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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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SEA 34th Spring Meeting

We would like to cordially invite you to the SEA 34th Spring Meeting, which will be held at the Hilton Denver City Center, Denver CO, April 26-28, 2019. This year’s theme is “Integration and Diversity: Creating Diverse Teams, Building Exceptional Leaders.” The meeting will celebrate the diversity in anesthesiology teams, and share supports for further integration, especially in leadership roles.

We look forward to a keynote address by Renee Navarro, Vice Chancellor of Diversity and Outreach for the University of California San Francisco, and one of the few anesthesiologists serving in such a role. She will share with us the current and potential future state of anesthesiology as we continue to build diverse teams. We further welcome nationally known speakers on the topics of student and resident admissions and education, integrating advanced practice providers, and assisting and welcoming members of the LGBTQ community. We are exceptionally pleased to welcome three women anesthesiology departmental chairs to share their thoughts on women’s leadership in anesthesiology.

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Notice of 2019 Annual Business Meeting

The SEA Spring Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:00pm (Mountain) during the SEA Spring Meeting at the Hilton Denver City Center in Denver, Colorado.

Items on the agenda include:

Fall Meeting 2018 Report

Kristina Sullivan, MD
Professor
CSF Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Associate Anesthesia Residency Program Director
and Internship Director
Sol Shnider Endowed Chair for Anesthesia Education 
Associate Vice-Chair for Education






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Spring Meeting 2018 Report

Rana K. Latif, MD, FFA
University of Louisville

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Notice of Annual Business Meeting

The SEA Fall Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00pm (Pacific) during the SEA Fall Meeting at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California.

Items on the agenda include:

Future Meeting Details

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…

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33rd Spring Meeting Update: Training Professional, Humanistic Anesthesiologists

We would like to cordially invite you to the SEA 33rd Spring Meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville April 19-22, 2018. To tie into the ACGME’s initiative on wellness, the theme is “Training Professional, Humanistic Anesthesiologists.”  This theme is especially relevant to our fast-paced, technologically advanced world which, according to some academic gurus and observers, is experiencing a crisis of humanism and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

The meeting will open with a plenary address by Dr Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, CEO of the ACGME, professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and senior scholar in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. Several nationally known speakers will address issues relevant to humanism as panel discussion. Friday will conclude with dynamic and interactive workshops that relate to professionalism and humanism. Dr David Chestnut, MD, Professor and Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior editor of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice will be the plenary speaker for Saturday. The issues relevant to professionalism will be addressed in two TED-style panels discussion followed by additional workshops.

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Proposed Bylaws Amendments for SEA

At the 2017 Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) Spring Business Meeting, Dr. Stephen Kimatian, SEA Immediate Past-President and Chairperson of the Bylaws Committee had a call for volunteers to serve on the Bylaws Committee to review the SEA Bylaws and make recommendations for any amendments. A summary of the proposed amendments was presented at the 2017 Fall Meeting on October 20, 2017 and are now being circulated for your review.

Please click the link below to download a draft of the proposed Bylaws amendments.

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Notice of 2018 Annual Business Meeting

The SEA Spring Annual Business Meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2018 at 11:50am (Eastern) during the SEA Spring Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky.

Items on the agenda include: