Membership

The CSA is the California state component society to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.

With nearly 4000 members, the CSA is the ASA's largest component society. Join the CSA today!

The CSA offers several categories of membership: Active, Affiliate, Resident, Retired, Life and Honorary.

Dues are as follows:

Active-$545

Active-1st year out of Residency or Fellowship-$95

Active-2nd year out of Residency or Fellowship-$450

Affiliate-$298

The CSA's fiscal year begins July 1 and runs through June 30. 

"Without unity, anesthesiologists cannot protect the public from those who endeavor to limit patient access to an anesthesiologist's care or compromise patient safety with cost-cutting measures designed by those who stand to profit most."

Linda B. Hertzberg, M.D.
CSA President 2009-10

The CSA's online application is available for Active and Affiliate member categories. (Residents must complete the ASA application and pay the $25 fee.)

Dual membership with both the CSA and the ASA is required.

For more information on ASA membership, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact the CSA Office at membership@csahq.org or 916-290-5830.

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Anesthesiology: More than intubating and propofol
By Daniel Orlovich, MD, PharmD

Editor’s Note:  Did you ever wonder what medical students think when they start their first anesthesia rotation?  It must seem overwhelming. Daniel Orlovich, then a fourth-year medical student at the University of California, Irvine, wrote down these observations about his first days on our side of the ether screen. For me, his essay is a great reminder of how remarkable everything looks through fresh eyes, and how every new task may be a learning experience. Dr. Orlovich is now about to begin his anesthesiology residency at Stanford. We hope he will keep us posted on his progress!

“How’s she doing?”

The attending anesthesiologist asked me that question about the intubated and unconscious patient on the operating room table.

“Well…”  I crossed my hands. Up to this point in medical school, every patient or parent I met was able to speak to me. But there was no chance I could ask this patient a question. I couldn’t even start an H & P.

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Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
CSA 2017 Winter Anesthesia Conference

Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
2017 Annual Meeting

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