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33rd Spring Meeting Update: Training Professional, Humanistic Anesthesiologists

We would like to cordially invite you to the SEA 33rd Spring Meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville April 19-22, 2018. To tie into the ACGME’s initiative on wellness, the theme is “Training Professional, Humanistic Anesthesiologists.”  This theme is especially relevant to our fast-paced, technologically advanced world which, according to some academic gurus and observers, is experiencing a crisis of humanism and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

The meeting will open with a plenary address by Dr Thomas J. Nasca, MD, MACP, CEO of the ACGME, professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and senior scholar in the Department of Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine. Several nationally known speakers will address issues relevant to humanism as panel discussion. Friday will conclude with dynamic and interactive workshops that relate to professionalism and humanism. Dr David Chestnut, MD, Professor and Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior editor of Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia: Principles and Practice will be the plenary speaker for Saturday. The issues relevant to professionalism will be addressed in two TED-style panels discussion followed by additional workshops.

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Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

The SEA Nominating Committee (Chaired by Immediate Past-President Stephen J. Kimatian, MD, FAAP) is seeking candidates for the following positions on the Society for Education in Anesthesia Board of Directors:

  • President-Elect (One Position - Two-year term, October 2018 to October 2020, immediately followed by a two-year term, October 2020 to October 2022, as President)
  • Secretary (One Position - Two Year Term)
  • Treasurer (One Position - Two Year Term)
  • Director (Three Positions - Two Year Term)

If you are interested in running for one of the positions, please send a short letter of intent to Andrew Bronson, CAE ([email protected]) and Stephen J. Kimatian, MD, FAAP ([email protected]) by Friday, April 13, 2018. Self-nominations for these positions will also be accepted during the Business Meeting held at the SEA Spring Meeting on Friday, April 20, 2018. The slate of nominees will also be finalized at the Business Meeting.

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2018 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that ten anesthesia residents will receive a 2018 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

The recipients are: Hassan Aboumerhi, MD (University of Chicago); Brenton Alexander, MD (University of California, San Diego); Praba Boominathan, MD (Yale University); Michael Do, MD, MBA (University of California, San Francisco); Cara Ann Iorianni , MD (Emory University School of Medicine); Oneychi Megafu, MBBS (Drexel University College of Medicine); Jose Navas-Blanco, MD (Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit); Samuel Percy, MD (University of Washington Medical Center); Andrew Rivera-Hober, MD (New York Presbyterian Hospital); and David Rudnick, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital).

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2018 SEAd Grant Report

Video report of the 2018 SEAd Grant, Working Memory Interruptions and Errors in Anesthesiology: A Randomized, Controlled, Simulation-Based Study

Ashley Szabo Eltorai, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology

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2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that eight anesthesia residents will receive a 2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

The recipients are: 

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ASA, SEA Announce Call for Nominations for New Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) today announced a call for nominations for the new ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award. The award recognizes mid-career physicians who have demonstrated a substantial commitment and achievement as educators in the field of anesthesiology.

“We’re excited to collaborate with SEA on this effort, an organization that shares our values regarding the importance of education to improve patient care,” said ASA President Linda J. Mason, M.D., FASA.  “It’s important for mid-level career physicians, those who have been in practice 5-15 years, to be recognized for their contributions and achievements in anesthesiology education.  Recognizing these individuals helps to move the profession forward and serves as an opportunity for networking and continued mentorship of young educators and residents.”

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2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

This was another successful year for the SEA/HVO Fellowships. We received 22 applications and awarded 8 Fellowships. See the HVO announcement below. The new Fellows will be traveling to Vietnam, Rwanda or Ghana for their month of teaching anesthesia residents, anesthesia nurses or anesthesia clinical officers. Congratulations to them all.

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that eight anesthesia residents will receive a 2019 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

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2019 Spring Meeting Report

Integration and Diversity
Creating Diverse Teams, Building Exceptional Leaders

Elizabeth Ellinas, MD and Herodotos Ellinas, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin

We were very pleased to present a program that explored aspects of diversity in the setting of anesthesiology education. The speakers surpassed our expectations, the attendees were supportive of many controversial topic discussions, and of course, Denver is an exciting place to visit.


