Just a short note to make sure everyone is informed about upcoming society meetings–especially the 2019 series which are proving to be ‘different’ from the offerings of previous years.
- Workshop on Teaching Please don’t forget about the Workshop on Teaching which will be held in Winter Park, Florida over an extended weekend in late January 2018. (Limited places available with full details on the website).
- The 33rd Spring Meeting will be held in Louisville, KY from April 19 to April 22, 2018. The venue will be the Hyatt Regency, Louisville with the meeting run as a collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. (Additional details)
- The Fall Meeting 2018 will be in San Francisco and will be run by Kristina Sullivan from UCSF. This meeting will be on Friday October 12th and, as in the past, will immediately precede the ASA Annual Meeting.
Then things get a little more complicated…
- The 34th Spring Meeting (2019) at present doesn’t have a location or a date. Our organizational team is working hard to secure these details, and Libby Ellinas and Herodotos Ellinas from Medical College of Wisconsin have offered to host the meeting wherever it may take place.
- The Fall Meeting 2019 will be a departure from previous years’ meetings which immediately preceded ASA meetings. Although this coupling boosted attendance, it also led to conflicts with subspecialty meetings held that Friday. Some SEA members felt a tension between their roles as educators and their roles as subspecialty clinicians. The Board of Directors, with input from the membership as a whole, decided to schedule the Fall Meeting 2019 on Thursday, November 7, 2019, in Chicago, to precede the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM). Because SAAAPM meetings have a similar focus on education, members of SEA and SAAAPM may benefit from attending both meetings.
- After this trial of Fall Meeting 2019, Fall Meeting 2020 is set to return to the ASA fold in Washington, DC.
We are excited about the educational meeting program developed for the next few years, and our committee is pleased to serve the memberships’ needs.