President’s Message: United with You

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Society for Pediatric Sedation management company, Ruggles Service Corporation, I would like to extend our personal wishes that all of our members, your families and your colleagues are safe and healthy. I cannot imagine that any member of our Society has not been personally touched by the global pandemic. United in our commitment to service and the display of professionalism and dedication we bring from our respective disciplines, we have all focused on caring for our patients.

The mission of the Society, “Striving to be the international multidisciplinary leader in the advancement of pediatric sedation by promoting safe, high quality care, innovative research and quality professional education” remains unchanged. However, nothing in health care remains the same and as a professional society, we must acknowledge the challenges and stressors facing us all. Our BOD and committee chairs have diligently moved forward with our updated strategic plan, which includes many wonderful initiatives. The Education, Membership, Research, Quality and Nursing and Allied Health committees have been charged with implementing the strategic plan and all interested members are welcome to participate. As a Society, we are committed to innovation in order to meet our individual and institutional member needs. Please reach out to us at [email protected] with questions and concerns or to volunteer to serve. The list of committees is available in the Members Section.

I encourage you to attend our Annual Conference. Like many of you, I enjoy the informative presentations, networking opportunities, and research collaborations that occur at these events. Find out more on our conference website.

I would like to close with thanking each and every one of you for all of your efforts on behalf of the Society for Pediatric Sedation. Our diverse and engaged membership unites and strengthens us.

Anne Stormorken, MD
President, Society for Pediatric Sedation®
UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH