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.
ALERT! Reference document on quality of VA anesthesia care
As the Nursing Handbook has been transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review as a proposed regulation with an expected publication soon, all members are encouraged to read ASA's document outlining that physician-led anesthesia provides safe, high-quality care Veterans have earned and deserve, and then comment at www.SafeVACare.org.
CSA 2016 Election Results are In!
Please view our Nominations and Elections page to view the results.
Proposed Changes to VHA Nursing Handbook Would Replace Physician-Led, Team-Based Surgical Anesthesia Care With Nurse-Only Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently attempting to adopt a new “VHA Nursing Handbook,” which would abandon the VA’s proven model of physician-led, team-based surgical anesthesia care and replace it with a nurse-only model of care.
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.
CRNA Profession at a Crossroads, Jan 19
Apr 17, 2014
Update on New ASA Social Media Strategy
Anesthesia in the news
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CSA at Legislative Day in Sacramento
By Jeffrey Poage, MD
A group of CSA members led by President James Moore, MD recently attended CMA Legislative Day in Sacramento. One of CSA’s strategic initiatives this year is to forge a closer relationship with the CMA and its component societies. Attendees included CSA Past Presidents Peter Sybert, MD and Paul Yost, MD, President-Elect Mark Zakowski, MD, Secretary Karen Sibert, MD, UC San Diego Resident Robbin Robbins, MD, Executive Director David Butler and myself.
During the course of the day, we visited the offices of 23 legislators from key districts. Our legislative advocates Bryce Docherty and Vanessa Cajina of KP Public Affairs helped navigate our team throughout the halls of the State Capitol. We also attended a morning session led by CMA CEO Dustin Corcoran and current CMA President Steven Larson, MD, which was followed by a keynote address by Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley.
Upcoming CME Meetings
Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2016
CSA House of Delegates and Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference
Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
CSA 2017 Winter Anesthesia Conference