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interviewed and spoke openly and eloquently about
the struggles his brother has had with substance abuse
and addiction, and the toll it has taken on his entire
family. He brings a unique perspective and experience
to the problem of the opioid epidemic. To read more
about the problems associated with and contributing
to the opioid crisis please read the report by Sunny
Jha, MD, Andrui Nazarian, MD, and Shalini Shah, MD.
The CSA has had an incredible year under the
leadership of Karen Sibert, MD, FASA, with assistance
from the Past President Mark Zakowski, MD, FASA,
President Elect Sam Wald, MD, MBA, the CSA House
of Delegates, Board of Directors, AMG, and KP. Dr.
Sibert and Dave Butler, CSA Executive Director,
have both written detailed reports reviewing the
accomplishments, goals, and achievements of the
society this past year. Dr. Sibert has also written a
compelling and important description of the CSAs
legislative efforts in regard to safer dental anesthesia.
One of the most enjoyable parts of Vital Times is the
annual residency updates. It is truly inspiring to see
what our wonderful young trainees are doing, and the
creative and innovative programs our residencies are
using to improve training and education.
On a sadder note, this year saw the loss of one the true
giants in anesthesiology. He defined Minimal Alveolar
Concentration, and was instrumental in much of the
work on the use of volatile agents. Dr. Edmond "Ted"
Eger was a legend when I was a resident, and one of
the few Grand Round speakers I recall from those
days. I was a CA-1 trying to make sense of anesthesia
agents, and gas equations. His lecture was truly an
"aha" moment for me. I went from struggling with
these concepts to really understanding them (as well
as any CA-1 can). There is a wonderful and touching
tribute to him in this edition of Vital Times by Larry
Saidman, MD, his former fellow and colleague.

Our Engineering and Technology Section features
articles on Point of Care Ultrasound and the use of
electronic health records to provide patient-center
care. This is the second year we are featuring this
section, and hopefully you will find it informative and
useful.
In addition, please peruse our Officers Reports and the
Reports from our Committee Chairs to get a taste of
how active and productive the society has been.
Finally, while our state and nation grapples (pun
intended) with the continued fallout from harassment
accusations against powerful men, we at the CSA are
blessed with an abundance of strong, capable female
leadership. It is a joy to be surrounded by men and
women who believe so passionately about the health
of the society, its members, and the patients that they
serve, it is particularly edifying for me as a woman, to
have so many great role models.
Looking back on my experience within CSA
leadership this year, I realize deToqueville was right.
Only in America (and California!).

The Editor wishes to thank the many
contributions of CSA staff, leadership, and
members to the 2017 issue of Vital Times.

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