Continuing Medical Education Conference Celebrates 30 Years in Snowmass, Colo.

Having just celebrated the quarter century mark for hosting meetings at the Snowmass Conference Center, the city of Snowmass Village, Colo., is celebrating "the longevity and loyalty of its Continuing Medical Education clientele" with the 30th consecutive Aspen Anesthesia Conference, the Snowmass Tourism Office recently announced.

The conference, which took place during the first week of February, was established in Snowmass in 1981 with 80 initial attendees. Thirty years later, the 2011 event was expected to attract 1,000 total visitors — including more than 300 physician attendees, who typically bring immediate and extended family members with them — to Snowmass, which is the sister city to Aspen, Colo.

"Physicians can go online to earn continuing education credits now, but they consistently choose the Aspen Anesthesia conference instead," said Jenny Smith, chief operating officer of Holiday Seminars, the conference organizer. "They get better quality education [and] the best speakers in the country, in a resort environment."

Added Jim O'Leary, national sales manager for Snowmass Tourism Groups & Meetings, "Holiday Seminars and Aspen Anesthesia are clearly dedicated to Snowmass, and we love to work with them."

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