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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A Perfect San Francisco Weekend
By Uday Jain, MD, PhD

Perfect weather redoubled the fun for the anesthesiologists and their families who attended the CSA’s Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops, held in San Francisco from April 14 to 17. The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf proved to be a delightful venue, with shops, restaurants, and the famous Ghirardelli Square within a few blocks of the hotel.  Nearly 20 percent of the attendees were from outside California, and six percent traveled from other countries for the occasion.

Johanna Schwarzenberger, MD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, chaired the program, and organized it admirably with her team. The program began with three concurrent pre-conference workshops on Thursday afternoon, providing hands-on, small group teaching. Kristine Breyer, MD, led the workshop on perioperative ultrasound and echocardiography, while Vivek Kulkarni, MD, PhD, and his colleagues provided clinical scenarios for training in thoracic anesthesia. Ed Mariano, MD, MAS, the CSA’s Assistant Speaker of the House, and his group focused on techniques of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks with an emphasis on avoiding common pitfalls and ensuring patient safety.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2016
CSA House of Delegates and Board of Directors Meeting

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

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

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