Scientific Session 2023

2023 Annual Scientific Session and General Assembly of Members Meeting

Thursday, April 20– Saturday, April 22, 2023

Registration is now closed for In-Person and Virtual attendance.

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

601 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113
Room block is available April 19– April 23

Room Reservations can be made through the ASDA’s room block through March 17, 2023: or by calling (504) 561-1234 or (877) 803-7534 to speak directly to reservations


*Separate registration required for the Difficult Airway Management: Hands-on Course. In-person only, seating limited

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All times listed below are in Central Standard Time (CST)

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:45-8:00 AM

Welcome, Introductory Remarks

Program Chair: Bryant Cornelius, DDS

8:00-9:00 AM

Pediatric Anesthesia – Title TBD

Speaker: Jennifer Lau, MD

9:00-10:00 AM


Cuffed vs. Uncuffed Endotracheal Tubes (Point/Counter Point)

Speaker: Jarom Heaton, DDS

Speaker: Martin Boorin, DMD, DADBA

10:15-11:15 AM

Sedation Approaches to Transgender Adolescent Patients

Speaker: Braxton Henderson, DMD

11:15 AM-12:15 PM


12:15 pm-1:45 pm (on your own)

Autism: Pre-operative Evaluation and Pre-medication Strategies

Speaker: Renata Miketic, MD

2:00-3:00 PM

John A. Yagiela, DDS, PhD Memorial Lecture: Anesthesia Provider Burnout

Speaker: Ronald Harter, MD

3:00-4:00 PM


Anesthesia for Lactating Mothers

Speaker: Jennifer Lau, MD

4:15-5:00 PM

Leonard M. Monheim Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Lecture

2023 Award Recipient:  Lois Jacobs, DDS

5:00 PM

Cocktail Reception/ Happy Hour

Friday, April 21, 2023

7:45 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Review of Congenital Cardiac Defects

Speaker: Brian Blasiole, MD

9:00 – 10:00 AM


Personalizing the Ventilator for Your Patient

Speaker: Jed Wolpaw, MD, M. Ed

10:15 – 11:15 AM

PTSD and Emergence Delirium / Project Golden Eagle

Speaker:  Amanda Kowalski, DNP, CRNA

11:15 – 12:15 PM


Geometric Principles to Increase the Safety of Internal Jugular Vein Cannulation and Difficult Peripheral IV Access

Speaker: James Riopelle,  MD

1:30 – 3:00 PM


American Dental Board of Anesthesiology Diplomate Meeting

Attendance limited to ADBA Diplomates   (In-person attendance only)

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

ASDA General Assembly of Members Meeting

Attendance limited to current ASDA members, only Active and Life members in good standing may participate in voting.  (In-person attendance only)

Saturday, April 22, 2023

7:45 – 8:00 AM


8:00 – 10:00 AM


Dental Anesthesiology Resident Presentations

Speakers: TBD

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Review of Current Influential Journal Articles

Speaker: Alexi DeFreitas, DDS

Speaker: Christine Quinn, DDS, MS

Speaker: Cara Riley, DMD, MS

11:15 – 12:15 PM

The Importance of Being Humble

Speaker: Jed Wolpaw, MD, M. Ed

12:15- 1:15 PM

Breaking the Blood-Brain Barrier: Optimizing Surgeon-Anesthesiologist Relationships 

Speaker: David Lam, DDS, MD, PhD

1:30- 4:15 PM

Lunch provided for course attendees

Difficult Airway Management; Hands on Course

This session requires separate course registration and has been approved for 2.5 additional hours of continuing education. 

Course seating is limited to 24 participants. (In-person attendance only)

The ASDA designates this activity for 16 continuing education credits.

In accordance with the ADA CERP Standards for Commercial Support,
the ASDA has taken steps to ensure that there are no conflicts of interest with any course faculty

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