This issue of the ASA Monitor will discuss the importance of large group practice in education and quality and how ASA and large groups can most effectively work together to address some of the economic challenges facing medicine in general and anesthesiology in particular.

How can ASA and large group practices collaborate most effectively to optimize education to anesthesiologists about practice management opportunities and other educational initiatives?

Emil Engels, M.D., American Anesthesiology

ASA’s educational materials are a valuable resource for all anesthesiologists, whether in large group or independent practices. The ASA annual meeting each October provides an opportunity for anesthesiologists to be updated on clinical and management practices in perioperative care, recent research advances and the role for new technologies in advancing patient care. ASA also sponsors the annual PRACTICE MANAGEMENT conference and the Certificate in Business Administration (CBA)...

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