In 2019, ASA launched the Component Recognition and Awards Program, which recognizes excellence, encourages continuous improvement among components, and ensures alignment with ASA strategic objectives. The goals of the program are to promote and grow member engagement opportunities, recognize innovation, and benchmark successful programs that benefit members through effective partnerships that elevate the standards of membership value in ASA and its components. At the August Board of Directors meeting, ASA announced the winners of the 2020 program cycle.

In the medium-sized component category, the Louisiana Society of Anesthesiologists (LSA) won for their membership initiative – the LSA Medical Student Committee. The goal of this project was to enhance the membership experience for medical students who are considering entering anesthesiology. LSA believed that by developing a relationship with medical students early in their careers and demonstrating the value of ASA and LSA membership through their own involvement, they will build loyalty...

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