The Society for Airway Management (SAM) is an international, multidisciplinary subspecialty organization composed of physicians and nonphysicians who are involved and interested in airway management. Our members consist of physician anesthesiologists, certified nurse anesthetists, emergency physicians, critical care physicians, pulmonologists, prehospital emergency medical personnel, trainees and others. The society was initially founded by Andy Ovassapian, M.D., in 1995, and over the past 25 years we have grown to more than 500 members from at least 34 countries with 10 international chapters from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately, in 2010, we lost our amazing founder. In honor of Dr. Ovassapian, the Society for Airway Management Andy Ovassapian Lecture was established and is given biannually at the ASA annual meeting. In 2014, William Rosenblatt, M.D., a SAM past president, presented...

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