Welcome to Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
It shall be the purpose of the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists to advance, promote and support the practice of the medical specialty of Anesthesiology in the State of Texas.
The TSA is a voluntary, non-profit association of over 3300 members interested in the medical specialty of Anesthesiology and it is a component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
TSA provides CME programs; advocates at the legislative, regulatory and legal arenas; and through its representation at the ASA, TMA and AMA it insures that TSA’s voice is heard at the state and national levels.
TSA President Dr. David Bryant
We are in unique times as we are amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The very fabric of practice in Texas was disrupted. We have many challenges for the coming year.
As incoming president, I get to offer my thoughts on hope and what gives me optimism for the future advancement of our specialty and humankind despite the obstacles for each.
TSA Past President Dr. Evan Pivalizza
I trust that I have been able to advance the goals of this great organization and I am excited about our future after a most challenging year.
I eagerly look forward to Dave Bryant’s guidance and leadership as incoming president and pledge my continued support to the TSA.
Gov. Greg Abbott reauthorizes elective surgeries
Gov. Greg Abbott reauthorized non-emergent elective surgeries at hospitals as part of his executive orders issued Sept. 17. Executive Order GA-31 now allows elective surgeries in any state Trauma Service Area (TSA) in which hospitalized COVID-19 patients make up less than 15% of all hospitalizations for seven consecutive days. Only the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Victoria and Laredo TSAs are still excluded.
TSA 2020 Annual Meeting
The TSA would like to thank its vendors without whose support the annual meeting would be unsustainable. We greatly rely on their involvement and want to extend our abiding appreciation of their commitment. Some of our vendors have chosen to roll over their support to next year for our 2021 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, where we expect to host a live meeting again. For this, we extend a special thank you.
We would like to acknowledge the following companies for rolling over their support to 2021:
• 3M Healthcare
• Archibald & Associates
• Case Western Reserve University
• Pajunk Medical Systems
We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you next year at the TSA 2021 Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, September 9th-12th.
Evan G. Pivalizza, MD
Vijaya Gottumukkala, MBBS, MD, FRCA
TSA Education Committee Chair
TSA Annual Meeting 2021
Sept 9-12, 2021, JW Marriott, San Antonio