Central Line episode 25: The Opioid Crisis
In this special episode, Dr. Bonnie Milas, an anesthesiologist and mother, shares her own heartbreaking story with Dr. Striker. They're joined by Dr. Armand Dagal and Dr. Joseph Szokol in a truly meaningful conversation that touches on personal loss, policy considerations, the science of addiction, and the ways anesthesiologists can best support their patients. See details
Central Line episode 24: Diversity in Anesthesia – The Black Experience with Dr. Williams
Listen in on this candid conversation regarding race and the specialty, hosted by Dr. Striker, as Dr. Karen Williams gets real about her personal history, shares her thoughts on why representation matters, identifies ways bias affects care, and considers the path forward. Recorded October 2020. See details
Central Line episode 23: Diversity in Anesthesia – Empowering Shifts with Dr. Wright
Dr. Striker discusses the compensation gap, unconscious bias, mentorship, and social determinants of health with Dr. Crystal Wright, Chair of ASA’s Committee on Professional Diversity. Listen in on this eye-opening discussion of race, gender, the specialty, and pathways for allying and empowering shifts. Recorded August 2020. See details
Central Line episode 22: Pain Medicine
To mark Pain Awareness Month, Dr. Dave Dickerson discusses pain management with Dr. Adam Striker. This wide-ranging conversation tackles the impact of COVID-19, the pros and cons of telehealth, the use of opioids and other treatments, the challenges of balancing risks and rewards, and the latest trends in pain management. Recorded September 2020. See details
Central Line episode 21: Brain Health Revisited
Listen in on curated conversations about brain health previously recorded by ASA. Dr. Miles Berger discusses improving perioperative brain health for older patients with Dr. Stacie Deiner, who picks up the conversation with Dr. Michael Avidan. The episode also includes Dr. Sharon Inouye and Dr. Carol Peden’s discussion about improving brain health after surgery, best practices, and more. See details
Central Line episode 20: NACOR Revisited
Revisit past conversations with experts on the topic of NACOR (The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry) in this curated episode. Patrick Reilly talks to Katie Wolchos about how practices use NACOR; Dr. Brian Cammarata discusses the importance of reporting quality data; and Dr. Patrick McCormick sheds light on how data is being used to identify trends that impact patient care. See details
Central Line episode 19: Inside the Annual Meeting, ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020
Listen in as Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Meg Rosenblatt, Chair of ASA’s Annual Meeting Oversight Committee, and Fallon Cryer, Cofounder and Partner at ASA’s consulting partner, beedance, about what to expect from this year’s unprecedented annual meeting. They share the latest updates on plans for an innovative and immersive digital experience, CME opportunities, networking events, a schedule of top-notch lectures, and more. If you think ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 is just another Zoom meeting, you’ll be surprised by what you hear. Recorded August 2020. See details
Central Line episode 18: Diversity In Anesthesiology – The LGBTQ Experience With Dr. Hernandez-Conte
To celebrate the diversity of our specialty, and get real about the challenges we still face, Dr. Striker spoke with Dr. Antonio Hernandez-Conte about the many ways his identity has shaped his experiences in anesthesiology. Listen in as Dr. Hernandez-Conte discusses where he has, and hasn’t, felt welcome; what anesthesiologists should know about the LGBTQ community; and why speaking up matters. Recorded August 2020. See details
Central Line episode 17: Quality Improvement
Dr. Grant Lynde joins Dr. Striker to discuss Quality Improvement and Benchmarking. Listen in as Dr. Lynde talks about Emory’s Quality Improvement initiatives, the role of sustainability, the power of data, the value of team building, the evolution of benchmarking, what he’s learned from failure, and more. Recorded May 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 16: The Monitor’s Transformation
Join Dr. Adam Striker in conversation with Dr. Steve Shafer, Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center and Editor-in-Chief of the Monitor, ASA’s perioperative health care news publication. With changes to the Monitor rolling out, Dr. Shafer shares his plans, goals and information on what to expect. Tune in to learn more about the Monitor’s new format, columns, and content. Recorded May 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 15: COVID–19 Town Hall 5/14/20
ASA tackles the subject of wellness in this May 14th Town Hall. Learn how to describe wellness challenges associated with COVID-19, recognize the impact prolonged pandemics can have on health care workers, identify wellness resources, and adopt organizational strategies to foster well-being. Recorded May 14, 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 14: COVID–19 Town Hall 5/7/20
ASA and ACHE partner for a Town Hall meeting to address strategies for restarting and expanding elective surgery. Listen in as our experts share information on how to evaluate the necessity of elective surgeries; discuss best practices for prioritizing patient and staff safety; summarize the most recent public health information; outline self-care practices; and address timelines and expectations. Recorded May 7, 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 13: Health Care Leadership
Listen in as Dr. Adam Striker interviews Dr. Kraig de Lanzac about methods for growing leadership skills; the role of failure, age, and mentorship in lifelong learning; the advice he'd give the community’s future leaders; and the value of difficult conversations. Recorded March 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 12: COVID–19 Town Hall 4/23/20
This ASA Town Hall tackles COVID-19 with a host of experts. Listen in to learn about neuroanesthesia challenges during the pandemic, anesthetic management of Acute Ischemic Stroke, anesthesia for electroconvulsive therapy, considerations for resuming elective surgery, and details of the economic relief package. Recorded April 23, 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 11: COVID–19 Town Hall 4/16/20
Listen in on ASA’s latest Town Hall, hosted by President Mary Dale Peterson, for presentations on ICU care for patients with hyper coagulation, techniques for treating respiratory failure, and precautions for OB care during the COVID-19 crisis. Recorded April 16, 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 10: The History of Anesthesiology
Dr. Jane Moon, a critical care anesthesiologist and historian, joins Dr. Striker to discuss the history of the specialty, anesthesiology's early leaders, and the many ways the past informs the present. Join us for a peek inside the life and research of an anesthesiology historian, and find out how the Wood Library Museum helped her on the path. Recorded April 2020. See details.
