Stay engaged and help guide the direction of the specialty.
Put your deep experience to work to benefit emerging anesthesiologists and the future of your specialty. ASA values your knowledge and expertise, encouraging retired members to contribute to policy discussions and mentor up-and-coming physicians.
Keep current with Anesthesiology® journal and ASA e-news
Continue to read the specialty's highest-rated, peer reviewed journal, Anesthesiology online each month, or upgrade to the printed publication for a nominal annual fee. You'll also receive the latest anesthesiology and ASA news through the ASAP Weekly and Monday Morning Outreach e-newsletters and Anesthesiology Today news briefs. Browse Anesthesiology online now.
Contribute to policy and legislation discussions
Help shape the future of anesthesiology by getting involved with legislation and regulations that affect patient care and the scope of anesthesia practice. Many of the most important decisions are made at the state level, and you can make a difference by getting involved with your state component society. See what's happening in your state.
Mentor emerging physicians and leaders
New in 2021—the ASA mentor program will give you a channel for imparting your comprehensive anesthesia knowledge and leadership skills to the next generation of anesthesiologists. You can also provide your insights to guide young physicians on our collaborative online ASA Community forum. Browse the forum now.
Share your expertise
Impart your patient care, practice management, or life experience to eager readers by authoring an article for publication on the ASA Community blog. Residents and young physician anesthesiologists are always seeking insights and recommendations for establishing healthy finances, balancing work and life, growing their CVs, and developing leadership skills. See recent articles. If you've been an Active or Affiliate ASA member for 20 years or more, once you've reached age 70 or have fully retired, there's no fee to retain your annual membership. To change your member category to Retired, email the ASA Member Services team.
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