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ASAP for November 21, 2012


This Issue's Top Story

Urge your member of Congress to express opposition to new Medicare Chronic Pain Rule
ASA members - Contact your members of Congress and ask them to reach out to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to express your strong concerns with the new Medicare Chronic Pain Rule.
Call and/or email your lawmaker's office with your opposition to this policy today.


ASA News

The ASA headquarters offices will be closed November 22-23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both offices will reopen on Monday, November 26.

Lifebox and love - Couples show their dedication to surgical safety
Three happy couples, six friends of Lifebox, have taken a day that is supposed to be all about them and made it about the difference they can make to other people by putting the Lifebox surgical safety mission on their wedding registry. Read the full blog posting.

Get involved - Nomination forms for 2014 committees now available
Nominate yourself and/or a colleague to serve on one of ASA's committees in 2014 by January 15, 2013. Visit the ASA website for more information.

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.


ASA Events and Products

Save the Date: December 5 - ASA and FDA tele-town hall on drug shortages
ASA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a telephone town hall meeting on Wednesday, December 5, from 10 - 11 a.m. (EST).  The meeting will feature a Q&A session in which ASA members will have the opportunity to pose questions to FDA officials on drug shortages. Call-in details will be available soon.  
Test your specialty knowledge with the newest issue of ACE
MOC-PSOrder the 2012 ACE Program today and assess your current anesthesia expertise. ACE 2012 is a self-study program covering established knowledge in the field of anesthesiology. It allows you to earn up to 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and helps satisfy the Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment requirement for MOCA®. Learn more.

Don't miss the early-bird rate for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013
Register by December 19 for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 and save money with early-bird pricing. Learn from leading experts about the latest updates on legal and regulatory implications of health care reform and other important issues affecting day-to-day management of an anesthesiology practice. Earn up to 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Register now.  

Need to train non-anesthesiologists on sedation and analgesia?
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2012 Problem-Based Learning Discussions now available
Participate in the Problem-Based Learning Discussions from the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting on the go. Available as a downloadable link, PBLDs allow you to read each case and objectives, review the model discussions and references and attempt to solve the problems posed in each case. Order today.

This Issues Special Feature

This month in anesthesia history by A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
Many important events related to anesthesia history have taken place in November. Read all about them.



















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December 4, 2012
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