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    • ASA Quality Meeting: Creating and Measuring Quality in Anesthesiology

    Make plans to attend the ASA Quality Meeting, April 12-13, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt DFW in Dallas, Texas. Learn strategies for meeting quality mandates from leading national experts, including how to use quality management data to improve patient outcomes and performance measurement. Earn up to 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Space is limited for this exclusive meeting.

    Register now at http://education.asahq.org/aqm

    The California Society of Anesthesiologists 2014 Annual Meeting & Workshops April 25-27 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero in San Francisco.

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    Have you seen what the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AANC) is saying about the Grimm-Kirkpatrick letter?  

    We need to make sure that OUR voices are heard. TSA Call For Action

    Linda Young: Nurse anesthetists should work under physician supervisionRead the article published in the Gainsville Sun.


    Great news, the Texas Medical Board has adopted rules required by the passage of Senate Bill 406 and confirmed that the current Texas Medical Board rules related to the practice of nurse anesthetists  (CRNAs) are sufficient and make clear that CRNAs must act under the delegation and supervision of a physician. There is still no independent practice for CRNAs in Texas.  (Read more)

    Save these dates:

    TSA Interim Meeting

    May 3, 2014
    Fort Worth Convention Center
    TSA Annual Meeting

    September 4-7, 2014
    The Hyatt Lost Pines Resort  
    Lost Pines, Texas 78612

    Sponsor Info: 2014 Annual Meeting Floor Plan
                   2014 Exhibitor Application

    ASA Charitable FoundationASA members have a long history of contributing to those in need. Countless members volunteer their professional skills in the far corners of the world. In the midst of unspeakable disaster, anesthesiologists respond generously with time and money to support those in need.

    The ASA Charitable Foundation has established an easy way for members to contribute. When shopping on Amazon, shop via https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4946512 and Amazon will contribute 0.5% into the charity of your choice. After you login to Smile Amazon you will be able to search for “ASA Charitable Foundation”. The majority of funds in the ASA Charitable Foundation are currently going to LifeBox.

    Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to the ASA Charitable Foundation.

    TSA gratefully acknowledges Greater Houston Anesthesiology/US Anesthesia Partners for their exclusive sponsorship of the Friday Night Welcome Reception.

    Greater Houston Anesthesiology   US Anesthesia Partners

    The TSA acknowledges the following anesthesiology groups and companies for their support of the TSA 2013 Annual Meeting:

          Cadence Pharmaceuticals
          Greater Houston Anesthesiology/US Anesthesia Partners
          Pinnacle Partners In Medicine
          TEVA Pharmaceuticals


    David Mercier, M.D.

    David W. Mercier, M.D.

    TSA President

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    TSA President's Acceptance Speech

    Perhaps the most gratifying function of this role is the presentation of the plaque of appreciation to the past president. I’ve looked back through the history of our Society. I found very few instances where one president has had the honor of bestowing this plaque to a colleague from the same group or department. Well, most of you know that Marty and I are at UT Southwestern together... 

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    A. H. “Buddy” Giesecke, Jr.
    A. H. “Buddy” Giesecke, Jr.

    A. H. “Buddy” Giesecke, Jr.:
     An Inspirer

    Dr. Adolph H. “Buddy” Giesecke, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas, died on Christmas Eve, 2011.

    Dr. Giesecke, whose remarkable career spanned more than five decades, is considered an icon in the field of anesthesiology.  

    He has been recognized for his many accomplishments.  He received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Trauma Anesthesia and Critical Care Society.

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