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The 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.

Please Note: CSA will transfer operations to Advocacy & Management Group. CSA's new contact information starting June 29 is as follows:

Phone: 916-290-5830
Fax: 916-444-7462
Email: csa@csahq.org
Address: 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814

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The 2015 Perioperative Surgical Home Summit
By Karen Sibert, MD 

This year’s second annual Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) Summit, held on June 26-28 in Huntington Beach, California, drew 40 per cent more attendees than the inaugural meeting last year, reflecting the growing national interest in the PSH concept.

Though the weather at the waterfront was cool and cloudy—typical “June gloom” for the west coast—the conference at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort attracted 426 registrants and 28 corporate exhibitors. The ASA and the University of California at Irvine’s Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care jointly sponsored the event.

The PSH is a recently developed care model that may help organizations reduce avoidable costs and position themselves better under both current and future payment models.  It offers detailed protocols at every stage of the surgical or procedural patient encounter, from preoperative through post-discharge care, aimed at delivering more coordinated, high-quality, and efficient service.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference

Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

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