ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021: What to know before you go

First things first, be prepared to provide proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test result

  • U.S. attendees complete your health screening now via the CLEAR app for expedited check-in and entry! 
  • International attendees plan to bring your printed vaccination card with you to the San Diego Convention Center. 

In addition to proof of vaccination or a negative test, masks are required for all indoor events and activities. Masks will be provided throughout the venue or you may wear your own. Read the latest health and safety measures


Install the ASA My Meeting app
Search sessions, presenters, exhibits, and attendees. Save items to your agenda and simplify credit claiming. Locate essential services. The list goes on—it's all in the app, so download and install before you go!


Use these quick links to browse with ease...

Education| Networking | ResearchTravel & Safety Information  | Quick Tips



Browse featured and late-breaking sessions
Topics cover innovation, leadership, the opioid crisis, COVID-19, and DEI with a focus on emerging issues and ideas. Find the sessions that appeal to you.


Problem-Based Learning Discussions 
Select from more than 150 sessions covering a wide range of challenging situations across all subspecialties. Buy your tickets and lock in your choices in advance.


Don’t forget to sign up for Hands-on Workshops
Hands-on Workshops cover topics ranging from regional anesthesia, transcranial doppler ultrasonography, and thoracic anesthesia to bedside pain procedures, peripheral nerve blocks, and many more! Sign up today.

Highly recommended workshops to participate in include:

As an added safety precaution, you will be provided with N95 masks, and there will be gloves, hand sanitizer, and wipes at every workshop location.


Accelerate your learning—choose from 12 clinical tracks to get started!
With hundreds of panels, lectures, and hands-on workshops to choose from, a great way to focus your ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 experience is to start with one of 12 clinical tracks: 


Self-Study Program
Maximize your time and credits with immersive self-study opportunities designed to help increase competence in clinical areas of focus. All can be accessed online via a personal laptop, tablet, or cell phone. Add sessions to your itinerary.


Medically Challenging Case Presentations/Quality Improvement Projects 
Interact with colleagues and hear about the medically challenging cases they have encountered and the quality improvement projects they have developed. Each are presented in electronic format (e-posters) on high-definition monitors. View the schedule.


Refresher Course Lecture (RCL) Summaries 
Access the RCL summaries using your ASA credentials to log into the  Education Center.


 See what's happening in the streamlined Virtual Track
Access the Virtual Track starting on October 7 at 6 a.m. PT  through October 27 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Sign in using your ASA credentials.


Claim credit with ease
Simply choose 1 of 3 options by December 31, 2021:

  • ASA My Meeting app: Find a session you attended and click the Claim Credit button on the session page. This will route you to credit claiming site.
  • Credit claiming stations: Enter your credentials at any credit claiming station located at the Ground Level, Hall D Lobby, Registration Counters on Saturday, October 9, through Tuesday, October 12.
  • Online: Visit to complete the meeting evaluation and claim your credits.


Get in on the excitement in the Exhibit Hall!

Enjoy a daily mix of hands-on experiences, research updates, Center Stage events, meet-ups, and opportunities to interact with industry innovators large and small. View the highlights and get the full schedule. 

Speak with ASA staff at the ASA Resource Center about the wide range of resources available to you:

  • Anesthesiology® journal
  • ASA Monitor®
  • Member benefits
  • FASA
  • POCUS Certificate Program, SimSTAT,  ACE and SEE
  • SelfStudyPLUS for residency programs
  • Advocacy efforts
  • Quality improvement and data registries
  • Physician-led care
  • Women anesthesiologists
  • Well-being
  • Opioid overdose prevention
  • Public awareness and policymaker communications campaign, Made for This Moment 


While on-site, visit Research Central.

Explore Featured Abstracts showcasing the best science in the specialty and stop by the Academic Mentoring and Networking Center to reconnect with peers, meet a mentor, or grab a refreshment. Discussion tables will be held on Saturday, October 9 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4:45 p.m. at the Upper Level, Sails Pavilion.

The topics include: Medical education, basic research, clinical research, outcomes research, administrative leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, professional development.

View the research track.


Travel & Safety Information

Keep it COVID safe

  • U.S. attendees complete your health screening now via the CLEAR app for expedited check-in and entry! 
  • International attendees plan to bring your printed vaccination card with you to the San Diego Convention Center. 

In addition to proof of vaccination or a negative test, masks are required for all indoor events and activities. Masks will be provided throughout the venue or you may wear your own. Read the latest health and safety measures


Get to the Convention Center
Several hotels are within easy walking distance. For other designated conference hotels, see the shuttle schedule in the ASA My Meeting app

ADA-compliant transport is available during scheduled shuttle hours. Please call (877) 899-0986 to reserve at least 20 minutes before your desired pick-up time.


Check in at the Hall D Lobby
Stop by the Hall D Lobby on the ground floor of the San Diego Convention Center any time Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or Saturday 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Collect your badge, register on-site, get help with the app, you name it! 


Don't end up stranded in San Diego!
If you haven't already booked your hotel, now is the time. We know plans change, so to help ease your travel planning, onPeak, the only official hotel provider for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021, offers convenient hotel options with flexible change and cancellation policies. See your options.

Tips to maximize your meeting experience

Join in on the conversation by including #ANES21 in all your social posts.

Download your Meeting Guide and install the app.

First-time attendees: Proudly wear your green ribbon.

WiFi ANES21 network password: NorthStar

Expect sunny, 75°–80°F (24°-27°C) days—perfect weather
for taking advantage of all the views, activities, and attractions San Diego has to offer. 

Create a contact for yourself in your phone so you can quickly
air drop or text your details for a seamless networking experience.

Make the most of every minute—create your learning agenda now!

Have questions? View our attendee FAQs or contact member services at (630) 912-2552 or email [email protected].