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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.


CSA is excited to offer Extended Early-Registration Pricing in celebration of MarchMadness for tickets to our Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshop, April 16-19, 2015 in San Francisco, California! - THIS MARCH ONLY. Get Your Tickets Before They're Gone! #CSAcme



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Bringing Anesthesiologist Assistants Into the OR in California and off the Sidelines
by Mark Zakowski, MD

In 1971 an important class of healthcare providers - anesthesiologist assistants (AAs) - was created. AAs were considered necessary to address the need for additional healthcare professionals who work with physicians to safely care for patients undergoing the increasingly complex and technologic practice of anesthesia. Fast forward 44 years and these needs still exist.

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Upcoming CME Meetings

Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2015
CSA 2015 Annual Anesthesia Meeting & Workshops

Jun 6 - Jun 7, 2015
CSA 2015 House of Delegates Meeting

Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2015
CSA 2015 Fall Anesthesia Conference

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