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ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 | October 19-23, 2019 | Orlando

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The ASA holds our meeting in October for a few reasons. William Thomas Green Morton, an American dentist first publicly demonstrated the use of inhaled ether as a surgical anesthetic on October 16, 1846 at the Ether Dome of the Massachusetts General Hospital. When ASA was founded, it made sense to honor the creation of anesthesia by holding the world's largest anesthesia educational meeting around that date.

In addition, we choose dates for the meetings based on the availability of reasonable rates for using the conference site, hotels, etc. We also try to schedule our meetings for a period of time when most academics around the world are available. This is usually early-October for European sites and mid-October for North American sites.

If you're traveling to the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019 annual meeting from outside the United States, your country may require that you obtain a visa. Click here to view the International Resources page and download the required documentation for VISA/Passport Requirements and also download the letter of invitation request form.
A full list of ASA Educational Program offerings can be found on the ASA website.

October 3-7, 2020 Washington, D.C.
October 9-13, 2021 San Diego, CA
October 22-26, 2022 New Orleans, LA

Online registration along with registration rates is now available on ASA’s website.  

All annual meeting attendees will have access to all non-ticketed sessions including panels, subspecialty panels, clinical forums, point-counterpoints, refresher course lectures, poster sessions and poster discussions, and medically challenging cases. In addition, all attendees will also have access to the Exhibit Hall including the Grand Opening Reception on Saturday, October 19.

Attendees are also invited to a NEW "Last Day Lunch" which will be held on Monday, October 21 in the Exhibit Hall.

 If you’re going to the city in October you’ll get warm weather and lots of sun, which is quite similar to the rest of the year.   You can look forward to 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day. October in Orlando is warmer than October in many parts of the United States, but it’s typically much cooler than the summer months. You can expect highs in the mid-80s and lows in the low 70s. More importantly, the humidity is typically much lower when you visit Orlando in October.

Yes, all registered attendees may bring a guest to the meeting. However, no CME will be available for guests.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel, 9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL  has been designated as the official Governance hotel.
Session Information is now available and can be viewed on the ASA website.
All educational sessions will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Dr., Orlando. FL 32819
All refresher course lectures will be free to all attendees.

Exhibit Hall hours for 2019:  Saturday, October 19 from 10 am to 4pm, Sunday, October 20, from 9am to 4pm, and Monday, October 21 from 9am to 1pm.  NEW this year - Last Day Lunch which will be held on Monday, October 21 from 11:45am to 1pm.

Yes, there will be beverages available Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.  The Grand Opening reception on Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:50 am will have beverages and food available.  There will also be a Last Day Lunch on Monday from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm which will also include food and beverages.  Both of these events will be hosted by ASA.
Yes, complimentary continuous courtesy shuttle service will be available between official ASA hotels and the convention center.  A shuttle schedule will be provided at a later date.
Yes, ASA will again sponsor the Run for the Warriors® this year. More information can be found on the ASA Website.
The House of Delegates will be located in the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel. More information can be found on the Annual Meeting website in the near future.
The dress code for the meeting is business casual.
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