For the third straight year, ASA and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) participated in a reciprocal arrangement in which each society provides representatives to their respective annual meetings. On June 3 in Barcelona, Spain, several ASA leaders led an ASA guest session at Euroanaesthesia 2013 titled “Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Perioperative Care – The U.S. Perspective.”

The session was attended by more than 300 physicians. ASA President John M. Zerwas, M.D. provided an introduction to the session, which was chaired by ASA Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight Chair, Audrée A. Bendo, M.D.

“Deepening our relationships with our colleagues around the world has been a top priority of ASA in the last few years,” said Dr. Zerwas. “The outstanding educational and information interchange taking place between ASA and ESA at Euroanaesthesia 2013 is a highlight of our international efforts. And we look forward to seeing our European friends...

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