Upcoming Meeting Information and Dinner Registration

Anesthesia History Association 2020 Annual Spring Meeting

in Winston-Salem, NC

view of Wake Forest downtown campus


                   Historic Old Salem with Winston-Salem skyline in distance

Welcome to beautiful Winston-Salem, North Carolina!  Dr. Raymond C. Roy, President of the Anesthesia History Association, and Dr. Michael Rieker, along with the Wake Forest Baptist Health Departments of Anesthesiology and Nurse Anesthesia Education, invite you to attend the 2020 Annual Spring Meeting of the Anesthesia History Association.  The meeting will be held April 16-18, 2020 at the historic Graylyn International Conference Center of Wake Forest University.

historic Graylyn Estate

The Graylyn International Conference Center is located at 1900 Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, NC  27106.  Just minutes from downtown, Graylyn’s vast 55-acre property allows visitors to experience a world away from the bustle of city streets. A perfect combination of a modern, sophisticated conference facility and an enchanting, historic residence, Graylyn is sure to captivate from the moment you arrive at the estate gates.

A small block of rooms has been reserved for the event at the rate of $199 plus tax/fees per night, some in the manor house and some in the Mews (former stables) where the main conference will be held.  A few rooms have been held the day before and day after for those who would like to stay and explore Winston-Salem and its rich history.  There is no additional fee while parking at Graylyn.  There is a shuttle from the Conference Center to the airport for a fee and can be arranged through Graylyn.

Reservations can be made for your stay by contacting Graylyn directly at 1-800-472-9596.  If making reservations online, please use code 2004ANESTH. 

Meeting Agenda (subject to change)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

1:00-4:00pm             Registration open at Graylyn (main guest house)

2:00-4:00pm             Tour of Reynolda House (Tiffany Glass Exhibit)

$15 charge for tour not included in registration fee (sign up online)

6:45pm                       Transportation leaves Graylyn to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Raymond Roy

7:00-9:30pm             BBQ hosted by the Roys

9:30pm                       Transportation returns to Graylyn

Friday, April 17, 2020 – Breakfast provided

8:00-8:30am             Welcome – Drs. Roy, Segal, Rieker, Frieschlag

8:30-9:15am             Dr. Michael Wakefield (UNCSA) – Winston-Salem History

9:15-10:00am           Dr. Dan Prosterman (Salem College) – Atomic Age before WW2

10:00-10:15am         Q & A of speakers

10:15-10:30am         Break

10:30-11:15am         Dr. Nora Doyle (Salem College) lecture on “Maternal Bodies: Views of Motherhood in 1800’s”

11:15am-12:00pm   Linda Dark lecture on “Kate Bitting Reynolds Hospital (Hospital for Black Patients during time of segregation)”

12-12:30pm               Q & A of speakers

12:30-1:30pm           Lunch in the main guest house

1:30-2:00pm             Abstract presentations in A and B

2:00-2:30pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

2:30-3:00pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

3:00-3:15pm             Break

3:15-3:45pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

3:45-4:15pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

4:15-4:45pm             Abstracts presentations in A and B

6:00-9:00pm             Cocktails and Dinner (Main guest house)

Dinner Speaker – Dianne Johnson, Carpenter Library archivist

Anesthesia at North Carolina Baptist Hospital, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, UNC Greensboro, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Saturday April 18, 2020 – Breakfast provided

8:00-8:45am                         Patrick Sim Lecture

8:45-9:30am                         C R Stephens Essay Contest Winner

9:30-10:00am                       Announcements of Upcoming Meetings

10-10:15am                           Break

10:15-10:45am                     Abstract presentations in A and B

10:45-11:15am                     Abstracts presentations in A and B

11:15-11:45am                     Abstracts presentations in A and B

11:45am-12:15pm               Abstracts presentations in A and B

12:15pm                                Box lunches provided

Optional tours on your own – directions and information will be provided

Travel to Winston-Salem

Traveling by air, the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) in Greensboro, often called PTI for short, is the closest airport to Graylyn — about a 30 minute drive.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to Graylyn.

Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a 90-minute drive to Graylyn.

ABC Door 2 Door Transportation (336.721.9921) in Winston-Salem provides transportation to and from PTI.

Conveniently located at the crossroads of I-85, I-77, I-40, Business 40, and Highway 52, Winston-Salem is easily accessible. We’re about two hours east of Asheville, five hours north of Atlanta, five and half hours south of D.C., and less than two hours west of Raleigh.

Parking is free at Graylyn

Sites in Winston-Salem and surrounding areas:

Old Salem

Founded in 1766 as a Moravian congregation town and backcountry-trading center, Salem has survived to become one of America’s most authentic and well-documented colonial sites. Today, Old Salem is a living history town where costumed interpreters demonstrate the household activities and trades that were part of the daily lives of the European-American and African-American residents of Salem in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Old Salem welcomes visitors to stroll through its homes, shops, and gardens.


Reynolda House Museum of American Art

Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its permanent collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features traveling and original exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in thehistoric 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.


Downtown Antiques and Arts District

Downtown Winston-Salem is home to a variety of shops and galleries for visitors to enjoy. The West End Front Door District offers some of the best antiquing in the area, with unique shops in a historic setting. The Arts District downtown is a growing community of eclectic galleries and craft shops. This vibrant area bustles with energy, often until late in the evening during the many special events that bring downtown Winston-Salem to life.


Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology

Wake Forest University’s Museum of Anthropology is the only museum in North Carolina devoted to the study of world cultures. Through education and exploration, humanity’s achievements (past and present) are brought to life. The Museum’s permanent exhibits consist of objects from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Oceania. Household and ceremonial items, textiles, hunting and fishing gear, and objects of personal adornment are presented thematically.



Surrounding area sites of historic interest:

Blue Ridge Parkway (2 hours)  https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ 

Pilot Mountain (30 minutes)  https://www.pilotmountainnc.org/

Hanging Rock State Park ( 45 minutes)   https://www.ncparks.gov/hanging-rock-state-park

Mount Airy (Mayberry) (40 minutes) https://visitmayberry.com/

Winston Cup Museum, close to downtown https://winstoncupmuseum.com/

NASCAR Hall of Fame (1 hour 20 minutes)   https://www.nascarhall.com/

High Point Furniture Market (30 minutes) https://www.highpointmarket.org/

Historic Bethabara  (20 minutes) https://historicbethabara.org/


Meeting Registration and Fees

Fees include meals on site

AHA Members: $425

AHA Member Guest: $300

All Others: $450

SRNA/Residents: $125

Abstract Submission

To submit an abstract for presentation at the meeting, please submit electronically through the Journal of Anesthesia History website http://www.anesthesiahistoryjournal.org/ .  The abstract submission deadline is February 29, 2020 at 11:59pm and abstracts will be accepted on a rolling basis.  Please see abstracts submission instructions in the downloadable Call for abstracts.


Email the meeting planner pdmartin@wakehealth.edu

Name of Guest/Spouse (if any)