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Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA, MACM

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My First SEA Meeting

A new initiative

Do you remember your first SEA meeting? For many of us, it was several years ago. There was something special that drew us to be long term SEA members. Perhaps it was a spark ignited through the meeting theme or content. Maybe we met a kindred spirit in education at the dine around. We are interested in how our members became invested in SEA.

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2019 Fall Meeting Report

Integration of Technology into Anesthesia Practice & Education

 

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Good Bedtime Reads – The Road to Character

The Road to Character

Book Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Random House 


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Communication in Perioperative Education

Opinion
Communication in Perioperative Education

Jonathan Hastie, MD

In a recent meeting with the family of a critically ill patient, we deliberated about pursuing an aggressive operation to control the source of sepsis. Because the surgeon was not able to attend the meeting, a resident came in his place; at one point I asked the resident to describe the procedure in question.

To my surprise, the surgical resident described not only the technicalities of the procedure, but also outlined several additional considerations: the likely outcome, the relevant concerns, the alternative options, and how all of the above fit into the patient’s current condition. The resident spoke clearly, included relevant facts, and used language that was readily understandable to the anxious family members. Equally important, the resident’s manner was engaging and compassionate.

I later learned that this particular resident had recently participated in a communication skills training program.1 In this program, small groups used role play to practice and to generate real-time feedback. Residents assessed their own preparedness before and after the session, and they reported high satisfaction and frequent subsequent opportunities for application. In this case, I witnessed these skills used in an actual encounter, in which the resident’s communication guided decision-making and supported the family.



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Educational Workshop in Karachi Pakistan

Education Workshop in Karachi Pakistan

Zulfiqar Ahmed, MD, FAAP
Siromed/Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor
Director of Education and Pediatric Anesthesia
Wayne State University Anesthesia Residency Program
St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital
Pontiac, MI




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My First SEA Meeting

Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA, MACM

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Important Update Regarding 2020 Spring Meeting

After much discussion and deliberation, the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the SEA 2020 Spring Meeting originally scheduled for May 8-10, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Our SEA team, like many of you, have been eagerly anticipating and preparing for the SEA 2020 Spring Meeting. We are proud of the educational and professional growth opportunity our meetings give to all who attend. Due to the recent developments and many unknowns surrounding the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) we feel our priority must focus on the safety of those who attend and the communities they serve. We have received cancellations from numerous speakers and workshop hosts who live in New York, California and Pennsylvania (to name a few) due to policies in their home institutions. Some of the policies are precluding them from gathering in groups of even 10-30 people (obviously much smaller than anticipated attendance at SEA). These unprecedented travel restrictions would most certainly compromise the quality of the education and training that SEA is known for. While these meetings are important, they simply cannot take precedence over the health and wellbeing of our members and their communities.

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2020 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that ten anesthesia residents will receive a 2020 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

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President's Corner

2019 - A Year of Change and Collaboration

Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA, MACM

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Board of Directors – Call for Nominations 2019

The SEA Nominating Committee (Chaired by Immediate Past-President Michael R. Sandison, MD – [email protected]) is seeking candidates for the following positions on the Society for Education in Anesthesia Board of Directors:

  • Director (Three Positions - Two Year Term)

If you are interested in running for one of the positions, please send a short letter of intent to Andrew Bronson, CAE ([email protected]) and Michael R. Sandison, MD ([email protected]) by Friday, April 19, 2019. Self-nominations for these positions will also be accepted during the Business Meeting held at the SEA Spring Meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019. The slate of nominees will also be finalized at the Business Meeting.

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President’s Corner

Karen J. Souter, MB, BS, FRCA, MACM

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2019 Spring Meeting Report

Integration and Diversity
Creating Diverse Teams, Building Exceptional Leaders

Elizabeth Ellinas, MD and Herodotos Ellinas, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

We were very pleased to present a program that explored aspects of diversity in the setting of anesthesiology education. The speakers surpassed our expectations, the attendees were supportive of many controversial topic discussions, and of course, Denver is an exciting place to visit.


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Notice of 2019 Fall Business Meeting

The SEA Fall Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00pm (Central) during the SEA Fall Meeting at the Swissotel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.

Items on the agenda include:

Board of Directors – 2020 Nominations

The SEA Nominating Committee (Chaired by Immediate Past-President Michael R. Sandison, MD) has identified the following candidates to run in this year’s election for the Society for Education in Anesthesia Board of Directors:

Vice President / President-Elect (One Position – Two Year Term)

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Notice of 2020 Fall Business Meeting

The SEA Fall Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 2, 2020 at 1:00pm (Eastern) during the SEA Fall Meeting to be held via Zoom Webinar.

Items on the agenda include:

Welcome to the SEA 32nd Spring Meeting

 
Beth Ladlie, MD, MPH Kristen Vanderhoef, MD

Good afternoon SEA members and guests! We are excited to welcome you to the sunshine state. We are happy to report that April tends to be a beautiful month in Jacksonville, with average high temperatures reaching nearly 80 degrees and plenty of sunshine. Be sure to pack your beach gear!

I feel fortunate to have grown up in Jacksonville and the surrounding area and can’t wait to share our beautiful city with all of you. I’ve had the pleasure of working at both of our wonderful medical centers, Mayo Clinic Florida and the University of Florida Jacksonville. The medical centers vary greatly, which we have used to our advantage for our anesthesiology residency programs.

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2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that eight anesthesia residents will receive a 2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

The recipients are: 

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2018 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that ten anesthesia residents will receive a 2018 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

The recipients are: Hassan Aboumerhi, MD (University of Chicago); Brenton Alexander, MD (University of California, San Diego); Praba Boominathan, MD (Yale University); Michael Do, MD, MBA (University of California, San Francisco); Cara Ann Iorianni , MD (Emory University School of Medicine); Oneychi Megafu, MBBS (Drexel University College of Medicine); Jose Navas-Blanco, MD (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit); Samuel Percy, MD (University of Washington Medical Center); Andrew Rivera-Hober, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital); and David Rudnick, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital).

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Membership Report

In advance of our 33rd Spring Meeting, we are pleased to provide a membership update. The figures in this update are tentative, as they may change before the final count.

We anticipate 198 people to attend the 33rd Spring Meeting in Louisville; this includes 22 residents. Our entire membership roster currently includes 330 members, of whom 56 are either residents or fellows.

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