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2016 Annual Spring Meeting
Indianapolis, Indiana
April 28-30, 2016

Meeting Director - William McNiece, M.D. Associate Professor of Anesthesia,
       Indiana University School of Medicine, 317-341-1809
Abstracts Organizer - Stephen Dierdorf, M.D. Professor of Clinical Anesthesia,
       Medical University of South Carolina 317-473-0785
Planning Committee - Nicole Horn, M.D., Katherine DeMasie, M.D.
       Assistant Professors of Clinical Anesthesia, Indiana University School of Medicine

An opening reception will be held on the evening of April 28th at the Indiana Medical History Museum - The museum is housed in the Old Pathology Building of the former Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane. The building opened for use in 1896 and supported the education and study of physical causes of mental disorders. It is the oldest extant pathology building in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The reception will include tours of the building, food and drink and a presentation on the history of the hospital.

The opening reception will be preceded by an optional city tour on April 28 departing from the conference hotel at 8:45 a.m. and returning by 3:30 p.m. The tour will visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum with its exhibits of historic race cars and historic automobiles and the Indiana State Museum with its exhibits related to state history. Lunch will be on your own at the Indianapolis City Market, an historic building dating to 1886 with many options of vendors for lunch. Over the course of the day, the tour will visit remnants of the city's 1820 origins, some connections with Arthur Guedel, M.D.'s time as a city resident and other historical features as time permits. Registration fee for this optional tour including all museum entry fees and transportation but not lunch is $65.

The Columbia Club The meeting hotel and venue is The Columbia Club, organized in 1889 and in its current home on Monument Circle since 1925. The Columbia Club is in a building on the National Register of Historic Places. - Some of the building's rooms look out upon Monument Circle, the ceremonial center of Indianapolis. All of the meeting's sessions will be held on the tenth floor of the building as will the Friday night dinner.

The Columbia Club's guest rooms are on the upper floors of the building, have been renovated or remodeled within the last several years and include complementary WiFi. A block of rooms is being held for AHA Meeting registrants through March 28. Daily room rates for reservations made by March 28 vary from $129 to $149 per night (plus 17% state and local taxes) depending on room size, beds, floor and view. Rates will apply to reservations made after March 28 if rooms remain available. Phone the Columbia Club at 317-767-1361 and mention you are reserving a room in the Anesthesia History Association block in order to make your room reservations.

We welcome the submission of abstracts for the meeting. Abstracts should be one page in length and relate to some historical aspect of anesthesia including critical care medicine and pain medicine. Abstracts relating to Arthur Guedel, M.D. are particularly invited. Abstracts that are accepted for the meeting will be scheduled for twenty-minute, podium-style oral presentations at the meeting and published in the Journal of Anesthesia History. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated and accepted on a rolling basis. Further details on abstract submissions can be found through the link below. The abstract submission deadline is 11:50 p.m. EDT April 10, 2016.
More Info on Abstract Submission

We invite and encourage you to register and attend. Please encourage your colleagues, residents, spouses and anyone else with an interest in anesthesia history to register and attend as well. The meeting registration fee includes attendance at the meeting, two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners and CME credit for sessions that are attended.

Online registration for the meeting is now closed. Contact William McNiece at for potential openings.