10th Annual MTSA Mission & Awards Gala

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Join us for an evening of celebration and dining at the 10th Annual Mission & Awards Gala presented by U.S. Anesthesia Partners, benefiting MTSA’s Mission Initiative in Guyana. Each year, proceeds from the event fund supplies, education curricula, and other needed items for mission activities.

Thursday, May 2
Nashville City Club, 200 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN
Reception: 6 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m.




Event Chair: Buffy Lupear

The event will include an award ceremony based on nominees chosen by MTSA alumni and friends. The award categories include: Mary Elizabeth “Ikey” DeVasher Distinguished Alumni Service Award; Mission & Heritage Award; William O.T. Smith Clinical Excellence Award; and Nevin Downs Leadership Award.


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About the Mission & Awards Gala

Each year, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia hosts its Mission & Awards Gala, celebrating the many accomplishments of the anesthesia community while advancing the School’s Mission Initiatives.

The following awards are given during the ceremony, based on nominations by MTSA alumni and friends:

  • The Mary Elizabeth DeVasher Distinguished Alumni Service Award is awarded to an MTSA alumnus in honor of this MTSA alumnus and former Dean/Vice President/Program Administrator to celebrate and honor her years of dedicated work and distinguished service to the institution.
  • The Mission & Heritage Award is awarded to an individual who embodies and exemplifies the heritage, mission and core values of MTSA.
  • The William O.T. Smith Clinical Excellence Award is awarded to an anesthesia provider (anesthesiologist or CRNA) or clinical site (hospital, clinic, etc.) that provides a nurturing and exemplary atmosphere with true eagerness to instruct, train and educate MTSA students. The recipient will embrace the MTSA mission and core values.
  • The Nevin Downs, MD Leadership Award is awarded to an anesthesia provider (anesthesiologist or CRNA) who personifies the integrity, honesty, fairness and exemplary leadership with which Dr. Downs served the profession including his advocacy of nurse anesthesia and MTSA.

Read about last year’s Mission & Awards Gala»

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