The Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists is a statewide association for practicing anesthesiologists, providing membership information, links, legislative issues, newsletters and more. ISA is dedicated to the safety of Iowa's surgical patients.
ISA is a component society of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. ISA was incorporated in 1965 as a voluntary, non-profit association of physicians interested in the practice of anesthesiology.


Members Only

ISA Fall Conference
November 1 & 2, 2019
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, IA

Program Agenda
Friday, November 1 - Iowa Memorial Union

  • 6:00 pm Registration and Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 pm Dinner
  • 7:00-7:45 pm Guidelines Development and How it Aids (& abets) in ERAS Protocols - Michael Grant, MD

Saturday, November 2 - 7th Floor Atrium, Roy Carver Pavilion, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

  • 8:00-8:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:15-9:00 am Pediatric Chronic Pain - Anureet Walia, MBBS
  • 9:00-10:00 am The Anesthesiologist ‘s Influences on ERAS - Michael Grant, MD
  • 10:00–10:15 am Break
  • 10:15–11:00 am Pacemakers and the Perioperative Period - Denice Zingman, MD
  • 11:00-11:45 am Implementing Care Bundles in Obstetrics: Standardization of Decision Making - Kokila Thenuwara, MBBS, MME, MHCDS
  • 11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch and ISA Update (ISA Members only)
  • 1:00-1:45 pm PBLD Session: Anesthetic Considerations for the Jehovah’s Witness Patient Undergoing Trial of Labor after Cesarean Delivery (TOLAC) - Moderator: Kokila Thenuwara, MBBS, MME, MHCDS
  • 1:45-2:45 pm Rotating Simulations (30 minutes each):
    Regional Anesthesia Demonstration: Truncal Blocks Melinda Seering, MD and Sinyoung Kang, MD
    Point of Care Ultrasound Archit Sharma, MBBS and Sundar Krishnan, MBBS Attendees will be divided into two groups and spend 30 minutes in each session.
  • 2:45 pm Meeting Concludes


All fees include registration, dinner on Friday evening, breakfast, lunch and breaks on Saturday, instruction and educational materials, and CME credit reporting.

Anesthesiologists (ISA Member) - $50
Anesthesiologists/CRNAs (Non-Member) Fellows, Residents, SRNAs - $150
Fellows, Residents - No Charge
Late Fee (after October 21st): $50

Registration is available online by clicking here.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Iowa House Hotel (attached to the Iowa Memorial Union). To reserve in this block, mention that you are attending the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists/ UI Anesthesia meeting. The code for rooms is 9850. You can reserve a room in this block by calling 319-335-3513. The block will be released on Friday, October 25th.


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