Central Line episode 9: COVID–19 Town Hall 4/2/20
For ASA’s third Town Hall webinar, recorded April 2, 2020, anesthesiologists from New York discussed how colleagues in COVID-19 hotspots are combatting the virus. The second half of the Town Hall dealt with financial considerations, including billing options and resources available through the SBA and CARES ACT, as well as strategies ASA is exploring with Congress to ensure the specialty’s economic health is part of the funding package. See details.
Episode 8 - COVID Activated Emergency Scaling of Anesthesiology Responsibilities (CAESAR) in ICU
In this episode of Central Line, the ASA presents a set of educational recordings that outline COVID-19 patient care guidance related to ICU Ventilation and Pulmonary, ECMO, Gastrointestinal and Nutrition, Ethics, Endocrine and Steroids, and Cardiovascular and Neurology. The ASA developed these resources in collaboration with the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists. More education and training resources are available at www.asahq.org/covid19info and www.asahq.org/caesar. Compiled April 3, 2020. See details.
Episode 7: COVID–19 Town Hall 3/26/20
ASA President, Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, hosted a second Town Hall on March 26, 2020, featuring presentations on the do’s and don’ts of converting anesthesia gas machines into ICU ventilators, on best practices for collaborating with critical care teams to convert operating rooms to ICUs, and on the latest updates regarding N95 masks. Dr. Jerome Adams, United States Surgeon General, also dropped by to share his insights and advice. Listen in as our panel of experts shares the latest COVID-19 news. See details.
Episode 6: COVID–19 Town Hall 3/19/20
On March 19, 2020, ASA brought together a panel of thought leaders to discuss the challenges COVID-19 poses to the specialty. The panel included representatives from ASA Committees on Critical Care Medicine, Equipment and Facilities, Occupational Health, Quality Management and Departmental Administration, Trauma Emergency and Preparedness as well as the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. Listen in as the panel of experts discusses personal protective and anesthesia equipment, elective procedures, personal safety and more. See details.
Episode 5: Inside the Life and Research of a Physician Scientist
Listen in on Dr. Striker’s discussion with Dr. Max Kelz, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Their wide ranging conversation touches on Dr. Kelz's research into how anesthetics work, his advice on securing grants, and his appreciation for the mentors that helped him on his journey. Recorded March 2020. See details.
Episode 4: Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA)
Dr. David Martin, Chair of ASA’s Section on Education and Research, talks to Dr. Striker about anesthesiology and lifelong learning. Listen in as they shed light on certification requirements, discuss educational resources, and even bust a few myths about MOCA and more. See details.
Episode 3: Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, ASA President
Listen in as ASA's CEO, Paul Pomerantz, interviews ASA President, Dr. Mary Dale Peterson. The discussion touches on her journey to leadership positions at both the ASA and her hospital, her goals for the ASA, and the challenges and opportunities she expects the anesthesiology community to face in the coming years. Recorded January 2020. See details.
Episode 2: Federal Advocacy
Dr. Striker interviews Manuel Bonilla, Chief Advocacy Officer, about ASA's federal advocacy efforts. Find out why advocacy matters, learn about ASA's current priorities, and go inside ASA's efforts to tackle issues like drug shortages with lawmakers in this episode of Central Line. Recorded October 2019. See details.
Episode 1: The Surgeon General
For ASA's inaugural episode, Dr. Striker interviews Dr. Jerome Adams, the first physician anesthesiologist to serve as United States Surgeon General. Dr. Adams addresses the opioid epidemic, the growth of marijuana use, pathways to leadership, and more in this wide ranging interview. Recorded October 2019. See details.