DR. RITA DE CÁSSIA RODRIGUES
SAESP’S NEW PRESIDENT - 2020/2021Former Vice President of SAESP, Dr. Rita de Cássia Rodrigues has also worked at the Society as a Secretary, Treasurer, and Deputy Director of Events. Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care at School of Medicine at Unifesp (Federal University of São Paulo), Dr. Rita takes on the presidency to replace Dr. Carlos Othon Bastos, who has been in charge of the Society since January 2018. Among the main challenges in her administration, Dr. Rita points out the defense of policies that further expand the standard of excellence of services offered to members.
Dear colleagues, on behalf of the entire board elected for 2020-2021 administration, I thank you for the confidence you have reposed in us. I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve our society, especially with such brilliant and competent colleagues.
It is an immense pleasure and responsibility to represent one of the largest anesthesiology societies in the world, and, today, assuming the presidency of the São Paulo State Society of Anesthesiology, I commit to direct it with thoroughness, ethics, and — I hope — with the competence that the position requires.
We will start a new administration without the traditional job transition ceremony: No speeches, no congratulations and no hugs from our peers, relatives and friends. It happened that a new virus, which tears us apart by taking thousands of lives away, not only brought back the feeling of compassion that we lost in the midst of so much technology and science, but made us recognize and privilege what is essential. For this reason, the absence of hugs today will not be so painful, and the actions that this board will promote are the essential ones, so that our patients are always and increasingly assisted with excellence, safety, and humanity. The beginning of a new administration always awakens the look to the future, to the great possibilities and beatitudes that we may achieve, without neglecting the look to the past, which recognizes, admires and learns from the achievements and successes of the predecessor boards. These are the looks that will drive us to be a plural SAESP, more and more.
SAESP was born 50 years ago, following a fruitful path of disseminating, updating, teaching and training the best care practices, always based on the scientific knowledge of this vast “science” that Anesthesiology has become; and this is a path of no return, already fixed in our mission. However, the requirements imposed on SAESP today go beyond the perfectionism of teaching and training with excellence. The challenge today is to attend, participate, and use the unceasing advances in digital technologies. Battle against health insurers and companies that outsource specialized medical services, which generally devalue the anesthesiologist, forcing them to accept demoralizing prices and contracts. See the problem of drug addiction among our professionals, providing them with guidance and alternative for recovery.
These challenges, among others, will be part of the projects and programs of this new board. It will be a different trajectory from the one we have been following with undeniable success, but imposed by a scenario that can no longer be neglected, perhaps more difficult and laborious, but together, with intelligence, boldness and knowledge, we will manage to achieve.
The Future is already present and open to our choices. May we make them well.
I thank you all again and I hope to count on your enthusiasm and your confidence to be the so desired SAESP ALWAYS MORE.
DR. RITA DE CÁSSIA RODRIGUES
SAESP Executive Board 2020-2021
Dr. RITA DE CÁSSIA RODRIGUES – TSA
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care at School of Medicine - Federal University of São Paulo, Unifesp
Coordinator of the Discipline Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care at Unifesp School of Medicine.
Dr. Maria José Carvalho Carmona — TSA
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (FMUSP)
Director of the Anesthesia Division at Hospital das Clínicas, FMUSP.
Dr. Guilherme Antonio Moreira de Barros — TSA
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Botucatu School of Medicine, São Paulo State University, Unesp
Vice-Head of the Department of Surgical Specialties and Anesthesiology of the Boticatu School of Medicine, Unesp.
Dr. Rafael Priante Kayano
Supervisor of the Emergency and Trauma Service, Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, FMUSP.
Dr. Luiz Fernando dos Reis Falcão — TSA
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Medicine at School of Medicine, Federal University of São Paulo, Unifesp
Vice-Head of the Discipline Anesthesiology, Pain and Intensive Care Medicine at Unifesp School of Medicine.
Dr. Chiara S. Tessmer Gatto — TSA
Deputy Scientific Director
Co-responsible Instructor of the Medicine Residency program of CET-SBA of the Discipline of Anesthesiology at the School of Medicine, USP.
Dr. Guinter Giroldo Badessa
Director of Professional Defense
Coordinator of the Anesthesiology Medicine Residency Program at São Camilo School of Medicine, SP.
Dr. Paula Fialho Saraiva Salgado
Deputy Director of Professional Defense
Anesthesiologist at the São José do Rio Preto Fundação Faculdade Regional de Medicina, SP.
Dr. Fábio de Vasconcelos Papa — TSA
Director of International Relations
Co-responsible Instructor of CET-SBA Medicine Residency Program at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, HIAE.
Dr. Márcio Matsumoto — TSA
Deputy Director of International Relations Responsible Instructor of CE-SBA Medicine Residency Program at Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz.
Dr. Victório dos Santos Junior — TSA
Director of Scientific Research
Professor of Anesthesiology at Marília School of Medicine
Coordinator of the Anesthesiology Medicine Residency Program at the CET-MEC of Marília School of Medicine.
Dr. Daniel Carlos Cagnolati — TSA
Deputy Director of Scientific Research
Co-responsible Instructor of the Medicine Residency Program of the CET-SBA of Ribeirão Preto Santa Casa de Misericórdia.
Vanessa Henriques Carvalho — TSA
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas, Unicamp
Co-responsible Instructor of the Medicine Residency Program of CET-SBA of the Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medical Sciences, Unicamp.
Dr. Marcelo Vaz Perez
Director of Communications
Assistant Professor at the School of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa, São Paulo
Coordinator of the Interventional Pain Medicine Course at the Teaching and Research Institute of Hospital Sírio Libanês.
Dr. Felipe Souza Thyrso de Lara – TSA
Responsible for the Medicine Residency program of the CET-SBA of Santa Casa, Ribeirão Preto.