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  1. WVSSA will hold its annual education and business meeting at the Greenbrier on August 28 and 29 in conjunction with the West Virginia State Medical Association Healthcare Summit. All WVSSA members are encouraged to attend.

      Educational Session

      Saturday, Aug 28,
      Chesapeake Bay Room, 8:30AM to 11:30AM

      Coffee and Danish provided

      8:30-9:15    Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia: faster, simpler, safer, and more successful?

      David Hardman, MD, MBA
      Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

      Department of Anesthesiology

      University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      9:15-10:00     American Society of Anesthesiologists: An Update

      Robert E. Johnstone, MD

      ASA Vice President for Professional Affairs

      Morgantown, West Virginia

      10:00-10:45      Nerve injury after regional anesthesia:  What’s that all about?

      David Hardman, MD, MBA

      10:45-11:30     Case Discussions

      WVSSA members – Everyone attending is invited to present a case and participate in a group discussion of it

      Business Session

      Sunday, Aug 29, Chesapeake Bay Room, 8:30 – 11AM

      Coffee and Danish provided

      President Remarks – Stuart Cornett, MD

      Director’s Report – Alex Skaff, MD

      Secretary/Treasurer Report – Robert Johnstone, MD

      Legislative/Political Report – Eric Persily, MD

      WVU Anesthesiology Residency Report – Brian Grose, MD

      President-Elect Remarks – Brian Grose, MD

      New Business

    About the Meeting

    The WVSSA educational and business sessions are free for all WVSSA members.

    WVSSA members may attend both WVSSA sessions without registering for the   WVSMA Healthcare Summit, although WVSMA registration is encouraged. Registration for the Healthcare Summit costs $225. Register on line at, Find the WVSMA meeting preliminary agenda at,

    Rooms at the Greenbrier during this meeting cost only $249 per night. Reserve a room on line at,

    WVSSA encourages its members to participate in the annual business meeting and to report on their practices.

    No registration is required to attend either the education or business, although notifying the WVSSA Secretary helps with planning. Contact Dr Robert Johnstone, WVSSA Secretary, at

    A good reason to attend – it’s fun. WV anesthesiologists are very collegial.

    Pictures from the WVSSA Annual Business Meeting at The Greenbrier last year:

  2. The WVSSA plans a reception at the ASA Annual Meeting in October. The American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting will be in San Diego this year, October 16-20. Find information about the meeting at, The reception is planned for the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in the Del Mar A&B rooms on Saturday, October 16, 7-9pm. The Grand Hyatt and Marriott are the two ASA headquarters hotels in downtown San Diego.
  3. WVSSA dues for 2010 are due. If you have not yet paid, please send your check for $220. E-mail the WVSSA Secretary if you need an invoice.
    2010 WVSSA officers and their e-address:

Robert Johnstone, MD

WVSSA Secretary

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