Gasline Newsletter May 2008

Volume 9, No. 11

Dues Notices

The dues notices for the 2008 - 2009 calendar year will be sent to you 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! While these are voluntary contributions, they are important for CSA efforts in representing you in various arenas.

2008 CSA Annual Meeting and Clinical Anesthesia Update

Be there to celebrate CSA's 60th anniversary! The CSA's 2008 Annual Meeting starts this Friday, May 30, and goes through Sunday noon, June 1, at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City, “The Hotel on the Hill,” above LA's Entertainment District. The hotel is adjacent to Universal Studios - Hollywood and CityWalk, one of LA's hottest shopping, entertainment and dining destinations. The conference brochure has been mailed and also is on the CSA Web Site at http://www.csahq.org/up-more.php?idx=27. CSA members can earn up to 18 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, attend the CSA's Reference Committee, House of Delegates, and more. You can still register on-site to attend this meeting.

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. The topics for the meeting include:

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

New Features on the CSA Web Site—New Survey and New Button for Find Your Legislators

The new CSA Web Site continues to offer more for our members. There is a new survey in the lower right-hand corner of the home page. Be sure to participate in this survey. In addition, there is a new button in the upper right side of the home page for visitors to find their legislators. Simply click on the button and when you get to the Web site, put in your zip code. You will be given the names of your state and federal legislators!

Virgil Airola, MD
President