Welcome letter

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to invite you to the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting, the premier anesthesiology educational event in the world, to be held this October 11 to 15 in New Orleans. Each year, more than 15,000 attendees from over 90 countries gather to learn about the latest bench and clinical science, technology, and ground-breaking advances in anesthesiology.

What’s so special about the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting? The wide spectrum of topics, international focus and the industry professionals representing every facet of the anesthesiology-related health care industry assembled in one place, at one time.

With more than 500 educational sessions across 10 dedicated learning tracks, including subspecialty and international panel discussions, there is truly something for everyone. The ASA continues to transition from paper to electronic program materials, and has the software tools to help you create a customized education plan that meets your needs. Spouses and guests will, of course, find New Orleans an attractive and unique city to explore.

A new ASA initiative, the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH), is a hot topic in health care and will be discussed in a variety of sessions, including this year’s Opening Session. To provide attendees with a global perspective on anesthesiology, we offer three dedicated international sessions and panel presentations, including an international forum on patient safety and quality outcomes.

For nearly 70 years, anesthesiologists from around the world have relied on ASA’s annual meeting for industry-leading education, practice management guidance, technology updates, networking opportunities and cutting-edge anesthesiology products and services.

Experience the event that will be talked about for the rest of the year.

See you in October!

FitchJane C.K. Fitch, M.D.

OConnorMichael F. O’Connor, M.D.
Chair, Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight