The overarching mission of the ASA is “advancing the practice and securing the future.” Our Society implements this mission through six strategic pillars:

This communication focuses on two of the strategic pillars that help ASA to help our members: member growth and experience, and educational resources.

Membership growth was strong in 2019. ASA ended the 2019 membership year with nearly 33,000 Active members – 3 percent growth over five years – and with over 55,000 total members – 6 percent growth over five years. An area of focus for 2019 was the Anesthesia Administrator & Executive educational membership. AA&Es had expressed interest to share opportunities and challenges among themselves, and most pay no dues since participation is free when 90 percent or more of their group’s physicians hold Active membership. Growth in the category was 29 percent over 2018. Anesthesiologist Assistant membership growth was dynamic, 38 percent over 2018, totaling...

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