2022 Annual Conference

September 9-10 | JW Marriott Grand Rapids, MI

This meeting is unlike anything MSA has put on in the past – our format is brand new and in addition to world-class CME speakers, we are bringing together a full program of education, leadership training, resident training, and social events – all with a family-friendly vibe. 

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Dr Reilly
Dr Lewis
Hannah Rochlen
Tyler Unsicker

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Friday, September 9th

3 CME credits available


12:00-12:30 p.m.      Lunch

12:00-4:00 p.m.        Exhibits

12:30 p.m.                Workshop Kick-off

1:00 p.m.                  Advocacy Workshop

1:50 p.m.                  Break – view exhibits

2:00-4:00 p.m.          Concurrent Workshops: DEI, Leadership, Work-Life Balance

2:50 p.m.                  Break – view exhibits

6:00-9:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour (at The Knickerbocker) (business casual attire)

Saturday, September 10th

7 CME Credits Available

7:00 a.m.                Registration | Breakfast | Exhibits Open

8:30 a.m.                Keynote Address – Jerome Adams, MD, FASA

9:30 a.m.                What’s New in Clinical Anesthesia Panel

10:45 a.m.              Break – view exhibits

11:15 a.m.              ASA Update

12:15 p.m.              Lunch/MSA Update

1:00 p.m.                Part I: Trauma is REAL: Understanding and Interrupting Microaggressions – Vicki Sapp, PhD

2:30 p.m.                Break – view exhibits

2:45 p.m.                Resident QI Project Panel (residents interested in presenting, email admin@mymsahq.org for details)

6:00-9:00 p.m. MSA 2.0 Gala (at Grand Rapids Public Museum) (cocktail attire)

Sunday, September 11th 
Explore Grand Rapids on your own

Featured Faculty

Keynote Address – Dr. Jerome Adams

The 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Distinguished Professor, Presidential Fellow & Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue

In the past 150 years there have been twice as many U.S. Presidents as there have been confirmed Surgeon’s General. Dr. Adams served as just the 20th U.S. Surgeon General, and only the 2nd ever African American male in that role. But his commitment to public health and health equity didn’t begin with Dr Adams tenure as the Nation’s doctor. A fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Adams received his Master’s Degree in Public Health over 2 decades ago at the University of California at Berkeley, with a focus on chronic disease prevention. He worked in local public health at The City of Berkeley’s health department, as well as in State public health, where he ran the Indiana State Department of Health during Ebola, zika, and HIV crises.

Long a fixture within the organized medicine community, Dr. Adams has been a leader in numerous professional societies and has continued his anesthesia practice over the past 20 years, even while serving as Surgeon General. Most recently, he became a Distinguished Professor, Presidential Fellow and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue.

But the accolade he’s most proud of is that of D.A.D.- being the first surgeon general in recent times to serve as the Nation’s doctor, while helping to raise school age children.

Vicki T. Sapp, PhD

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Affirmative Action and ADA Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator & Adjunct Assistant Professor for Medical Education – SUNY Fredonia and Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Dr. Sapp has over 20 years of experience in higher education focused on inclusion, diversity, equity, access, retention, and success (IDEA+RS). Dr. Sapp is an administrator, researcher, educator, mentor, and service provider. Her research, scholarship and publications focus on making the inVISIBLE visible. She focuses on first-generation and student of color populations, college access, retention and success, social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and JEDI healthcare topics.

Ron L. Harter, MD, FASA

First Vice President, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Jay J. Jacoby professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Additional Faculty

  • Tom George, MD

    Kalamazoo Anesthesiology, P.C.

  • Justin Hruska, MD

    Director of Obstetric Anesthesia, NorthStar Anesthesia

  • Marcia Hune

    Shareholder/Lobbyist, Governmental Consultant Services Inc. (GCSI)

  • Lauryn Rochlen, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan

  • Wael Saasouh, MD

    Detroit Medical Center

  • Ravnita Sharma-Roberts, MD, FRCA

    Ravnita Sharma-Roberts, MD, FRCA, Henry Ford Health

  • Christopher Smith, MD

    Associate Chief of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

A block of rooms is reserved at the JW Marriott for Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th.

The group rate is $229/night, plus tax. The cutoff date to make your reservation and receive the group rate is August 23, 2022.

To make your reservations online, please visit our booking site here. Select “Attendee” as Guest Type and click Make Reservation

You may also make a reservation by calling Group Reservations at the numbers below. Mention “Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists” when booking.

Reservations Toll Free: 877-901-6632 | Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009

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Questions? Contact Hillary Walilko or call 517.346.5088

Registration Fees

MSA Member $275
Non-Member $375
Resident/Fellow/Medical Student $0
Friday Workshops +$50

Attendee Registration Fees include: Saturday Lectures, Continuing Medical Education credits, Breakfast and Lunch Saturday, and Museum Gala.

Museum Gala guest rates: $50 Adult | $25 Child

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists. The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.