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Electronic version of December ASA NEWSLETTER now available
Members of the ASA Committee on Blood Management share their knowledge and expertise in the December 2012 NEWSLETTER. Look inside to learn about treatment of coagulopathy associated with hemorrhage, perioperative coagulation management and get a European perspective on transfusion guidelines and the individual patient.


This Issue's Top Story

ASA names Paul Pomerantz as chief executive officer
ASA is pleased to announce the selection of Paul Pomerantz as ASA's new chief executive officer effective March 4, 2013. Paul Pomerantz will transition from his current position as worldwide executive director of the Drug Information Association and will succeed Barbara Fossum, Ph.D., who has served as interim CEO of ASA since June 2012. Learn more about Paul Pomerantz and ASA's selection process.

ASA News

CDC launches fungal meningitis consultation network
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched its Clinicians Consultation Network service to assist providers by phone or email. If you are currently treating a patient who received a contaminated injection of steroidal medication and need consultation, please call (800) CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) to speak with an infectious disease medical expert.

GOP sets key committee assignments for 113th Congress
The House Republican Caucus released many of its committee assignments, including for the key health care-related committees. Additionally, House Republican leadership now has several new faces, including three who participated in site visits with ASA members in the last two years - one of whom, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), sponsored Rural Pass-Through legislation. Read more.

CMS Issues locale-specific anesthesia conversion factors for 2013
CMS has issued locale-specific anesthesia conversion factors for services provided in 2013. Please note the factors are published prior to any congressional action on the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), or "doc fix," and are therefore subject to change. Stay tuned for a future ASA Grassroots Network action alert on the SGR. Read more.

2013 ASA dues can now be paid online
Your 2013 ASA membership dues are now available to pay online - just click here and enter your login ID and password. If you forgot your login ID and password, enter your email address at this link and it will automatically be sent to you. 

Podcasts from the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting now available
Listen to podcasts recorded by ASA thought leaders during the annual meeting, including ASA President John M. Zerwas, M.D., ASA Immediate Past President Jerry A. Cohen, M.D., ASA Distinguished Service Award recipient Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. and Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) Executive Director Richard P. Dutton, M.D., M.B.A.

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Don't miss early-bird rate for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013
Register by December 19, 2012 for PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2013 and save money with early-bird pricing. Gain insight from leading experts on current health care reform, regulations and accreditation requirements so your practice can be in compliance. Register now.

Learn the latest innovations in the specialty of anesthesiology
Purchase ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology and learn from leading experts the newest interventions and therapies in the field. Volume 40 features peer-reviewed lectures of current clinical interest selected from the ASA Refresher Courses presented at ASA annual meetings and regional courses. Earn up to 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Purchase yours now.

New PPAI module now available
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2012 Annual Meeting Highlights now available
Didn't make it to the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting? Access popular sessions from this year's meeting anytime, anywhere, with the 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights and earn CME credit in the comfort of your own home or office. Available in an easy-to-download format, Highlights can be purchased by session, learning track or as a complete package. Order today








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