Affiliated Societies : Anesthesia & Analgesia

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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.

American Society for Enhanced Recovery 

The American Society for Enhanced Recovery (ASER) was founded in 2014. It is a nonprofit organization with an international membership, and is dedicated to promoting the practice of optimizing patient preparation and recovery through education and research.

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.

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 the Advancement of Patient Blood Management

The goal of the Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management is to work toward incorporating patient blood management modalities into clinical practice and help the public and medical communities to embrace the benefits of simple, safe and effective patient blood management strategies.

Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia 

SAGA is dedicated to improving the care of the older patient coming to surgery. 

Society for Airway Management

SAM was created by a group of physicians dedicated to the practice, teaching and scientific advancements of the field of airway management. SAM was created as an interdisciplinary forum of physicians and non-physicians who practice airway management and contribute to its scientific advancement by encouraging new technologies, research, education and teaching. SAM members include Anesthesiologists, Nurse Anesthetists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Pulmonologists, Critical Care Specialists, Surgeons, Paramedics, EMTs, members of industry and others from more than 20 countries worldwide.

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.


Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine

The mission of SASM is to advance standards of care for clinical problems shared by Anesthesiology and Sleep Medicine, including perioperative management of sleep disordered breathing, and to promote interdisciplinary communication, education and research in matters common to anesthesia and sleep.

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.

Society for Pediatric Anesthesia​

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 Technology in Anesthesia​

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 biannual newsletter, Interface, is published and available online.

Trauma Anesthesiology Society 

Trauma to this day remains one of the leading causes of premature mortality and disability around the globe, representing a substantial burden on our society. The Trauma Anesthesiology Society seeks to advance the art and science of trauma anesthesiology and all related fields through education and research.

World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

To unite anaesthesiologists around the world to improve patient care and access to safe anaesthesia and perioperative medicine.

We deliver our mission through programmes that are implemented in partnership with National Societies of Anaesthesiology and other organisations that share our objectives. We work with the World Health Organisation (WHO), with governments, with other standard setters, with surgical organisations, with NGOs, with hospitals and with training centres and we welcome partnerships with organisations that support safe surgery and recognise that safe anaesthesia is an essential element of the same.