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ABA Elects New Board Officers

ABA Elects New Board Officers We are pleased to announce the elections of Santhanam Suresh, M.D., M.B.A., as the Board’s president and Thomas M. McLoughlin, Jr., M.D., as the treasurer. Both directors officially began their roles following the fall 2020 Board meeting. Dr. Suresh is the Arthur C. King Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric ...

ABA Welcomes New Directors to the Board

ABA Welcomes New Directors to the Board We are pleased to announce the elections of Stacie G. Deiner, M.D., and John E. Fiadjoe, M.D., to our Board of Directors. Drs. Deiner and Fiadjoe officially began their terms as physician directors following the fall 2020 Board meeting. Stacie G. Deiner, M.D. Dr. Deiner serves as chair of ...

Webinar Recording: ABA Forum at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020

Webinar Recording: ABA Forum at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 Oct. 7, 2020 On Oct. 4, we hosted a webinar during ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 dedicated to answering many of the questions we’ve received about our initiatives, including: How we’ll examine 2020 and 2021 APPLIED Exam candidates next year Details on our move to virtual APPLIED exams in 2021 as ...

Virtual APPLIED Exam Progress Update

Virtual APPLIED Exam Progress Update We want to keep you apprised of our progress in adapting the APPLIED Exam for a virtual administration during the COVID pandemic. Since May, the Board has extensively vetted technology platforms and reimagined exam scheduling and logistics so we can provide candidates and examiners a positive and secure exam experience. ...

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 ...