What to Know Before You Go | Residents & Fellows and Medical Students

Important to Know

All events are at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and the Moscone Center unless otherwise noted. The Moscone Center is comprised of three separate buildings: North, South and West buildings. The Center is nearing the completion of a $551M expansion that will offer brand new flexible space and many other amenities.  You will be experiencing a portion of the expanded center! Both North and South will have a small portion of the expanded building completed and available for use when we are there.

Travel Tips/Local Attractions
  • Use the dedicated shuttle and walking routes (PDF) to arrive to the Moscone Center quickly and safely each day.
    • The shuttle arrives approximately every 15 minutes. Download the ASA® My Meeting app for real-time updates!
  • Take in the sights of San Francisco by following this running route.
  • Check out a few local attractions while you’re in San Francisco.
  • Follow these important safety and travel tips; keep these in mind whenever you travel.
  • Arriving early? Pick up your badge at the satellite registration posts at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square or San Francisco Marriott Marquis.
    Friday, October 12 | Noon – 7 p.m.
    Saturday, October 13 | 7 – 10 a.m.
  • Full-Service Registration – Moscone Center, West Building, Level 1 Lobby
    Friday, October 12 | Noon – 6 p.m.
    Saturday, October 13 – Tuesday, October 16 | 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 17 | 7 – 11:30 a.m.
Download the ASA® My Meeting app

Download link: goanesthesiology.org/app 

Look for the Residents and Medical Student icon!

  • Access the event schedule and customize your agenda
  • Search for speakers and their presentations
  • Explore exhibitors using the interactive map
  • Receive important updates and exciting offers
  • Network with other attendees and share contact information
  • Download the virtual event bag
  • Access a map of the Meet and Greet with Residency and Fellowship Programs   
  • Start the conference with your peers at the Opening Session to explore lessons your peers have learned on the way to practice.
  • Choose from 50+ main conference sessions recommended to help residents advance their career.
  • NEW! Register to live stream four popular main conference sessions—Opening Session, Town Hall Drug Shortages, Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture and John W. Severinghaus Lecture on Translational Science.
  • Experience a virtual patient tour. Visit the designated kiosk in the North Building, Hall D to participate in Hypotension Matters - A Patient’s Journey on the Road to Hemodynamic Stability.
Connection Center

A product, service and resource showcase where you can:

  • Engage with 300+ technical, scientific and educational exhibits

  • On Saturday, network with attendees at the Grand Opening Reception immediately following the main conference Opening Session

  • Challenge your peers while competing in the NEW Simul8 Challenge, powered by Airway Ex, and increase your anesthesiology skills and knowledge #ANES18Simul8

  • Stop by the Smart Stage and take in a MED Talk

  • Relax and recharge at the Connection Lounges

  • Take part in refreshment breaks

  • ASA member exclusive—stop by Booth #2345 to receive a complimentary professional portrait 


  • Saturday, October 13 | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 14 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, October 15 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Make a Difference
  • Support ASA Related Foundation by participating in Text to Donate.
  • Socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. Bring a new pair to drop in the collection bins located in each Moscone Center building lobbies or donate a pair online.
ASA Resource Center
  • Speak with ASA staff about a wide range of educational and membership resources available to you.
  • Visit Mursion’s booth to learn more about a communication training coming soon that will allow residents to access recordings of physicians and hear how to navigate three conflict resolution scenarios.
  • Pick up your ASA gear and Josh Linkner’s signed book while supplies last in the Retail Store. 
Be part of the conversation - #ANES18

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Stay up to date on all things #ANES18 by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. Be sure to use the official meeting hashtag #ANES18.

Photo Contests

Selfie photo contest: We want to see your selfies! Post a photo of yourself or your group during your time in San Francisco, whether it’s a behind-the-scenes shot as you’re preparing for a presentation or an early morning selfie as you’re running to catch the shuttle bus.

Experience photo contest: Publish a photo that you believe shares your experience at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting. It could show your favorite exhibit in the Connection Center, a view of the Golden Gate Bridge or a snapshot as you explore the San Francisco restaurant scene… we want to see what you’re up to!

To enter both contests, publish your photo on your preferred social media network(s) with the hashtag #ANEScontest, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Enter by noon on Tuesday, October 16.

Trivia Contest

Also be on the lookout for several trivia contests we’ll be promoting on Twitter. Make sure to use #ANEScontest in your reply to be eligible to win great prizes.

Social Wall

Be on the lookout for your #ANES18 tweets and Instagram photos which will be displayed on Social Walls throughout the convention center. 

Helpful Information


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