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Monday, October 15, 2012

ASA Presents Peter Nagele, M.D., M.Sc. With 2012 Presidential Scholar Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today presented Peter Nagele, M.D., M.Sc. with its 2012 ASA Presidential Scholar Award. Dr. Nagele, well known for his translational research in the area of perioperative pharmacogenomics and myocardial infarction...

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Expert Physicians Address Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Four experts in anesthesiology, infectious disease and pain medicine discussed the recent U.S. meningitis outbreak in the Late-Breaking Education Panel, “The Fungal Meningitis Crisis,” on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. Honored With Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists

In recognition of exemplary service, Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. today received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Distinguished Service Award. The award, presented during the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting, is the highest honor...

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins Campaign to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced its strategic partnership with The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s new national campaign, The Medicine Abuse Project, to prevent half a million teens from abusing drugs.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

ASA Responds to CMS Proposed Rule to Reimburse Nurses for Chronic Pain Services

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to rescind its proposal that would create a new national payment policy for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain services by nurse anesthetists (NAs).

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

ASA Refresher Courses In Anesthesiology Turns 40

One of ASA’s most popular and profitable publications has turned 40 this year. Since 1973, the ASA Refresher Courses in Anesthesiology publication has specialized in offering the latest innovations in the specialty and describing the newest interventions and therapies available.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Area Doctor to Run in Annual 5K After Relearning to Walk

Registration is now open for the Third Annual ASA Run For The Warriors®. The 5K race will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Anacostia Park, one of Washington, D.C.'s largest recreation areas...

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

American Society of Anesthesiologists Launches Campaign in Opposition to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Proposal to Pay Nurse Anesthetists for Pain Procedures

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today launched a nationwide grassroots campaign in opposition to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposal to pay nurse anesthetists for chronic pain service.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Public Education Campaign on Anesthesia Launches to Help Make Iowa Healthiest State

New Public Education Campaign on Anesthesia Launches to Help Make Iowa Healthiest State

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Friday, March 30, 2012

American Society of Anesthesiologists Commemorates Doctors’ Day 2012

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today joins Americans across the nation to recognize Doctors’ Day 2012, an observance to celebrate the contributions of physicians.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

B. Diane Gambill, Ph.D. Joins the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) as Chief Learning Officer

ASA leadership and staff welcomed B. Diane Gambill, Ph.D. to ASA as the Society’s new chief learning officer today.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jerry A. Cohen, M.D. Installed as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists

Jerry A. Cohen, M.D. was installed today as President of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) during the association’s Annual Meeting.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Mark J. Lema, M.D., Ph.D. Honored with Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Anesthesiologists

In recognition of exemplary services, Mark J. Lema, M.D., Ph.D. today received the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Distinguished Service Award.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

ASA and Hope for The Warriors® Recognize Wounded Warriors Sacrifices During ANESTHESIOLOGY 2011

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is partnering with Hope For The Warriors® for the ASA Run For The Warriors® 5K Run/Walk along Chicago’s scenic waterfront on October 16 at 7 a.m.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Anesthesia Quality Institute Activates First Nationwide System to Collect Anesthesia Data to Improve Patient Safety

The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) has activated the first nationwide system to collect individual adverse events from anesthesia, pain management and perioperative care.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Joins Sharecare as New Content Collaborator to Educate Patients About Anesthesia

Sharecare announced today that the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has joined their robust network of experts to help answer patient questions about anesthesia experiences.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Releases Statement Related to Media Inquiries Regarding Michael Jackson’s Death and the Trial of Dr. Conrad Murray

In response to media inquiries regarding propofol reportedly found at the scene of Michael Jackson’s death and now being discussed at Dr. Conrad Murray’s trial, the American Society of Anesthesiologists releases the following statement...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) Becomes a Corporate Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Surgical Information Systems (SIS) has become an Industry Supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as a part of a Corporate Supporter program available to pharmaceutical, medical device, anesthesia information management system and practice management companies.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Statement from the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists in Response to Governor Snyder’s Health & Wellness Announcement

MSA applauds Governor Rick Snyder for his efforts to put Michigan on the path toward a healthier future.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

American Society of Anesthesiologists Provides Anesthesia Information Resources for Patients in Social Media

The American Society of Anesthesiologists launched a new video today on its YouTube channel that highlights the need for responsible use of pain medication and proper disposal of the drugs.

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