Welcome to the CSAThe California Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology, to fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.
Special Elections – Director for District 11 and District 13
Please view our Nominations and Elections page for more information.
ALERT: The VA has released a proposal that would end physician-led care for U.S. veterans. Read an urgent update from ASA President Daniel Cole, MD on what you can do to help.
The Department of Veterans Affairs just released the proposed rule to grant so-called "full practice authority" to all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), including nurse anesthetists, to practice on their own - without physician oversight, supervision or direction - in all states and in all VA facilities regardless of state nursing licensure.
Starting today, the new rule is in the Federal Register and open for public comment for the next 60 days. Visit www.SafeVACare.org today to submit your comments. Together, we can still help prevent this policy from becoming a reality, and ensure that America's brave men and women receive the highest quality health care.
The conference brochure is out now! Click the image above to view the event page.
CSA and ASA - Two key organizations, one annual invoice
In the next few weeks, you will receive an invoice from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, billing you for 2016 membership dues for both ASA and CSA. You will not receive a separate invoice next spring for CSA dues.
Formally known as "unified billing," this new combined invoice has been in the planning stages for nearly two years. Your CSA Board of Directors believes strongly that unified billing with ASA is in the best interest of CSA as an organization and of you, our members.
To learn more about unified billing and how it will benefit you, please click here.
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President’s Blog July 2016
By Mark Zakowski, MD
I’d like to share some thoughts on what the future holds this year as I finish my first six weeks as President of the CSA.
First of all, my goal is for CSA to be the leader for patient safety in California. I am so proud that CSA’s House of Delegates on June 5 unanimously passed the first-ever “Patient Safety Bill of Rights”, which promotes patient safety and uniform standards of care across the continuum from sedation through general anesthesia.
This resolution supports one goal: that all anesthetics administered in every location apply the same standards of care that physician anesthesiologists developed, are known for, and use every day. Anesthesiology, after all, is the only medical specialty to be singled out for significantly improving patient safety in the landmark 1999 Institute of Medicine report, “To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System”. .
Upcoming CME Meetings
Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2016
CSA Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
CSA Board of Directors Meeting