Associate Editors
Cheryl K. Gooden, MD, FAAP
Helen V. Lauro, MD, FAAP

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President's Message

Thanks and Congratulations

Greetings to you all, the members of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.  I’m looking forward to seeing you in New Orleans early next month for a FUN Annual SPA meeting.  

We are so excited to present SPA’s first Yaster Lifetime Achievement Award to Myron Yaster, founder of the Society.  Congratulations, Myron, for this well-deserved honor, and our thanks to you for your never-ending dedication and support for our specialty.

This is my last newsletter message to you as your President.  It has been an honor and a privilege to serve this organization for the last two years.  With the Board’s leadership, and the participation and support of so many, much has been accomplished.   

The list below, undoubtedly incomplete, represents YOUR efforts to improve care for children, here and around the world; I am in awe of your commitment and dedication to our specialty, and I look forward to continuing our work together.   

Our meetings have grown substantially through the years, but the sense of belonging and fellowship remain intact.  Please make an effort to join us in New Orleans, as we gather to learn new material, share common experiences, and honor our Founding Dude, Myron Yaster. 

Thank you, again, for the support you have given me as your President, as well as your support for the other officers and Board members working on your behalf.  I will be delighted to turn over the Presidency to my friend and colleague, Shobha Malviya, who has already demonstrated selfless leadership in her years on the Board.  Your Society will be in GREAT hands. We invite you to get involved!

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