ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2012 Emery A. Rovenstine Memorial Lecture
Safety in Numbers: The Genesis, Development, and Future of ASA Practice Parameters
Monday, October 15 • 10:15 – 11:20 a.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Grand Ballroom A-C
Jeffrey L. Apfelbaum, M.D. is professor of anesthesia and critical care and chairman of the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago Medical Center and the Pritzker School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Apfelbaum is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, the Society of Academic Anesthesiology Associations, the Association of Academic Anesthesiology Chairs and the Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, is the current vice chair of the Illinois State Medical Licensing Board and the Chair of the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Committee on Standards and Practice Parameters. Dr. Apfelbaum was elected a member of the Association of University Anesthesiologists in 1991.
Dr. Apfelbaum is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles, abstracts and book chapters on many topics including: the use of short-acting, fast emergence anesthetics; practice standards, guidelines and practice parameters in anesthesiology; and postoperative pain management and transfusion therapy. He has been a Visiting Professor at more than eighty international, national, and regional conferences. He has been a strong advocate for patient safety in anesthesia and has served as the American Society of Anesthesiologists' representative to all three of the major nationally recognized accrediting bodies: The Joint Commission, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.