The Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists

11124 NE Halsey #645 • Portland, OR 97220 • Phone (503) 702-6895 • Fax (503) 255-2256

Welcome to The Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists
Thursday, September 18 2014 @ 07:40 AM MDT

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2014 Newsletter

General NewsOur July 2014 Newsletter is available online for members only. You'll need to be logged in to view the link for it on our newsletter archive page.
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2014 Annual Business Meeting

MeetingsThe Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists Board invites all members to attend the 2014 Annual Business Meeting to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014. There are many issues facing our specialty that need to be addressed and we would like your input on how to move forward. If you have an item you would like included on the agenda please email it to

Time: 2:00 PM
Place: 2221 SW 1st Avenue,
Portland, OR 97201

Light refreshments will be served
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Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Session

Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Session
When: Tuesday, May 6 2014 @ 07:00 PM MST - 09:00PM
Event Type: Meeting
Where: The Cleaners at Ace Hotel Portland
403 SW 10th Av
Portland, OR
Description: All interested medical and non-medical professionals: join us to learn more about Doctors Without Borders and how you can put YOUR ideals into practice.
For more information:
To register:

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2013 Haugen Lecture - Sunday, December 8


Sunday, December 8, 2013
Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Vey Auditorium
700 SW Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97239

Reception - 3:00 p.m.
$35 per person for non-OSA and WSA members;
Free for members Registration includes reserved auditorium seating
Heavy appetizers and beverages will be served.

RSVP to By November 29

Lecture: 4:00pm
Free and open to the public

No Registration required

For more information: download invite (pdf)

For questions contact Joan Cossey
(503) 494-5210 or

Dr. Steve Schafer, who provided expert testimony during the Michael Jackson trial, will speak on "Propofol Mayhem and Murder", as this is one of his research areas. He also contributed to the work around the Johnson and Johnson Sedasys system of patient administered propofol delivery, which is in pre-clinical release commentary period. Please save the date and join us.

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Oregon Anesthesiology Asa Reception - Sat. Oct. 12

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 6:30?8:30 p.m.
Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery
661 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA

Come visit with old friends and new
Relax and enjoy tasty hors d?oeuvres and liquid refreshments

Sponsored by
the OHSU Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
and by the Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists

Questions? Contact Joan Cossey at 503-494-5210 or

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Upcoming ASA Annual Meeting in San Francisco: Oct 12- 16, 2013

MeetingsAmerican Society of Anesthesia welcomes its members and anesthesiologists from all over the world to the ANESTHESIOLOGY? 2013 annual meeting from October 12 to October 16th. It is being held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

This year's theme, Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety, offers a glimpse of what?s to come as we hope to share world expertise and techniques in science from all over the globe. This year?s program promises to bring innovations and advances in anesthesiology to the forefront as we welcome attendees from all corners of the world with the primary purpose of sharing information for the betterment of the specialty

Full details of the meeting can be found at:
Registration is available online here.

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Opportunities for Donations

Tax season is already right around the corner. You can make a gift online to the suggested affiliated foundations below before the end of the year. Your tax-deductible contribution will make a powerful and lasting impact on the lives of countless patients and their families as well as on our next generation of anesthesiologists.

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Doctors Without Borders

General News

Angela Galli who works within the public events office of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as a public events intern sent us information on her organization. MSF is an international emergency medical organization that is in constant need of dedicated aid and field workers, both medical and non-medical, to continue the work that they do. MSF regularly holds free recruitment info sessions in cities across the U.S. and will soon be visiting both Seattle and Portland.

The first recruitment session is on Tuesday September 18th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at the REI Seattle, located at 222 Yale Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109. For more information about this event, and to RSVP, please visit A brochure for the Seattle meeting is available here.

The second recruitment session is on Thursday September 20th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the 200 Market Building lobby level conference room, located at 200 SW Market St, Portland, OR 97201. For more information about this event, and to RSVP, please visit A brochure for the Portland meeting is available here.

We have been told that all are welcome to attend. They are looking to fill a variety of positions, ranging from physicians, including specialists like anesthesiologists and orthopedic surgeons, as well as midwives, logisticians, and administrative staff. Anesthesiologists and Nurse Anesthetists are urgently needed.

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Haugen Lecture 2012 Wrap-up


Kirk Lalwani, a pediatric anesthesiologist at OHSU and member of the Haugen Committee provided us this summary of the excellent lecture by Dr. James Bajian. The OSA leadership would like to thank Dr. Bajian for presenting and the members of the Haugen Committee for planning this enjoyable session. We would also like to thank Matt Schreiner of OHSU and our Executive Secretary, Sondra Gleason, for all their help.

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Salishan 2012


Don’t forget that the Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting is nearly here. Once again, the OSA will be meeting at the beautiful Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Gleneden Beach. Join us on May 19 and 20 and learn from our terrific line-up of speakers, enjoy our Best Ball golf tournament, catch up with colleagues at the traditional wine tasting event, learn what’s new in the ASA and OSA, and just relish a few days on the beautiful Oregon coast.

Our speakers include ASA First Vice President Jane Fitch, Professor and Chair at the University of Oklahoma, who will provide an ASA Update and a lecture on blood clotting. Kevin Thornton from UCSF will discuss managing the failing heart and lungs, and the importance of glycemic control and risks and benefits of perioperative beta blockade. Chris Swide will lead a problem-based learning discussion with some of our residents from OHSU. Wrapping up the two day meeting, learn more about perioperative MI from Saurabh Gupta and about advanced airway techniques from Mike Aziz, both from OHSU.

We have a room block available and don’t forget to register in advance.

OSA members should have already received a brochure in the mail; however, you can download it here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!