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The committee welcomes submissions from California residents, fellows, and medical students for the 2022 History of Anesthesia in California Essay Contest. Essays should be less than 1000 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.   


All contest participants will receive an original historical book from the Guedel Collection. The CSA Foundation for Education will award $1,000 to the first-place winner and $500 to the second-place runner-up.  


Additionally, the winner and runner-up will have the opportunity to submit their essays for publication in CSA Online First and Vital Times. The first-place winner will also receive the honor of presenting during the 2022 CSA Annual Meeting, with complimentary conference registration and up to $500 for travel expenses if a physical meeting occurs.   


To enter please review the official application document which includes information on suggested topics, length and format, reference requirements, and additional information on how to submit your essay. FIND ALL THE DETAILS HERE.


You can find initial reference materials on the CSA website here.


Entries to the History of Anesthesia in California Essay Contest are due by 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Please send entries to


Questions are welcome and may be directed to: Jane S. Moon, M.D.  ( 


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Apply for CSA's fourth annual Resident Advocacy Workshop

CSA's Committee on Resident Representation is now accepting applications from residents who are interested in attending CSA's fourth annual Resident Advocacy Workshop.

CSA will sponsor two residents from each program to travel to Sacramento for a one-day introduction to CSA's legislative advocacy efforts in the State Capitol. This includes the costs of travel to Sacramento and meals during the event.

The day will include an advocacy discussion with CSA's legislative advocates; a practice affairs discussion with CSA academic and private practice leaders; a round table discussion about leadership paths within the CSA; meetings with legislators; and networking happy hour to end the day.

Ready to apply? Click here to let us know why you'd like to attend the workshop and how you think it'll benefit you and your career as a physician anesthesiologist.

Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 15. Those chosen to attend will be notified in mid-December.

As always, keep an eye on our For Residents page of the Practice Management section of the CSA website for upcoming opportunities and resources for residents.

If you have any questions, please contact CSA Deputy Executive Director Megan MacNee at





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