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  • Annual MeSA Winter Meeting a Success

    On February 26, 2022, the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists met for its annual winter meeting.  This was the first in-person meeting since February 2020.  A reception and dinner followed the meeting with an excellent presentation by keynote speaker Beverly Philip, MD, FACA, FASA, ASA Immediate Past President. Sunday, February 27, 2022, featured four CME topics:  Perioperative Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices, Perioperative Anaphylaxis in Children, Anesthesia for Hip Fractures and General Anesthesia in COVID-19 Lung.
  • 2021 Resident & Medical Student Breakfast

    On October 28, 2021, the residents of Maine Medical Center's Anesthesiology Residency Program and medical students from the University of New England met for breakfast.  Clinical and advocacy discussions were led by Drs. Aaron Tebbs and Derek Bunch.
  • Daria Ivenitsky presenting at the 2021 ASA Annual Meeting.

    October 2021.  Daria Ivenitksy conducted a poster presentation on the Systematic Review of the Epileptogenic Effects of Sevoflurane During Pediatric Anesthesia at the ASA 2021 Annual Meeting.  Daria presented her research at the FAER poster session and received great feedback from many anesthesiologists and researchers that attended the conference.
  • Maine Medical Students Feature Anesthesiology at Job Fair

    On July 6, 2021, medical student, Tal Tsafnat, hosted a table for Anesthesiology at the UNECOM club fair.  Information, swag, and snacks were provided by the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists.  Interest was high and resulted in over 40 medical students asking to be on the Maine Society of Anesthesiologists' mailing list.
  • Maine anesthesiologist, Karl-Heinz Spittler, MD, recounts journey toward hope during the COVID-19 pa

    April 13, 2021.  Karl-Heinz Spittler writes of the challenges that the COVID pandemic brought to his community in Maine, but also of the hope that vaccinations and unity can bring: “We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we have not emerged from the dark just yet. Only you can help us get there.” Read the full Bangor Daily News article.
  • ASA Medical Student Component President-Elect recognized by researcher awards program

    2021.  Natalie Koons, a student in the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, has received an honorable mention for the 2021 Student Researcher of the Year award from the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents. Read more from the University of New England.
  • Maine Anesthesiology Residents win the Founder's Club Challenge

    Maine Medical Center's Anesthesiology Residency Program has been distinguished as one of the winners of the campaign. This is a great accomplishment for our anesthesiology residency program to be recognized at the national level.
  • Daniel Campos, MD, MPH, FASA is on the Board of Directors for the ASA

    Dr. Daniel Campos serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The Board met recently and during that meeting Dr. Campos served in several important capacities including the Committee on Professional Affairs, Committee on Communication and Committee on Anesthesia Care Team. As Chair of the ACT Committee, he presented several important issues to the Board that have broad reaching ramifications for the future of our profession.