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.


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ISA 2022 Spring CME and Annual Business Meeting

April 23, 2022

West Des Moines Marriott

Our 2022 ISA Spring Meeting will be held at the West Des Moines Marriott on Saturday, April 23, 2022. This meeting will be an in-person meeting. 5.5 CME credit hours applied for.

Attendee registration is now available.

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Spring Meeting Agenda

7:00 - 8:00 am - Registration

8:00 - 8:45 am - Footprints - What Do We Know About   Inhalational Anesthetics?
Rakesh Sondekoppam, MBBS

8:45 - 9:30 am - Ambulatory Anesthesia: Challenges and Solutions
Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, FASA

9:30 - 10:00 am - Break

10:00 – 11:00 am - Data and Recommendations for COVID Positive Patients

        ECMO – Has Anything Changed in the COVID Era?
        Lovkesh Arora, MBBS, MD

        Perioperative Care of the COVID-19 Patient
        Melinda Seering, MD, FASA

11:00 - 11:45 pm - Tips and Tricks on the Safe Performance of Everyday Blocks Under Ultrasound Guidance
Rakesh Sondekoppam, MBBS

11:45 - 1:00 pm - Lunch and Annual ISA Business Meeting

1:00 – 1:45 pm - ASA Update
Ron Harter, MD

1:45 - 2:30 pm - The Global Anesthesia Crisis - Realities in Low-Income Countries
Kelly McQueen, MD, MPH, FASA

2:30 - 3:15 pm - Lawsuits and IBM Investigations - What You Need to Know
Loree Nelson, JD

3:15 pm - Meeting Adjourns






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What is Anesthesiology?

Anesthesiology is the practice of medicine dedicated to the relief of pain and total care of the surgical patient before, during and after surgery.

The education of today's anesthesiologists has kept pace with their expanding role in offering the highest quality health care available anywhere in the world. After completing a four-year college program and four years of medical school, they enter a four-year anesthesiology residency training program. Fellowships in an anesthesia subspecialty and in education or research may also be taken for an additional year.
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