Past Events


April 12: Spring ACLS Renew Course by MetroACLS
May 13: 2018 ASA President Dinner
May 16: 2018 ASA Legislative Conference
May 31: Spring ACLS Renew Course by MetroACLS
October 4: 2018 DCSA Annual Election
November 29: Fall ACLS Renew Class by Metro ACLS

2018 Events Photo Gallery


09 Nov 2017 Sugammadex Lecture on Nov. 9, 2017

Clinical Considerations in Neuromuscular Blockade Management
Scott Groudine, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical Center
Location – Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab 750 15th Street Northwest Washington, DC
When – 09 Nov 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

14 Jul 2017 DCSA Officer Nomination

Start 14 Jul 2017 End 15 Aug 2017

“Dear DCSA Members,

In preparation of the coming DCSA Fall election, we are seeking floor nomination from our active category  members, self-nominations are allowed. The following positions will be available:

One delegate
Two alternate delegates
One Board of Director
One Alternate Board of Director
Please send your nomination to or for consideration prior to August 15, 2017.


Board of DCSA”

08 Jun 2017 Happy Hour with DCAAA

As summer quickly approaches, it is almost time for annual Anesthesiologist Assistant week! June 5-9 marks AA week which recognizes and promotes AA profession. For the third year in a row, DCAAA is organizing a local happy hour for physicians, C-AAs, and S-AAs to meet, mingle, and toast our growing profession in the DC metro area.

DCSA sponsors this happy hour for all DCSA members (AA affiliate members included) to promote the relationship between AAs, Physician Anesthesiologists and the Anesthesia Care Team.

DCAAA has secured The Pub & the People on June 8th,Thursday, from 4-7pm.

Location – The Pub & The People,1648 North Capitol St NW Washington, DC 20001

15 May 2017 The 2017 ASA Legislative Conference

The 2017 ASA Legislative Conference—ASA’s premier grassroots advocacy meeting—will be held Monday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.


Get the latest information about federal and state legislative, regulatory and political issues affecting anesthesiology today.

Learn from ASA leaders about the society’s legislative, political, grassroots and regulatory agenda

Gain insight from policymakers about recent developments in health care legislation and regulation.

Learn how to influence legislative and regulatory leaders both locally and in Washington.

Obtain advanced legislative and political training to advocate on behalf of ASA on key issues with lawmakers such as MACRA, VHA Nursing Handbook, Out-of-Network Payment, Anesthesia Workforce Study and ACA update

Visit lawmakers’ offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for the specialty.

ASA:”The Conference registration fee is $275 ($100 for residents) for each participant. Registration is available to ASA members who apply through their Component Society.”

As a DCSA Member Benefit, the registration fee for active category members will be discounted. DCSA will pay registration fee for one MD and one AA representative at each hospital. All other anesthesiologists have 50% of their registration fees paid by DCSA. Please register on the website or email: by March 31st if interested in attending (further details will be provided on submitting payment once registered).

Start 15 May 2017 – End 17 May 2017, Location – Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

14 May 2017 Annual ASA President’s Dinner

DCSA will host our traditional dinner meeting with ASA President Jeffrey Plagenhoef, M.D. on Sunday May 14, the day preceding ASA Legislation Conference.

Registration is now open to current dues paying members via the DCSA Website, no spouses and other guests are permitted.

For new DCSA members, or current members who changed emails since your last login, please use your new email to register your account at DCSA website before signing up the dinner. Once login, please tap “Event” bar and select President’s Dinner to register.

Parking: Underground garage of The Shops at Wisconsin Place. Please remember to bring your parking ticket to The Capital Grille for validation.

When: 14 May 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location:The Capital Grille: 5310 Western Avenue Northwest, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

22 Apr 2017 2017 MASA Annual Conference, Keeping Anesthesia Great: Highlights of a Well-Rounded Specialty

The 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Societies of Anesthesiologists (MASA) Conference will be held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic Anesthesia Research Conference (MAARC).  The annual MASA Conference is jointly provided by the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists, the Maryland Society of Anesthesiologists and the District of Columbia Society of Anesthesiologists.  This theme of this year’s MASA Conference is “Keeping Anesthesia Great:  Highlights of a Well-Rounded Specialty.”

The fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Anesthesia Research Conference (MAARC) is a resident organized regional meeting tailored to residents, fellows, and medical students in the ASA Mid-Atlantic Caucus. Medically challenging cases and abstract presentations of research complement sessions designed to exchange ideas about the future of the specialty. The theme of this year’s MAARC is “Transplant and Critical Care Medicine.”

For DCSA active members: $225 before April 1, $250 after April 1, 2017.

Resident/Fellow/Medical Student: $50 before April 1, $60 after April 1, 2017.

Guest: $40

Saturday night reception at 5:10 to 6:30 pm: Free

What to expect at this two-day summit:

  • Presentations from renowned experts who will share their knowledge and theories
  • Didactic lectures, roundtable discussions and panel debates that encourage collaboration
  • Information displays from cutting-edge industry supporters
  • Mid-Atlantic Anesthesia Research Conference (MAARC) Scientific Poster Presentations
  • Hands-on Workshops sponsored by MAARC
  • Saturday evening cocktail hour Meet-and-Mingle
  • ASA Update and Advocacy Award Ceremony

Start 22 Apr 2017, 7:30 AM – End 23 Apr 2017, 11:30 AM

Location: Georgetown Univerity Hospital • Washington, DC

23 Mar 2017 2017 Spring ACLS Refresh Course

Organizer: Master of Science in Anesthesia program,

Case Western Reserve University   School of Medicine

Date: Thursday March 23, 2017

Contact to register: Sabena Kachwalla

Materials: 2015 AHA book can be ordered at or AHA’s website. Online book version is also available.

Fee: Free for current DCSA members, DCSA dues must be paid before March 1, 2017. Still available to register now.

Parking: garage parking and metered street parking located on 1st Street NW.

When: 23 Mar 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: 820 1st NE, DC20002 (Master of Science in Anesthesia program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine)

04 Feb 2017 2017 Resident Jeopardy Competition

Come blow off some steam before the In-Training Exam!

Fine-tune your anesthesia knowledge for the big day!

Enjoy an open bar, hor d’oeuvres, socializing, and friendly competition!

All residents & faculty are invited!

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 5:00pm – 7:00pm

George Washington University, Marvin Center, Room 308, 800 21st Street, N.W.

National Capitol Consortium vs. George Washington vs. Georgetown

Resident Jeopardy 2017


15 May 2016 Annual ASA President’s Dinner

Hotel Address

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

400 New Jersey Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C., USA, 20001,

Social hour 4-6 p.m., Dinner 6-8 p.m.

15 May 2016, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Hyatt Regency, Washington D.C.


15 Oct 2015 The 2015 McGill Lecture: The Perioperative Surgical Home

Children’s National Medical Center

Anesthesiology Conference Series

When: Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Where: CNMC Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Main

Speaker: Dr. Zeev N. Kain, MD, MBA


When: 18 Apr 2015, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Ross Hall, The George Washington University

To register please go to: midatlanticarc.

This program is now approved for 4.75 AMA category I CME

20 Nov 2014 ACLS Refresher course

When: 20 Nov 2014, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Providence Hospital, Washington DC

ACLS Refresher course, Nov 20, 2014

DCSA is offering the fall ACLS refresher course on November 20, 2014 at Providence Hospital starting at 530pm. It is free as your society pays for the course for its members. A contribution to  ASAPAC is strongly encouraged. A light dinner will be provided.

Registration and Food at 5 lectures start at 5:30

Providence Hospital. Ground Floor Lecture Hall for the class. Students can park near the center front of the hospital and enter via the main lobby. Once inside just to the right of the information desk is the main hall, go to the end, turn left, then just past the elevators there is a hall to the right, the lecture hall is at the end of that hall.

02 Oct 2014 DCSA Fall meeting

When: 02 Oct 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Ruth’s Chris Steak House, 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda,MD

DCSA will hold elections for the next year. HOD representatives will also be selected.

If you would like to be a nominee for an executive position or for the  HOD  for the next year, please notify one of current DCSA executive members before the meeting.

The Role of Short-acting Opioids in Current
Anesthesia Practice by Dr.Adam Levine, Professor of Anesthesiology, Mt.Sinai School of Medicine, NY. See attached document.

Reception and cocktails 6pm

dcsa TALK Oct 2

08 May 2014 ACLS Refresher course

ACLS refresher course at Ross Auditorium, Providence Hospital, Washington DC. DCSA will pay for your registration. We do recommend that you donate to ASAPAC in lieu of your registration. A light dinner will be served as well. If you cannot attend after you register, please inform us of the change and we will enable others to attend. Registration is limited, so please register early.

