Volume 34, Number 1 | Spring 2021

President's Message

Happy Spring!

I hope that everyone is safe and well.  As we head into the new season, I feel like we are finally seeing some progress towards a return to “normal.”  More people are getting vaccinated and new cases of COVID have dropped from the astronomical highs of this past Winter.  Spring is a season of renewal, and I feel optimistic for our future!

The SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 2021 meeting was a success!  While we would have loved to meet in person, I think we all saw that the virtual format had much to offer. True to its theme “A Celebration of Women in Pediatric Anesthesiology”, the meeting highlighted the outstanding contributions of women to our field.

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Meeting Reviews

Friday Session II: AAP Ask the Experts

Diversion of Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Front-Line COVID Perspective.
Frank H Kern, MD, FCCP, from Zucker/Northwell School of Medicine and Cohen Children’s Medical Center, presented an American perspective of the front-line response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He started with a historical perspective of the similarities and what we learned from the 1918 Spanish flu…

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Friday Session III: COVID – Stories from the Front Lines

The COVID-19 surge in New York City peaked at the end of March 2020 with a staggering 15,000 patient hospitalizations per day.  COVID-19 deaths peaked a few weeks later during the second week of April with over 500 deaths per day…

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Communications Committee Chair
Sean S. Barnes, MD, MBA

Communications Committee
Vice Chair
Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP

Newsletter Editor
Erin Williams, MD, FAAP

Contributing Editors
Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP
Titilopemi A.O. Aina, MD, MPH, FAAP, FASA
Thomas Austin, MD
Debnath Chatterjee, MD, FAAP
Manon Hache, MD
Norah Ruth Janosy, MD
Rebecca Margolis, DO
Heather Mitzel Levy, DO
Misty M. Montoya, MD, PhD
Felipe D. Perez, MD, FAAP
Travis Reece-Nguyen, MD, MPH
Todsaporn Rodbumrung, MD

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