2022 Meeting Information

Anesthesia History Association 2022 Annual Spring Meeting

In Denver, CO

Welcome to the mile high city, Denver Colorado! Dr. Matthew Roberts with along with the University of Colorado Department of Anesthesiology, invite you to attend the 2022 Annual Spring Meeting of Anesthesia History Association. The meeting will be held May 12th-14th, 2022 at the historic University Club in downtown Denver.

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Beautiful Denver Skyline and Surrounding Mountains

The University Club

The University Club of Denver is at 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203.  It is centrally located between the central business district and the Colorado Capital Building and Civic Park. It is one of several city clubs that were founded at the end of the nineteenth century.

The current clubhouse was dedicated in 1895, with major additions in 1923, 1957 and 1980. The University Club is able to accommodate both the academic and social components of the meeting.


There is an abundance of hotels within the downtown Denver area. The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of downtown just 0.32 kilometers from the University Club, a short 3-minute walk down 17th avenue. It is an icon rich in tradition and history. Built in 1892, the luxury hotel has been a four-star and Four Diamond hotel since 1977. At the heart of the hotel is the atrium lobby, soaring eight stories above the ground floor and crowned by a beautifully detailed stained-glass skylight. Dramatic Florentine arches surround the atrium, and intricate wrought iron panels decorate six stories of balconies. The hotel offers casual dining, afternoon tea, fine dining, a lavish brunch, and cigar bar. marriott.com/hotels/travel/denak-the-brown-palace-hotel-and-spa-autograph-collection

There are several other hotels in the area to consider are the Warwick Hotel Denver warwickhotels.com/warwick-denver and the Hampton Inn & Suites Denver Downtown hilton.com/en/hotels/dendthx-hampton-suites-denver-downtown/ both within one or two blocks of the club.

Travel Downtown from Denver International Airport

Traveling to Denver by air, the Denver International Airport (DIA) is a 30 minute drive from the University Club and The Brown Palace Hotel (Uber and Lyft rides are readily available).  DIA is also connected by rail directly to downtown Denver’s Union Station, the 23-mile ride takes about 37 minutes on the Line A. From Union Station the University Club and The Brown Palace Hotel is a five-minute drive to the club.




Additional Information

In addition to the Thursday thru Saturday meeting, registration fees will cover all your meals at the University Club, the tour of The American Museum of Western Art on Thursday and the Historical Walking Tour with Dr. Phil Goodstein on Saturday. Both tours will highlight the rich history of Denver and the West.

Registration will be open soon a link will be posted here.

Meeting Agenda Subject to Change

Thursday May 12th

Arrive Denver.

3:00pm     Tour of The American Museum of Western Art (across the street from The Brown Palace). Meet in the lobby of the Brown Palace at 2:45pm.

6:00 pm    Registration and Welcome Reception at the University Club of Denver. Includes welcome drink and hot hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar available.

Friday May 13th

8:00am     Registration at the University Club

9:00am     General Session. College Room

Welcome. Dr. Marty Giesecke, President AHA

An Introduction to the History of Denver – Dr. Phil Goodstein

TB’s impact on Colorado Healthcare – Professor Glen Gravlee, University of Colorado

Title TBC –  Professor Steven Shafer, Stanford University

12:30 -1:30pm     Lunch

1:30 – 2:30pm     Patrick Sim Memorial Lecture. College Room – Speaker TBA

2:30 -5:00pm     Abstract Presentations. College Room and Lounge

6:30 -9:00pm     Cocktails and Banquet Dinner, Cash Bar

Saturday May 14th

8:30am     General Session. College Room

C. Ronald Stephen Anesthesia History Essay Contest Winner – Speaker TBA

Art and Trauma – Professor Gavin Bowyer, Royal College of Surgeons of London

Announcements of Upcoming Meetings

10:30am -12:30pm     Abstract Presentations. College Room and Lounge

12:30 -1:30pm     Lunch

2:00pm     Historical Walking Tour – Dr. Phil Goodstein Starts in lobby of the University Club.

Other Optional Tours TBA