The future of our specialty lies in the hands of today's anesthesiology leaders ... and tomorrow's. Anesthesiologists already command health care teams in every corner of the country, but prioritizing and providing opportunities for education in leadership skills and techniques for current and future leaders will make the specialty, our practices, and our patient care even stronger.

“Advancing a robust bench of trained leaders – leaders adept at communications, conflict management, negotiations and more – is a worthy investment,” said Jeff Mueller, MD, FASA, ASA Vice President for Professional Affairs. “Leadership skills must be learned and honed. That's why the society is introducing our new Leadership Academy to support members who want to grow their skills. Leadership is, in part, about empowering others, which is exactly what this initiative aims to do.”

ASA's new Leadership Academy invites anesthesiologists at all career stages to get more intentional about developing performance-enhancing skills...

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