2022 Year in Review
Report of CounselAt the close of the Legislature’s formal session on July 31, 2022, the Legislature enacted a law to delay until January 1, 2025, the implementation of the state notice and price transparency law.
Legislative UpdatesThe Massachusetts Legislature concluded formal sessions earlier this year. The Legislature will continue to meet in informal sessions for the remainder of the year, but only “non-controversial” items can be taken up. Ultimately, MSA had several legislative successes this session, including...
Editor's WelcomeAs 2022 reaches an end and we enter 2023, we must reflect on the many changes we’ve undergone together throughout the past year. We’ve experienced many highs alongside many lows as we’ve faced the reality of the possibly receding COVID era or our “new normal.”
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Retirement: Risky Business - An Interview with Dr. Lee Perrin
Retired anesthesiologist Dr. Lee S. Perrin left one risky business for another. He started his 40-year medical career on July 1st, 1981, and finished it in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic on February 28th, 2021. I remember meeting Dr. Perrin at one of my first Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) Executive Committee meetings. His words rang so clearly in my head: “The only thing scarier than flying at 125 knots is a difficult airway!” Mesmerized that this 71-year-old had worked up and through a pandemic, I wondered what made him leave one demanding occupation for another, flying.
Celebrating Our Residents!Of the total 159 anesthesiology residency programs in the country, Massachusetts is proud to host nine training programs, graduating over 120 anesthesiologists per academic year. They represent a deep tradition of excellence in education, scholarship, clinical practice, and research. We are proud to contribute to our residents’ professional development, inspire their intellectual curiosity, and see their numerous achievements.
Committee on Resident & Fellow Affairs (CORFA)Hello from MSA Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA)! We are an elected group of resident representatives of the anesthesiology state training programs. We work on behalf of all Massachusetts residents and fellows regarding state and national issues affecting future anesthesiologists. As advocates, we stay active at the state and national levels and have representatives present at MSA Executive Committee Meetings and ASA meetings. Another COFRA goal is to ensure medical students throughout Massachusetts get exposure to our specialty early in their careers.
Congrats Tufts AIG!The Tufts University School of Medicine Anesthesia Interest Group (AIG) would like to extend our gratitude to the Massachusetts Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA) following our award of an Outstanding Interest Group in the Best New AIG category by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. We have felt an incredible amount of support from the MSA, particularly the Committee on Resident and Fellow Affairs (CORFA) for always including us in their events.
Anesthesia HistoryThough the practice of modern-day anesthesiology is highly complex, our field has developed through innumerable contributions from men and women across a diverse spectrum of scientific fields. It is crucial that we, as physician anesthesiologists, understand the history leading to such contributions. In doing so, we can learn from our past experiences and better understand our future.
A Look Back!As we approach the end of 2022, let’s look at the most memorable moments of the last year and see what we achieved together.
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