Brenda A. Gentz, MD is the 2016 Chair, Committee on Annual Meeting Oversight for the American Society of Anesthesiology. The national meeting, Anesthesiology 2016, will be held October 22-26, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Annual Meeting hosts approximately 15,000 attendees annually with 25% international visitors. Dr. Micahel E. Porter, Harvard Business School economist, researcher, and author will provide the keynote address. Dr. David Chestnut will give the Rovenstine lecture on "Professionalism." The Severinghaus lecture will include Dr. Dan I. Sessler. His talk, "Lost in Translation" will focus on preventing postoperative complications. The theme of the Annual Meeting is "Leading the Future of Health Care." There are 12 clinical tracks, 600 education sessions, 1200 Abstract E-posters, 1100 Medically Challenging Cases and over 300 companies showcasing the latest anesthesia products and services.