2020 WSSA Spring Scientific Meeting

3/18/2020 - This meeting has been canceled.

Due to the evolving situation with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and out of concern for all of our participants and speakers, we have regretfully decided to cancel the WSSA Spring Meeting that was scheduled for May 2, 2020 at the Museum of Flight.

Please check back for information regarding the upcoming joint BCAS meeting that takes place this winter.

If you have any questions, please contact the WSSA office at [email protected].

Saturday, May 2, 2020
7:00 AM – 1:30 PM

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

Jointly provided by:


WSSA thanks the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care for its endorsement of this meeting.

About the Meeting

At the 2020 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:

  • Four hours toward CME requirements
  • Opportunity to network with peers
  • Complimentary admission to explore the Museum of Flight (between 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
  • Breakfast and lunch; complimentary parking


WSSA Member Free
Non WSSA Member
WA Anesthesiologist Resident
Non WSSA Member
Anesthesiologist or out of state Anesthesiologist

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

Meeting Program
Program Moderated by James Hecker, MD


Crisis Management in Neuroanesthesia : General Principles and the Use of Cognitive Aids
Jeffrey Pasternak, MD

  Perioperative Stroke

Karen Domino, MD

  Intraoperative Brain Swelling

Ryan Pong, MD

  Loss of Evoked Potential Signals

Julia Metzner, MD

  Venous Air Embolism
Jeffrey Pasternak, MD

Emergent Craniotomy for Traumatic Brain Injury
Monica Vavilala, MD

  Complications in Interventional Neuroradiology
David Wright, MD
  Perioperative Seizures
Rachel Kutteruf, MD

* Specific Times and More Information Coming Soon

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

Committee Members

  • Robert Hsiung, MD, President
  • Stephanie Yang, MD, Education Committee Chair
  • Deepak Sharma MBBS, MD, DM, President, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology & Critical Care (SNACC) 

ACCME Accreditation and Designation Statements

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Washington State Society of Anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.