CSA 2024 at the Disneyland Hotel

The California Society of Anesthesiologists (CSA) 2024 Annual Meeting moved locations from San Diego to the “happiest place on earth.” During the first weekend of April, colleagues from across the Golden State gathered to connect, share the latest research and best practices, and learn at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. 

Our department was represented well across the CSA Annual Meeting committees, presenters, and participants. In addition, Rana Movahedi, MD, taught the use of ultrasound to assess gastric content at the POCUS workshop on Saturday. Leaders from C8 Health were also in attendance and available to advise and troubleshoot questions regarding the DAPM intranet. 

Included below is a list of Annual Meeting committee members, presentations, award recipients, and photo gallery. 

CSA Annual Meeting Committee Members

  1. Pamela Chia, MD, MS 
  2. Catherine Cha, MD 
  3. Phillip Levin, MD, FASA, FACHE
  4. Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH 
  5. Rana Movahedi, MD, FASA 

UCLA DAPM Presentations

  1. Catherine Cha, MD: Latest Cesarean and Vaginal Delivery Pain Management Strategies 
  2. Rana Movahedi, MD, FASA: Alternative Ultrasound Use (GLP1) 
  3. Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH: You Want Me to Give Anesthesia WHERE? Challenges and Opportunities in Non-Operating Anesthesia
  4. Emily Methangkool, MD, MPH: Tackling Problems with Communication and Teamwork in NORA
  5. Jenny (Jia) Tang, MD: Flying Death in the Operating Room: The Stunning Story of Curious Curare  

UCLA DAPM Award Recipients

  1. Betelehem Asnake, MS, MD: President’s Impact Award - Educator of the Year
  2. DAPM Alumna, Mariam Sarwary, MD: President’s Impact Award - Rising Star 
  3. Jenny (Jia) Tang, MD: 1st place, CSA History of Anesthesia Essay Contest