There has never been a more important time to advocate for our specialty and our patients, especially as potential federal and state issues related to scope of practice threaten patient-centered, physician-led care. To help showcase the role physician anesthesiologists play in providing the safe, high-quality care all patients deserve, ASA is launching Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2015 on January 11-17.

The inaugural event provides an opportunity to alert policymakers, the media and the public that when seconds count, physician anesthesiologists save lives. But in order to make our voices heard on critical issues that affect our specialty, we need to mobilize all ASA members to take action.

During the week, ASA is asking physician anesthesiologists to showcase the role you and every one of our members play in protecting patient safety by scheduling meetings with legislators, talking to local press, engaging in social media and connecting with colleagues and the community....

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