February 14, 2018
ASA Leaders Receive Capitol Updates
On Tuesday, February 13, members of ASA leadership visited Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to receive updates from prominent staff in Congress on the agenda and outlook for the rest of 2018.
The visit to Washington, D.C., called the “Day in Washington,” included ASA President James Grant, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, ASA First Vice President Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., FASA, ASA Immediate Past President Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D., FASA, and ASA Vice President for Professional Affairs Stanley W. Stead, M.D., M.B.A., FASA, as well as ASA CEO Paul Pomerantz and members of the ASA Advocacy Division. ASA’s February Resident Scholar Joshua Stopak, M.D., also attended the event.
Throughout the day-long meetings, members of the ASA Executive Committee heard from staff members from various Committees of Jurisdiction about the latest legislation, ongoing efforts on health care reform, and priorities for the upcoming months, while also providing the legislative staff insight into ASA’s legislative priorities and a first-hand look at how legislation impacts patient safety and the delivery of care.
The “Day in Washington” event is held early each year with ASA’s leadership.