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CSA 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference
Oct 27- Oct 31
The Fairmont Orchid, Kohala Coast, Hawaii


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October 27 - 31, 2014 

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Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA
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Learn from some of the most respected medical leaders from the US and California, and earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits, including 7 MOCA® hours! 



About the Program

The CSA Educational Programs Division is excited to present the 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference on October 27-31, 2014. The conference will be held at The Fairmont Orchid on the Kohala Coast, Hawaii. Discover the luxurious resort, earn CME credits, and be inspired by culture, well-being and genuine aloha. 

This program is designed to educate and refresh the knowledge of practicing physician anesthesiologists, anesthesiology residents and students, anesthesiologist assistants, nurse anesthetists, and other health care professionals.

The California Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The California Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits.

Nurse Anesthetists who attend this program should apply for CE credit from the AANA. You can find more information on the AANA’s website.  

The California Society of Anesthesiologists is pleased to announce that the CSA 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference has been approved by the American Board of Anesthesiology to fulfill 7 hours of the Patient Safety requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification  Program (MOCA®).

Below is a list of the lectures that have been approved.

  • Crisis Management in ASC: What Do You Do When You Are in Trouble?
  • Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Role of Anesthesiologists
  • OB Hemorrhage Update
  • Preeclampsia Update 2014
  • Quality Measurement in Perioperative Care
  • Healthcare Mobile Apps: OR Situational Awareness for 4 Simultaneous Locations to Remote Patient Monitoring Improving Healthcare Consumption
  • Quality Management: Report from The AQI Chair

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. This patient safety activity helps fulfill the patient safety CME requirement for Part II of the Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA) of The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA requirements.



Mark Zakowski, MD
CSA Program Chair
Chief of Obstetric Anesthesiology
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Quantum Birthing, LLC 

Dr. Zakowski has been the director of obstetric anesthesiology for over 125,000 deliveries, first at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and currently at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He serves on various departmental and hospital quality-improvement committees, as well as the CMQCC Preeclampsia Task Force, and is chair of the Education Committee for the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, and on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Zakowski has published numerous papers and textbook chapters, lecturing nationally and internationally.

Dr. Zakowski received a B.S. with distinction in Biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  


Brian Rothman, MD
CSA Lecturer
Assistant Professor, Division of Multispecialty Adult Anesthesiology
Medical Director I for Perioperative Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Keith Ruskin, MD
CSA Lecturer
Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery
Yale University School of Medicine


Michael Gropper, MD, PhD
CSA Lecturer
Professor and Acting Chairman
University of California, San Francisco


Girish Joshi, MD
CSA Lecturer
Professor, Anesthesiology and Pain Management
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center


The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

The CSA 2014 Fall Anesthesia Conference will be held at The Fairmont Orchid along the Kohala Coast of Hawaii.

Learn more about the resort and things to do in Hawaii

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Exhibit at This Event!

Connect with physician anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, anesthesiologist assistants, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers! We value exhibitors at our events and consider them an indispensible component of the cutting-edge science made available to our attendees. APPLY NOW! 


Our Exhibitors

Grifols US, Inc.
Kaneski Associates
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Mylan Specialty, LP




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CSA Online First

President’s Blog July 2016
By Mark Zakowski, MD

I’d like to share some thoughts on what the future holds this year as I finish my first six weeks as President of the CSA.

First of all, my goal is for CSA to be the leader for patient safety in California. I am so proud that CSA’s House of Delegates on June 5 unanimously passed the first-ever “Patient Safety Bill of Rights”, which promotes patient safety and uniform standards of care across the continuum from sedation through general anesthesia.

This resolution supports one goal:  that all anesthetics administered in every location apply the same standards of care that physician anesthesiologists developed, are known for, and use every day.  Anesthesiology, after all, is the only medical specialty to be singled out for significantly improving patient safety in the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System”. .

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