MeSA Fall Business Meeting

The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists fall business meeting was held at the Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland on Saturday, September 9, 2023, in conjunction with the Maine Medical Association's Annual Session.  MeSA PAC Trustee elections were held.  Federal and state updates were provided along with updates on rural physicians and resident engagement.  Dr. Muhammad Salman Janjua spoke about his reasons for moving out of state and he has resigned from his position as MeSA President.  Dr. Karl Saba has assumed the role of President.

A medical student journal club was held immediately after the business meeting with a lively discussion and helpful information provided.

Medical Student journal club following the MeSA fall business meeting.

MeSA Annual Winter Meeting
February 10 & 11, 2024

The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists' Annual Winter Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2024 at the Sugarloaf Mountain Hotel, Carrabassett Valley, Maine.  The business meeting will be held on February 10, 2024, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  There will be an American Society of Anesthesiologists federal update from an ASA elected physician leader. State legislative updates on anesthesia will be provided by Attorneys Charles Soltan and James Bass.   Andrew MacLean, CEO, of the Maine Medical Association, will provide a legislative update for the House of Medicine.

For more information, please contact Lisa Montagna at mesahq@gmail.com or 207-620-4015

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Help Preserve the Physician-Led Care Team

Decisions are made every day in Augusta which directly affect your practice.  Maine Society of Anesthesiologists works year-round to increase awareness and share concerns on important issues that physicians are facing.

Adam O'Brien, DO, Meredith Peck, DO, Senator Susan Collins, Daniel Campos, MD, MPH, FASA, and Allen Hayman, MD, FASA.
Adam O'Brien, DO, Meredith Peck, DO, Senator Susan Collins, Daniel Campos, MD, MPH, FASA, and Allen Hayman, MD, FASA

MeSA Members Meet with Maine's Congressional Delegation

On May 16, 2023, Drs. Adam O'Brien, Meredith Peck, Daniel Campos, and Allen Hayman met with Senator Susan Collins and the office of Senator King to discuss the importance of the anesthesia care team model in the State of Maine, the VA system, an inflation adjustment for Medicare payments, fixes to the No Surprise Act Implementation, and expanded access to Naloxone.  These same topics were also discussed with the offices of Congresswoman Pingree and Congressman Golden on May 17.  For further information about these meetings, please email mesahq@gmail.com.

About MeSA

The Maine Society of Anesthesiologists (MeSA) is a statewide association for practicing anesthesiologists.
MeSA is dedicated to the safety of Maine's surgical patients.