Each year, thousands of anesthesiologists, residents, medical students, and industry partners gather from around the world to attend ASA's ANESTHESIOLOGY annual meeting. This past October at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023, over 12,000 attendees traveled to San Francisco, California, to engage in educational sessions, research presentations, leadership and advocacy events, and to participate in the many networking opportunities. This year marks the first year since the COVID-19 pandemic where attendance matched pre-COVID-19 trajectories. Over 1,900 anesthesiology residents and 1,600 medical students attended ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023, making up around one-third of conference attendees. With the increasing desire and demand for a career in anesthesiology, trainees from across the world have demonstrated passion and enthusiasm for our specialty more than ever.

In the past, residents and medical students were sometimes overwhelmed by the size of the conference, the geographical layout, the large number of educational offerings, and the diverse formats of events. Thus, 12 years ago,...

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