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2024 Annual Meeting | September 21-22, 2024

Bridging the Gap: Back to Basics - Practical Applications in Anesthesiology
Madison Concourse Hotel | Madison, Wisconsin

11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Program Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Scholzen, MD & Katherine Kozarek, MD

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President's Invitation

Schedule of Events

Goals and Objectives

Hotel Information

CME Information

Things to do in Madison

President's invitation

On behalf of the Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists (WSA) Board of Directors,

I invite you to join us at this year’s WSA 2024 Annual Meeting, Bridging the Gap: Perioperative Patient Safety. We are excited to host this year’s meeting at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.

The Program Co-Chairs for this meeting, Drs. Aaron Chopee and Courtney Kohn, both at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have organized a diverse and exciting program. Topics include professional and executive coaching, malignant hyperthermia/LAST, non-cardiac surgery for patients with valvular disease, workplace safety and relationship-centered communications, opioid continuing medical education, preoperative optimization and two panels on obstetrics and difficult airways. We are also offering two workshops on Saturday, Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Regional Anesthesia.

Additionally, please plan to join us at the reception at the hotel following the Saturday program. It’s free to attend with your registration. For a list of things to do or dinner venues in Madison following the reception, scroll down. I look forward to seeing you all there.


Christina Diaz, MD, FASA, FAAP

President, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists

Schedule of events

goals and Objectives

  • Appreciate the principles of patient safety and apply those principles to everyday practice.
  • Identify the anesthetic issues faced when caring for complicated patients in multiple fields including Cardiac, OB, and patients with difficult airways.
  • Discuss updates in perioperative optimization and apply those updates to patient care.
  • Understand risks associated with regional anesthesia, and identify ways to intervene when complications arise.
  • Polish existing POCUS skills and learn and understand novel POCUS techniques.
  • Appreciate the role that the ASA and the WSA play in our legislative process and their implications for individual practice.
  • Recognize the challenges presented by opioids and understand the fundamentals of safe opioid prescribing.
  • Develop tools and techniques to address workplace safety and build a culture of relationship-centered communication.

Hotel Information

Madison Concourse Hotel

1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703

Reservations: (800) 356-8293

Room rate: $199/night

RESERVATION DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 4, 2024

*Be sure to identify yourself as a WSA attendee to receive the special rate.


Joint Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Amedco Joint Accreditation #4008163.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation: Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Things to do in Madison

6737 W Washington Street, Suite 4210
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53214
(p) 414-389-8616 | (f) 414-755-1346 |

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