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ASAP for October 31, 2012


This Issue's Top Story

Journal Anesthesiology studies make headlines
As part of the Journal Press Release Program, two studies were highlighted from the November issue of Anesthesiology. One study found two commonly used anesthetics produce different metabolic patterns in children's unconscious brains, while the other study released findings from the first national survey of anesthesiologists over 50.

Media coverage included:

Doctor's Lounge

Outcome Magazine

Becker's ASC Review


ASA News

Note - Washington, D. C. office availability
The ASA office in Washington, D.C. was closed Monday and Tuesday this week due to the inclement weather caused by Hurricane Sandy. The office is open today, Wednesday, October 31 and the D.C. staff is available. ASA is keeping those affected by the storm in their thoughts.

ASA recognizes member for significant research contributions in anesthesiology
During the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting, ASA presented Ralph Lydic, Ph.D. with the 2012 ASA Excellence in Research Award for his work on the neurobiology of sleep and breathing. Dr. Lydic has focused his research efforts on three primary areas, including arousal state-dependent respiratory depression, sleep and pain, and the neurochemical control of sleep and anesthesia. Read more.

ASAP readers - Tell us what you think
Thank you for reading ASAP - the official e-newsletter of ASA. Please take a moment to complete a brief survey and tell us how we are doing. Your feedback will help us better understand and adapt to the changing needs of our readers.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 abstract deadline extended - November 12
There is still time to submit your abstract poster presentation for possible inclusion at PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013, held January 25-27 in Las Vegas. Deadline: November 12.

Claim your ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting CME credit
Visit the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting website and claim the CME credit you earned from the annual meeting this month.


ASA Events and Products

Submit accurate and compliant claims by purchasing 2013 coding resources
CPT® codes and guidelines on how to report them properly are updated each year. Purchase the 2013 Relative Value Guide® and CROSSWALK® coding resources to accurately report and obtain proper payment for anesthesia services. Get the latest editions now.

Register early for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013
Register now for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 and take advantage of the early-bird discount rate. Register by December 19, 2012 and reserve your seat at the premier event for anesthesiologists and practice administrators, January 25-27 in Las Vegas. Gain insight into current health care reform, legislation and accreditation changes and how this will impact your anesthesiology practice. Earn up to 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Register now.

Learn essential business skills to manage your practice
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Patient Safety Highlights now available
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November 12, 2012
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 abstract deadline (extended)

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December 19, 2012
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 early-bird registration deadline

December 31, 2012
ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 CME credit deadline deadline

ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 CME credit deadline deadline

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