When: 08 May 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Providence Hospital



Dr.Carl Sylvester will be honored with a lifetime achievement award. Dr.Sylvester’s efforts to enhance the specialty with his administrative, clinical, and educational contributions will be recognized.

When: 04 May 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


27 Feb 2014 Advanced cardiac life support

ACLS Refresher course. DCSA pays for your registration.We strongly encourage a contribution to ASAPAC.

A light dinner will be provided. If you cannot attend, please let us know and we will send others from the waiting list.

Only 20 registrants will be allowed. Please register early.

When: 27 Feb 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Ross Auditorium, Providence Hospital

22 Feb 2014 Post- In-Training Exam Happy Hour

Please join us for Post- In-Training Exam Happy hour at Buffalo Billiards in Washington, DC on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 12:30 – 14:30.

When: 22 Feb 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Buffalo Billiards is located at: 1330 19th St, NW Washington DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)

15 Feb 2014 DC Anesthesia Resident Jeopardy Competition

Resident Jeopardy Flyer 2014

When: 15 Feb 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: George Washington University, Marvin Center, Rm 309</P)

14 Nov 2013 ACLS COURSE (sponsored by the DCSA)

Fall ACLS course sponsored by the DCSA. A light dinner will be provided. DCSA will pay the course fees for the registrants. A donation to the ASAPAC is strongly encouraged.

The class location has been moved due to a flood in the areas at Providence and the auditoruim will not be available for a few weeks.

We will be in Carol Manor, the retirement center located at the  far end of the main parking lot.. Have students check in at the reception desk in the lobby, take elevator to 2nd floor the class rooms are right outside the elevator.

When: 14 Nov 2013, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

13 Oct 2013 DCSA Dinner at the ASA

For those attending the ASA annual meeting in San Francisco.  Dr. John Dombrowski invites you to join him and other DCSA members for dinner at the premiere 25 Lusk resturant

Located at: 25 Lusk St., San Francisco, CA  94107 off of Townsend Street between 3rd & 4th Street

Phone: 415.495.LUSK (5875)San Francisco CA 94107

Cost for DCSA members and guests: $100 (not including tax or tip)

Please RVSP at

09 Oct 2013 Strategies to minimize taxes and liability exposure

“Legally Mine”

The topic is about correct legal structuring for medical professionals, relating to prevention and protection against lawsuits and lowering taxes

1. Maintain the focus of their medical practice on improved patient care rather than malpractice defense

2. Structure their practices for malpractice protection and prevention

3. Ensure 100% protection of their professional and personal assets from lawsuits through applied risk management

4. Reduce malpractice insurance costs as well as taxes

All of the above objectives help to ensure improved patient care by keeping the focus on the medical practice rather than legal defense – as well as keeping the medical practice’s costs down – which will keep patient costs down.

With the current economic difficulties, people are more likely to resort to acts of desperation to get by. Taxes are climbing increasingly higher, and the nation in general has accepted the idea that lawsuits are a legitimate way to get income, even if the lawsuit is filed under false pretenses. This course will teach your attendees how to protect 100% of their personal and business assets while reducing their taxes with the same tools.

When: 09 Oct 2013, 6:30 PM

Location: Ruth’s ChrisSteakhouse, 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD

07 Sep 2013 Residents Welcome Party

Please join us for heavy appetizers and drinks in welcoming our new residents/fellows


When: 07 Sep 2013, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: J. Paul’s in Georgetown

25 May 2013 Farewell Graduation Party and Academic Contest ***

Please Join us tomorrow


Southern Hospitality (SoHo),

1815 Adams Mill Rd., Washington, D.C. 20009


 When: 25 May 2013, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

28 Apr 2013 ASA President’s visit

Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Address: 7315 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

When: 28 Apr 2013, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Phone:(301) 652-7877

Thank you for registering for the dinner with ASA president Dr.Zerwas. We look forward to meeting you on Sunday evening.

11 Apr 2013 ACLS Course

 ACLS Course.

 When: 11 Apr 2013, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

 Location: Providence Hospital- Ross Auditorium

09 Feb 2013 Resident Jeopardy Competition Spring 2013

Spring training final

When: 09 Feb 2013, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: George Washington University, Marvin Center , Rm 309