GSA Summer Meeting
July 13-15, 2018
Program & Agenda

*subject to change


Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, July 13

3:00 - 7:00p


4:00 - 9:00p

Exhibit Assembly

5:00 - 7:00p

Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 - 8:30p

Welcome Hospitality with Exhibitors


Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, July 14


Exhibit Assembly

6:30 - 7:20a

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:20 – 7:30a


Shvetank Agarwal MD, FASE and Ed Foley, MD, GSA 2018 Activity Directors

7:30 - 8:30a

Session 1 CME. Updates from the ASA
James Grant, M.D., ASA President

8:30 - 9:30a

Session 2 CME. History of GSA
William Hammonds, MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology, Emory University

9:30 - 10:00a

Break with Exhibitors

10:00a – 10:45a

Session 3 CME. Topic TBD
Nathan Smischney
Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography for the General Anesthesiologist.

10:45a – 11:30a

Session 4 CME. Prescriptive Analytics and Pharmacogenomics – the new paradigm to perioperative opioid administration and pain management– Dr. Mark Ereth, Mayo Clinic

11:30a – 12:15p

Session 5 CME: Values-based leadership – can leader’s values shape organizational culture? Ken O’Donnel -  Global leadership consultant, Brazil (I will pay for the flight to USA)


Physician burnout in Anesthesiology – Time to take the bull by it’s horns                   Dr. Shvetank Agarwal, Augusta University

12:15p –1p

Resident/Medical Student Abstract presentations


Meeting Adjourned/Family Fun Time

4:00 - 5:00p

Ice Cream Social *Sponsored by GA-AAA

5:00 – 6:00p

Committee Meetings

  • Government Affairs 
  • Practice Management 
  • Membership 
  • Program and Education


Governance Assembly (Committee Reports)

6:00 - 6:30p

Residents, CAA, SAA Reception

6:30 - 7:30p

Evening Reception

Sunday, July 15

6:30 - 7:30a 

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00 - 7:30a

General Business Meeting for GSA Members

7:30 - 8:30a

Session 5 CME. LVADs and Noncardiac Surgery: What to Do When They Come to Your OR             Dr. Kane High – Hershey Medical Center

8:30 - 9:30a

Session 6 CME. TBD by Dr. Foley

9:30 – 10:00a

Break with Exhibitors

10:00a – 12:00a

Parallel TEE – Dr. Shvetank Agarwal
TTE – Dr. Ed Foley
Ultrasound regional anesthesia Workshops – Dr. Aimee Pak and Dr. Paramvir Singh