief learning officer today.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jerry A. Cohen, M.D. Installed as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Jerry A. Cohen, M.D. was installed today as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) during the association’s Annual Meeting.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Mark J. Lema, M.D., Ph.D. Honored with Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists

In recognition of exemplary services, Mark J. Lema, M.D., Ph.D. today received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Distinguished Service Award.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

ASA and Hope for The Warriors® Recognize Wounded Warriors Sacrifices During ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is partnering with Hope For The Warriors® for the ASA Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk along Chicago’s scenic waterfront on October 16 at 7 a.m.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Anesthesia Quality Institute Activates First Nationwide System to Collect Anesthesia Data to Improve Patient Safety

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) has activated the first nationwide system to collect individual adverse events from anesthesia, pain management and perioperative care.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins Sharecare as New Content Collaborator to Educate Patients About Anesthesia

Sharecare announced today that the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has joined their robust network of experts to help answer patient questions about anesthesia experiences.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Statement Related to Media Inquiries Regarding Michael Jackson’s Death and the Trial of Dr. Conrad Murray

In response to media inquiries regarding propofol reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson’s death and now being discussed at Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases the following statement...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) Becomes a Corporate Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) has become an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as a part of a Corporate Supporter program available to pharmaceutical, medical device, anesthesia information management system and practice management companies.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Statement from the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists in Response to Governor Snyder’s Health & Wellness Announcement

MSA applauds Governor Rick Snyder for his efforts to put Michigan on the path toward a healthier future.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Provides Anesthesia Information Resources for Patients in Social Media

The American Society of Anesthesiologists launched a new video today on its YouTube channel that highlights the need for responsible use of pain medication and proper disposal of the drugs.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Public Education Campaign on Anesthesia Launches in Response to High Rates of Illness and Disease in Michigan

Thanks to a new public education campaign launched today by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA), patients in Michigan are one step closer to putting their mind at ease about surgical procedures and the associated risks of anesthesia.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Survey Reveals 90 Percent of Anesthesiologists Experiencing Drug Shortages of Anesthetics

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced the findings from its nationwide Drug Shortages Survey. Results showed that more than 90 percent of anesthesiologist respondents are currently experiencing a shortage of at least one anesthetic.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

PharMEDium Becomes a Corporate Supporter of ASA

PharMEDium Healthcare Corporation has become an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as a part of a new Corporate Supporter program available to pharmaceutical, medical device and practice management companies.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

ASA Nominee Receives AMA Award for International Health

Chicago physician Kathleen Casey, M.D., FACS, today received an AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Award.

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Monday, January 31, 2011

ASA Member Recognized for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research

ASA member and Veterans Health Administration employee David M. Gaba, M.D., was recently named one of the first two recipients to earn the Under Secretary for Health’s Award for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

ASA Statement on Sodium Thiopental’s Removal From the Market

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and its members are extremely troubled to learn that the anesthetic drug, sodium thiopental (Pentothal®), will no longer be available to patients in the United States due to the unfortunate circumstances in Italy that led the sole manufacturer, Hospira, to cease production of the drug.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

ASA Member Recognized for Continuous Contributions to Patient Safety

ASA patient safety pioneer and long-time member, John H. Eichhorn, M.D., has been selected by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Joint Commission as the 2010 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award recipient.

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Vital Health Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Finds Americans Fear the Quality of Their Healthcare is on the Decline

The third installment of the survey finds that Americans expect the patient experience to deteriorate as a result of changes to the U.S. healthcare system.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

American Society of Anesthesiologists Helps Parents Reduce Surgery-Related Complications in Obese Children

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is taking action to educate parents about the increased risk of complications faced by obese children undergoing anesthesia.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

ASA Responds to Deficit Commission Draft Plan

The ASA applauds the efforts of the Deficit Commission to address the mounting federal deficit by seeking broad-based changes in federal expenditures and revenues.

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