Divisions & Committees



Each year the California Society of Anesthesiology places a call for applications for committee appointments.  

We're looking for members who are eager to participate in the diverse committees that make up our society.  

Do you have great ideas? Issues that motivate you? If so, we hope you will submit your nomination to one or more CSA committee. 

Share your perspective, meet with physician anesthesiologists, and staff from around the state. Discuss topics that facing our specialty and the health care field - whether patient care, patient safety, education, advocacy, or practice-related. 
The time period to apply for committee appointments at the state level, your California Society of Anesthesiologists, is now! 
The deadline for self-nomination is Wednesday, April 20th - CSA will be accepting applications for committee membership self-nomination. This process is a nomination and there is no guarantee of being placed. All nominations will be reviewed by the President Elect and confirmed by the CSA Board of Directors in June and committee members will be informed of their appointment in mid-June. 
All current committee members must submit an application to be reappointed for the 2022-23 term. 
Ready to apply? Click here to apply by the deadline. 
Are you will be a resident or fellow in the 2022-2023 Academic Year and interested in serving on a committee? If so, please use this form to apply

All applicants must complete a CSA Conflict of Interest forum if they have not done so already, you can find this form here. Please submit the form to Megan MacNee at mmacnee@csahq.org.  

Note – You will see there is a new application process for the Educational Programs Division, this new process ensures CSA’s educational programs meet ACCME’s new requirements for accreditation. Find more information on the application form.  

What committees and task forces are there?  
CSA committees range for focusing on advocacy, practice management, education programs, history of anesthesia, and more. Find out about all our committees by exploring their web pages here.  
Expectation of committee members: 

Committee appointments are for the CSA 2022-23 year (beginning June 6). Committee members are expected to meet the following expectations: 

  • Attend at least 50 percent of meetings, in person or electronically 

  • Participation at committee meetings (e.g. sharing ideas) 

  • Volunteer to help produce committee work-products, as needed 

  • Open CSA emails! 

  • Good 'citizenship' - examples include helping run a meeting and supporting CSA and ASA efforts on messaging, political advocacy, and PAC participation


Standing Committees:

Special Committees:

  • Task Force on Wellness 

  • Task Force on Environmental Sustainability 

  • Task Force on Women in Anesthesiology 

  • Task Force on MediCal

  •  In order to further its mission, the CSA has divisions, committees and task forces that research, review and make recommendations for actions and policy positions on issues of interest to anesthesiologists. See the Bylaws for the composition and duties of the divisions and standing committees.

    Each year, the incoming president appoints members to these divisions, committees and task forces. Special committees are appointed by the president for specific purposes during the term of office. The incoming president may extend the term of the committee during the president’s term of office, provided, however, that such committees may not be given assignments conflicting with or duplicating the functions of any standing committee.

    Members interested in becoming involved in this capacity should contact the CSA Central Office at (916) 290-5830.