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In other actions, the House of Delegates approved:
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Establishment of a new CSA Foundation for
Education, to be chaired by Gabriel Sarah, MD;
Allocation of nearly $50,000 to GASPAC,
CSA's political action fund;
Additional funds to support resident
attendance at state and national meetings;
A resolution supporting lifelong learning and
acquisition of new skills, but stating the CSA's
position that Maintenance of Certification
(MOC) should not be a mandatory criterion
for medical licensure, hospital privileges, or
participation on insurance panels;
The nomination of Michael Champeau, MD,
a former CSA President and current ASA
Assistant Treasurer, as next year's Distinguished
Service Award winner.

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In her remarks to the House, Dr. Sibert highlighted three
major initiatives for the coming year:
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Ronald Pearl, MD, PhD, succeeded Dr. Wald as the new
Chair of EPD. Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, succeeded
Dr. Sibert as the new Chair of the Committee on
Professional and Public Communications. Larry Sullivan,
MD, a past CSA President, was named an alternate
delegate to the California Medical Association.

Rima Matevosian, MD, Secretary
Jeffrey Poage, MD, Chair of LPAD
Karen Sibert, MD, FASA, President
Peter Sybert, MD, Past President
Mark Zakowski, MD, FASA, Immediate
Past President
Shalini Shah, MD, Director of District 13

Refocusing the House of Delegates so that
it spends less time on parliamentary details
and more time considering major issues and
strategy;
Developing "precision communication"
for CSA so that members receive only the
information they want to receive;
Through the new CSA Foundation on
Education, making the CSA's name
synonymous with generosity, STEM education
for California public high schools, and safe,
physician-led anesthesia care.

Other CSA officers reelected to their current positions
include:
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Christine Doyle, MD, FASA, Speaker of
the House
Ed Mariano, MD, MAS, Vice Speaker
Linda Hertzberg, MD, FASA, ASA Director
Johnathan Pregler, MD, ASA Alternate Director
Jeffrey Poage, MD, Chair of LPAD.

In a contested election, ten delegates to the ASA House
of Delegates were elected or re-elected:
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Lee-Lynn Chen, MD, Director of District 6
Adrian Gelb, MBChB, past Chair of EPD
Philip Levin, MD, Assistant Secretary
Ed Mariano, MD, MAS, Vice Speaker

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President Mark Zakowski, MD, FASA, presents the Distinguished Service
Award to Patricia Kapur, MD



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