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Society of Cardiovascular AnesthesiologistsThe Society for Pediatric AnesthesiologySociety for Ambulatory AnesthesiaInternational Society for Anesthetic PharmacologySociety for Technology in AnesthesiologyAnesthesia Patient Safety FoundationSociety of Critical Care AnesthesiologistsSociety for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology



Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists

The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists is an international organization of over 6,000 cardiac, thoracic, and vascular anesthesiologists that promotes excellence in clinical care, education, and research in the subspecialty. Anesthesiologists and other health care professionals are encouraged to explore our site and learn about our educational and scientific meetings and on-line content. Our on-line newsletters and digital video library are excellent sources for enhancing your knowledge of cardiac, vascular, and thoracic anesthesiology.


The Society for Pediatric Anesthesiology

The purpose of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia is to continually advance the safety and quality of anesthetic care, perioperative management, and alleviation of pain in children.


Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia is one of the fastest growing anesthesia organizations, responding to the education and research needs of perioperative physicians practicing ambulatory anesthesia. Founded in 1985, SAMBA enjoys a membership of over 2,000 physicians who actively practice ambulatory anesthesia, other health professionals with an interest in ambulatory anesthesia, and residents in training.


International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology

The International Society for Anaesthetic Pharmacology (formerly the Society for Intravenous Anesthesia) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership, which is dedicated to teaching and research about clinical pharmacology in anesthesia, with particular reference to anesthetic drugs.


Society for Technology in Anesthesiology

The Society for Technology in Anesthesia (STA) is an international organization of physicians, engineers, students and others with an interest in anesthesia-related technologies. Membership is open to all who are interested. The journal, Anesthesia & Analgesia is STA's official publication. A quarterly newsletter, Interface, is published and available online.


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation'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.


Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

The Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA) formerly American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists, was founded in 1986 to address the unique concerns of intensivists before the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The founding members of SOCCA believed and continue to believe that multidisciplinary critical care medicine is a desirable goal.

SOCCA's mission is dedicated to the education of anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients and to foster the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists. This will be accomplished through education, advocacy and community.


Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology

The Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology (SOAP) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for discussion of problems unique to the peripartum period. SOAP is comprised of anesthesiologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, and basic scientists who share an interest in the care of the pregnant patient and the newborn.

The mission of this society is to improve the pregnancy-related outcomes of women and neonates through the support of obstetric anesthesiology research, the provision of education to its members, other providers, and pregnant women, and the promotion of excellence in clinical anesthetic care.