It has been an epic year for the protection of safe care for our patients and for the continued stewardship of our specialty! It was such an inspiration to be surrounded by so many consummate professional citizens at LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE 2017, held in our nation’s capital on May 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. With more than 600 ASA members in attendance, of which more than 20 percent were residents, this year’s conference gave us the opportunity to congratulate one another on our successes, while building relationships and honing our advocacy skills to prepare for the future challenges that will impact our patients and our specialty across all levels of government.

LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE 2017 featured presentations on several topics of continued importance to physician anesthesiologists and our patients. The Interactive Workshop on State Advocacy highlighted a...

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