Welcome Message From the Meeting Chair
On behalf of ASA, I invite you to join us this year for the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting in San Francisco, from October 12-16. As the world's foremost annual gathering in anesthesiology, our annual meeting offers a variety of scientific and educational sessions that will renew, update and expand your knowledge of new procedures and techniques in all subspecialty areas. In addition, you will have unique networking opportunities with fellow ASA members and peers nationally and internationally at a top U.S. travel destination – San Francisco!
This year’s theme, “Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety,” will present worldwide perspectives on the latest science and most advanced technology in anesthesiology by inviting preeminent national and international specialty leaders to share their knowledge and expertise.
Voted the #1 Best City in the annual Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 20 of the last 22 years, San Francisco boasts some of the top attractions, restaurants and shopping in the U.S. as well as a beautiful climate (in October!) and easy accessibility from around the world.
ASA welcomes the world to San Francisco in 2013, and I hope to see you there. The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting has been planned to offer you the best educational opportunities possible. Mark your calendar for what will be one of the most memorable meetings of the year.
Audree A. Bendo, M.D.
Annual Meeting Chair