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2015 Spring Conference

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Please join us for the 2015 Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists Spring Conference. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 25 at The Loews Minneapolis (formerly the Graves 601)—a new venue for our event. The conference will feature shorter, high-yield presentations on a variety of topics, all presented by Minnesota anesthesiologists.

This spring’s meeting will be an outstanding educational experience and showcase some of the great things that Minnesota anesthesiologists are doing to advance the science and practice of anesthesiology.

Adam Niesen, MD

Program Book

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Who Attended

Philip Boyle, MD, Anesthesia Associates of St. Cloud

Hans Sviggum, MD, Mayo Clinic

Joel Arney, MD

Donald Stenzel, MD, MMBA, HCMC - MSC

Adam Amundson, M.D., Mayo Clinic

Laurence Torsher, Mayo

Thomas Kozhimannil, MD

Michael Lowe, MD, Mayo Clinic

Susanne Pfeffer-Kleeman, MD, Olmsted Medical Center

Erik Stoltenberg, MD, Allina Health/University of Minnesota

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Event Details

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 7:00am
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
Loews Minneapolis Hotel

601 1st Ave N Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 United States


The Loews Minneapolis Hotel was formerly the Graves 601 Hotel. Download directions (PDF) »

Valet parking for participants is included. After valet parking, pick up a parking voucher at the registration table, then give that voucher to the valet attendant when picking up your car.


MSA members - complimentary
Nonmembers - $450

No Show Policy

Cancellations received by the office at least two business days prior to the event are eligible for a refund of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received fewer than two business days prior to the event. No-shows will be billed for any unpaid registration fees.


7:00 - 7:55am

Registration and coffee with Exhibitors

7:55 – 8:00am

Welcome Remarks
Adam Niesen, MD, Chair, MSA Education Committee

8:00 – 8:30am

Mechanical Chest Compression Devices
Elif Cingi, MD

8:30 – 9:00am

Genomics in Anesthesiology
William Hartman, MD

9:00 – 9:30am

Quality Improvement or Big Brother in Disguise?

Tae Kim, MD

9:30 – 9:45am

Expert Panel Discussion – Questions & Answers

9:45 – 10:45am

Brunch with Exhibitors

10:45 – 11:15am

Post-Cesarean Delivery Analgesia: What is the Best Approach?
Hans Sviggum, MD

11:15am – 11:45pm

Global Anesthesiology
Julia Weinkauf, MD

11:45am – 12:15pm

Update in Pediatric Anesthesia – OSA, Obesity, Opioids, and Outpatients
Leal Segura, MD

12:15 –12:30pm

Expert Panel Discussion – Questions & Answers

12:30 – 1:00pm

MSA Business Meeting and Officer Elections


Adjournment and Executive Committee Meeting

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Exhibitor Information

Please consider exhibiting at the Minnesota Society of Anesthesiologists 2015 Spring Conference to showcase the great things your company is doing in relation to the field of anesthesiology. With more than 100 anesthesiologists and allied professionals expected to be in attendance, this is a high-impact opportunity for your organization.

Sign up today as an exhibitor to showcase your organization. We hope to see you there!