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June 1, 2013 Volume 77, Number 6
ASA News


A Message From the Governance Support Unit: Announcement of Candidates for Elected Office
In accordance with section 2.6 of the Administrative Procedures, ASA is pleased to announce that notices of intent to run for elected offices are being accepted through Monday, July 1, 2013. Any prospective candidate for ASA office may send a Notice of Intent to run for a specified office. “Job Descriptions” for each office are available from the Governance Support Unit of the Executive Office. Prospective office-seekers are encouraged to obtain the relevant job description(s) as each contains not only the duties of each office, but the inherent time commitment involved.

Notices of Intent are requested to be submitted to Governance Support Unit staff at governance@ASAhq.org. Each notice submitted should be accompanied by a Web-ready photograph, an abbreviated (one-page) curriculum vitae (CV) and a Statement of Candidacy. The Governance Support Unit will compile a list of candidates submitted. This list will be published in the September NEWSLETTER, the Handbook for Delegates and will be posted, along with the photo, CV and statement to the Candidates for Office page of the ASA website.

An announcement of candidacy does not constitute a formal nomination to an office, nor is it a prerequisite for being nominated. Nominations are formally made at the first session of the House of Delegates for all candidates as prescribed by the ASA Bylaws.

Nominations Sought for Media Award
ASA members have appeared in countless broadcast, online and print media placements over the past year. To recognize these placements, the Philip S. Weintraub Media Award is presented each year to members of the press who have effectively educated the public about the specialty of anesthesiology.

The Committee on Communications is now accepting entries for the 2013 media award. ASA members are encouraged to nominate local or national media placements from broadcast (television or radio), online and print (newspaper or magazine) outlets.

Last year’s winners include:
n Courtney Humphries from MIT Technology Review for her January/February 2012 feature article “The Mystery Behind Anesthesia.” n Benita Zahn, M.S. at WNYT NewsChannel 13 for her March 29, 2012 segment “Anesthesia Shortages.” n Katherine Harmon of Scientific American for her October 3, 2012 article “What Is Propofol – and How Could It Have Killed Michael Jackson?
The 2013 Philip S. Weintraub Media Award recipients will receive a plaque presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting on October 13, 2013 in San Francisco.

The deadline for all nominations that aired or were pub-lished between October 1, 2012 and September 1, 2013 is September 9, 2013. All entries should be sent to the ASA Chair of the Committee on Communications, John F. Dombrowski, M.D., at communications@asahq.org or 520 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068-2573.

ABA Relocation
The American Board of Anesthesiology would like to announce its new address and telephone numbers:
The American Board of Anesthesiology, Inc.
4208 Six Forks Road, Suite 1500
Raleigh, NC 27609-5765

Communications Center
Telephone: (866) 999-7501
Fax: (866) 999-7503
Telephone: (919) 745-2200
Fax: (919) 745-2201

In Memoriam
Charles D. Akins, M.D.
Memphis, Tennessee
May 23, 2012

Honorio G. Aquino, M.D.
The Woodlands, Texas
August 23, 2012

Harry E. Bowen, M.D., Ph.D.
Falmouth, Massachusetts
February 14, 2013

Donald D. Campbell, M.D.
Sunriver, Oregon
February 26, 2013

Alvin E. Gaary, M.D.
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
April 3, 2013

Andrew M. Gibson, M.D.
Woodbury, Connecticut
March 14, 2013

Arnold Johnson, M.D.
Columbus, Ohio
March 24, 2013

Albert E. Keates, M.D.
Sun City West, Arizona
April 15, 2013

George D. Lyon, M.D.
Starkville, Mississippi
February 5, 2013

Robert W. Masters, M.D.
Carmel, Indiana
February 8, 2013

August C. Mazza, M.D.
Findlay, Ohio
March 9, 2013

John S. McCutcheon, M.D.
Greenville, South Carolina
October 9, 2012

Richard M. Penny, M.D.
Bristol, Tennessee
February 26, 2013

Paul E. Sadler, M.D.
Springerville, Arizona
March 8, 2013

Liselotte Sigmar, M.D.
Houston, Texas
February 13, 2013

Sheldon H. Steinbach, M.D.
New York, New York
February 17, 2013

Beverly J. Waxler, M.D.
Morton Grove, Illinois
April 9, 2013






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