Summary of 2012 CASA Annual Meeting

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The 2012 Chinese American Society of Anesthesiologists (CASA) annual meeting was held successfully at the Split Rock Resort and Golf Club in Lake Harmony, PA on February 4, 2012. Dr. Liaoyang Xie, President, gave an opening speech. Dajie Wang, MD. Director of Pain Management at Thomas Jefferson University lectured about ¡°Interventional Management of Neck Pain¡±. Jing Song, MD. Assistant Professor at Montefiore Medical Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine also presented her research study about ¡°Special application of Propofol for Cancer Pain Control¡±. The atmosphere of the meeting was warm and energetic. About 70 people attended the meeting and enjoyed this wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new friends. It was a great success.

At this 2012 annual meeting, Dr. Changzheng Wang and Dr. Liaoyang Xie honored Haifeng Zhou, MD,PhD, Guogang Chen, MD and Jiangzhong Sun, MD, PhD with Awards of Appreciation. Thirteen worldwide famous anesthesiologists were also honored as CASA honorary members. They are Zhiyi Zuo, MD, PhD, Lize Xiong, MD, PhD, Jin Liu, MD, Yuguang Huang, MD, Shanglong Yao, MD, Weifeng Yu, MD, Buwei Yu, MD, Frances F. Chung, MD, Vincent WS. Chan, MD, Tong J. Gan, MD, Cynthia S. Wong, MD, Daqing Ma, MD, PhD and Spencer S. Liu, MD.

In the past ten years, CASA has gone through dynamic and remarkable changes and has had tremendous improvement. What CACA has achieved today totally depends on all our members and officers¡¯ enthusiasm and support. Dr. Jianzhong Sun and Dr. Yanfu Shao (CASA board members) were unable to attend the meeting due to oncall. The Board held a meeting and discussed CASA¡¯s vision and mission. The new officers were elected at the Board meeting. They are: President-Liaoyang Xie, MD, President Elect-Chuanyao Tong, MD, Vice President-Henry Liu, MD and David Tang, MD, Secretary-Lixin Liu, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary-Michael Li, MD, Treasurer-Tina Leung, MD and Assistant Treasurer- Jun Li, MD.

Lixin Liu, MD,PhD

Secretary of CASA