2021 was a year of outstanding growth in our Resident Component and Medical Student activities.
ASA is committed to lifelong learning each and every year, but 2021 stood out for the continued success of enduring products like ACE and SEE, impressive growth in online offerings, and some new entries that will set the standard for years to come.
It was one of the most anticipated ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meetings ever. We’d been waiting two years for the return of our in-person event, and ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 in San Diego did not disappoint. With the best pandemic protocols in the meetings industry in place, our members were able to safely enjoy the world-class education and comradery that only a live ASA annual meeting can offer.
ASA continued to be the “go to” voice in the specialty of anesthesiology, with year-round coverage in top-tier national and local consumer and trade media. In 2021, we had 600 placements that reached a potential audience of 1.39 billion. Hits were included in outlets like “Good Morning America,” Forbes, The New York Times, Reuters, Modern Healthcare, NBC News AARP, the Chicago Tribune, Politico, Doctor Radio, State News, and Physician’s Weekly.
The amazing science presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 led to more than 380 news placements, reaching an estimated audience of 578.2 million.
Collaboration continued with our 52 component societies, 12 affiliated subspecialty societies, and 13 international societies. These included virtual education, joint statements, specialty-focused “meet-ups” at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021, and additional joint offerings, including new component society websites.
Quality Resources for High-Quality Care
In 2021, the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) continued efforts to improve the design of data collection platforms for NACOR, AIRS, and Closed Claims, with an aim to strengthen member value while continuing to build a richer dataset.
The 2021 ASA Administrative Council opted for a socially distant group photo to ensure COVID-19 safety for those who were able to be present.
Floor level, from left to right: Mary Dale Peterson, MD, MSHCA, FACHE, FASA; Ronald L. Harter, MD, FASA; Randall M. Clark, MD, FASA.
Stair level, left to right: Patrick Giam, MD, FASA; Donald E. Arnold, MD, FASA; Beverly K. Philip, MD, FACA, FASA; Kraig S. de Lanzac, MD, FASA; Michael Champeau, MD, FASA; and James “Jay” Mesrobian, MD, FASA.
Inset: Kenneth Elmassian, DO, FASA; Andrew D. Rosenberg, MD, FASA; and Jeffrey T. Mueller, MD, FASA, were unable to participate in the photo due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.