The Anesthesia Foundation is a non profit organization founded by a group of concerned anesthesiologists in 1956 to provide low interest loans to residents in anesthesiology who were in need of financial assistance.
ASAPAC is the political component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists—a separate fund within ASA devoted solely to permitting anesthesiology to participate in elections involving the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. In some states, ASAPAC is also able to participate in gubernatorial election.
The ASA Charitable Foundation was established in 2011 to provide a platform for this work now and into the future. Unlike ASA itself, the ASA Charitable Foundation is a public charity recognized by the IRS under section 501(c)(3) and will accept tax-deductible donations for charitable initiatives identified by the ASA Board of Directors.
The APSF's Mission is to improve continually the safety of patients during anesthesia care by encouraging and conducting:
- Safety research and education;
- Patient safety programs and campaigns;
- National and international exchange of information and ideas.
AQI was established by the American Society of Anesthesiologists in October 2008 to facilitate practice-based quality management through education and quality data feedback.
FAER is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and a related organization of the American Society of Anesthesiologists®. Its mission is to advance medicine through anesthesia research and education. FAER is committed to ensuring physician anesthesiologists lead medicine into the future through scientific discovery and the creation of new knowledge. It serves to inspire, support and prepare anesthesiologists to advance patient care and improve lives through basic, clinical, translational science and medical education research. Learn more at FAER.org.
There is an anesthesia crisis in low-income countries around the world. Most of them have fewer than 1 physician per 10,000 people and fewer than 1 anesthesiologist per 100,000 people. Improving patient safety in low-income countries through education and support of the Lifebox Initiative is a GHO priority. For the next 5 years, the ASA through GHO is committed to providing Lifeboxs and the related education and training to Central America.
Many ASA members have specialized clinical, research or educational interests, and hence, a variety of subspecialty societies exist. There is a natural synergy between ASA and many of these subspecialty societies – that ASA members find value in both a strong ASA and strong subspecialty societies. With this perspective in mind, ASA leadership has made it a priority to collaborate with affiliated subspecialty societies. Seven subspecialty societies have representation in ASA’s House of Delegates and the ASA Committee on Specialty Societies has representation from the leadership of these subspecialty societies.
The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) has been the global organisation uniting anaesthesiologists for the past 60 years. Their mission is to increase access to safe anaesthesia around the world and improve patient outcomes. The ASA is a valued member of the WFSA and the largest Member Society. ASA members contribute to WFSA leadership and the delivery programs as key members of our Board, Council and Committees.
The goals of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology are to collect and preserve literature and equipment pertaining to anesthesiology and to make available to the anesthesiology community, others in the medical profession and the public the most comprehensive educational, scientific and archival resources in anesthesiology.