What to Know Before You Go | International

Maximize your experience at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019

All events are held at the Orange County Convention Center unless otherwise noted. 

Travel Tips and Local Attractions

Registration and Badge Pickup

  • Orange County Convention Center, Level 1, West A Lobby
    • Friday, October 18 | Noon – 6 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 19 | 6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Sunday, October 20 – Monday, October 21 | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Tuesday, October 22 | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Print-only Express Badge Pickup
    • Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway
    • Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive
       Friday, October 18 | Noon – 7 p.m.
       Saturday, October 19 | 6 – 10 a.m.

Download the ASA My Meeting app

The new and improved app allows you to:
  • Evaluate sessions and claim credit
  • Search for presenters, abstracts and sessions within your area of interest
  • Connect with fellow attendees
  • Share your experience on social media
Download now at goanesthesiology.org/app. 

Credit Claiming

Smarter, simpler credit claiming—it's all in your badge 

Of all the innovations introduced at last year's meeting, one of the smallest received very high marks—beacon technology embedded in event badges. 
  • If you stay in a room for at least 15 minutes, the session will be added to your cart automatically, eliminating the step of adding it to your cart manually!
  • Visit asahq.org/evals to complete the meeting evaluation and claim your credits.


Arrive one day early and attend one of  Friday’s events. Remember to register!
Kickoff the meeting Saturday morning with your peers at the Opening Session beginning at 9 a.m. in the W320 – Chapin Theater—seating is limited so arrive early!

NEW! Participate in your preferred language 
Simultaneous translation will be available in Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin via a complimentary app for the following sessions. Remember to bring your own mobile device and headphones!
  • Opening Keynote Session – Saturday, October 19 | 9 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Emery A. Rovenstine Lecture – Monday, October 21 | 8 – 9:15 a.m.
  • Journal Symposium – Monday, October 21 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • John W. Severinghaus Lecture – Tuesday, October 22 | 11 a.m. – Noon
Stay current about trending topics by attending the featured and late-breaking sessions:
  • Artificial Intelligence in Perioperative Medicine: Moving from Big Data to Smart Data 
  • Saturday 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
  • Physician Suicide: What You Can Do to Save a Life 
  • Saturday, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
  • Late-Breaking Panel-Burnout and Wellness: Who's Doing What and Why? 
  • Sunday, 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
  • Perioperative Lung Dysfunction: New Understanding, New Approaches 
  • Sunday, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
  • AUA: An Academic Perspective on the Future of Anesthesiology 
  • Sunday, 4 – 5 p.m.
  • FDA Update on Anesthetics: New Drug Approvals, IND and Labeling 101 
  • Monday, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
  • IARS: Diversity of Talent: Effectively Leading a Multigenerational Workforce in the 21st Century 
  • Monday, 1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

Earn Opioid Analgesics REMS credit at ASA Pain: Anesthesiologists Tailored Approach to Patient Safety Considerations on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

NEW! Research Central ― Home to Featured Abstracts (W206ABC) and the Research Lounge (W207A). 
Discover paper posters that highlight the best science in the specialty in the Featured Abstracts area then head over to the Research Lounge to network with peers, meet a mentor and grab a refreshment, brought to you in partnership with ASA, AUA, FAER and IARS.

Research Lounge Break Times


  • 7 – 7:45 a.m.
  • 9 – 9:45 a.m.
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.


  • 7 – 7:45 a.m.
  • 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Monday and Tuesday

  • 7 – 7:45 a.m.
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Self-Study Program
Participate at the designated kiosk located in WA2-West Building.

  • Log in to the  Education Center using your email and password on file with ASA.
  • Navigate to the My Courses tab and select the Self-Study module session.
  • There are 8 Self-Study modules (0.5 credits each).
  • Click on the title to begin.
  • Education credit claiming is available upon completion in the annual meeting credit claiming system.

Refresher Course Lecture (RCL) Summaries 
Access the RCL summaries using your email and password on file with ASA through the  Education Center.

Exhibit Hall – Innovative Products, Services and More!

  • See what’s new by engaging with 300+ exhibits.
  • Immediately following Opening Session, head over to the exhibit hall to network with our industry partners and sample Orlando brunch fair at the Grand Opening Reception
  • Test your anesthesia knowledge and skills by competing with your peers in the Simul8 Challenge, powered by Airway Ex. #ANES19Simul8
  • Stop by the Smart Stage and take in a MED Talk and explore the best of Medically Challenging Cases.
  • Visit the International Pavilion (Booth #959) and engage with international Societies, explore international abstracts, print your credit claiming certificate and mark your home country on the World Map. 
  • Close down the exhibit hall at Monday’s Last Day Lunch.

Speak with ASA staff at the ASA Resource Center about the wide range of resources available to you

  • ASA membership 
  • Advocacy efforts
  • Educational offerings – ask about exclusive on-site offers! 
  • Leadership development
  • Anesthesiology® journal
  • Quality improvement
  • Team-based care
  • Practice optimization
  • Brain health
  • Philanthropy
  • Public awareness campaign – When Seconds Count®
  • Connecting on social media

Plus, take your complimentary professional headshot and pick up the newest ASA gear!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Drop your tickets, located in your badge, into the ASA Resource Center drum to be entered to win an Amazon Echo Plus or exciting travel destination package.

Booth #1259 in the exhibit hall, Level 2 West Hall A3-B2

Saturday | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Sunday | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Monday | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Grow Your Professional Network

  • Discuss current openings with a variety of health care employers at the ASA Career Fair 
    Saturday, October 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. | W203C
  • Grab your running shoes and join us Sunday morning for the Hope For The Warriors® - Run for the Warriors® 5K Run/Walk. Not interested in running? Sign up to volunteer. Runners can register or pick up their race packets early on Saturday, October 19 at Orange County Convention Center, Level 1 West A Lobby.

Make a Difference

  • Support ASA Related Foundation by participating in Text to Donate.
  • Support the host city by donating to A Gift for Teaching, a local charity. Every $1 you donate buys $10 worth of school supplies for kids in need.  Donate now.

Join the #ANES19 conversation

Connect with ASA: Like us on Facebook at American Society of Anesthesiologists and follow us on Twitter at @ASALifeline, Instagram at @asa_hq, and LinkedIn

Use the hashtag #ANES19: This is the official hashtag of ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019. Follow along for meeting updates and be sure to use #ANES19 in each of your posts!

Enter the contests: During the conference, post a selfie or “experience” photo using the hashtag #ANEScontest and you’ll be automatically entered to win great prizes! Also be on the lookout for several trivia contests we’ll be promoting on Twitter. Don’t forget to use #ANEScontest in your reply!

Social Wall: Find yourself and your fellow attendees on the huge Social Wall located right outside the main entrance of the exhibit hall! All tweets and Instagram photos using the hashtag #ANES19 will be displayed on the video wall. 

Check out the ASA Instagram Takeovers: Throughout the meeting, various #ANES19 attendees will “takeover” the ASA Instagram account to showcase their unique experience at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 by sharing photos and live videos.
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