Annual Meeting

Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists #WSA22MKE  

2022 Annual Meeting | September 10-11, 2022
Back to Basics: Practical Applications in Anesthesiology
The Pfister Hotel | Milwaukee, WI
10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Program Co-Chairs: Lara India, MD & Jennifer Hass, MD

CLICK HERE to Register Online or 
Download the Program Brochure

Jump to:




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 2022 Annual Meeting, Back to Basics – Practical Applications in Anesthesiology. Chartered by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) in 1947, this year is WSA’s 75th anniversary. We are excited to celebrate by hosting this year’s meeting in-person at the historic Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, one of Wisconsin’s few four diamond hotels.

The Program Co-Chairs for this meeting, Dr. Lara India and Dr. Jennifer Hass, both Assistant Professors at the Medical College of Wisconsin, have organized a diverse and exciting program. Topics include environmental impacts of anesthesia practice; cardiac, thoracic and vascular anesthesia; regional anesthesia; ambulatory anesthesia; the role of the anesthesiologist in advance care planning; suboxone and opioid agonist perioperative management; perioperative management; the bionic patient – implications of implanted and attached devices; and medical relief and the war in  Ukraine. We are also offering two workshops on Saturday, Point-of-Care Ultrasound and Regional Anesthesia. There is also an opportunity to participate in Problem-Based Learning Discussions on transplant, pediatric and obstetric anesthesia.

Additionally, we are planning a special event for Saturday night. We have reserved private suites on the club level to watch the Milwaukee Brewers play the Cincinnati Reds at American Family Field. This will be a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues. For $125, you receive a game day ticket, food, and beverage. Be sure to purchase your tickets early as there are limited spots available.

Please join us from September 10-11, 2022 and take advantage of earning free CME, one of the many benefits of your WSA membership. I look forward to seeing you all there.


Michael L. Bottcher, MD, FASA
President, Wisconsin Society of Anesthesiologists


Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 10, 2022

7:00 - 7:45am:
Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:45 - 8:00am:
Jennifer Hass, MD & Lara India, MD

8:00 - 9:00am:
Environmental Impacts of Anesthesia Practice
Karin Zuegge, MD

8:30 - 10:00am:
WORKSHOP: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
Justin Tawil, MD, BS, FASA; Christopher Cassara, MD; Suart Feichtinger, MD; Thomas Carver, MD, FACS

9:00 - 10:00am:
Cardiac Anesthesiology: Current Practices
Danisa Daubenspeck, DO & Dustin Hang, MD

10:00 - 10:30am:
Break with Exhibitors

10:30 - 11:30am:
Regional Anesthesia - Risk Mitigation & Complication Management Best Practices
Rozalin Thapa, DO

11:30 - 12:00pm:
Legislative Update
AJ Wilson, Greg Hubbard, WSA Lobbyists

12:00 - 12:30pm:
Annual Business Meeting
Michael Bottcher, MD, FASA, President, WSA

1:00 - 2:00pm:
Ambulatory Anesthesia: Best Practices for OR Efficiency and Rapid Patient Recovery
Steven Butz, MD

1:00 - 2:00pm:
BREAKOUTS: Problem-Based Learning Discussion
(Select ONE | 60 min)
  • Transplant - Molly Groose, MD
  • Pediatrics - Jacqueline Simon, MD
  • Obstetrics - Francis Arran Seiler, MD 
2:00 - 3:00pm:
The Role of the Anesthesiologist in Advance Care Planning
Silvia Perez Protto, MD, MS

3:00 - 3:30pm:
Break with Exhibitors

3:30 - 4:30pm:
Suboxone & Opioid Agonist Perioperative Management
Gwynne Kitchen, MD; Chrissy Boxhorn, MD; William Peppard, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM

3:30 - 5:00pm:
WORKSHOP: Regional Anesthesia Techniques
Elizabeth Scholzen, MD, MHA; Jeffrey Grzybowski, MD

OPTIONAL: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds Game
Ticket Required | Additional Fee Applies
  • The game starts at 6:10pm
  • Departure from The Pfister Hotel lobby at 5:15pm 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

7:00 - 7:30am:
Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30am:
Best of MARC

8:30 - 9:30am:
Perioperative Management: Key Practice Points
Kurt Pfeifer, MC, FACP

9:30 - 10:00am:
Break with Coffee

10:00 - 11:00am:
The Bionic Patient - The Implications of Implanted and Attached Devices
Carlos Mendez, MD, FACP; Laura Gonzalez, MD; Keth Pride, MD

11:00 - 11:30am:
Medical Relief and the War in Ukraine
Adrian Pichurko, MD

Closing Remarks, Door Prize & Adjourn
Jennifer Hass, MD & Lara India, MD

CME Information


10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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.

Physicians (ACCME) Credit Designation: Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Goals and Objectives

After participating in this activity, the attendee will be able to:

  • Relate several ways in which anesthesiologists can have a far-reaching impact on the world through environmental efforts and global outreach.
  • Reframe the role of the anesthesiologist in practice areas historically designated to other specialties, such as point-of-care ultrasound and advance care planning.
  • Demonstrate anatomical placement and understand the use of ultrasound guidance for common regional blocks and point of care applications.
  • Develop strategies to reduce the risks associated with regional anesthesia.
  • Discuss updates in essential perioperative management, including management of newer therapies for chronic diseases and preoperative optimization.
  • Apply perioperative best practices to patients with substance use disorder and implanted / attached devices.
  • Discuss subspecialty-specific considerations for key issues in cardiac, pediatric, obstetric, transplant, regional, and ambulatory anesthesia.
  • Appreciate how the American Society of Anesthesiologists is engaging federal stakeholders and the implications for your individual practice.
  • Discover emerging techniques and concepts to improve your anesthesia practice, regardless of practice area; expand your network of colleagues and industry experts to facilitate future information sharing and collaboration.


Hotel Information 

The Pfister Hotel
424 E Washington Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Reservations: 414-273-8222
Room rate: $209/night

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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

Brewers Game

Brewers vs. Reds Game | American Family Field | Saturday, September 10, 2022, 6:15pm

Join the WSA for the Brewers vs. Reds game during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 6:15pm. The WSA has secured two adjoining Party Suites on the Club Level at American Family Field. Transportation to the game will be provided from The Pfister in Milwaukee, the Annual Meeting host hotel, departing around 5:15pm.

Tickets are $125 per person which includes game day ticket (in private Party Suite), food, and beverage.

Tickets are available to WSA Annual Meeting Attendees or WSA/MSA Members Only. Limited tickets available - purchase today when registering for the 2022 Annual Meeting!

Purchase Ticket