SPA / JSPA 2003 Meeting

October 10, 2003, San Francisco, CA

Education Mission Statement

The Annual Meeting will focus on several areas of pediatric anesthesia and healthcare delivery. The overall goals for attendees of this program are to enhance their existing fund of knowledge, introduce them to new state-of-the-art issues that may affect their practice, and help them understand some of the similarities and differences between the practice of pediatric anesthesia in the USA and Japan.

Target Audience

This program is intended for anesthesiologists and other practitioners who care for children in their practice of anesthesiology and/or critical care medicine. It is also intended for clinical and basic researchers whose areas of investigation relate to pediatric anesthesia/critical care, as well as individuals interested in learning more about the practice of anesthesia in the USA and Japan.

CME Credits

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 6.5 credit hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Simultaneous Translation

All scientific sessions will offer simultaneous translation... English to Japanese and Japanese to English. Poster sessions and social events will offer informal interpretation.

Poster Submission Guidelines

Poster displays will be a special feature for this meeting. They are intended to present not just scientific abstracts related to pediatric anesthesia, but also summarize the practice of pediatric anesthesia at major hospitals and universities in the USA and Japan. Posters may either be scientific, institutional or related to the history of pediatric anesthesia. Abstracts submitted for presentation at the American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting may also be submitted for this Joint Meeting. The deadline for abstract submission to <> is July 1, 2003. Notification of acceptance will be sent by August 1, 2003. Complete poster submission guidelines will be available on the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia website at or the Japanese Society of Pediatric Anesthesiology website:

Headquarter Hotel

Never before have SPA Annual Meeting registrants been able to reserve a premier ASA hotel room BEFORE the ASA brochure is even mailed. Registrants who also plan to attend the ASA Annual Meeting can make their reservation for the entire time they are in San Francisco when they reserve their accommodations for this SPA/JSPA joint meeting, and we encourage you to do so in order to ensure accommodations at the Westin St. Francis Hotel. Room rates at the Westin St. Francis will be less than the ASA's published rate if you use the SPA/JSPA Housing Form in this brochure. You only need to make ONE hotel reservation with your all-inclusive dates and you can do this now! Simply use the Hotel Reservation Form on the inside back cover and mail or fax in your reservation today. Don't wait until the ASA registration materials are mailed and you're unable to get a choice hotel room in San Francisco. Tradition, convenience, elegance... The Westin St. Francis Hotel offers everything a San Francisco visitor can want. Just blocks from some of San Francisco's best stores and restaurants, the Westin St. Francis offers timeless style and service. The location is perfect for shopping, theater, and dining. The hotel was built in 1904 and will bring you back to San Francisco of many years ago. However, it has been fully modernized and offers impeccable service including afternoon tea in the beautiful Compass Rose Lounge. This elegant room has been incredibly restored with wood-paneled walls, crystal lamps, and fluted columns. The hotel is located a short walk from the Moscone Convention Center and the Museum of Modern Art. It has been awarded the rare "4 Diamond" luxury award from AAA.

Travel Information

Association Travel Concepts (ATC) has been selected as the official travel agency for the SPA/JSPA joint meeting Joint Meeting October 10, 2003. ATC has negotiated discounts with United, Continental and Alamo Rental Car to bring you special airfares and car rental rates that are lower than those available to the public. To take advantage of these great rates and personalized service, call ATC at 1-800-458-9383, Fax: (858) 581-3988, email:, or go to ATC is available for reservations from 9:00 am until 8:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

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