Meeting Information for 2020

The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists meeting will be held February 8-9, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. See below to purchase tickets, review the meeting schedule, and learn more.

Program Description

The Arizona Society of Anesthesiologists (AzSA) hosts this annual scientific and clinical meeting to serve the educational needs of practicing anesthesiologists in the state of Arizona. The AzSA membership meeting survey has identified the local and national updates on anesthesia and healthcare as a primary reason for attending the meeting. All lecture topics address areas that are within the scope of practice of a professional anesthesiologist. The majority of these topics were requested by meeting attendees or indicated through national practice guidelines or advisory updates. The expected result of this program is a broad array of increased anesthesia knowledge in the community, the refinement of already employed techniques or skills, and the application of new techniques or skills for the improvement of practice and patient care.

Meeting Location and Accommodations

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas is located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, within minutes of shopping, dining, world-class golf, and business districts. Set in the shadow of the majestic Camelback Mountain, this AAA Four Diamond Scottsdale resort combines a relaxed ambience with decor inspired by the Sonoran Desert.

Unique from other Scottsdale resorts are our spacious two-bedroom villas that can sleep up to eight with a full kitchen and dining area. Upgrade to one of these secluded villas and enjoy beautiful views from your private patio as well as access to the private pool dedicated solely to villa guests. Stay connected with WiFi (fee applies) in every Scottsdale hotel room.

A block of guest rooms has been reserved for the meeting at a rate of $214 single/double occupancy plus tax. Note that accompanying fees for housekeeping and porterage are payable at your discretion. Internet access is complimentary in the meeting rooms but there is a $4.95 fee if you log on to the internet in your guest room unless you are a HHonors member. These rooms will be available at the meeting rate until January 26, 2020* and may be made by calling 480.315.2013 or online here.

*Room reservations after that date are on a space available basis only.

Guest Faculty

Brenda A. Gentz, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Anesthesiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Tucson, AZ
Dr. Gentz has disclosed that neither she or her family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.
 
Joel A. Kaplan, MD, FACC, CPE
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
University of CA, San Diego
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (JCVA)
San Diego, CA
Dr. Kaplan has disclosed that neither he or his family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.
 
Richard A. Kent, Esq
Attorney at Law
Kent & Wittekind, PC
Phoenix, AZ
Mr. Kent has disclosed that neither he or his family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.
 
Alex Macario MD, MBA
Vice-Chair for Education
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Professor, Department of Health Research and Policy, (by courtesy) Program Director, Anesthesia Residency Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Dr. Macario has disclosed that he is a director of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He further disclosed that he would not be discussing any of their services during his presentation.
 
Daniel J. McNeff
CEO, Legally Mine
Orem, UT
Mr. McNeff has disclosed that neither he or his family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.
 
Beverly K. Philip, MD
Professor of Anesthesia
Harvard Medical School
President, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Boston, MA
Dr. Philip has disclosed that neither she or her family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.
 
Keith J Ruskin, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Biological Sciences Collegiate Division
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Dr. Ruskin has disclosed that neither he or his family has a financial interest, arrangement or affiliation that would constitute a conflict of interest.