Governance Overview

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Committee, Editorial Board and Caucus Meetings

HOD and Reference Committees

Board and House Dates and Deadlines

State and Regional Caucuses

Health and Safety Information

All governance meetings at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2021 will return to a live, in-person format at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel. Coming together safely for ANESTHESIOLOGY 2021 is our #1 priority. ASA is diligently following Centers for Disease Control and California state guidelines, laws, ordinances, and mandates in San Diego, and the planning team is closely monitoring health developments. ASA staff is also putting in place many precautions to ensure a safe meeting for everyone. These include new scan-and-go badge pickup procedures and touchless ticketing for sessions. Wearing face masks will be required. ASA is proactively working with a vendor for verification of vaccination status and negative COVID-19 tests to maximize the health and safety of all participants. The Marriott Marquis has also implemented enhanced health and safety protocols throughout the hotel based on the Marriott Commitment to Clean program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the governance hotel in 2021?
The location of governance meetings in San Diego in October 2021 will be at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101).

Does the ASA Board of Directors (BOD) meet at the annual meeting?
Yes, the BOD has an interim meeting immediately following the second session of the House of Delegates. This Board meeting elects the committees of the BOD and conducts other business that will set the tone for the next governance year. The October ASA Board meeting marks the official start of the new governance year. 

How do I access the House Handbook and other governance resources?
These materials are under the member login on ASA's main site at Governance Resources.

What is the general governance schedule at the ASA annual meeting?


  • State and regional caucus meetings
  • Committee and editorial board meetings


  • House of Delegates, Session I
  • State issues forum
  • Reference committees
  • Committee and editorial board meetings


  • Committee and editorial board meetings


  • State and regional caucus meetings
  • Committee and editorial board meetings


  • House of Delegates, Session II
  • October Interim Board of Directors

Where and when are the next few annual meetings?
Upcoming dates and cities can be found here.