Welcome to the CSA

The 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.

Please Note: CSA will transfer operations to Advocacy & Management Group. CSA's new contact information starting June 29 is as follows:

Phone: 916-290-5830
Fax: 916-444-7462
Email: csa@csahq.org
Address: 1 Capitol Mall, Suite 800, Sacramento, CA 95814

REGISTER NOW for our CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference, November 2-6, 2015 on beautiful Kauai, Hawaii! #CSAcme



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When Seconds Count: How a Quick Diagnosis Saved a Young Woman’s Life
By Linda Hertzberg, MD 

It’s amazing when events that seem to be “miracles” happen, and even more magical to be a part of them, however peripherally.

Recently my husband, David Merzel, MD, a physician anesthesiologist and pediatric intensive care specialist, and his patient, 17-year-old Chiann Wheeler, told the remarkable story of Chiann’s brush with death from sepsis, and how David’s quick diagnosis saved her life.

They were the featured speakers at the Larry Carr Memorial Golf Event dinner and auction on September 24, 2015 hosted by the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital (BMH) Foundation to benefit the Lauren Small Children’s Medical Center.

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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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