June 5, 2020 Update:


ASA is a world leader in improving patient care through innovation in quality and safety, and the health, safety and well-being of the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 community—including attendees, presenters, partners and staff—is our highest priority. 


ANESTHESIOLOGY is the largest annual anesthesiology educational event in the world, with more than 14,000 attendees from 80 countries. Current governmental guidance and mounting scientific evidence about the timing of a cure or vaccine for COVID-19 have made it clear that holding a meeting of this magnitude in Washington, D.C., in early October will be impossible. 


While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in person this year, we know the need to connect and learn is as strong as ever. ASA’s Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight is planning a robust virtual event that will deliver an innovative, high quality education experience with opportunities for scientific discovery, networking, and professional development that our members and participants expect.  


We will continue to share information as it becomes available, including related to meetings that you might have planned to conduct at annual meeting, to ensure that you are fully informed and involved.  



Mary Dale Peterson, M.D., MHA, FACHE, FASA 

President , ASA

© 2020 Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists 

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