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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Gun Violence: When will we make a change?
By Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP

California Governor Jerry Brown signed six new gun control bills into law in July, while vetoing five others. The new provisions include:

  • Requiring an ID and background check to purchase ammunition, and creating a new database of ammunition owners
  • Banning possession of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets
  • Banning the sale of semiautomatic rifles equipped with bullet buttons that allow ammunition magazines to be quickly detached and replaced.

Will these new measures make a difference and prevent more gun violence? They are a start, but I only wish I could believe that they will be enough. I recently moved to California after living for years in Colorado, and my story may explain why I care so deeply about this issue.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Sep 16 - Sep 18, 2016
CSA Board of Directors Meeting

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

Jan 13 - Jan 15, 2017
CSA Board of Directors Meeting

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