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The 2021 History of Anesthesia Essay Contest is now open for submissions. For the opportunity to win a cash prize, a trip to the CSA Annual Meeting, and a presentation at the annual meeting.

Learn more below or click here for the details.
Apply by January 9, 2021, at Noon.

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Submissions Now Open for the CSA 2021 History of Anesthesia Essay Contest. Deadline - January 9, 2021

The Committee on the History of Anesthesia welcomes submissions from California residents, fellows, and medical students for the 2021 History of Anesthesia in California Essay Contest.

Essays should be less than 1,000 words and use no more than five references. They will be judged in a blinded manner by the CSA History Committee on the following criteria: content, style, organization, accuracy, and formatting.

The winner will receive a CSA Foundation for Education prize of $1,000, the honor of presenting during the 2021 CSA Annual Meeting (April 15-18, San Diego, CA), complimentary conference registration, and up to $500 for travel expenses if a physical meeting occurs. 

Find out more about the contest details including suggested topics, length and formatting, references, identification, and more here. Please send entries to by 12:00 p.m. (PST) on January 9, 2021. 


0% Loans Available! - Did You Know The Anesthesia Foundation Offers Resident's Loans?

In addition to The Anesthesia Foundation COVID-19 Loan Program for Early Career Anesthesiologists, each year the Foundation offers 0% loans to residents up to $7500. Find out more details on the loans, eligibility requirements, and applications here.

The ASA National Lifebox Contest

Pulse oximeters save lives, yet millions of people undergo surgery without this vital monitoring device. To accelerate the Lifebox mission to make surgery and anesthesia safer by equipping all operating rooms worldwide with pulse oximeters and training in oximetry and the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist, the ASA Resident Component calls on all resident members to participate in the Annual National Lifebox Challenge. Learn more about how you can get involved here




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