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 916-444-7462.




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Live from Chicago: What’s New at the ASA?
By Karen Sibert, MD 

“We—all of us—are currently delivering the safest, smartest, and most compassionate relief of suffering in the history of mankind,” declared Past President Michael Champeau, MD, addressing the ASA Board of Directors in Chicago on August 15. “The problem is that we have made anesthesia look so easy that its worth isn’t obvious.  Some people seem to think we should be giving anesthesia—or giving it away—for next to nothing!”

Dr. Champeau spoke to the board as part of his campaign for ASA Assistant Treasurer. Currently, he serves as ASA Director from California, representing our state as a member of the ASA Board of Directors. 

His campaign speech highlighted the threat to all anesthesiologists from the payment changes that will take place as the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) law is implemented over the next several years.  Dr. Champeau believes that MACRA will have a greater day-to-day impact on our practices than the Affordable Care Act, and hopes to help anesthesiologists understand the new law and adapt their practices accordingly.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference

Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference

Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

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