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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Address of CSA President-Elect James Moore, MD, to the 2015 House of Delegates
by James M. Moore, MD

Thirteen years ago I started my involvement in the CSA as a Delegate, just like so many of you now. Then my professional focus was on improving my department’s practice of regional anesthesia, through clinical care, education, and research. I never considered leadership in professional Society activities until becoming a CSA delegate opened that door for me. I have Dr. Johnathan Pregler to thank for my getting involved in the CSA — or you have him to blame, depending on how the next year goes. He first persuaded me to become a delegate. I moved on to District Director, Vice Speaker, and Speaker. When you’re Speaker, you help others and help groups accomplish things by making good decisions. When you’re President, you yourself have to accomplish things and lead others in doing so. I hope to accomplish a lot in the coming year, with your help...

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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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