The student leaders from Case Western Reserve University’s Master of Science in Anesthesia Program in Houston had the privilege of attending the annual Anesthesiology conference, hosted by the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Orlando, Florida. The annual Anesthesiology conference is an opportunity for our students to connect with more than 14,000 global anesthesia providers to learn about the latest innovations in their field of study and grow their professional network to promote interest in the Anesthesiologist Assistant Profession.
Our student representatives attended a wide variety of focused sessions from different clinical tracks ranging from Critical Care Medicine to Obstetric and Ambulatory Anesthesia. The ASA conference was an amazing opportunity for our students to refresh their memory of anesthetic fundamentals and stay updated on constantly changing technology and standards of practice.
Throughout the conference, our students were able to join several committee meetings, specifically the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the Committee on Anesthesia Care Team, and the Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistant Education and Practice, to discuss current topics that affect their career as future Anesthesiologists Assistants. Furthermore, our students joined Anesthesiology Residents from the University of Texas in showcasing their poster presentations on Medically Challenging Cases related to Pediatric Anesthesia. Student leaders from the Washington and Cleveland MSA programs also attended the ASA conference.
Additionally, the students took part in the networking reception hosted by CWRU MSA Program in partnership with the University Hospitals Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine on Saturday, October 19th. For the students, attending the Anesthesiology 2019 conference was a great way to connect with their peers as well as anesthesia professionals from around the world.