FAQs

1. How can I obtain my CME certificate for attending the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2015 annual meeting?
2. Why is the ASA annual meeting always scheduled for October?
3. How do I obtain a VISA/Invitation Letter?
4. What other educational programs does ASA offer?
5. What are the dates and locations for future annual meetings?


1. How can I obtain my CME certificate for attending the meeting?

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2. Why is the annual meeting always scheduled for October?
The ASA holds our meeting in October for a few reasons. William Thomas Green Morton, an American dentist first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic on October 16, 1846 at the Ether Dome of the Massachusetts General Hospital. When ASA was founded, it made sense to honor the creation of anesthesia by holding the world's largest anesthesia educational meeting around that date.

In addition, we choose dates for the meetings based on the availability of reasonable rates for using the conference site, hotels, etc. We also try to schedule our meetings for a period of time when most academics around the world are available. This is usually early-October for European sites and mid-October for North American sites.

3. How do I obtain a VISA/invitation Letter?
If you're traveling to the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2016 annual meeting from outside the United States, your country may require that you obtain a visa. Click here to view the International Resources page and download a copy of the Visa Letter request form.

4. What other educational programs does ASA offer?
The Certificate in Business Administration Program 
Session 1 – March 12-13, 2016, Grand Hyatt DFW, Dallas, TX
Session 2 – June 4–5, 2016, ASA Headquarters, Schaumburg, IL
Session 3 – September 17–18, 2016, ASA Headquarters, Schaumburg, IL 
Session 4 – November 5-6, 2016, Grand Hyatt DFW, Dallas, TX

Conference on Practice Management – January 29–31, 2016, Grand Hyatt DFW, Dallas, TX

PSH Summit Pre-conference – June 24, 2016, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL
PSH Summit Main conference – June 25-26, 2016, Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL


5. What are the dates and locations of future annual meetings?
October 22-26, 2016 Chicago, IL
October 21-25, 2017 Boston, MA
October 13-17, 2018 San Francisco, CA
October 19-23, 2019 Orlando, FL
October 3-7, 2020 Washington, D.C.

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