by Victoria L. Vastine, MD, FACS President, VASPS
We had a nice meeting in Chicago with good conversation, food and drink. The venue was a bit difficult for the business meeting, but with the understanding of those present we were able to get some work done. The VASPS welcomed new member Anne Dzrewiecki, of Virginia Beach. We discussed the ongoing collaboration to change the regulations governing Office based surgery. The Virginia BOM reviewed this on October 16th and has approved moving forward with the regulatory process. Additional information will be posted to the website as it develops. Discussion was held about the 2015 educational meeting. Dr. Andrea Pozez of Richmond has volunteered to be the local host for this meeting. We are considering speakers, venues, and dates, but are hoping for early November 2015.