2016 Annual Educational Meeting

Our 2016 Annual Educational Meeting was quite a success!  We had over 75 attendees and very well-received local and visiting lecturers.  Many thanks to all who helped make sure that we put on a fantastic meeting for our members.  

We appreciate the very generous gift certificate donations by TeSoAria.  Their three gifts were raffled off as prizes to those who contributed to the ASA PAC.

This year, we had our first charitable exhibitor table.  We are proud to support Consano, which brings crowd funding to medical research.  Read more and donate online at www.consano.org.

A special thanks to the following exhibitors for their support of our meeting:

  • Ambu
  • Carefusion
  • Cook Medical
  • GE: Anesthesia Machines
  • Grifols
  • Mallinckrodt
  • Medtronic (Covidien)
  • Merck
  • Mylan
  • Verathon
The Oregon Society of Anesthesiologists is comprised of physicians who are working to uphold the highest standards of anesthesia care and patient advocacy by promoting research, education, and innovation in anesthesia care.  We have an obligation to our members and, more importantly, our patients to play an active role in achieving these goals. Patient safety is our primary concern.

Call to Action
Keep physician anesthesiologists in Veterans' operating rooms

The VA has released its new Advanced Practice Registered Nurse handbook that would mandate the elimination of Physician Anesthesiologist supervision of Nurse Anesthetists in the operating room.  The 60 day comment period has ended, and we are awaiting further word from the VA as to how they will proceed.  The majority of comments received were in favor of maintaining physician involvement in the delivery of anestheisa.

Thank you ALL for your comments!