As I write this report, much of the ASA staff is busy preparing for the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting, which takes place in New Orleans next month. Although the meeting certainly is an enormous undertaking and is the centerpiece of the society’s initiatives every year, I want to take this opportunity to update you on a few other important projects we’ve been working on in 2014. As CEO of your professional society, my overriding goal – and the force that drives all our society’s actions – is to provide you with the resources you need to help you do your job. Here are some of the ways we’re helping to do that:

Because so much uncertainty exists regarding the future of health care in the U.S., it’s important that ASA move forward under the direction of a strong, carefully...

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