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Message from the President

Welcome to the official website of the Society for Pediatric Sedation! I am honored to have been elected as the 4th President of this thriving organization. We’ve grown tremendously since the Society’s inception back in 2007, and we have become well recognized as the resource and voice for the practice of pediatric procedural sedation and analgesia. If you are new to the site or the organization, I invite you to explore all that the Society has to offer.

Over the next several years, we will focus heavily on communication and collaboration, both within the Society and with other professional organizations involved with providing care to children. Within our own group, we offer a variety of ways to stay in touch with the latest clinical updates and Society happenings via our newsletter, list serve, blog, Twitter feed, and Facebook page. We have a number of growing committees within the organization, and I’d encourage you to consider becoming active in one or more, since this is where the real work of the Society is occurring. We’re continuing our efforts to define and measure just what it is to provide Quality in pediatric sedation practice. We have a very active educational program, including our SPS Sedation Provider Course as well as a number of online CME activities. We’re developing repositories of a variety of key documents for rapid online access, including statements and guidelines from regulatory agencies and other professional organizations, sample sedation policies and documentation, and educational resources for sedation providers. And these are just some highlights!

Moving forward, we’re also exploring new ways to promote involvement and engagement in this era of technologically advanced audiences – we really want to reach out better both to our members and to the population of health care providers in a variety of disciplines who participate in pediatric procedural sedation activities. And, we plan to increase collaboration with other professional organizations and related disciplines to share what we’ve learned and to include the expertise of these groups in our own conversations and projects. There are tremendous opportunities for cross-pollination and discovery to be had!

Thank you again for visiting our site, and please do not hesitate to contact me at president@pedsedation.org with any questions or suggestions you might have!

Trish Scherrer, MD
President – Society for Pediatric Sedation®