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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.

REGISTER NOW for our CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference, November 2-6, 2015 on beautiful Kauai, Hawaii! #CSAcme


CSA is thrilled to announce AB 890 PASSED its first committee!

Support and learn more about this important bill that will allow‪ ‎anesthesiologist assistants‬ to work alongside ‪physician‬ ‪anesthesiologists‬ in‪ California‬!

Our work is not yet done and 'together, we are stronger!'

2015 CSA Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops - WRAP-UP!

Thank you for joining us! Click here to check out all the photos of speakers & attendees, a list of our our exhibitors & more! Annual Meeting WRAP-UP

Check out the official Facebook Event Album here: 2015 CSA Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops Facebook Photos #CSAcme


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CSA Online First

Four Years Later: The ASA Legislative Conference
by Linda Hertzberg, MD

This month marks the fourth year that we have been publishing the CSA Online First blog, on a nearly weekly basis. The first blog post was written following the ASA Legislative Conference in Washington DC in May 2011. That meeting started the day after Osama bin Laden was killed, and the entire experience of the meeting was colored by that event. Four years later I am still grateful that Osama bin Laden is gone, but I am not certain that anything has really changed. The forces of evil, intolerance, and injustice still exist in our world. Only the geography has changed...

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