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March 1, 2013 Volume 77, Number 3
ASA News


Test Your Knowledge With Annual Meeting Resources
The ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. was chock-full of a variety of educational sessions designed to enhance your knowledge, competency and the practice of anesthesiology. With the wide variety of offerings to choose from, it’s impossible to attend every session of interest to you. With this in mind, the Annual Meeting Highlights are produced each year to provide the opportunity to experience the meeting anytime, anywhere. The 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights consist of recordings of 28 sessions, allowing you to earn CME while learning best practices from world-renowned experts in the field of anesthesiology. Sessions can be purchased individually, by learning track or as a complete package at education.asahq.org/AMH-2012.

New in 2012: Patient Safety Highlights are also available, consisting of seven sessions selected from the annual meeting that can assist in fulfilling MOCA® Part 2 Patient Safety*. Test your knowledge and earn CME credit. Patient Safety Highlights can also be purchased individually or as a package at education.asahq.org/HLM2012.

Select, track and claim credit for CME courses with the ASA Education Center - visit education.asahq.org to register.

*These courses and activities fulfill the patient safety requirements for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website www.theABA.org for a list of all MOCA requirements.

Accreditation and Credit Designation The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. These activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

Nominations for Distinguished Service Award
The House of Delegates has established policies governing the selection of a recipient for ASA’s Distinguished Service Award. Procedures for the submission of nominations and selection of a candidate for 2013 will be as follows:

  • Any member of ASA or a component society may submit the names of individuals for consideration for this award.
  • Nominations must be submitted on the nomination forms, which may be obtained from Sandy Cincotti at governance@asahq.org, together with current curriculum vitae.

  • Nomination forms should be submitted to:
    Mark A. Warner, M.D.
    Committee on Distinguished Service Award
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
    520 N. Northwest Highway
    Park Ridge, IL 60068-2573

    Nomination forms, together with current curriculum vitae, are requested to be received by the Executive Office by close of business on May 15, 2013.

    The committee will review the names of nominees submitted and recommend to the House of Delegates the name of no more than one candidate. Selection of a candidate shall require a two-thirds vote of the full committee. The Distinguished Service Award may be given to an ASA member for outstanding clinical, educational or scientific achievement or contribution to the specialty and/or exemplary service to the Society.

  • No officer of ASA shall be eligible for selection.
  • Should the committee select a candidate to enter into nomination in the House of Delegates, the name of the candidate shall not be disclosed until placed in nomination before the House of Delegates.
  • Final selection of the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award shall be made by the House of Delegates by secret ballot and shall require a two-thirds vote of those seated in the House of Delegates.
  • Nominations for Honorary Member
    The House of Delegates has established policies governing the selection of Honorary Members. Procedures for the submission of nominations and selection of a candidate for 2013 will be as follows:
  • Any member of ASA or a component society may submit the names of individuals for consideration for this award. An honorary member is a physician, a scientist or other individual not otherwise eligible for active membership in the Society who has attained outstanding eminence in anesthesiology or related fields.
  • Nominations must be submitted on the nomination forms, which may be obtained from Sandy Cincotti at governance@asahq.org, together with current curriculum vitae.

  • Nomination forms should be submitted to:
    Mark A. Warner, M.D.
    Committee on Distinguished Service Award
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
    520 N. Northwest Highway
    Park Ridge, IL 60068-2573

    Nomination forms, together with current curriculum vitae, are requested to be received by the Executive Office by close of business on May 15, 2013.

    The committee will review the names of nominees submitted and may make recommendations of candidates to the House of Delegates. Nomination(s), along with a summary of the nominee’s achievements and qualifications, shall be submitted to the House of Delegates for approval by secret ballot with 2/3 vote of those voting in each body.

    In Memoriam Nellie C. Defensor, M.D.
    Sherwood, Arkansas
    August 5, 2007

    Keith Boon, M.D.
    Yuma, Arizona
    February 12, 2010

    Florence Bouthilet, M.D.
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    May 23, 2012

    Ador Berdnado Yan, M.D.
    Grosse Ile, Michigan
    September 17, 2012

    Karl Devenport, M.D.
    Holladay, Utah
    April, 2011

    Richard R. Dysart, M.D., Ph.D.
    Lebanon, Ohio
    September 17, 2012

    Richard Foregger, M.D.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    May 7, 2010

    Paul Frye, M.D.
    Akron, Ohio
    August 28, 2010

    John G. Goode, Jr., M.D.
    Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania
    December 26, 2012

    John P. Heatwole, M.D.
    Waynesboro, Virginia
    January 31, 2012

    Frederick A. Hensley, Jr., M.D.
    Birmingham, Alabama
    January 14, 2013

    Barrie C. Hiern, M.D.
    Rome, Georgia
    February 15, 2012

    David B. Hunter, M.D.
    Ft. Myers, Florida
    May 23, 2012

    Shirley Austin, M.D.
    Detroit, Michigan
    January 6, 2013

    Manuel San O. Jose, M.D.
    Concord, North Carolina
    December 2, 2012

    Louis Labartino, M.D.
    Spring, Texas
    July 23, 2012

    Phillip J. Lowenthal, M.D.
    Salinas, California
    April 11, 2008

    Frank L. Mahan, M.D.
    Muskogee, Oklahoma
    October 31, 2012

    Qamar H. Mehdi, M.D.
    Lincolnwood, Illinois
    August 26, 2011

    David Raskin, M.D.
    Oakland, California
    June 13, 2012

    Ernest Salanitre, M.D.
    Bronx, New York
    August 7, 2009

    Mitchel Siegel, M.D.
    Tucson, Arizona
    November 13, 2012

    Lloyd D. Tuttle, M.D.
    Pittsboro, North Carolina
    October 27, 2012

    Ian B. Vincent, D.O.
    Seattle, Washington
    December 8, 2012

    Samuel L. Winder, M.D.
    Medford, Massachusetts
    May, 2012






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