Leaders in Perioperative Medicine

Join us October 24-28, 2015, in San Diego, Calif. for the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2015 annual meeting. This five-day, everything anesthesiology event, attracts upwards of 15,000 attendees from around the world to grow, share and network.

Learn about specialty’s latest science and technologies by participating in this year’s scientific program offering more than 500 sessions, special lectures and hands-on workshops. It’s an event you’re not going to want to miss. 


Residents & Medical Students

Residents and medical students can participate in leading-edge academic and scientific sessions, get career development training and engage with established physician anesthesiologists and leaders in the specialty. 

International Resources

ASA assembles world-class presenters and notable physician anesthesiologists to educate and unite the specialty on a global scale.  Anesthesiologists from more than 90 countries attend the annual meeting to learn from more than 100 global presenters and experience five dedicated international sessions and panel discussions.

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About ASA

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.