This August 6-8, ASA physician leaders and staff represented the society at the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) 45th annual Legislative Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. For more than 15 years, ASA has participated as an exhibitor at the NCSL Legislative Summit. ASA Director for Tennessee, Christopher Young, M.D., FASA, and Immediate Past President of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA), Jonathan Hughes, M.D., FASA, joined TSA’s Executive Director, Paige Rinehart and ASA State Affairs staff in interacting with state legislators and legislative staff at the exhibit booth. In addition, Utah State Representative and physician anesthesiologist, Suzanne Harrison, M.D., attended the Legislative Summit and stopped by the ASA exhibit booth.

ASA represented physician anesthesiologists as part of a larger joint physician booth called “Physicians Advocating for Patients.” This joint exhibit booth included representatives of the American Academy of Anesthesiologist...

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