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ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 | October 13-17, 2018 | San Francisco

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You will be able claim your credits at any time during or after the meeting by going to the ASA website and entering your badge number and last name. Further information to follow in June.


You may also claim credits at the meeting by visiting any of the credit kiosks located throughout the convention center. Beginning on Sunday morning, the Express Self Check-In stations at Registration will be used for credit claiming.


Please note: You must claim your credits for the meeting by December 31, 2018. You will NOT be able to claim credits after this date.

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® 2018 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 a copy of the visa letter request form.
A full list of ASA Educational Program offerings will be posted on the ASA website in May.  

October 19-23, 2019 Orlando, FL
October 3-7, 2020 Washington, D.C.
October 9-13, 2021 San Diego, CA
October 22-26, 2022 New Orleans, LA
October 21-25, 2023 San Francisco, CA


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 Connection Center including the Welcome and Wine Reception on Saturday, October 13.

October is one of the best months to visit San Francisco! The weather here during the month of October is great for touring and other activities. In the afternoons throughout the month, the temperature typically stays mild (normally in the 60s F or 15-20 C).

Yes, all registered attendees may bring a guest to the meeting. However, no CME will be available for guests.
The San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel has been designated as the official Governance hotel.
All educational sessions will be held at the Moscone Center, 747 Howard St., San Francisco, CA, 94103 .
All refresher course lectures will be free to all attendees.
Updated information on Exhibit hours will be posted on the Annual Meeting website in the near future. 
Yes, there will be beverages available Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons.
Yes, complimentary continuous courtesy shuttle service is available between official ASA hotels and the convention center.  Further information to follow in June.
Yes, ASA will again sponsor the Run for the Warriors® this year. Click here for details.
The House of Delegates will be located in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel. More information can be found on the Annual Meeting website.
The dress code for the meeting is business casual.
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All credits must be claimed by Dec. 31, 2018 - there will be no extensions.

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