2019 WSSA Spring Scientific Meeting

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Museum of Flight | 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

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About the Meeting

At the 2019 Spring Scientific Meeting, attendees have ample opportunity to network and enjoy relevant sessions pertaining to crucial topics in anesthesiology. Comment on current policies and compare best practices with new colleagues.

At the meeting, you will receive:

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Free, convenient Parking
  • Complimentary admission to explore the Museum of Flight until 5:00 PM
  • Four hours toward your CME requirements

Registration Rates

WSSA Member Free
Non WSSA Member
WA Anesthesiologist Resident
Non WSSA Member
Anesthesiologist or out of state Anesthesiologist
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Cancellation Policy: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all registered guests. All no-shows will be charged $25.

Meeting Program

7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast & Registration
8:00 – 8:55 AM PeriOp Surgical Home in Private Practice: One Institution's Experience
Dr. Sheryl Marks
9:00 – 9:55 AM Leveraging Real World Data to Drive Clinical Practice
Dr. Daniel Low
10:00 – 10:30 AM Coffee Break & Networking
10:30 – 11:25 AM Regional Blocks Useful in Private Practice
Dr. Lauren Steffel
11:30 AM – 12:25 PM

PeriOp Management of Implanted Cardiac Devices
Dr. Pingping Song

This presentation will be focused on the understanding, interrogation and management of the cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) in the perioperative setting. 

Dr. Song received her medical degree and anesthesiology training at Beijing Medical University in Beijing. Following a MS in the Neurobiology Graduate Program at Duke University, she served as a Research Assistant in the department of Neurology at Duke. She completed her second anesthesiology residency training and two fellowships (Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine) at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. From October 2015 to December 2018, Dr. Song was a staff anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. In addition, she served as the Director of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Lahey from July 2017 to December 2018. Since January 2019, she has been an assistant professor in the department of Anesthesiology at University of Washington Medical Center.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the common modes of cardiac pacemakers.
  • Understand the electromagnetic interference.
  • Manage the common pacemakers and AICDS for patients undergoing surgery. 
12:30 – 1:30 PM Luncheon & Networking
1:30 – 5:00 PM Visit the Museum of Flight (registered attendees will receive complimentary Museum admission)
2:00 – 8:00 PM Board/Strategic Planning Session

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Cancellation Policy: There is a 48-hour cancellation policy for all registered guests. All no-shows will be charged $25.

The Museum of Flight

After the event, you and your colleagues will have the chance to explore the exciting Museum of Flight, home to hundreds of aircraft, spacecraft, and other fun artifacts. Located right near the heart of Seattle, the Museum is conveniently located for all attendees to come and enjoy a beautiful day in the city.

Start Exploring the Museum