On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists (FSA), we would like to invite you to the paradise that is the Breakers Resort, home this year to the FSA Annual Meeting.
2019 marks the seventy-first year since the founding of our society and we want to thank you for being a member of the FSA and ASA. Our profession has made remarkable strides in safety and it is through the support of physicians like you that we are able to continue our work of advocacy for our patients and our specialty. This weekend, we look forward to meeting all of you, whether in the lectures, exhibit hall, or poolside to get your valuable feedback on where the FSA should be focusing its efforts.
Also, this year Dynamic ASA leaders will also be here to give us their thoughts on nation-wide issues, and we are very proud to welcome back Andy Harris, MD, the first anesthesiologist in the US Congress, as he presents his unique perspective on what’s happening in Washington DC. His talk is not to be missed as it will certainly be insightful and entertaining.
The relaxing island lifestyle of this special place lends itself particularly well to networking with your colleagues from around the state. We hope you will also enjoy getting to know your fellow physicians and share your experiences on what’s working to make a successful anesthesia practice. As our specialty faces many pressures, it is refreshing to be in an environment where everyone around us understands our mutual challenges.
It is our sincere hope that this time away from work affords you the chance to relax and learn something new to take back to your group.
Chris Giordano, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
Division Chief of Liver Transplantation
Director, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Clerkship
University of Florida, Gainesville
Luis Ignacio Rodriguez, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Miami Health System