Welcome to the CSAThe California Society of Anesthesiologists is a physician organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of the profession of anesthesiology, to fostering excellence through continuing medical education, and to serving as an advocate for anesthesiologists and their patients.
ALERT: The VA has released a proposal that would end physician-led care for U.S. veterans. Read an urgent update from ASA President Daniel Cole, MD on what you can do to help.
The Department of Veterans Affairs just released the proposed rule to grant so-called "full practice authority" to all Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), including nurse anesthetists, to practice on their own - without physician oversight, supervision or direction - in all states and in all VA facilities regardless of state nursing licensure.
Starting today, the new rule is in the Federal Register and open for public comment for the next 60 days. Visit www.SafeVACare.org today to submit your comments. Together, we can still help prevent this policy from becoming a reality, and ensure that America's brave men and women receive the highest quality health care.
CSA 2016 Election Results are In!
Please view our Nominations and Elections page to view the results.
CSA and ASA - Two key organizations, one annual invoice
In the next few weeks, you will receive an invoice from the American Society of Anesthesiologists, billing you for 2016 membership dues for both ASA and CSA. You will not receive a separate invoice next spring for CSA dues.
Formally known as "unified billing," this new combined invoice has been in the planning stages for nearly two years. Your CSA Board of Directors believes strongly that unified billing with ASA is in the best interest of CSA as an organization and of you, our members.
To learn more about unified billing and how it will benefit you, please click here.
CRNA Profession at a Crossroads, Jan 19
Apr 17, 2014
Update on New ASA Social Media Strategy
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The Opioid Epidemic – Enough is Enough!
By Shalini Shah, MD
I am overdosed on reading about overdoses. It seems just everywhere we turn —from national coverage on 60 minutes week after week, to the Wall Street Journal this week, to Sanjay Gupta’s “Town Hall” on CNN last week, we cannot escape the opioid epidemic. The problem was underscored in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,” two weeks ago where our very own Bay Area counties were featured due to an outbreak of counterfeit Norco poisonings. The California Department of Public Health, local media, law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are all implementing various response programs and investigations.
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