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

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


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 or 916-290-5830.




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The Future of Anesthesiology is Here... Now
By Jeffrey Poage, MD

How do Certified Anesthesiologist Assistants fit into the physician-led anesthesia care team model? How much training do they receive? Are CAAs a threat to a physician anesthesiologist’s job? What impact will they have on patient safety?

These are just some of the questions that our patients, the public, and indeed some of our own members may ask when considering their support of Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant (CAA) licensure in California.   

To answer these questions, the CSA, with the help of a grant from the ASA, has launched a multi-pronged communication and grassroots outreach program titled “The Future of Anesthesiology is Here… Now,” aimed at securing state licensure for CAAs. 

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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

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