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.
Proposed Changes to VHA Nursing Handbook Would Replace Physician-Led, Team-Based Surgical Anesthesia Care With Nurse-Only Care
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently attempting to adopt a new “VHA Nursing Handbook,” which would abandon the VA’s proven model of physician-led, team-based surgical anesthesia care and replace it with a nurse-only model of care.
REGISTER NOW for our CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference, January 25-29, 2016 on beautiful Maui, Hawaii! #CSAcme
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.
Clash in the Name of Care, Nov 1
CMS Issues MACRA RFI, Sep 28
Apr 17, 2014
Update on New ASA Social Media Strategy
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To the Future Leaders in Anesthesiology
By Edward Mariano, MD, MAS
I was recently invited to visit an academic anesthesiology department to speak to the residents about becoming a leader. In addition to recognizing the honor and privilege of addressing this important topic with the next generation of physician anesthesiologists, I had two other initial thoughts: 1) I must be getting old; and 2) This isn’t going to be easy.
I came up with the following list of lessons that I’ve learned over the years. While some examples I included are anesthesiology-specific, the lessons themselves are not. Please feel free to edit, adapt, and add to this list; then disseminate it to the future physician leaders who will one day take our places.
Upcoming CME Meetings
Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016
CSA 2016 Winter Anesthesia Conference
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2016
CSA 2016 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops
Oct 31 - Nov 4, 2016
CSA 2016 Fall Anesthesia Conference