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ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award Recipients

Promoting the connection between education and superior patient care, the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge. This joint American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) award is pleased to announce the following first-round award recipients:

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2019 Fall Meeting Report

Integration of Technology into Anesthesia Practice & Education

 

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2020 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowships Awarded

Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO), in collaboration with the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA), is pleased to share that ten anesthesia residents will receive a 2020 SEA-HVO Traveling Fellowship.

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ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award Recipients

Promoting the connection between education and superior patient care, the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge. This joint American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) award is pleased to announce the following second-round award recipients:

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Board of Directors – 2020 Nominations

The SEA Nominating Committee (Chaired by Immediate Past-President Michael R. Sandison, MD) has identified the following candidates to run in this year’s election for the Society for Education in Anesthesia Board of Directors:

Vice President / President-Elect (One Position – Two Year Term)

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ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award Recipients

Promoting the connection between education and superior patient care, the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge. This joint American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) award is pleased to announce the following third-round award recipients:

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2021 Workshop on Teaching Canceled

Anticipating that there will be continued restrictions on travel and CME moving into the new year, we regretfully announce that the SEA Workshop on Teaching has been canceled for 2021. Look for an announcement at the SEA Fall Meeting about plans for a “Virtual Teaching Workshop Masterclass” for 2021 that will provide an opportunity for a refresher course for past graduates of the workshop as we explore ways to make modules of the workshop virtual. Our contract with the Alfond Inn is still in force for 2022, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back January 29, 2022 through February 1, 2022 in Winter Park Florida.

2020 SEA Fall Meeting Preview

2020 SEA Fall Meeting Preview: "Advancing Your Educational Scholarship"


Susan M Martinelli, MD FASA
SEA Fall Meeting Chair

    Robert S Isaak, DO FASA
   SEA Fall Meeting Co-Chair

        Fei Chen, PhD, MEd
   SEA Fall Meeting Co-Chair

 






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ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology Award Recipients

Promoting the connection between education and superior patient care, the ASA-SEA Distinguished Educator in Anesthesiology award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and sharing of anesthesiology knowledge. This joint American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) award is pleased to announce the following fourth-round award recipients:

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Anti Racist Asian American Statement

As an organization focused on supporting, enriching, and advancing education, the Society for Education in Anesthesia speaks loudly and forcefully against the recent increased hostility towards Asian Americans. Physical assault, verbal harassment, workplace discrimination, and the recent killing of six women of Asian descent at three spas in Atlanta is a reprehensible example of hate directed toward one of many ethnic groups in the US. Our thoughts are with Asian Americans and their families as well as all other victims of discrimination. These events are sad reminders of the ingrained racism in our world. Systemic racism is harmful to everyone. As physicians, educators, and scientists, we pledge to continue efforts towards eliminating systemic racism in medicine and our world  to ensure best outcomes for our patients and success for our healthcare workforce.

A Glimpse into Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the SEA–Who We Are

The degree to which individuals are underrepresented in medicine, and specifically in academic medicine, is significant and concerning. This representation gap is especially notable in leadership positions. This also holds true in the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), as evidenced by the 2017 survey conducted by Toledo et al regarding diversity in the leadership of this organization.1 Another publication in Medscape, using US Census Bureau criteria, reports the vast majority (70%) of anesthesiologists identified as White/Caucasian, followed in prevalence by Asian Indian (7%), Chinese (5%), Hispanic/Latino (4%), and Black/African American (3%).2 Women are underrepresented among anesthesiologist among all these groups, with an exception noted in the Black/African American group.2 A recent review article from Kenevan et al reports a slow increase in the representation of women in anesthesiology from 22% in 2007 to 24.8% in 2013. However, this still lags behind the general medical workforce, comprising 38% women.3

 

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Good Bedtime Reads: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book author: Rebecca Skloot

Viji Kurup, MD
Book Review Author

This was a book that a good friend gave me just before the trip to the ASA last year. I needed something to read during the long flight to the west coast and this seemed to fit the bill. The book was riveting and managed to keep me engaged, not just on the flight to the ASA, but also on my way back.


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