Welcome Letter

Dear Registrant,

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.

2018 marks the seventieth 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.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists will designate this live activity for 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  The American Board of Anesthesiology®, Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®) has approved 4 “Patient Safety Sessions” at the FSA 2018 Annual Meeting. These sessions are listed here.

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
Program Chair
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology Division Chief of Liver Transplantation Anesthesiology/Critical Care
Clerkship Director University of Florida, Gainesville

Leopoldo Rodriguez, MD, FAAP, FASA
Program Co-Chair
Medical Director and Chief of Anesthesiology, Surgery Center of Aventura
Assistant National Medical Director for Ambulatory Anesthesiology, Envision Physician Services
Secretary, Florida Society of Anesthesiologists

Luis Ignacio Rodriguez, MD
Program Co-Chair
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Miami Health System