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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

NEWSLETTER

The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

Volume 23, No. 2, 21-36 Circulation 84,122

 
Summer 2008


Also In This Issue:



Announcing

Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is pleased to announce the

APSF/American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) President's Endowed Research Award

In full support ($150,000) of a grant to be awarded in October 2008.

This represents the second named APSF/ASA named grant. The funds ($300,000) for both named grants will be provided from the APSF Endowment Fund, which was made possible by the generous contributions of ASA to APSF over the last several years.

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation is pleased to announce the

BOARD OF DIRECTORS WORKSHOP

Innovations in Medication Safety in the Operating Room

Friday, October 17, 2008
1300-1700 (Salons 11-12)
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL

Registration is not required for attendance.

Announcing

The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky, MD, Research Award

The APSF is pleased to announce the establishment of The Doctors Company Foundation Ann S. Lofsky, MD, Research Award. This award is made possible by a grant from The Doctors Company Foundation. A $5,000 grant will be awarded annually for the next 5 years, beginning in 2008, to a research project deemed worthy of the ideals and dedication exemplified by Dr. Ann S. Lofsky. Dr. Lofsky was a regular contributor to the APSF Newsletter, a special consultant to the APSF Executive Committee, and a member of the APSF Board of Directors. Her untimely passing cut short a much-valued and meaningful career as an anesthesiologist and as a dedicated contributor to anesthesia patient safety. It is the hope of the APSF that this award will inspire others toward her ideals and honor her memory.


APSF NEWSLETTER

The Official Journal of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter is the official publication of the nonprofit Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation and is published quarterly at Wilmington, Delaware. Annual contributor status: Individual-$100, Corporate-$500. This and any additional contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. © Copyright, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, 2008.

The opinions expressed in this Newsletter are not necessarily those of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. The APSF neither writes nor promulgates standards, and the opinions expressed herein should not be construed to constitute practice standards or practice parameters. Validity of opinions presented, drug dosages, accuracy, and completeness of content are not guaranteed by the APSF.

APSF Executive Committee:

Robert K. Stoelting, MD, President; Nassib G. Chamoun, Vice President; Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD, Executive Vice President; George A. Schapiro, Executive Vice President; Matthew B. Weinger, MD, Secretary; Casey D. Blitt, MD, Treasurer; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Robert A. Caplan, MD; David M. Gaba, MD; Lorri A. Lee, MD; Robert C. Morell, MD; Michael A. Olympio, MD; Richard C. Prielipp, MD. Consultant to the Executive Committee: John H. Eichhorn, MD.

Newsletter Editorial Board:

Robert C. Morell, MD, Editor; Lorri A. Lee, MD, Associate Editor; Sorin J. Brull, MD; Joan Christie, MD; Jan Ehrenwerth, MD; John H. Eichhorn, MD; Rodney C. Lester, PhD, CRNA; Glenn S. Murphy, MD; Denise O'Brien, MSN, RN; Karen Posner, PhD; Andrew F. Smith, MRCP FRCA; Wilson Somerville, PhD; Jeffery Vender, MD.

Address all general, contributor, and subscription correspondence to:

Administrator, Deanna Walker
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Building One, Suite Two
8007 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217-2922
e-mail address: [email protected]
FAX: (317) 888-1482

Address Newsletter editorial comments, questions, letters, and suggestions to:

Robert C. Morell, MD
Editor, APSF Newsletter
c/o Addie Larimore, Editorial Assistant
Department of Anesthesiology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
9th Floor CSB
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1009
e-mail: [email protected]