Chair: Jim J. Fehr, MD, President-Elect of SPA
The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) is dedicated to advocating for and improving the care of pediatric patients in the perioperative setting. With this in mind, SPA developed the Committee on Public and Professional Affairs (COPPA) to provide an infrastructure for its advocacy work and to allow for collaboration with other societies.
COPPA has reviewed several consensus statements for potential SPA endorsement. Its members are also working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on guidelines regarding several issues affecting pediatric patients.