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2011 TSA Annual Meeting

Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

    2011 Annual Meeting

February 26, 2011, Beginning at 7:45 a.m.

Hilton Downtown Nashville, TN  

Maximum Care of Patients: Knowing It, Doing It, Proving It  

Jointly Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology  and the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
Vanderbilt Division of Continuing Medical Education:  
Supporting the continuing professional development of physicians  
You can register for the TSA meeting in one of three ways:  
  • Register online no later than Tuesday, February 22, or
  • Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than Tuesday, February 22, or
  • Fill out this form and fax, mail, or scan and email   to TSA   1917 East Third Street Chattanooga, TN 37404 (must be postmarked by Friday, February 18)  
Cancellations must be made in writing or email and received by Tuesday, February 22, 2010. No refunds will be available after that date. A $15 fee will be charged for all cancellations.  

Our Faculty:  
Mark Warner, MD  
President, American Society of Anesthesiologists  
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine  
Rochester, MN

Richard Dutton, MD
Anesthesia Quality Institute  
Park Ridge, IL  

Peter McDermott, MD
California Lutheran University  
Camarillo, CA
Warren Sandberg, MD   
Vanderbilt University Medical Center  
Nashville, TN
Jerry Stonemetz, MD  
Johns Hopkins University and Hospital Corporation of America  
Baltimore, MD

Housing Reservations:  
The conference rate of $159 for single or double occupancy is available through Friday, February 4, 2011. Make your room reservation directly with the hotel. Hilton Downtown Nashville 141 Fourth Ave. South Nashville, TN 1-800-HILTONS or 615-620-2150 Conference Rate:  $159 single/double Conference Code:  TSA The cutoff for the special room rates is Friday, February 4, at 5:00 pm (CST).

SVMIC is also a sponsor of this event. State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company will co-host a session from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Physicians who attend this session will be eligible to receive a 10% premium discount.  Physicians must register separately by contacting SVMIC, 615-377-1999, or by visiting the SVMIC website.  SVMIC charges a $50 registration fee that is separate from and in addition to the TSA Conference registration fee. Attendance at the entire TSA program is not necessary for SVMIC policy holders to be eligible for the 10% premium.  

Faculty Disclosure StatementIt is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.
AccreditationThis activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists.  Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  
Designation of CreditVanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning ObjectivesAt the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:  
  • How anesthesia information management systems are a key infrastructure to bring anesthesiology to a new level of safety and effectiveness, even though they require significant investment of time to benefit to practices and patients
  •   How to alter physician practices to align their incentives with their hospitals, creating more effective and dynamic partnerships  
  • How to achieve and develop a self-awareness of place in an ethical tradition Strategies to impact the implementation process for the new national health reform law.  
  • How to collect outcomes and use them to create national as well as local benchmarks for care  
  • How to recognize likely etiologies associated with perioperative position injuries and how to reduce the risk of them occurring
Statement of Educational Need   
Because there are no national standards determining how anesthesia information management systems can and should be used, anesthesiologists must be trained to lead their institutions to use electronic medical records to provide the highest levels of patient safety and effectiveness. Making the Surgical Care Improvement Project measures a critical source for coordinating incentives for anesthesiologists and hospitals. Anesthesiologists do not understand the scope of the quality management tools utilized by the new Anesthesia Quality Institute. The impact of moral and ethical behavior needs to beomce a greater focus of anesthesiology programs. In addition, like most citizens, anesthesiologists do not understand the full impact of the new health reform legislation and its implementation
on patient care and patient safety.   New research indicates that current anesthesia practices do not take the impact on peripheral nerves into proper consideration.

Target AudienceThis conference is designed for anesthesiologists in Tennessee.
Americans with Disabilities Act: It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities.  If you feel you need services or auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing education activity, please attach a note to your registration form.

Questions: Please contact the TSA office at 423-316-0867 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Those who wish to participate as exhibitors may fill out this form and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , fax, or mail it to:  TSA   1917 East Third Street Chattanooga, TN 37404


Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists
1917 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404
Phone: 423-316-0867 Fax: 423-622-7331

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