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hypertension, transfusion and blood component therapy,
advances in the management of septic shock, and
management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
One goal of the meeting was to actively engage the
audience. Each morning began with an interactive Problem
Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) on topics such as
neuromuscular blockade in the morbidly obese patient,
perioperative management of the obese child, perioperative
management of a high-risk colorectal surgery patient,
and perioperative management of the patient with a Left
Ventricular Assist Device. Sli.do, an electronic audience
response system, allowed rapid polling of the audience
and enhanced their involvement in the sessions. One of
the highlights of the meeting was the use of a panel of
anesthesiology experts, including CSA President Karen
Sibert, MD, FASA.
The presentations and problem-based discussions were
considered by the attendees to be informative, interesting,
and relevant to today's practice of anesthesiology. Our
survey of the attendees after the meeting demonstrated that
the majority planned to change their practice based on what
they learned at the conference.
The Hawaii meetings are designed to offer high-quality
education in an attractive location. Kauai is my favorite
place for vacation. Poipu has the best weather on the island,

and all the attractions of the island are within an hour drive.
The attendees enjoyed sightseeing along the beautiful coast
and activities which included helicopter rides, golf on the
north shore, hiking the Na Pali coast, snorkeling, scuba
diving, kayaking, and the breathtaking vistas of Waimea
Canyon - the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. With its multiple
options, Kauai is an ideal place for families, and many of the
attendees brought their families with them for the week to
enjoy the tropical trade winds and the spirit of Aloha.
The CSA Fall Conference alternates between Kauai and the
Big Island of Hawaii, and the winter conference is held on
the island of Maui. For those already starting to make plans
for future trips, the 2018 Fall Conference will be hosted
at the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island from October
28 - November 2, and the 2019 Winter Conference will be
hosted at the Westin in Maui from January 28 - February
1. Please visit the CSA website for more details. We hope
that you will attend one of these meetings which combine
state-of-the-art education with relaxation and enjoyment of
Hawaii.
Finally, I want to thank all the outstanding speakers, Rachel
Hickerson and the talented CSA staff, the exhibitors,
and each of the attendees who helped make this meeting
a success. Please let us know how we can improve the
meeting, and I look forward to seeing you again at a future
CSA conference.

CSA President Karen Sibert, MD, FASA, enjoys an early morning breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort with Jeff Mueller, MD (third from right), of
the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ, and other attendees prior to Tuesday's opening session

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