Scientific Session 2018

Scientific Session


Saturday, March 10, 2018                                  
8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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Ann Arbor Marriott at Eagle Crest
Ypsilanti, Michigan 

$150 Member Rate | $250 Non-Member Rate

Resident or Nurse Trainee: no charge when accompanied with a letter from your program director.

Early Registration Due Date: March 3, 2018

Educational Sessions followed by MSA's Annual Business Meeting. If you are interested in attending, register online, or download the PDF Application below and return to:

Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists
120 N Washington Sq Ste 110A
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: 517-346-5088
Fax: 517-371-1170

Register Online


John LaGorio, M.D., President

Roy Soto, M.D., Program Chair & Zachary Price, M.D., Co-Chair

Accredited by Michigan State Medical Society
5.0 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM

Exhibitor Registration

Hotel Information

A room block is available at the Marriott, 1275 S. Huron Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone Reservations 1.800.228.9290 or 1.877.757.7133
Mention Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists
Or register online here


7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Registration
8:15 - 9:05 a.m. Unanticipated Difficult Airway Approach: Focusing on restoring oxygen using needle cricothyroidotomy - Samuel A. Schechtman, M.D.
9:05 - 9:55 a.m. Preventing Post-Operative Delirium in the Elderly - William Peruzzi, M.D.
9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Common Post-Op Problems in Pediatric Patients - Linda J. Mason, M.D.
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break, View Exhibits and RESIDENT POSTER REVIEW
11:30 - 12:20 p.m. Physician Burnout and Resiliency - Ronald L. Harter, M.D.
12:20 - 1:10 p.m. Opioid Epidemic: Perspectives of Addiction Medicine - Michael L. Fox, D.O.
1:10 - 2:40 p.m. William B. Jensen Memorial Lecture and Luncheon
Linda J. Mason, M.D. - ASA President-Elect
Lunch Sponsors: American Society of Anesthesiologists
Anesthesia Business Consultants

2:45 p.m. MSA Annual Business Meeting
Business and Elections: Board of Directors, Delegates

Resident Section Business Meeting will be held Friday, March 9th
Residents will elect Officers and Delegates/Alternate Delegates to ASA.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact MSA at 517.346.5088 or


Michael L. Fox, D.O.

Family and Addiction Medicine
Beaumont Health Systems

Ronald R. Harter, M.D.

Professor and Jacoby Chair
Department of Anesthesiology
The Ohio State University Wexford Medical Center

Linda J. Mason, M.D.

ASA President-Elect
Professor of Anesthesia and Pediatrics
Department of Anesthesiology
Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA

William Peruzzi, M.D.

Vice Chairman
Department of Anesthesiology
Henry Ford Health System

Samuel A. Schechtman, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Head and Neck Anesthesiology
University of Michigan, Department of Anesthesiology


At the conclusion of this program, participants should:

  • Understand when to declare a cannot intubate/oxygenate scenario and recognize the importance of maintaining and restoring oxygenation in this clinical scenario to prevent cardiopulmonary arrest 
  • Recognition of the growing issue of post-operative delirium, especially in elderly populations and ways to both avoid and treat the problem. 
  • Understand how to avoid post-op emergence agitation, laryngospasm, and nausea and vomiting during pediatric anesthesia
  • Be able to define the term “Burnout” as it is commonly used in healthcare; Identify factors contributing to an increased risk of burnout; Identify possible steps to reduce burnout and enhance resiliency
  • Understand the ongoing opioid epidemic from the perspective of an addiction specialist


The Ann Arbor Marriott is located in Ypsilanti off I-94, approximately 15 minutes from Detroit Metro Airport.

From the North: Take I-75 S/US-23 Ann Arbor/Detroit. Stay on US-23, follow signs for Ann Arbor. Take Exit 35 for I-94 E. Take Exit 183 for Huron St toward Ypsilanti. Turn right onto Huron St and then left onto James L Hart Pkwy. The hotel will be on the left.

From the South/DTW: Take I-94 W to Exit 183 for Huron St toward Ypsilanti. Turn right onto Huron St and then left onto James L Hart Pkwy. The hotel will be on the left. 

From the West: Take I-96 E toward Detroit. Take Exit 148for US-23 S. Take Exit 35 for I-94 E. Take Exit 183 for Huron St toward Ypsilanti. Turn right onto Huron St and then left onto James L Hart Pkwy. The hotel will be on the left.