It has been a long winter for many and it seems that finally the spring has arrived along with this newsletter. The Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society continues to grow and we welcome our new president, Tina Tran, MD, Johns Hopkins, who has actively been involved with OAS for a number of years. I wish her good luck in this new role and thank Eric Fry, MD, Fry Eye Associates, for his services.
In this edition of the newsletter, we are sharing expert tips on orbital block techniques from OAS Member Randolf Harvey. We are also tackling a hot topic in the ophthalmology circles -- the Anthem statement. OAS Member George Dumas, MD, offers a meaningful response to the idea that it is unnecessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist to administer and monitor sedation.
I would also like to share a friendly reminder that now is the best time to register for the 32nd Annual OAS Scientific Meeting in Chicago (September 28-30, 2018).
Please register early and encourage your colleagues to join you. Our program is available online and there is an exciting selection of lectures and workshops this year!
If any of you are interested in writing such commentaries, case reports or articles for the newsletter, please email me or Melissa Graham. Also, if you have any suggestions on improving the newsletter, please let me know.
With warm regards,
Dr. Vinodkumar Singh, MRCP, FRCA
University of Alabama at Birmingham