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    • The Annual WVSSA Education and Business meetings are this weekend, August 28 and 29, at the Greenbrier. The WVSSA will meet in conjunction with the West Virginia State Medical Association Healthcare Summit. All WVSSA members are encouraged to attend.

      We expect Rep Shelly Moore Capito to visit with us at the meeting.

      The WVSSA educational and business sessions are free for all WVSSA members, and no pre-registration is required.

      Members may attend both WVSSA sessions without registering for the WVSMA Healthcare Summit. Find the WVSMA meeting agenda at, http://www.wvsma.com/shared/content_objects/pdfs//healthsummitmtgprog_2010.pdf

      Educational Program

      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

      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 Program

      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

  • Our Director and Alternate Director attended the ASA Board of Directors meeting this past weekend and will report on society activities.

    Drs Erin Sullivan (Alt Dir PA), Alex Skaff, David Graf, Robert Johnstone, Don Martin (Dir PA) at the August ASA Board of Directors meeting

    2010 WVSSA officers and their e-address:

    President/Alt Delegate       Stuart Cornett, MD – Edgar.Cornett@shcr.com

    President-Elect/Delegate   Brian Grose, MD – groseb@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

    Secretary-Treasurer           Robert Johnstone, MD – johnstoner@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

    Director                             Alex Skaff, MD – ASkaff1Ace@aol.com

    Alt Dir/Delegate                David Graf, MD – grafd@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

    Alt Delegate                      Russell Stewart, MD – stewartr@rcbhsc.wvu.edu

Robert Johnstone, MD

WVSSA Secretary

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