CSA Online First

CSA Online First is a weekly blog featuring insights from CSA members themselves.

Edited by Rita Agarwal, MD, FAAP, with contributions from CSA’s Committee on Professional and Public Communications, Online First is a place where knowledge and opinion from any one of our 3200 plus physician-anesthesiologist members can be shared, discussed and deliberated to advance the specialty of anesthesiology, the practice of medicine and society in general.

"Better solutions to difficult problems are usually made when all sides are heard."

Steven Goldfien, MD


How can I get more involved in ASA Committees?

  • Christina Menor, MD, FASA
| Jan 03, 2022

Christina-Menor-MD-FASAMany of our members have asked how to get more involved in the ASA structure and leadership….we are here to tell you how!!!

Being part of our professional societies is critical to the future of our profession and we want to help you get involved where you have interests.

ASA has always been a bottom-up organization that starts with its members as the basic structure of leadership with the House of Delegates being the main decision-making, legislative and policy-making body for ASA. All standing committees report to the House of Delegates. ASA officers are elected by the House of Delegates annually. Additionally, practice guidelines, informational reports, action items, and most practice statements for external audiences are approved by the House of Delegates, putting members at the forefront of the democratic process within ASA.

ASA has approximately 55 standing committees and editorial boards, more than 30 abstract review committees and educational track committees that support the ASA annual meeting educational program. More than 1,200 ASA members serve on these committees and boards.

Now is the time to get your applications and references in for serving on new and previous committees!

CSA and our Committee on Leadership Development and Nominations (CoLDaN) support you in getting more involved in committees in the ASA. If you are applying for committees, we suggest you have references that can be sent a link to complete as well as statements of interest conveying your interest, background OR passion making you appropriate for the committee as committee membership is competitive. Everything is linked below and is easy to complete! Follow the four steps when get to the page.

Feel free to reach out to CoLDaN if you need assistance in applying! Contact us at csa@csahq.org. 

ASA is accepting applications and colleague references now! Applications and references are due by January 15, 2022. 

Be sure to complete all four steps as instructed so your expertise and talents can be fully utilized!


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