CHICAGO and DUBLIN – The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) today announced Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), a global leader in medical technology, as an ASA Industry Supporter for the seventh year, supporting the work of the Society and physician anesthesiologists to improve patient safety and brain health during and following surgical procedures.
“We are excited to welcome Medtronic again as an ASA Industry Supporter,” said ASA President Beverly K. Philip, M.D., FACA, FASA. “We will work together with them to provide quality education and resources to help improve patient safety and quality of care through ASA’s Perioperative Brain Health Initiative, Perioperative Surgical Home model and other priorities.”
As an Industry Supporter, Medtronic is helping to establish a strong, mutually beneficial relationship with the anesthesiology community and strengthen collaboration between physician anesthesiologists and industry. Medtronic will also add to the value the Society provides to patients and the public, while providing invaluable year-round support of ASA programs and priorities, including initiatives related to perioperative brain health for older adults and continuing medical education (CME) grant support.
“Medtronic is proud to once again support ASA. As the global leader in medical technology, we understand both patient and caregiver needs. Through this partnership, ASA is delivering to its members valuable education, trainings, and resources that help improve perioperative patient care as well as support physicians,” said Frank Chan, president of the Patient Monitoring business, which is part of the Medical Surgical Portfolio at Medtronic. “We look forward to continued collaboration with ASA on impactful programs that benefit both patients and health care professionals.”
Through the program, Medtronic is supporting ASA’s major events, including the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting and Practice Management™ conference, with valuable educational resources to help improve patient safety. Over the past year, Medtronic instituted a bi-annual leadership meeting that brings together Medtronic business and ASA physician leaders who share their views on medical technologies and delivery of care. Medtronic also supported leadership education for physicians through a master class on resilience and teamwork, and contributed to programs that help ASA members foster diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their practices. Additionally, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medtronic supported grants for wellness education and training for clinicians.
Launched in 2010, ASA’s Industry Supporter Program is limited to 10 organizations. Participation is intended for companies who want to stand apart by showcasing high-level commitment to the education of physician anesthesiologists, the anesthesia care team and advancement of the specialty.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 54,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care every patient deserves.
For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/madeforthismoment. Like ASA on Facebook and follow ASALifeline on Twitter. ASA hosts the ANESTHESIOLOGY® annual meeting, the largest, most comprehensive conference in the specialty with world-class education, the latest research and innovations, and the chance to recharge with colleagues, Oct. 8-12, 2021 in San Diego. Unable to attend in person, sign up for the Virtual Track, which will offer a curated selection of presentations.
Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. Medtronic employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 150 countries. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.
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