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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.

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A Moment With Zeev Kain, MD, MBA
by Linda Hertzberg, MD

As one of the key lecturers at the CSA 2015 Annual Anesthesia Meeting, Zeev Kain, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, University of California, Irvine, will be presenting a Special Topic Lecture on The Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH). We spent a few minutes with Dr. Kain in a question and answer session to learn about his vision for medicine, anesthesiology and patient care.
Q:  As a physician anesthesiologist, what do you find to be the most challenging issues in your profession?...

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2015
CSA 2015 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2015
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Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
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