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ABA Holds Forum Webinar During ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020

ABA Holds Forum Webinar During ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 ABA Directors Thomas M. McLoughlin Jr., M.D., and Andrew J. Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., will host a virtual forum Sunday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. CST in conjunction with ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020. They will answer registrants’ pre-submitted questions and discuss the Board’s: Pivot to virtual APPLIED Exams in 2021 2020 ...

Apply to Write Questions for Our Assessments

We are seeking question writers for MOCA Minute® and some of our exams. Writers will be responsible for preparing multiple-choice questions from assigned content areas and will be paired with experienced question editors who will provide guidance and feedback. The application deadline is Aug. 31. Current question authors do not need to reapply. Eligibility Our ...

ABA Selects New Executive Director

ABA Selects New Executive Director Michele S. Pore, M.B.A., appointed as Executive Director, Administrative Affairs Raleigh, N.C. (July 29, 2020) – Following a national search, the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele S. Pore, M.B.A., to the role of Executive Director, Administrative Affairs, to lead the staff of ...

ABA Signs onto Amicus Brief in New Hampshire Medical Terminology Case

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 23, 2020) The American Board of Anesthesiology, alongside the American Board of Medical Specialties, has prepared an amicus brief in support of the New Hampshire Society of Anesthesiologists’ lawsuit against the New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists. The case seeks to prohibit nurse anesthetists from calling themselves nurse anesthesiologists, a term that ...

Video Statement from ABA Secretary on the Cancellation of 2020 APPLIED Exams

ABA Secretary David O. Warner, M.D., explains in the video below our rationale for cancelling this year’s APPLIED Exams and addresses our plans for the future. It is with deep regret that the Board has cancelled APPLIED Exam Weeks 7.5-9. This decision was made in light of travel restrictions ordered by states and cities across ...

ABA July 1 Webinar Recording Available [2021 APPLIED Exams]

On July 1, we hosted a webinar dedicated to answering questions concerning the 2021 APPLIED Examination, including: How we’ll accommodate 2020 APPLIED Exam candidates next year in addition to 2021 APPLIED Exam candidates What candidates need to know about registration, prioritization, scheduling and cancellations for the 2021 APPLIED Exam Our plans for the Week 7.5 ...

Our Plan for the 2021 APPLIED Exams

We recognize that cancelling Weeks 2-7 of the APPLIED Exam was an additional source of stress during an already stressful time. We appreciate the significance of this exam and its impact on candidates’ professional advancement. Our plans, detailed below, bear this in mind as we balance maintaining the integrity of the exam and the safety ...

FAER and ABA Announce Winner of Research in Education Grant

Raleigh, N.C. (June 24, 2019)  – The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) have selected Julie Huffmyer, M.D., as the recipient of the FAER-ABA Research in Education Grant. The co-sponsored grant is designed to advance the careers and knowledge of anesthesiologists interested in the key elements of ...

ABA Accepts Applications for New Examiners

We’re seeking additional physician anesthesiologists from private practice and academic medical centers to examine for our APPLIED Exams. Our examiners help us establish and uphold the highest standards for board certification through their service. To be eligible, diplomates must: Have a valid, unexpired certificate in anesthesiology Have been certified no later than 2017 Be clinically ...

ABA Statement on Racism and Public Health

We are deeply troubled by the recent events that have underscored social injustices endemic in our country. While the COVID-19 pandemic clearly demonstrated disparities in American health care, the murder of several African Americans (including one healthcare provider in her home by police) highlights the depth of this crisis. The American Board of Anesthesiology strongly ...