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Inside the Monitor – Anesthesia in Low and Middle-Income Countries

Inside the Monitor – Anesthesia in Low and Middle-Income Countries

October 18, 2021

Dr. Striker discusses anesthesia in low and middle-income countries with Drs. Lalitha Sundararaman and Muhammed Rafique, coauthors of the guest editorial in the special section of ASA Monitor’s October issue. Listen in as guests share their personal experiences of practicing abroad, delve into specific challenges, consider the role of partnerships and research, and shine light on the path forward. Recorded September 2021.

Live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 with Dr. Wolpaw

Live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 with Dr. Wolpaw

October 11, 2021

In this special episode, Dr. Jed Wolpaw, host of the ACCRAC podcast, interviews Dr. Aditee Ambardekar, Chair of the Review Committee at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Dr. Douglas Bacon, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and historian of anesthesiology, live from ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021. Listen in to this wide-ranging conversation as Dr. Wolpaw and the live audience ask Drs. Ambardekar and Bacon about the role of an ACGME Chair, World War II anesthesia’s impact on the specialty, maintaining emotional wellbeing, what history can teach us about anesthesia today, imposter syndrome, and more. Recorded October 2021.

Alternative Payment Models

Alternative Payment Models

October 4, 2021

Drs. Jonathan Gal and Gordon Morewood join Dr. Striker for a deep dive into Alternative Payment Models. Listen in as they discuss the role of anesthesiologists in APMs, the development of a MIPS Value Pathway for CMS consideration, ASA’s new APM assessment framework and calculator for price modeling of prospective bundled payment, and more. Recorded September 2021.

Inside the Monitor – The Future

Inside the Monitor – The Future

September 13, 2021

In this special episode, Dr. Adam Striker explores the future of the specialty in three back-to-back interviews with anesthesiologists who contributed to the ASA Monitor’s special supplemental issue that is firmly focused on the future. Dr. Warren Sandberg shares his thoughts on what anesthesiology might look like in the year 2030. Dr. Gordon Morewood discusses factors that will shape our economic picture in coming decades. And Dr. Paloma Toledo explores the issue of health care equity. Recorded August 2021.

ASA’s Frailty Toolkit

ASA’s Frailty Toolkit

September 6, 2021

Drs. Daniel McIssac and Mark Neuman join Dr. Striker to discuss ASA’s Committee on Geriatric’s new Frailty Toolkit. This in-depth discussion of frailty addresses the history and diversity of assessments, why it matters that frailty is a modifiable risk factor, why the committee chose to create a toolkit, and how to find and use it. Recorded July 2021.

Physician Well-Being

Physician Well-Being

August 2, 2021

Dr. Striker welcomes Drs. Amy Vinson and Florence LeCraw, from ASA’s Committee on Physician Well-Being, to discuss the committee’s background, work, and goals. Tune in for a dynamic discussion on burnout, resilience, economics, culture, and the path forward. Recorded June 2021.

Payment Progress Initiative

Payment Progress Initiative

July 19, 2021

In this special four-part episode, key ASA leaders join guest host Manny Bonilla, ASA’s Chief Advocacy and Practice Officer, to discuss the society’s new Payment Progress initiative. ASA’s President, Dr. Beverly Philip, along with Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, ASA’s immediate past president, Dr. Jonathan Pregler, Chair of ASA’s Committee on Economics 33% Workgroup, and Dr. Neal Cohen, Chair of ASA’s Section on Professional Practice, consider surprise billing, the 33% problem, and the public option. Listen in to learn more about what ASA is doing to address economic challenges and help anesthesiologists secure their economic futures. Recorded May and June 2021.

Practice Management: Coping with Extreme Stress

Practice Management: Coping with Extreme Stress

July 6, 2021

Dr. Adam Striker shares more of his conversation with Dr. Patrick Allaire, anesthesiologist and Director of the Iowa Society of Anesthesiologists, and Ms. Genie Blough, principal of G Blough Associates. Listen in as they consider the human toll of disruption, strategies for managing anxiety, and tips for supporting the mental health needs of staff and colleagues. Recorded December 2020.

Inside the Monitor – Palliative Care

Inside the Monitor – Palliative Care

June 14, 2021

Dr. Sandra Sacks, Vice Chair of ASA’s Committee on Palliative Care and contributor to ASA Monitor, speaks to Dr. Adam Striker about the value of palliative care. Listen in as they discuss common misconceptions, tactics for giving patients a voice, and the growing overlap between anesthesia and palliative care. Recorded April 2021.

Inside the Monitor – Flattening the Curve

Inside the Monitor – Flattening the Curve

June 1, 2021

Learn about sustainability and environmental best practices in this comprehensive discussion between Dr. Adam Striker and Dr. Jodi Sherman, Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Environmental Health, who contributes a regular article to ASA Monitor on climate change. From an in-depth consideration of the scope of the problem, to how the specialty can be part of the solution, to the role of disposables, this lively conversation informs and motivates. Recorded March 2021.