AOCA General Interest Meeting Minutes – September 9, 2014

On November 9, 2014, in Minutes, Organization News, by American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists

American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA)

American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists First General Assembly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:00pm, Rockefeller Auditorium

Advisor: Dr. Ursula Landman, D.O.

Board Members:

Present: Isabella Bergagnini (President), Cory Higley (Vice President), Matthew Li (Secretary), Eugenia Pugach (Treasurer), Pooja Bhargava (Journal Representative), Emily Schultz (2nd Year Representative)

Absent: N/A

The President began the meeting with a welcome message and introduction of the E-board and advisor to the general assembly. The President discussed dates of future meetings/workshops. She further advised students that payment of $10 for membership would provide them with a t-shirt later in the year, as well as access to workshops and shadowing opportunities.

Dr. Landman then introduced herself and provided details regarding upcoming conferences and research grant opportunities:

Dr. Landman further discussed shadowing opportunities with her (contact her at and described some of her experiences as a student and anesthesiology resident.

The E-board conducted the election for a first year representative. Anthony Esposito ( was elected by majority vote.


Finally, raffle winners were selected for a copy of First-Aid 2014, and 2 Starbucks gift cards.

Membership dues were collected for new members. Attendance: 38

The meeting adjourned at 12:55 pm.


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