Dear Colleagues,

The TAS Planning Committee is looking forward to seeing you in sunny Palm Springs, CA, for the 10th Annual Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium.

May 2022 marks an important date in the history of the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium, and we are thrilled to share this milestone with all of you. During the past two years, the COVID pandemic and its aftermaths have posed challenges both at work and at home, forcing us to adapt and create a new “normal.” The virtual format has taken over our practice and lifestyle because we may have forgotten what traveling and in person activities look like

May 13, 2022, will mark the start of a new “old routine”; we are planning to see each other in person for a time of learning and networking, seeing old friends and making new ones, and celebrating the 10th anniversary of TAS.

Please join us in sunny California for a day of lectures, workshops, and mentoring through both PBLDs and resident/fellow sessions. Join us for a town hall discussion on anything you may want to explore or share with our panel of experts or with your colleagues.

Be sure to support and encourage our fellows and residents at the abstract/poster stations and during the “best case” and “best research” sessions.

We hope to see you in person, full of energy and enthusiasm for a great in-person event. Come, participate, evaluate, and give us your candid feedback. We are excited to offer you updates, controversies, and new practices in the field of thoracic anesthesia. You are the foundation for the success of this day. Without you, we could not reach this 10th anniversary, but we will continue to grow and advance the field with you.

Thanks to your ongoing interest, participation, constructive feedback, and passion for thoracic anesthesia, the Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium has grown to be ten years old!

We are looking forward to meeting you all in California.


Alessia Pedoto, MD
Chair, TAS Program Planning Committee

Alessia Pedoto MD
Chair TAS Program Planning Committee

Randal S. Blank MD PhD
Vice Chair and Abstract Coordinator

Rebecca Y. Klinger MD MS
Workshop and PBLD Coordinator


Kathy E. Glas, MD MBA FASE
CME Committee Chair

Gianluca Paternoster

Hyun Joo Ahn, MD PhD

Diana Anca, MD

Archer Martin, MD

Ju-Mei Ng, MD

Massimiliano Meineri, MD

Wanda M. Popescu, MD

Emily Teeter, MD FASE

At the SCA Thoracic Anesthesia virtual Symposium you can:

  • Choose 3 workshops and register for an optional live PBLD for a conference experience tailored to YOUR educational needs
  • Network with 200 other professionals in anesthesiology to help you gain insight into your practice and career
  • Attend a mentor – mentee session if you are a trainee joining us during TAS
  • Connect with our exhibitors to learn about new products and programs

The Thoracic Anesthesia Symposium Planning Committee is enthusiastically inviting the world of non-cardiac anesthesiologists to join us for an excellent opportunity to learn what is new in the profession!