Gasline Newsletter June 2008

Volume 10, No. 1

Dues Notices

The dues notices for the 2008 - 2009 fiscal year were mailed the first week of June 2008. Don't forget to make your contributions to GASPAC, the Guedel Memorial Anesthesia Center and the Legal Defense Fund! These voluntary contributions help CSA in its efforts to represent you in various arenas.

The 2008 CSA House of Delegates

The CSA House of Delegates met on May 31, 2008, in Sierra Ballroom C/D at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. The House made determinations about six resolutions and several action items. The decisions by the House are posted on the CSA Web Site at http://www.csahq.org/pdf/prof/Summary_of_2008_HOD_Actions.pdf.

One of the items revised by the House was the “Guidelines for Deep Sedation by Non-Anesthesiologists.” To view the final guidelines, go to http://www.csahq.org/pdf/news/DeepSedation_06_08.pdf.

2008 Fall Hawaiian Seminar

Don't forget to sign up for the 2008 CSA Hawaiian Seminar at the Mauna Lani Resort, October 27-31, 2008. This year's featured speakers are Manuel Pardo, Jr., M.D., William Camann, M.D., Michael A. Gropper, M.D., Ph.D., Steven Hall, M.D., and Francis V. Salinas, M.D. To register online, go to http://www.csahq.org/up-more.php?idx=28. The topics for the meeting include:

Transfusion Issues
Mechanical Ventilation
Obstetric Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia
Pediatric Anesthesia
Trends in Anesthesia Training & Certification
       … and much more!

Michael W. Champeau, MD
President