The American Society of Anesthesiologists is an educational research and scientific association of physicians, organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology and improve the care of the patient.
Since its founding in 1905, the Society's achievements have made it an important voice in American Medicine and the foremost advocate for all patients who require anesthesia or relief from pain.
As physicians, anesthesiologists are responsible for administering anesthesia to relieve pain and for managing vital life functions, including breathing, heart rhythm and blood pressure, during surgery. After surgery, they maintain the patient in a comfortable state during the recovery and are involved in the provision of critical care medicine in the intensive care unit.
Benefits of being a Member
ASA membership offers physician anesthesiologists from around the world numerous opportunities to engage with one another, share experiences and learn the latest research about the specialty. Supporting physician anesthesiologists around the world and advancing the specialty on a global scale are core to the Society's mission.
In fact, international membership with ASA is comprised of more than 5,500 physician anesthesiologists from more than 90 countries looking to enhance their professional status internationally.
There are good reasons why ASA's membership grows each and every year. Some of the most valued member benefits include state and federal advocacy, quality continuing education programs and practice management support. Explore the benefits and become a member.
The 2014 House of Delegates Handbook will be posted by September 24. To access the handbook and other HOD meeting materials, as well as the 2013 HOD archive, visit the Governance Resources for Members page of the ASA website. Please note that you will be asked to log in as a member to access this page.