The Medically Challenging Cases sessions provide attendees and residents the opportunity to present interesting and challenging cases they have managed in their own practice. This section has continued to be a resounding success, and each year the number of presentations has grown, with more than 1,100 poster sessions presented at the 2014 annual meeting. Discussion is very lively at the poster presentations, and each year the committee has strived to provide the most interactive and educational experience possible. At the 2014 meeting, the moderated discussions were enhanced to provide increased time for interaction among the moderators, presenters and attendees, which promoted more in-depth discussion, feedback and a comprehensive educational experience. Medically Challenging Cases were again presented using an electronic format where each session was moderated by expert physician faculty. Each session was overseen by a member of the Committee on Scientific and Education Exhibits.
Participate in the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting in San Diego by submitting your interesting case for presentation. Once again, ASA will offer the opportunity to designate your presentation as part of a section on patient safety in conjunction with the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. This presentation opportunity provides a dynamic and informative forum for physicians to share their experiences, teach others how they have handled a difficult situation and receive feedback as to how others might have proceeded under the same circumstances. This also serves as a stepping stone to potential research projects stemming from the clinical world and allowing application of translational science.
Medically Challenging Case submissions are open to the public and must be submitted online. ASA members may submit their cases for free. Watch for the submission site to open on February 16, 2014 and run through May 25, 2015.