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
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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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Update on New ASA Social Media Strategy
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The Prescription Opioid Epidemic: Challenges and Opportunities for California Pain Physicians
By Ramana Naidu, MD and Mark Schumacher, MD, PhD
Depending on your practice, you may have been hoping for or fearing the day when all turn and ask, “Why are ever-increasing doses of opioids being used to treat chronic non-cancer pain?”
With the first national guidelines on opioid prescribing, that day is upon us, and many are scrambling to provide an evidence-based response to our patients, professional societies, and government regulatory services. The issue here is not simply whether or not there is sufficient evidence that long-term opioid use for non-cancer pain improves pain and quality of life. In fact, there is little if any evidence of benefit past one to three months of use, and a growing burden of morbidity and mortality.
Upcoming CME Meetings
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference
Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
CSA Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
CSA 2017 Winter Anesthesia Conference