The seventh annual Physician Anesthesiologists Week, January 31-February 6, is the ideal opportunity to tell policymakers, health care executives, the media, and the public that physician anesthesiologists are made for this moment. Whether it's during a surgical crisis, providing pain management, or serving on the front lines of a pandemic, physician anesthesiologists are uniquely qualified to lead patient care.

Each year, the specialty gains momentum in showcasing the importance of patient-centered, physician-led care. This year, the world is taking notice, thanks to all of you who hung up your surgical caps to head to the ER to serve as airway management experts for the sickest of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

ASA members also are spearheading change, providing invaluable insight and leading innovation during this critical time They're doing this within their own hospital systems, and will be doing so during Physician Anesthesiologists Week 2021, through virtual visits with legislators, media...

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