Speaker Disclosures - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The following planners and faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Mark Deshur, M.D., M.B.A., FASA – Consulting Fees, Kronos
Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D. – Ownership, Consulting Fees, ORDxRx

The following planners and faculty have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D., Co-Chair
Joseph W. Szokol, M.D., FASA, Co-Chair
Kenneth Catchpole, Ph.D.
Richard Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.
Thomas M. McLoughlin, M.D.
Beverly Philip, M.D., FACA
DeLaine Schmitz, RN, MSHL
Torin D. Shear, M.D.
Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A., FASA
Avery Tung, M.D., FCCM
Jeffrey S. Vender, M.D., FACA, FCCM
Jason Anderson, CRNA, MSNA

ASA Staff - No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Elizabeth Lepkowski
Judy Jacobson


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 12.25 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036646; Expiration Date 11/18/2018.

In order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ or nursing contact hours, Anesthesia Quality Meeting attendees must demonstrate successful completion of participation in the meeting sessions by completing the meeting evaluation as well as participating in the pre- and post-meeting surveys. The link to the online evaluation and surveys will be emailed to all participants immediately following the meeting. Participants should only complete the evaluation for sessions which they attended.


The American Society of Anesthesiologists gratefully acknowledges the support of the Anesthesia Quality Meeting by the following industry supporters: 

  • ePreop
  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • CAE
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Masimo
  • Merck
  • PharMEDium
  • Fresenius Kabi 

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